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SMA to be the HYBRID champion in China??

February 22, 2006

Shanghai Automaker Steps Up R & D of New Energy Vehicle

(SinoCast Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)SHANGHAI, Feb 22, 2006 (SinoCast via COMTEX) --Shanghai Maple Automobile Co., Ltd. (SMA), an indigenous automaker based in Shanghai, will step up research and development of new energy vehicles this year, with an R&D spending of CNY 20 million.
 

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SHANGHAI, China, Feb. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Jinshan District
Government announces that Shanghai Maple Automobile, a company that has
successfully based itself in Shanghai Jinshan District, recently reported news
that it produced and sold 24,518 economical and home use cars in 2005, a rise
of 143% year on year. The company also generated total tax revenue of RMB120
million, a rise of 155% year on year.
As a local automobile manufacturer with independent proprietary, Shanghai
Maple strives to create national auto brands relying on its own R&D and on its
own innovation efforts. Its products are mainly small and medium sized home
cars characterized by a high performance-price ratio that have won favor from
consumers. Moreover, its products have been sold to 17 countries and regions
around the world and were shown at the 7th Shanghai International Industry
Fair for the first time in 2005. Thus far, Shanghai Maple has set its goals
for 2006, which includes the production and sale of 38,000 cars.

About Jinshan District
Jinshan, one of the 19 districts (counties) of Shanghai, is located in the
southwest of the city, north of the Hangzhou Bay and west of Zhejiang Province.
It is situated at the hub of the economic region linking Shanghai, Hangzhou
and Ningbo, and is inside the geographic ring of the Yangtze River Delta that
is only a two hours drive away.
Jinshan District has a total land area of 586 square kilometers (about 226
square miles), equivalent to that of Singapore, and a population of 550,000.
It has rich natural and cultural heritages, including beautiful beach lines,
famous traditional peasant paintings, black ceramic arts and crafts, and a
world-renowned petrochemical base.

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-13-2006/0004280351&EDATE=
 

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Shanghai Maple hybrid investment

SMA signed an agreement with Tongji University on June 30, 2005 to collaborate on the development of hybrid vehicles (company news release) and plans to invest ¥20 million ($2.5 million) this year. Seems like good long term planning with an eye toward energy independence.
 

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im not optimistic about this at all since its SMA
1.sma is a tiny company, not expanding fast and i think only in parts of china
2. its a part of geely :eek:
 

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Shanghai Maple exports overseas - Libya

Cars to Libya

2006-07-04
SHANGHAI Maple Automobile Co, one of the leading domestic automakers that makes cars from its own designs, penetrated an overseas market for the first time by exporting 2,000 cars to Libya yesterday.

It is the Chinese carmaker's largest export volume for a single shipment. The company said more than 10,000 units are expected to be exported within one year.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/art/2006/07/04/285039/Cars_to_Libya.htm
 

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10 000 cars sound quite optimistic but let's hope for the best :nod:
 

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yes,I also think it is the largest order

I want to know why the LIBYA want buy so many cars,I also get news that the LIBYA also want buy many other model automobile,who know that reason?

Please to let me know.
 

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well, maybe it is realistic becouse as I understand, the sales will soon start in the area of former Yugoslavia and on the balcan area. Thats what our newspapers in Bosnia are writing
 

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zzffirst said:
I want to know why the LIBYA want buy so many cars,I also get news that the LIBYA also want buy many other model automobile,who know that reason?

Please to let me know.
hi i am from libya and new member on this forum

i would like to know the prices for this kind of cars FOB IN CHIAN

if you can send it to me at [email protected]

thank you for cooperate
 

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Shanghai Maple exports overseas - Russia

Sales starts on Dec 2007 with sedans Maple С32, Maple С51, Maple С52 и Maple С81.
Base complectations with ABS, EBD and steering booster. No airbags at all.
Prices at $13000 for the top complectations/colors.
 

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The main importer is AUTOFRIEND company, local distributor of Iran IKCO Samand. www autofriend ru SMA-Russia site www sma-rus ru
 

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Shanghai Maple Auto to launch four all-new cars in 2008

By George Gao

From:Gasgoo.comMay 04, 2008

Shanghai, May 4 (Gasgoo.com) Shanghai Maple Automobile (SMA) will launch its four all-new cars this year to meet the growing market demands. These new products, along with SMA's attentive services and improving sales network, will help the company reach its goal to sell 50,000 cars in 2008, which will be a vintage year in terms of the company's product launch and sales.

In June, SMA will release the 1.3L Haishang hybrid-power sedan. This 1.5L and 1.8L version of Haishang has been sold for three years, but the sales figures of economy vehicles in the recent three years show that 1.3L vehicles have become the first choice of consumers in the tier-2, tier-3 markets and suburban areas. The launch of the 1.3L Haishang cars is sure to have a huge potential market in the future.

Immediately after the 1.3L Haishang's release, the new Haiyue hatchback will be put into the market in July as well. Also intended for the economy vehicle market, this model will be priced between 40,000 yuan ($5,730) and 60,000 yuan. It will have two versions, relatively powered by a 1.3L engine and a 1.5L engine. The new Haiyue hatchback, much roomier, more fashionable and featured with many elements appealing to the young people, will lead the future market of the SMA hatchback portfolio.

In the last quarter of this year, SMA will launch an all-new 1.8L sedan, with the entirely remolded chassis, interior and exterior. The fourth model to be released in 2008 will be the classical TX4 commercial car, which will have many SUVs, MPVs and sedans as its spinoffs after this model rolls off the production line by the end of this year.

Shanghai Maple Auto is a luxury automobile manufacturer based in Shanghai, China. It is a subsidiary of Geely Automobile and the Geely Group. The first Maple vehicle was produced in the summer of 2003. Many of its vehicles have been displayed at national and global auto shows by Geely.

http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/6321/Shanghai-Maple-Auto-to-launch-four-all-new-cars-in-2008.html
 
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