Production has started at the Shanghai GM Norsom Motors’ third-phase vehicle and engine plant in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province.

The new factory, which has an annual output of 300,000 cars and 450,000 engines, includes five new workshops - body, paint, assembly, powertrain mount and stamping. Total investment in the Phase III project amounts to CNY7bn (US$1.14 bn).

GM’s Shenyang's plant was founded in 2004 and the latest phase takes annual output to 500,000 cars and 450,000 engines a year.