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Old 12-23-2019, 01:58 PM   #41
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Foton was called Futian until about 2003.
Guangzhou Baolong was previously in a minor tie-up with FAW Hongta from 2005, to about.. 2008.
Chrysler ended its venture with BAIC (after its original contract renewal) in 2008, shortly after it parted ways from Daimler in 2007. However by contract Chrysler agreed to continued to produce the 300C until 2012, and the Dodge Sebring until 2013.
As for BAM, in all the years I have followed BAW and BAIC, I have never read anything about its activity in the motorcycle marketplace. Jili, and Lifan, yes, but not Beijing Auto. I am curious to know more.
Latest news suggests that Daimler is planning on taking a 75% stake in its venture with BAIC, up from 51%.

Over the years some of the companies that BAIC has aimed overtures at are:
Dongfeng merger in 2004, Renault in 2008, Changfeng, Lifan, and Fujian in 2009, Opel and Volvo in 2009, Zotye in 2010, Subaru (with Pangda) in 2011, Pininfarina in 2011.

Last edited by Lawrence; 12-25-2019 at 10:01 PM. Reason: minor additions to clarify query about BAM
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