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General Motors sales have increased 47% in the first half of this year (1-6/06). General Motors and it's joint ventures sold 453 832 cars compared to year ago.

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC), China's most profitable auto maker, rose 49.1 percent in the first half to 201,901 units.

Volkswagen and it's joint ventures posted healthy growth of 30.2 percent for the period, as sales rose to 345,375 vehicles.

PSA Peugeot Citroen's Chinese venture said its vehicle sales rose 38 percent in the first half to 100,173 units, again crediting the rise to new models.

Overall vehicle sales have risen 30.84 percent to 2.97 million units in the first five months of the year, with car sales up 44.2 percent to 2.11 million units.
 

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Shanghai General Motors' Suppliers Shift into High Gear

Automaker Shanghai General Motors taps Compuware Covisint to connect to hundreds of suppliers worldwide
Traverse City, MI — August 10, 2006 — Compuware Corp. today announced a three-year contract between Shanghai General Motors (GM) and Compuware Covisint. Covisint will provide messaging and integration services for Shanghai GM and hundreds of its suppliers based in Asia, North America, Europe and Latin America.
"Shanghai GM, which was recently ranked No. 1 by the Chinese government for business applications, has suppliers worldwide using multiple technologies, and we all need to securely communicate and transact business with each other," said X.Q. Zhang, chief information officer of Shanghai GM. "Covisint provided our entire supplier community with the visibility, integration and control it needed — overnight."
Compuware Covisint is a strategic IT partner for General Motors and Shanghai GM. Covisint's platform provides a unique combination of standards-based, any-to-any messaging, secure portal, application sharing and industry-specific software services to connect and integrate automotive trading partners. Initially, Covisint will establish connectivity and supply chain visibility across Shanghai GM and its supplier communities that support power-train and vehicle assembly operations. Covisint's platform is also expected to provide local technical support and training to Shanghai GM.
"The automotive industry faces globalization challenges, such as combining new markets with mature markets. For forward-thinking companies like Shanghai GM, this creates tremendous opportunity," said Bob Paul, president and chief operating officer of Compuware Covisint. "Covisint's global platform enables Shanghai GM to go beyond 'bits and bytes efficiencies' and turns supply chain collaboration into a competitive advantage."
Shanghai GM was established in June 1997 and is a 50-50 joint venture partnership between the world's largest automaker, General Motors, and one of China's largest passenger sedan manufacturers, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC). Shanghai GM produces and markets vehicles, engines and transmissions.
http://www.sdcexec.com/article_arch.asp?article_id=8920
 

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GM China International Activities

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - General Motors Corp.'s (GM.N: Quote, Profile , Research) flagship venture in China said on Monday it plans to export 10,000 of its Chevrolet Lova compact cars to Ukraine in its largest export deal to date, to tap the potential of the Eastern European market.

Shanghai GM, the Detroit giant's tie-up with top Chinese car maker Shanghai Automotive Co. (600104.SS: Quote, Profile , Research), also makes Buick and Cadillac models in China.

Several Chinese carmakers are pursuing ambitious plans to boost exports, although GM has said its joint ventures would remain focused on the China market.

Sales of the Chevrolet Lova have topped 60,000 since its debut in the world's second-largest auto market in March 2006, the venture said in a statement.



It added that about 70,000 of the 1.4 and 1.6 litre engines designed for the Chevrolet models would be sold to South Korea.

http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news...75_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESS-GM-CHINA-UKRAINE-DC.XML
 

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Shanghai GM to build a big test track

Actually it will be China's biggest vehicle proving ground when completed.

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"Shanghai General Motors Co Ltd said it plans to invest 1.6 billion yuan (US$213 million) to build China’s largest and most comprehensive vehicle proving ground in Anhui Province. GM’s flagship manufacturing joint venture in China signed a letter of intent on the project yesterday with the Guangde County government.

The Shanghai GM Guangde Vehicle Proving Ground, which will cover 5.6 square kilometers, will be used to develop new models and carry out test operations for Shanghai GM and GM’s Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Center engineering and design joint venture. The facility will have 60 kilometers of test roads, a high-speed bowl and other tracks. The proving ground will be capable of testing up to 140 vehicles simultaneously under a full range of real-world situations. It is expected to log 20 million kilometers of test drives a year."

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GM-SAIC to showcase 'personal mobility' cars

By Xiao Qin
2007-11-12ww.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2007/200711/20071112/article_337704.htm

The "personal mobility concept" — clean, sustainably powered small or micro vehicles — will be featured in the joint corporate Expo pavilion of the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp Group (SAIC) and General Motors Corp.

SAIC and its joint venture partner GM have submitted the theme statement for their pavilion that will present cutting-edge technologies and concepts. The emphasis is on flexible personal urban transportation in keeping with the Expo theme "Better City, Better Life."

SAIC-GM will present the sustainable personal mobility concept and a modern transportation system that puts the environment in the forefront and improves the quality of city dwellers' lives.

The personal mobility concept envisions an emerging class of clean-energy vehicle, such as solar-powered cars, that takes single-person transport to a new level. It's a hot trend in the automobile industry.

"GM has participated in a number of global expositions dating back to the 1933 Chicago World's Fair," said Kevin Wale, president and managing director of the GM China Group.

"We look forward to working with SAIC to re-create the magic of those past events and making our corporate pavilion one of the most popular and talked about at World Expo Shanghai 2010."

SAIC Chairman Hu Maoyuan said, "SAIC and GM are proud to be extending our relationship into the important area of corporate social responsibility."
 

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GM to build hybrid cars in China in 2008

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General Motors will produce a hybrid car in China beginning in 2008. The model will be available for the Beijing Olympics in August, says Martin Murray, manager of Asia-Pacific hybrid engineering for GM Asia Pacific. The launch date and model have not been announced.

Murray would not say what the production volume will be, but demand for hybrids in China is tiny. Hybrids use gasoline or diesel engines along with one or more electric motors to power the wheels.

The Toyota Prius is the only hybrid assembled in China. Assembly from kits began in December 2005. Toyota sold only 2,000 in 2006.

Despite the small sales, GM doesn’t "want to be lagging behind Toyota," says Harry Zhao, China powertrain analyst for CSM Worldwide. "They want to prove to the Chinese customers and government that they have" hybrid technology. CSM forecasts that only 14,000 hybrid powertrains annually will be produced in China by 2013. The biggest barrier to hybrid sales in China is cost, Zhao says. Government incentives that reduce the cost would boost hybrid sales, he adds.

GM China’s hybrid model will carry the automaker’s four-cylinder Ecotec engine, which is already produced in China, Murray says. In the United States, adding hybrid technology to the Ecotec engine adds $2,000 (14,816 yuan) per car, he says. GM sources parts such as the castings and pistons for that engine locally, says Michael Bly, GM engineering director for hybrid vehicle integration and controls. It imports the electric motor, the power inverter module and the battery for the hybrid powertrain. The software that makes the engine, transmission and battery work together is produced by GM, Bly says.

As for worries about intellectual-property theft, he says: "It’s more than just the manufacture of individual components. It’s how you execute it."

Many other automakers in China are planning to launch hybrid models in the next few years. Among them are Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., which partners with GM in China; Chery Automobile Co.; Ford partner Chongqing Changan Automobile Co.; Volkswagen AG; and Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group.

CSM forecasts that eight hybrid models will be available in China next year. CSM’s Zhao says that by 2013, more than 10 hybrid models will be available in China.
 

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GM first to sell a million cars in China in one year

General Motors Achieves New Milestone in China. First Global Automaker to Sell 1 Million Vehicles in Single Year.

General Motors became the first global automaker to sell 1 million vehicles in China in a single year today when GM China Group President and Managing Director Kevin Wale handed the keys to a Buick Park Avenue to Mr. Zhang Jianping at Shanghai GM's corporate showroom in Shanghai.

"Becoming the first global manufacturer to sell 1 million vehicles in China is a demonstration of the strength of our product, our people and our partnerships," said GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner. "China is a very important market, and we're extremely proud of the contribution we have been able to make to the growth and development of its automotive industry. It's been an extremely beneficial relationship for both sides."

GM sales in China first surpassed 100,000 units annually back in 2002. Since then, GM sales have enjoyed steady growth, topping 500,000 annual sales in 2005, thanks to its growing lineup of brands and vehicles. The milestone million mark featured GM's best-known and strongest brand in China, Buick.

"I'm extremely honored to be the one millionth customer in 2007 for General Motors," Mr. Zhang said. "This is my second Buick and I appreciate the performance, safety and durability of Buick. In addition, I was very satisfied with the fuel economy of my first car. After comparing other products in the premium segment for my next car, it made perfect sense to choose the Park Avenue."

"From day one, GM and our partners have been committed to continually rolling out new and upgraded models, with specific engineering done in China for China to satisfy the needs of Chinese vehicle buyers across the country," Wagoner added.

This year, GM and its joint venture partners have begun offering several new products, including the Cadillac SLS luxury business sedan, Buick Park Avenue premium sedan, Chevrolet Captiva SUV, all-new Chevrolet Epica intermediate sedan and Wuling Hong Tu minivan.

According to Wagoner, reaching the new sales mark in 2007 is especially significant as it is taking place in a year in which GM has celebrated several milestones in China. Both Shanghai GM, the automaker's flagship manufacturing joint venture, and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), GM's engineering and design joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), marked their 10th anniversaries earlier this year. SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM's mini-vehicle joint venture, also celebrated its fifth anniversary.
source: Autoblog, Dec 22nd 2007
 

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Shanghai GM sales top 500,000 units in 2007.

January 3, 2008 – Shanghai GM becomes the first passenger vehicle company to sell over 500,000 vehicles a year, leading car sales in Chinese market for three consecutive years.

Chevrolet vehicles, the fastest growing brand of Shanghai GM, sold 160,500 units, which represents an increase of 56.4 percent from one year earlier. The Buick brand sold 332,000 vehicles, an increase of 27,800 units from a year earlier.

Shanghai GM's best selling model, Buick Excelle sold 16,000 vehicles a month on average. Shanghai GM's premium sedan Park Avenue and Buick LaCrosse together sold 77,000 units in 2007.

Also, Shanghai GM sold 7,040 units Cadillac in 2007, of which Cadillac SLS accounted for 62 percent of the total. The late-comer Saab also saw sales of 618 units, up 87 percent year on year.

It is worth noting that the Shanghai GM, a 50:50 joint venture company between SAIC Motor Corp and GM, sold 429,329 vehicles in the first eleven months, but it sold more than 70,000 units for December alone, a remarkable achievement for any automaker in China.
source: Gasgoo.com
 

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General Motors sold 1.03 million vehicles in Chinese market.

January 10, 2008 – General Motors has sold 1,031,974 vehicles in Chinese market in 2007, up 18.5 percent from one year earlier, the company announced today.

Shanghai GM sold 479,427 vehicles in domestic market (not including exports), up 16.9 percent from one year earlier. Buick, Shanghai GM’s best selling brand, sold 332,115 vehicles, of which the most popular Excelle sold an impressive amount of 197,072 vehicles. Shanghai GM also sold 42,000 GL8 MPV vehicles.

In luxury car segment market, Shanghai GM sold 77,000 Park Avenue and Lacrosse vehicles, 7,040 Cadillac and 618 Saab vehicles.

In minivan segment, SAI-GM-Wuling, a joint venture in which General Motors holds a 34 percent stake, sold 548,945 vehicles, up 20.1 percent from one year earlier. The best selling model, Wuling Sunshine sold a surprising amount of 367,744 vehicles, the best selling model in Chinese market.
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Buick Enclave is coming to China.

GM's hot-selling Buick Enclave luxury crossover SUV will be imported to Chinese market this October, auto website cheshi.com reported.

The arrival of Enclave, Buick's first luxury crossover to be sold in China, will complete Buick's product lineup in Chinese market. Currently Buick’s portfolio in Chinese market includes the Park Avenue, LaCrosse, Regal and Excelle sedans, GL8 executive wagons. The crossover SUV model will be equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine and a 6-speed transmission.

GM has signed the deal to bring the Buick Enclave to China via its Shanghai partner, SAIC. SAIC group plans to deliver 5,000 Enclaves per year, and these vehicles will be sold through 400 Buick dealerships across China.

Buick is one of the most well-known automobile brands in China. Last year, Buick sold more than 332,117 units in China, a 9 percent increase over 2006.





Article at Autohome:
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/200802/33677-1.html
 

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G.M. brings 4 Cadillac CTS models to China, priced $52,000-$77,000.

March 19, 2008 - Shanghai General Motors will introduce four Cadillac CTS models to Chinese market via importation in efforts to gain a bigger share in China's booming luxury car market, the company announced yesterday.

Priced between RMB370,000 ($52,000) and RMB 550,000 ($77,640), the 2008 Cadillac CTS will come to China in four editions, including two 2.8L and two 3.6L models.

"China’s luxury vehicle market has experienced an annual growth of more than 50 percent since 2005, much faster than the industry average," Ding Lei, General Manager of Shanghai GM told Shanghai Securities News.

In 2007 Cadillac sales rose around 30 percent globally, while the growth in China is 150 percent from the previous year, making China the fastest growing market across the world.

Earlier this year GM unveiled the 2008 Cadillac CTS at the Detroit Auto Show. For the first time, the 2008 CTS will be available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations. Additionally, the transmission lineup now consists only of six-speed units – an Aisin six-speed manual or – new for CTS – a Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic.

The 3.6L High Feature (HF) V6 will feature direction injection and is good for over 300 HP on regular gasoline. It'll be backed by GM's new 6-speed automatic.

The 2.8L VVT engine will be available only on rear-drive export models of the CTS. The all-aluminum, 60-degree DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder engine develops 210 horsepower (156 kW) at 6500 rpm and 194 lb.-ft. (263 Nm) of torque at 3200 rpm.
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Cadillac sales surge 149% in Chinese market.

March 21, 2008 –Cadillac sales in China rose 149 percent to 4,028 vehicles in 2007, making China one of the fastest growing markets for this world class luxurious car.

"China is likely to become Cadillac’s second largest market worldwide after the United States this year,” said Ding Lei, general manager of Shanghai General Motors, adding that Canada is Cadillac’s another fastest growing market.

Cadillac’s global sales manager John F. Howell said the Chinese market has an enormous potential for Cadillac vehicles. He also revealed that Cadillac sold 190,000 vehicles in North American market last year and 25,000-30,000 vehicles in markets outside North America.

Shanghai General Motors announced last week to introduce four Cadillac CTS models to Chinese market via importation in efforts to gain a bigger share in China's booming luxury car market.

Priced between RMB370,000 ($52,000) and RMB 550,000 ($77,640), the 2008 Cadillac CTS will come to China in four editions, including two 2.8L and two 3.6L models.

"China’s luxury vehicle market has experienced an annual growth of more than 50 percent since 2005, much faster than the industry average," Ding Lei, General Manager of Shanghai GM told Shanghai Securities News.
http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/5959/Cadillac-sales-surge-149-in-Chinese-market.html
 

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GM brings 42 models to 2008 Beijing Auto Show.

April 3, 2008 - As the 2008 Beijing international auto show is approaching, global automakers will be gathering in Beijing in April. As one of the auto industry giant, General Motors (GM) will display 42 vehicle models, including 6 concept models along with its China joint ventures,at this year's Beijing auto show.

On the evening of April 19, GM will first launch its Buick Invicta in Beijing. This will be the second time for GM to choose China as the location to open its first ceremony for concept cars globally, following Buick Riviera launch in last year's Shanghai auto show.

The luxury sports sedan Cadillac, which was just launched in China, blends "art and technology" as the visionary design idea and has become one of the fashionable cars in NorthAmerica. Camaro, acting Bumblebee in the movie "Transformers," will also come close to GM's consumers in China.

At this auto show, GM will also present its advanced eco-friendly technology in the power propulsion system through the three stars of the E-Flex electrification platform family --- Cadillac Provoq, Opel Flextreme and Chevrolet Volt.

Meanwhile, the 3.6 liter SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) engine, one of the world's top ten engines, will also showcase GM's advanced technology in the existing internal combustion engine segment.

In addition, Shanghai General Motors Co.,Ltd and SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., Ltd, (SGMW), GM's joint ventures in China, will also bring Buick LaCROSSE Eco-hybrid, Saab 9-3 series and two "black turbine wheel" commemorative models -- Saab Turbo X and Saab 900 as well as the self-developed models of the Wuling brand, among others. Another imported brand Opel will have an all-new model at this auto show.

At this Beijing auto show General Motors will present its global lead in futuristic design, power technology, and environmental protection. It will continue to apply these latest ideas, technology and design to its Chinese-made products, manufacturing and customer services. Thus GM can better fulfill its long-term China strategy of "in China, with China, for China."
source: http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/6053/GM-brings-42-models-to-2008-Beijing-Auto-Show.html
 

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Shanghai GM launches new models to boost sales.

April 9, 2008 - In a month before the 2008 Beijing auto show in later April, Shanghai GM will have launched several all-new models like the Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Aveo, and Buick Excelle. By unveiling more new models to the public, the carmaker aims to sell 250,000 vehicles in the first half of 2008 to defend the title of China's auto sales champion.

Although only a limited number of new models have been launched by Shanghai GM up to now this year, the company will integrate the production of its famous brands. As a great contributor to Shanghai GM's sales volume, Buick Excelle is seen as a decisive factor behind the company's achievement in the whole year of 2008.

The new Excelle equipped with a retuned chassis will have better maneuverability and more configurations. It will use the engine and gear box of the old Excelle model. The Excelle model can sell 200,000 units a year, but it remains to be seen whether it is able to repel the challenge of the VW Sagitar and Lavida vehicles.

In addition to the few new models mentioned above, Shanghai GM is set to launch several other models later this year for the auto market in 2009. The company has already started to integrate the Opel production platform. And in early 2009 the remodeled Opel Insignia will also be locally built for the Chinese market and will be carrying the Buick brand.

The Buick Enclave, a seven-passenger crossover SUV popular in the U.S., will also be made in China later this year, to be the second Buick SUV after Chevrolet available in the Chinese market. Opel Corsa and Opel Zafira will be introduced to China for local production in 2009, likely to carry the Chevrolet brand.

If Shanghai GM can reach its sales target in the first half of this year, its all-out effort to launch new models will pay off and help it capture a larger market share in 2009.
source: Gasgoo.com
 

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Shanghai GM to launch new Chevrolet Sail in two years.

April 29, 2008 - The new Chevrolet Sail model will be launched within two years, said Ling Hai, vice sales manager of Shanghai GM Chevrolet marketing department, at the 2008 Beijing auto show. He also showed a strong affection for Chevrolet top sedan Camaro.

In 2001, Buick Sail went on sale and was then called a “100,000-yuan family car” in China. In 2005, the Sail brand was replaced by Chevrolet and new models were launched. At the beginning of 2008, Sail’s production came to a halt.

Ling Hai said the new Chevrolet Sail model is now at the R&D stage, but two more years is needed for its delivery to the market. The R&D institutes of Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) and General Motors will both cooperate on the new Sail model.

Chevrolet concept car Camaro, playing the role of bumblebee in "Transformers," has been on display for many times in China. According to the GM project plan, Camaro may be mass-produced in 2008.

"This model will represent a good brand promotion if introduced to the China market by mass-production version. Its individual design different from the usual passenger car will appeal to large consumers in our country,” said Ling Hai with strong interest.

It is known that Camaro’s production version will use the global Zeta platform of GM. Camaro will be possibly locally produced thanks to this platform which also has produced Buick Park Avenue in China. But according to Ling Hai, whether to be made locally depends on the final quantity, and the first batch of Camaro cars for the Chinese market should be imported.
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Over 400,000 Chevrolet cars sold in 40 months in China.

May 14, 2008 - In the past 40 months since it moved into China, the Chevrolet brand of Shanghai GM has sold 413,274 units. It has achieved the remarkable glory of selling 10,000 units on average each month, as a top brand to be deep-rooted in the Chinese market.

The Chevrolet brand was launched into the Chinese market on January 18, 2005 and sold nearly 80,000 units that year, more than 100,000 units in 2006, and 160,000 units in 2007, an increase of 52% year on year. The sales growth of the increasingly popular Chevrolet brand has been gaining momentum each month.

As an important growth model of the Chevrolet brand, the "premium family sedan" Chevrolet Lova got off to a good start in the first month of 2008 by selling 11,299 units and creating a monthly sales record of Chinese joint venture sedan models. In 2007, the Chevrolet Lova and Chevrolet Aveo cars sold a total of 98,486 units, up 83% over 2006 (y/y), and the two models also sold 47,075 units in the first four months of 2008, increasing more than 80% year on year, highly above the average sales growth in the sedan segment.

The all-new Chevrolet Aveo is a premium sedan that was launch at the end of March 2008. Its 1.2-liter S-TEC II engine, which is new to the Aveo family, generates the highest power (53.1 kW/l) and yet has the lowest fuel consumption (4.7 liters of fuel per 100 km at a constant speed of 90 km/h) of any vehicle in its class. The engine fully complies with China's new National IV emission standard and is designed to operate at a higher compression ratio, producing greater power than many similar-size engines.

The Chevrolet Epica, a new-generation mid-class sedan of the Chevrolet brand, also exceeded its sales goal in 2007 by selling 41,702 units in the year, up 66% over 2006. From January to April, the upgraded Chevrolet Epica sold a total of 17,501 units, up 58.3% year on year, further strengthening this Chevrolet car's leading position in the mid-class vehicle market.
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Chevy sales top 500,000 in China, GM says.

May 23, 2008 - General Motors Corp. announced recently that sales in April pushed the Chevrolet brand past 500,000 units in China since the brands introduction in 2000.

Collective sales of Chevrolet vehicles through the end of April totaled 519,110 units.

More than 400,000 of the vehicles sold came from Shanghai GM, a 50-50 joint venture between GM and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group.

"Chevrolet, GM’s most popular global vehicle brand, is one of our mainstream brands in China alongside Buick," said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. “Chevrolet’s portfolio in the small to intermediate segments has grown in line with rising demand among consumers.”

The current Chevrolet lineup in China includes the Lova small car, Aveo small car, Epica intermediate sedan, Spark mini-car and Captiva compact utility vehicle. In China, Chevrolet targets Chinese young professionals who want a vehicle mainly for personal use.

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GM's China CV venture exports minivans to Peru.

July 17, 2008 - General Motors Corp.'s (GM) China commercial vehicle joint venture has begun exporting its Chevrolet N200 minivans to Peru, GM ( China) Investment Co. said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement didn't specify when the first batch of exports were made or the volume of exports.

This marks the first time that GM is exporting its China-made mini-commercial vehicles to Latin America, the statement said.

Chevrolet N200 minivans are made and sold in China by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., a commercial vehicle joint venture between GM, SAIC Motor Corp., and Wuling Automobile Co., a company based in China's southern Guangxi province.

Last year, Shanghai General Motors Corp., a 50-50 passenger car JV with SAIC, exported its Chevrolet Sail line of small cars to Chile.

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Buick prepping new small sedans for U.S. and Chinese markets.

General Motors’ sales in North America may have tanked but the carmaker’s performance in other regions, especially emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, South America, India and China, is booming. Of all the new markets, the one with the most potential is proving to be China. It’s now the single biggest market for Buick and local design teams are now responsible for a range of new models that will even be sold in the U.S.

Confirmed for production will be a new midsized sedan based on the recently revealed Invicta Concept (pictured). Expected to replace the current LaCrosse, the FWD sedan will be sold in both the U.S. and China concurrently. You can see spy shots of the car in our previous story by clicking here.

A second, smaller sedan is in also contention. Due for the 2012 model year in China, GM is considering bringing the car to North America as well, reports Automotive News. The car will be based on the FWD Delta platform and could potentially be produced in both countries.

The range-topping Buick Lucerne was scheduled to be redesigned for the 2011 model year, but due to several issues with the car’s economy and efficiency it will have to make do with minimal updates until it’s dropped from GM’s lineup – likely to be when it fails to comply with Federal fuel economy regulations.

Another model that has been scrapped is the production version of the stunning Riviera concept. The decision to cease development was made due to financial limitations. The Buick Enclave, meanwhile, will soldier on unchanged for several years at least and is expected to pick up a two-mode hybrid drive option around 2011 along with the rest of the Lambda range of vehicles.
http://www.motorauthority.com/cars/...-new-small-sedans-for-us-and-chinese-markets/
 
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