GAC has stayed true to its promise and recommenced operations by June 2019. In fact, a batch of ~150 vehicles was made in May itself.In January of 2018, GAC formally announced the "technical transformation" project for the plant. Capacity is being increased to 200,000 units p.a. and it should be ready to restart operations by June 2019. It is now known as Guangzhou Automobile Group Passenger Vehicle Co., Ltd. Yichang Branch (profile).