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GM China's future vehicles - Baojun and Wuling

16 June 2017

Baojun and Wuling are two of the best selling brands in China, and each is controlled by the SAIC General Motors Wuling joint venture. This is the first part of a look into each of GM's passenger vehicles divisions and their worldwide models, both current and future.


ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

28 July 2015

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.


ANALYSIS: MG on the road to nowhere

16 April 2015

What's in a brand? The Chinese think that being British makes MG special. Here in Britain, the reality is that it must compete in the bargain basement.


ANALYSIS: Key new vehicles coming up

13 February 2015

The Chicago auto show is now underway to be followed by Geneva in a few weeks' time, with New York and then Shanghai in April. Which are the key vehicles to note at these shows? just-auto's new and future products editor, Glenn Brooks, provides a need-to-know summary.

Latest interviews


Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech MD (2)

19 June 2014

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley (part two of two).


Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech centre MD

16 June 2014

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley.


Q&A with A123 Systems

14 January 2011

A123 Systems Inc develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation, electric grid services and commercial markets. Headquartered in Massachusetts and founded in 2001, A123 Systems' proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Jeff Kessen, director of automotive marketing, Automotive Solutions Group, A123 Systems.


SsangYong extends warranty in Ulster

17 March 2008

SsangYong is introducing a five-year/250,000-mile warranty on its products sold in Northern Ireland. The move is part of a re-launch strategy for the brand and could be extended to the rest of the UK, the head of SsangYong's UK distributor told just-auto.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only PPG supplies colour solutions for Chevrolet FNR-X

13 June 2017

The Chevrolet FNR-X, the first all-purpose sports concept vehicle from SAIC General Motors, made its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017. Its stylised and sophisticated appearance impressed the audience, including brilliant metallic colour care of the PPG...


Volkswagen Passats recalled in China over gearbox

1 June 2017

SAIC Volkswagen has filed a recall for a small number of its New Passat sedans in China due to a gearbox problem. While the numbers are low, the history of VW in China and gearbox issues ensures the recall will resonate and cause concern for SAIC managers.


Audi resolves Chinese dealer concern

22 May 2017

Volkswagen Group unit Audi said at the weekend it had agreed a deal with its dealers in China, effectively resolving a dispute over local joint ventures that could have disrupted its business in the world's biggest car market.


MG shows its XS compact SUV in London

4 May 2017

SAIC brand MG's UK distribution unit has showed its compact SUV – the MG XS – at the London Motor Show earlier today.


Workers' outlook bleak after GM India closes Halol

2 May 2017

The closure of General Motors India's Halol factory last Friday (28 April) has left workers devastated amidst a bleak outlook for re-employment elsewhere, local media reports said.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


SAIC slows US plans till Trump policies clear

20 April 2017

SAIC Motor, China’s biggest carmaker by sales, reportedly has halted a plan to export its own branded vehicles to the US until it gets more clarity on Sino-US trade policy under President Donald Trump.


just-auto Plus only Harman expands its connected car business in China

20 April 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has signed new contracts with Great Wall Motors, GAC Group and SAIC-GM-Wuling Motors for expanded connected car and...


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 7.3% in Q1 2017

18 April 2017

Audi AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3% less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the four rings: Western Europe(+2.4%) and North America(+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to...


Audi China dispute with dealers escalates

28 March 2017

The dispute between Audi and its Chinese dealers continued to escalate in recent weeks with dozens of dealers now refusing to accept new stocks of imported models, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 1.1% in February 2017

16 March 2017

Audi AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand for the Audi A4 and the Q7 in particular once again translated into double-digit growth. Likewise in Europe (+1.9%), the Four Rings achieved the best start to the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda sells 2m vehicles since launch in China

3 March 2017

Skoda has delivered its two-millionth vehicle in China. The milestone vehicle is a Skoda Superb with a 1.4 TSI engine in Polar White. Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Board member for Sales and Marketing, handed over the brand's flagship to customer Li Hongan in...


GM India halts new product spend for review

23 January 2017

General Motors has halted spending on new models for India while it reviews its future product line, a media report said.


Audi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 January 2017

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.


GM China to launch 18 new/refreshed models in 2017

18 January 2017

General Motors will launch 18 new and refreshed models this year in China to achieve continued growth in the company’s largest retail market.


just-auto Plus only Henkel upgrades SAIC-GM’s car coating line

17 January 2017

Henkel Asia-Pacific announced that its automotive team had used Bonderite M-NT 1820 surface pretreatment technology to help SAIC-GM upgrade its car coating line. The paint shop at SAIC-GM’s Jinqiao South plant, opened in 2003, used to employ...


just-auto Plus only VW China passenger car sales grew 14.1% in 2016

16 January 2017

Volkswagen China Passenger Cars Brand ended 2016 on a record high. 2.997m vehicles were delivered to customers in Mainland China, some 370,000 more than in 2015, equating to a year-on-year growth of 14.1%. Both joint ventures, FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC...


just-auto Plus only VW Group China sales surge 12.2% in 2016

11 January 2017

Volkswagen Group China on 10 January 2017 announced year-end results for 2016: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.98m (3.55m; +12.2%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland and Hong...


just-auto Plus only GM China sales rise 7.1% in 2016

11 January 2017

General Motors and its joint ventures delivered a record 3,870,587 vehicles in China in 2016, which was an increase of 7.1% from the previous high in 2015. China remained GM’s largest market in terms of retail sales for the fifth consecutive year,...


just-auto Plus only GM China launches Cadillac CT6 Plug-in

3 January 2017

SAIC-GM, on 30 December, 2016, officially launched the newest member of the Cadillac CT6 American luxury sedan family, the CT6 Plug-in, in China. It is available in two variants priced at CNY558,800 (US$80,360) and CNY658,800. The CT6 marks Cadillac’s...


just-auto Plus only GM China broadens technology over fuel efficiency

19 December 2016

General Motors China, on 8 December, 2016, showcased a variety of its industry-leading technologies for fuel efficiency at its Green in Motion 2016 event while reiterating its commitment to provide more advanced global technologies in this area. GM is...


Iveco and SAIC to restructure Chinese JVs

16 December 2016

Iveco, a brand of CNH Industrial, and SAIC have announced they will restructure their joint ventures in China "based on mutual understanding and trust in order to address the rapid evolution of China's commercial vehicle market".


China launches GM anti-trust probe

15 December 2016

The Chinese government has launched an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices among GM’s dealers in the country, according to local reports.


KS Huayu expanding Neckarsulm production site

13 December 2016

Neckarsulm-based KS Huayu AluTech GmbH, a joint venture between Rheinmetall Automotive and Huayu Automotive Systems (a part of China's SAIC Group), is to expand its German operations on higher new orders for aluminium-based castings.


2016 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

21 November 2016

The following cars, crossovers, MPVs, SUVs and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 AutoGuangzhou motor show.


just-auto Plus only VW debuts ID concept at Auto Guangzhou 2016

21 November 2016

Volkswagen Brand will bring a family of around 10 next generation e-cars to the Chinese market between 2020 and 2025. They will be based on Volkswagen’s electric-only MEB platform. The I.D. concept car made its Asian debut at Auto Guangzhou 2016, as a...


Dealers fret as Audi eyes a second China JV

14 November 2016

Audi has confirmed it was in talks with China's SAIC Motor for a long-term collaboration which dealers for its existing joint venture say would cause them "potentially fatal damage".


SAIC Motor starts building second Thai plant

1 November 2016

SAIC Motor’s Thai joint venture began construction of a second vehicle assembly plant this week in the Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Thailand’s Chonburi province.


New Volkswagen Atlas & Teramont SUVs

28 October 2016

Volkswagen of America has released details and images of the Atlas, a 5m-long SUV to be manufactured at Chattanooga. Its Chinese market counterpart, the Teramont, has been simultaneously revealed by SAIC Volkswagen.

SAIC news

GM China's future vehicles - Baojun and Wuling

16 June 2017

Baojun and Wuling are two of the best selling brands in China, and each is controlled by the SAIC...


just-auto Plus only PPG supplies colour solutions for Chevrolet FNR-X

13 June 2017

The Chevrolet FNR-X, the first all-purpose sports concept vehicle from SAIC General Motors, made...


Volkswagen Passats recalled in China over gearbox

1 June 2017

SAIC Volkswagen has filed a recall for a small number of its New Passat sedans in China due to a...


Audi resolves Chinese dealer concern

22 May 2017

Volkswagen Group unit Audi said at the weekend it had agreed a deal with its dealers in China, ef...


MG shows its XS compact SUV in London

4 May 2017

SAIC brand MG's UK distribution unit has showed its compact SUV – the MG XS – at the...


Workers' outlook bleak after GM India closes Halol

2 May 2017

The closure of General Motors India's Halol factory last Friday (28 April) has left workers devas...



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