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What SAIC is planning for MG, Roewe and Maxus

2 August 2017

SAIC has two main passenger car manufacturing JVs in China. These are with the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. China's largest state owned OEM also has much in the way of plans for its own makes and it is these which are examined here below.


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.

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


Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

18 October 2017

Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, initially to produce an electric drive powertrain system for a German automaker.


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, Saic Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered almost 2.90m (+1.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 139,000 imported vehicles.


SAIC targets European fleets for electric van

4 October 2017

SAIC Mobility Europe, a newly established European operation of China’s SAIC, is targeting the European light commercial vehicle fleet sector with its electric panel van - the Maxus EV80.


SAIC owned LDV launching first SUV in Australia

28 September 2017

Chinese (SAIC Maxus) owned LDV, which can trace its heritage back through the long defunct UK owned LDV Group, Leyland DAF, Freight Rover and even various iterations of British Leyland and BMC back to the originally separate Austin and Morris (Nuffield Group) companies, has announced first details of its new D90, full size, seven seat SUV which will make its Australian debut on 15 November.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores MG GS five star rating

27 September 2017

Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today awarded the first 5-star ANCAP safety rating to a Chinese vehicle with the MG GS rising to meet the top safety threshold. The medium-sized SUV increases its ANCAP safety rating...


VW China recalling 4.86m Takata airbag vehicles

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive (SAIC VW), will recall vehicles with Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant).


SAIC's LDV readies ute range for Australia

4 September 2017

SAIC commercial vehicle brand LDV is launching its new pickup truck ('ute' or 'utility') in Australia, a key market for this type of vehicle.


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores LDV G10 three stars

27 July 2017

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released a 3-star safety rating for the LDV G10 commercial van and people mover. The Chinese-manufactured G10 is the second LDV model tested by ANCAP to offer a below-par level of structural safety and safety...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a record in June. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 315,300 (299,800,+5.2%) vehicles in the...


Wuling launches Confero MPV in Indonesia

14 July 2017

China's Wuling Motors launched commercial production at its newly built vehicle assembly plant in Indonesia this week, two years after construction began.


just-auto Plus only Iveco/SAIC JV Naveco opens new manufacturing plant

10 July 2017

Naveco, the 50:50 joint venture between Iveco and SAIC for the manufacture and sale of light commercial vehicles, transmissions and engines, inaugurated on 7 July 2017 the brand new manufacturing plant in Qiaolin, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province (China). During the...


SAIC to launch MG in India by 2019

30 June 2017

Chinese automaker SAIC Motor has confirmed plans to enter the Indian market by 2019, according to local reports.


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...

SAIC news

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

18 October 2017

Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of S...


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with...


SAIC targets European fleets for electric van

4 October 2017

SAIC Mobility Europe, a newly established European operation of China's SAIC, is targeting the Eu...


SAIC owned LDV launching first SUV in Australia

28 September 2017

Chinese (SAIC Maxus) owned LDV, which can trace its heritage back through the long defunct UK own...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores MG GS five star rating

27 September 2017

Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today awarded the first 5...


VW China recalling 4.86m Takata airbag vehicles

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (F...



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