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SAIC to begin production of MG cars in Egypt in 2020

18 June 2019

Chinese automaker SAIC Motor has agreed to set up a new joint venture in Egypt with its current local distributor to assemble MG brand cars in the country.


Renesas and SVW establish China Electronic Joint Lab

11 June 2019

Renesas Electronics has established the Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory with SAIC Volkswagen Automobile (SVW).


SAIC targets Japanese automakers in Philippines

10 June 2019

Chinese automaker SAIC Motor is moving to undercut Japanese rivals in the Philippines, one of southeast Asia's fastest-growing economies, a media report said.


SAIC-Motor to produce EVs in Thailand

16 May 2019

Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor this month applied for a licence to produce electric vehicles in Thailand, according to local reports.


ABB to provide robotics painting solutions for SAIC VW China

2 May 2019

ABB has signed a formal agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for the first New Energy Vehicle (NEV) factory of the Volkswagen Group based on the Modular Electric Driver Kit (MEB), an automotive platform specifically designed for the mass production of electric vehicles. Financial details were not disclosed.


Volkswagen targets 20m cumulative EV sales by 2028

18 April 2019

Volkswagen plans to have produced 11.6m electric vehicles in China by 2028, the German automaker said.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


Skoda Auto reaches 22 million production milestone

16 April 2019


VW sets China BEV target, plans charger JV, combines R&D

15 April 2019

After launching 14 NEV models there this year, Volkswagen Group said China would produce more than half of its target of 22m BEVs by 2028 and it plans to launch a charging infrastructure.


SAIC-GM appoints Salvatore Basile as EVP

15 April 2019

Salvatore Basile has been appointed EVP of SAIC-GM.


VW Group China sales down 6.3% in Q1 2019

15 April 2019


SAIC-GM-Wuling to boost Indonesia output, begin export

12 April 2019

SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile said it planned to lift output at its vehicle assembly plant in Indonesia as it looks to start exports to neighbouring markets, including Thailand.


Volkswagen strengthens EV line-up in China

3 April 2019

Volkswagen has unveiled three new electric vehicles (EVs) in China last week, all battery powered versions of existing mainstream passenger cars models produced at its two main joint ventures in the country.


VW Group China delivers over 4.21m units in 2018

14 January 2019

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for 2018 and says that with its Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the group delivered 4.21m (2017: 4.18m, +0.5%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong, including 196,300 imported vehicles.


GM China plans 20 'new' models in 2019, Cadillac sales up

8 January 2019

General Motors said it would launch a "record" 20 new or "refreshed" models in China in 2019 with an eye on "emerging opportunities in new energy vehicles (NEVs)".


VW China, JAC and SEAT to intensify e-mobility development in China

30 November 2018

Volkswagen Group China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) and SEAT, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Under the agreement, all parties will leverage their technology and product strengths to develop a battery electric vehicle platform for production at JAC Volkswagen.


2018 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

19 November 2018

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of AutoGuangzhou.


VW China investing towards electrification and digitalisation

15 November 2018


ANALYSIS - ZS SUV powering MG UK's 101% sales rise

18 October 2018

MG Motor has found a sweet spot in the UK market for compact SUVs, slotting its best seller, the 4.3m long ZS, between the traditional 4.0-4.2m B and 4.4-4.7m C segments. Thanks to low pricing and a seven-year warranty, buyers are responding, also making MG the market's fastest rising brand.


VW Group China 9M 2018 sales up 5%

16 October 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the deliveries for the first nine months of 2018: with its Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.04m (2.90m, +5.0%) vehicles to customers in mainland China and Hong Kong, including 137,600 imported vehicles.


SAIC future models - MG and Maxus/LDV

15 October 2018

The first of a two-part look at the current and future passenger vehicles of SAIC's own-brands recently examined Roewe. In the concluding chapter, the focus now turns to MG Motor and Maxus/LDV.


SAIC future models - the rise of Roewe

9 October 2018

Launched in 2006, Roewe took its time to eventually become a mainstream brand. Now, with the addition of more SUVs and electrified models, sales are hitting new heights with home market registrations double those for MG, SAIC's other car division.


GM-SAIC JV to recall 3.3m cars

1 October 2018

General Motors' joint venture in China, Shanghai GM, will recall over 3.3m Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles from 20 October because of a defect with the suspension system, Reuters quoted China's market regulator as saying on Saturday.


VW China Loutang plant builds 10 million engines since 2006

26 September 2018

Volkswagen Group China is celebrating the production of the 10 millionth engine at its Shanghai Volkswagen Powertrain (VWPT) Loutang plant. The plant, established in 2005 as a joint venture with long-standing Chinese partner SAIC Motor, currently produces the EA211 series of engines used in 10 Volkswagen car models and 6 Skoda car models produced by SAIC Volkswagen.


SAIC opens design studio in London

20 September 2018

SAIC Motor, parent company of the LDV and MG brands and a partner of General Motors and Volkswagen in Chinese joint ventures, has opened its 'Advanced London' design studio in a renovated building.


Lease deal bringing SAIC EV van to Europe

19 September 2018

LeasePlan and SAIC Mobility Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to bring what they claims is the first large full electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) to continental Europe.


Will SAIC GM Wuling benefit if China's SUV boom fizzles?

5 September 2018

Baojun was first, now Wuling is the second General Motors brand to have its current and future passenger vehicles looked at as part of a new series of articles. Both makes are part of SGMW, and while GM is not the majority owner, it holds a large stake.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


Why Baojun could become GM China's No.1 brand

3 September 2018

Seven years ago it didn't exist. Today it's General Motors' number two brand in the world's largest market. Baojun is more successful than Chevrolet, isn't far behind Buick and outsells Wuling by a factor of two to one.


Major update for MG3 as future model plans are revealed

20 August 2018

The Polo-sized MG3 first went on sale in its native China in 2012. Facelifted eighteen months later, and then for a second time in 2017, the updated car is finally arriving in Britain dealerships. The SAIC-owned MG Motor UK, the country's fastest rising brand of 2018, has also just laid out its future model plans.

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SAIC news

SAIC to begin production of MG cars in Egypt

18 June 2019

Chinese automaker SAIC Motor has agreed to set up a new joint venture in Egypt with its current l...


Renesas and SVW establish China Electronic Lab

11 June 2019

Renesas Electronics has established the Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory with SAIC Volkswag...


SAIC targets Japanese automakers in Philippines

10 June 2019

Chinese automaker SAIC Motor is moving to undercut Japanese rivals in the Philippines, one of sou...


SAIC-Motor to produce EVs in Thailand

16 May 2019

Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor this month applied for a licence to produce electric vehicles in Thai...


ABB to provide painting solutions for SAIC VW

2 May 2019

ABB has signed a formal agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for...


Volkswagen targets 20m cumulative EV sales by 2028

18 April 2019

Volkswagen plans to have produced 11.6m electric vehicles in China by 2028, the German automaker...



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