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Apr 1, 2008

SAIC-GM-Wuling opens second production facility in Qingdao

SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM’s mini-vehicle joint venture in China, began production today at its second vehicle manufacturing facility in the coastal city of Qingdao. Its initial product is a new mini-commercial vehicle that is powered by a 1.2-liter double overhead cam gasoline engine.

The facility, which has an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles, is leveraging GM’s global systems and processes. It is capable of manufacturing multiple vehicles on the same line.

“The new plant will enable SAIC-GM-Wuling to meet the rising domestic demand for its Wuling brand products,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. “This will increase SAIC-GM-Wuling’s competitiveness in the mini-commercial segment, which is one of the largest and fastest growing in China.”

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