BAIC Group: plans to enhance proprietary brand car business

Establishes platform for middle to high-end models based on Saab's technology

2012/07/23

Summary

 BAIC Group announced that it is planning to increase its production/sales volume to 3.5 to 4 million units, revenue to 400 billion RMB, operating profit to 27 billion RMB, and market share to at least 10% in the span of five year starting from 2011. BAIC Group aims to become ranked as one of the top 15 companies in the global automobile market by 2015. At the same time, it has also set its goal to be selected as one of the Fortune 500 companies.

 The Chinese automaker plans to produce/sell more than 2 million units of its proprietary brand models of targeted production and sales units of 3.5 to 4 million. Additionally, of these 2 million units, BAIC Group have allocated 900,000 units of passenger cars under its own brand emphasizing its position to enhance its proprietary brand in this sector.


Sales by BAIC Group


 At the end of 2009, BAIC group acquired intellectual property rights relating to core technologies including platforms and engines from Saab, establishing an important foundation to enhance its proprietary brand in the passenger car market. At the Auto China 2012 held in April 2012, the automaker announced its new technology platform based on Saab's technology, M-trix, for its proprietary passenger cars. It also showcased its latest four models developed based on this M-trix technology.

 As for the joint venture business with foreign funding, Beijing Hyundai, a joint venture OEM with Hyundai, announced that it will focus on improving its brand value as its new growth strategy. It aims to increase its unit sales percentage of the middle to high-end models up to 50% by 2015. Moreover, BAIC group's joint venture with Daimler, Beijing Benz, has been localizing its engine production and vehicle R&D activities. Additionally, it has made its first export of locally produced vehicles in late 2011.

 As for commercial vehicles sold under its proprietary brand, a long term plan ending in 2020 is in place for Foton Motor to drive enhancement of its production sites and development of foreign markets. In February 2012, BAIC group established an equally owned commercial vehicle OEM with Daimler.


Related Reports: Beijing Motor Show 2012 - BAIC Group



Targets more than 5 million group-wide production capacity in the future

BAIC Group's production capacity

(units/year)
Manufacturers Plants as of June 2012 Plan Brands or Models
BAIC
Motor
Co.,
Ltd.
BAIC Motor
Co., Ltd.
Zhuzhou
Branch
Zhuzhou Plant,
Hubei Province
100,000
(Completed
construction
in December
2010)
200,000
(2nd phase)
→500,000
E130, E150,
Weiwang 360
BAIC Motor
Co., Ltd.
Beijing Branch
Shunyi Plant, Beijing Construction
started in
April 2011
150,000
(1st phase complete
in November 2012)
→300,000
(2nd phase
complete in 2013)
C70G, C60F, C50E,
C51X, B40V, etc.
Beijing
Electric
Vehicle
Co., Ltd.
New Energy Vehicle Plant,
Daxing District, Beijing
20,000
(Started operations
in August 2011)
40,000
(1st phase
complete in 2013)
→150,000
(2nd phase
complete in 2015)
Q60FB, M30RB,
C30DB, C70GB,
E150EV, etc.
Beijing
Automobile
Works Co. Ltd.
Chaoyang Plant,
Beijing
*200,000 *200,000 SUV, Pickup, Truck,
Special-purpose vehicle
(Amphibious vehicle,
Forest fire vehicle)
Shunyi First Plant,
Beijing
Shunyi Second Plant,
Beijing
Huanghua Plant,
Hebei Province
Construction
started in
June 2011
*200,000 (1st phase)
→*400,000 (2nd phase)
Light and heavy duty truck,
Urban SUV
Beijing Hyundai
Motor Co., Ltd.
Shunyi First Plant,
Beijing
300,000 300,000 Elantra, Moinca, Accent,
Verna, Tucson
Shunyi Second Plant,
Beijing
300,000 300,000 Elantra Yuedong,
i30, ix35, Sonata
Shunyi Third Plant,
Beijing
Construction
started in
November 2010
300,000
(operational in 2012)
→400,000 (2nd phase
complete in 2013)
Elantra Langdong,
New Santa Fe
Beijing Hyundai's Total 600,000 1 million -
BAIC (Guangzhou)
Automobile
Co., Ltd.
Huanan Plant,
Guangzhou City,
Zengcheng
Construction
started in
June 2012
100,000 (1st phase
complete in
December 2013)
→300,000 (2nd phase)
SUV(C61X), MPV,
New Energy Vehicle
BAIC Yinxiang
Automobile
Co., Ltd.
Xinan Plant,
Hechuan District,
Chongqing City
Construction
started in
December 2010
150,000 (1st
phase complete
in August 2012)
→300,000 (2nd phase)
Mini Vehicle,
Jeep, SUV,
MPV, Pickup
Beijing Benz
Automobile
Co., Ltd.
Beijing Plant,
Yizhuang, Beijing
100,000 400,000-
500,000
(2015)
E-Class, C-Class,
GLK-Class
Beiqi Foton Motor
Co., Ltd.
MP-X Plant,
Changping District,
Beijing
*100,000 Move to Weifang City,
Shandong Province
in 2012
MPV (MP-X),
Light Van (Foton View)
Beijing MPV Plant,
Miyun County, Beijing
n.a.
(Started
operations
in June 2011)
*360,000 MPV(MP-X),
Light and Middle
duty truck (Aumark),
Pickup (Tunland),
Light truck (Ollin)
Auman First Plant,
Huairou District,
Beijing
*100,000 *100,000 Heavy duty truck
(Auman GTL)
Beijing Foton Daimler
Automotive Co., Ltd.
(Former Name:
Auman Second Plant,
Huairou District, Beijing)
*80,000
(max. 100,000,
started operations
in April 2011)
*80,000
(max. 100,000)
Heavy duty trucks
(Auman GTL)
Changsha
Plant,
Hunan
Province
First Plant *100,000 *100,000 Middle and heavy
duty truck (Rowor),
Light duty truck
(Forland)
Second Plant Construction
started in
December 2011
*200,000
(operational in the
2nd half of 2013)
Middle and heavy
duty truck,
Light duty truck,
Pickup, SUV
Beijing
Auv Bus
Beijing Plant,
Changping
District
*10,000 *10,000 Large and medium-
sized bus (AUV)
* Including New Energy Buses
Guangdong
Plant,
Foshan City
*20,000
(Started operations
in September 2011)
*20,000 Large and medium-
sized New Energy Bus (AUV)
SUP Plant, Foshan City,
Guangdong Province
*50,000 *50,000 Pickup (Sup), SUV (Saga)
Shandong MPV Plant,
Weifang City,
Shandong Province
Construction
started in
June 2010
*300,000 (1st phase
complete in
August or
September 2012)
→*550,000 (2nd
phase complete
in April 2013)
Light Van (Foton View),
CDV (Midi), etc.
Ollin Plant, Zhucheng City,
Shandong Province
*300,000 *300,000 Light duty truck (Ollin),
Light and Mini duty truck /
Special-purpose vehicles including Refrigerator car, Sprinkler truck, Concrete mixer, etc. (Forland), CDV (Midi)
Zhucheng Auto Plant,
Shandong Province
*150,000 *150,000 Construction truck
Joint Venture of Foton Motor
and Sichuan Tengzhong
Heavy Industrial
Machinery, Shifang City,
Sichuan Province
*20,000
(Construction
started in
December 2011)
*20,000 Dump truck, Semi-trailer,
Garbage truck, etc.
Foton Motor's Total 950,000 1.96 million -
BAIC Group's Total 1.97 million 5.61 million -
Source: Each company's website, Chinese media
(Note) 1. Production capacity marked with "*" is production capacity for commercial vehicles or production capacity including commercial vehicles.
2. BAIC (Guangzhou) Automobile Co., Ltd. (Huanan Plant) was established under the reconstruction of Guangzhou Baolong Group Vehicles Manufacturing Co., Ltd., an OEM for company cars, wagon type vehicles, and off road vehicles.
3. BAIC Yinxiang Automobile Co., Ltd. (Xinan Plant) is a joint venture with Chongqing Yinxiang Industry Group which researches, develops, manufactures, and sells motorcycles and engines. BAIC Group and Chongqing Yinxiang Industry Group have entered into a collaborative outline agreement in August 2010.
4. Beiqi Foton Motor's Beijing MPV plant plans to renovate its passenger car production line at the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014. Foreseeing that it will not be able to accomplish its long term plan, the Foton Motor 2020, with only commercial vehicles, it has decided to launch basic-type passenger cars (sedans and hatchbacks) by 2015.
5. Joint Venture of Foton Motor and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery began construction of its production site for specialized vehicles in April 2011.

 

 



Proprietary brand passenger car business: the OEM enters into middle to high-end markets with its newly acquired core technologies

 Since 2009, BAIC Group has been aggressively deploying core technologies from the world's top OEMs and suppliers through collaborations and acquisitions to its product in order to resolve its technological gaps with automakers outside of China which has been a bottleneck to its proprietary brand business. The partial acquisition of Saab's technologies in 2009 especially brought a great impact to this company. BAIC group has currently developed a new technical platform with the acquired technologies called M-trix, for its passenger cars under its own brand.

Establishment of technical platform for passenger cars under its proprietary brand

Outline of M-trix  At the Auto China 2012, BAIC group announced its technical platform, M-trix, which is based on Saab's asset (intellectual properties) for its passenger cars. M-trix refers to the platform as a module and the entire R&D/production system technical platform for vehicles. The M-trix platform has made it possible for BAIC group to enter the middle to high-end markets where the domination of foreign brands is strong.
 Models with M-trix will have the following technologies:
* Chassis: Builds on Saab's chassis which adopts lightweight technologies and aluminum forging components, trimming 1/3 to 1/2 of the weight from the conventional bodies.
* Power systems: Equipped with a 1.5-liter direct injection turbocharged engine or a 1.8-, 2.0-, or 2.3-liter turbocharged engine. It has output power of 127-190kW with torque in the range of 240-350Nm. Combined with a transmission such as a CVT or DCT.
* Safety functions: Incorporates an originally developed body structure based on Saab's "Safe Cage" system. In addition to ten air bags, the vehicles will have ABS, EBS, TCS, EBA, CBC, ESP, EDS, HAS, SVA, TPMS, and LDWS.
* Electrical equipments: Fitted with telematics, precrash systems, SVA, LDWS, etc.

Note: BAIC acquired the following assets (intellectual properties) from Saab: Three vehicle platforms (Epsilon, GM2900, GM2400), three major models (the 9-3 sedan, the 9-5 sedan, and the 9-5 wagon), two engine series (2.0- and 2.3-liter), two transmissions (F25 and F35), and skills and knowledge relating to product development, production, supplier management, and quality management

Launch status and plans on proprietary brand passenger cars

Platform Model Release time Outline
M-trix C70G Sep.- Dec.
2012
The first model to be based on the M-trix platform. A B class sedan based on the Saab 9-5's platform, the GM2900. 4,860 mm x 1,820 mm x 1,641 mm (LxWxH). Wheelbase 2,755 mm. The exterior is designed by Pininfarina. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. To be lined off in September 2012 and sold to company car market during the fourth quarter (September to December) at around 200K RMB.
C60F First half
of 2013
An A+ class sedan concept car developed based on the 9-3 platform, Epsilon. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
C50E 2013 An A class concept sedan developed based on the small-sized car platform, the GM2400. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
C51X 2013 A CUV developed based on a small sized car platform, the GM2400.
Other than
M-trix
Weiwang 306 March 2011 The first model of the minivan brand, the Weiwang, announced in March 2011. 4,030 mm x 1,636 mm x 1,907 mm (LxWxH). Wheelbase 2,700 mm. Powered by 1.3-liter engine combined with 5 speed MT. Improved its safety performance with its impact absorbing structure in the front part of the body.
E series March 2012 An A0 class hatchback model built on Mercedes-Benz's "Smart Forfour" chassis. 3,998 mm x 1,720 mm x 1,503 mm (LxWxH). Wheelbase 2,500mm. Powered with Mitsubishi's MEVIC 4A9 series 1.3-/1.5-liter engine combined either with 5 speed MT or Aishin Seiki's 4 speed AT. The 1.3-liter version is called the "E130", and the 1.5-liter version the "E150". This model targets young drivers.
BC302Z End of
2012
Sedan type of the E series. As with the hatchback model, it will be available in 1.3- and 1.5-liter engine versions. The front part design will not go through any major changes.
B40 September
2012
An off-road concept car introduced at the Auto China 2008. 4,350mm x 1,843mm x 1,837mm (LxWxH). Wheelbase 2,450mm. Powered with a 2.4-liter straight-four engine combined with 5 speed MT. Maximum output is 105kW/4800rpm with the maximum torque of 217Nm/3500rpm. Available in all-wheel drive.
C90L End of
2013
A high-end sedan concept car built on Mercedes-Benz's E-Class chassis. Will target official and company use car markets.

 

Establishment of the production and R&D sites

 Powertrain production site
 BAIC Powertrain Co., Ltd. was established to control BAIC group's powertrain business under its proprietary brand (originally functioned as a branch office) in August 2009. In February 2010, the construction of the production site began in the Eastern part of Beijing Tongzhou Economic Development Zone. The first phase of the construction has been completed and it's now working on establishing its engine and transmission plants as well as their related facilities. The sites are expected to have a production capacity of 400K gasoline powered engines, 300K CVTs and 300K MTs by 2015. Turbocharged engines based on the Saab technology (B205/235/185), a direct injection engine co-developed with FEV (A150), proprietary developed small sized engines (A10/12), a CVT co-developed with Bosch (B-CVT), and MTs based on Saab technology (F15/25/35) are currently in production.
 Vehicle production sites
 The Shunyi plant in Beijing (North China), the Zhuzhou plant in Hubei Province (Central China), the Xinan plant in Hechuan District in Chongqing City (Southeast China), and the Huanan Plant in Guangzhou City, Zengcheng (South China), respectively, are establishing their production sites for BAIC group's proprietary brand models. There are also plans to construct new plants in the eastern part of China (East China/Northeast China). BAIC group is making a nationwide preparation to extend its proprietary brand share in the market (see table for production performances).
 R&D sites
BAIC Industrial R&D Base  BAIC group's R&D site for developing its proprietary brand vehicles. Located 900m from the terminal three of Beijing Capital International Airport. The area of the facility is 174K square meters and is expected to complete the construction during the latter half of 2012. This site is expected to have a yearly development capacity of 15 models including sedans, hatchbacks, off-road vehicles, SUVs, and crossover vehicles.
Designing office  This office was established in October 2011 in Torino, Italy. By locating the designing office in Europe, BAIC group aims to incorporate the latest design philosophy into the development of its proprietary brand.
 R&D/production site for alternative energy powered vehicles
 Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. established in November 2009, is a main entity to control the business relating to vehicles powered by alternative energies. Its R&D/production site is located in Caiyuzhen Economic Development Zone in Daxing District, Beijing. The automaker is planning to establish a production capacity of 40K per year between 2011 and 2013, and expand it to 150K by 2015. The site already has a yearly production capacity of 20K producing several models such as the 9-3 based electric vehicle, the Q60FB. It also plans to have a yearly production capability of 200K for electric control systems and 150K units of electric drive systems by 2015 for its core technologies.

 

 



Outlook on Beijing Hyundai and Beijing Benz

Beijing Hyundai: focuses on improving its brand value as its new growth strategy

 Since its establishment in 2002, Beijing Hyundai has drastically extended its sales in the middle to low-end markets. By 2011, nine years from its establishment, the automaker accomplished the fastest sales and production of 3 million vehicles in the nation. The company aims to achieve further giant growth by setting a goal to produce and sell 1.4 million units by 2015, which is a two-fold increase from 2010.

New strategy in achieving its second giant growth

Enhancement on
its brand value
 It aims to increase its unit sales percentage of middle to high-end models up to 50% by 2015, twice the amount sold in 2010. It will make an aggressive movement on the European and Japanese OEMs in the same segment. Launched a middle to high-end vehicle called the "eighth-generation Sonata" (a Chinese model of the North American version of sixth generation Sonata) in April 2011. This model sold more than 10K units on a single month basis by September of that year making a big contribution to the improvement of the brand value.
Improving on its
service quality
 Beijing Hyundai will establish a new consumer centric marketing structure led by the market trends by introducing Build to Order (BTO) and Voice of Customer (VOC) research methods. Its goal is to be ranked as one of the top five companies for Initial Quality Study (IQS), Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI), Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) within China by 2017.

 

Launch plans on the new locally based production models

Elantra Langdong  The Chinese model of the fifth generation Elantra (MD model). Beijing Hyundai will sell the Elantra (the Chinese model of the third generation Elantra [XD model]) and the Elantra Yuedong (the Chinese model of the fourth generation Elantra [HD model]) in the middle class market. 4,570mm x 1,775mm x 1,445mm (LxWxH). Wheelbase 2,700 mm. Powered by a 1.6-liter engine combined with a 6 speed MT or a 1.8-liter engine combined with a 6 speed AT. It is expected to go on market in July 2012 as the first production model at Beijing Hyundai's third plant.
New Santa Fe  This is the third generation Santa Fe, showcased as Hyundai's export model at the Auto China 2012. It incorporates Hyundai's 3.0-liter direct injection engine (Lambda II) with a standby all-wheel drive for its drive system. The Chinese model is expected to go on market in the end of 2012 as the second production model at Beijing Hyundai's third plant.
Shouwang BHCD-1  Shouwang is a Beijing Hyundai's  original proprietary brand which was introduced at the Auto Guangzhou 2011. At the Auto China 2012, the first model of this brand, the Shouwang BHCD-1 was showcased. This is an electric vehicle (EV) developed at its technology center based on Elantra (the Chinese model of the third generation Elantra [XD model]) which is expected to hit the market by 2013 at the earliest.

 

Beijing Benz: drives localization of vehicles and its core technologies

 Beijing Benz will launch a new model every year for the next five years until 2015 to provide variation to its product portfolio and fulfill its customers' diverse needs. As a result, the company plans to enhance its production capacity by 100K every year and to have production capacity of 100K units by 2011 and 500K units by 2015.

Locally based production of the core technologies

Construction of
the engine plant
 The construction of this plant started in July 2011 in Beijing Economic Development Zone. This is the first engine plant Mercedes-Benz has built outside of Germany. During the first phase of the construction, the plant will have the capacity to produce 250K gasoline powered engines and is expected to go into production by June 2013. During the second phase of the construction which begins in the same year, the production capacity is expected to extend to 500K units by 2015. To increase the local production rate, many core parts, including cylinder blocks and cylinder heads, will be manufactured locally. Of those manufactured locally, most parts will be produced at this site.
[Models expected to be produced]
  * 1.6-/2.0-liter straight-four direct injection turbocharged engine "M270 model":
    Will be incorporated into the new B-Class/new A-Class/GLC-Class vehicles
  * 2.0-liter straight-four direct injection turbocharged engine "M274 model":
    Will be incorporated into the new E-Class/new C-Class/GLK-Class vehicles
  * 3.5-liter V6 direct injection turbocharged engine "M276 model":
    Will be incorporated into the new E-Class/new C-Class/GLK-Class vehicles
Establishment of
the R&D center
 The construction of this plant started in December 2011 in Beijing Economic Development Zone. Some reports that the production may begin by the end of 2012. This center will be responsible for locally based production of Mercedes-Benz models and redesigns not limited to locally based production of parts used but also self development of an entire vehicle in the future.
Construction of the
supplier park
 The construction of the supplier park started in January 2012 in Beijing Economic Development Zone. The construction is conducted by BAIC Group's affiliate, Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. which oversees the supplier business for the group. Many top suppliers such as ZF, Valeo, Johnson Controls, Magna International, and a joint venture of BAIC Group and Lear Corporation have already signed their lease.

 

Exporting the locally based production vehicles

 In December 2011, the OEM exported 35 units of long wheel based version of the E-Class vehicles to the South American market. This was the first time Beijing Benz's locally produced vehicles were sold to market outside of China. The company hopes to make this event a foothold for its export business to globalize the company. The automaker will continue to expand its market outside of China. This long wheel based model was launched in June 2010 originally specialized for the Chinese market. Its overall length measures 5012mm, 140mm longer than the import model to fit the Chinese drivers' tastes. The design and the development were done by Mercedes-Benz's E-Class development team, meeting Mercedes-Benz's uniform standards.

 

Launch plans on new locally based production models

New B-Class/
New A-Class/
GLC-Class
 Beijing Benz plans produce three high-end compact car models locally from 2013 to 2015. The local media reports that it will introduce the new "B-Class", the new "A-Class", and the small size SUV, "GLC-Class" based on a front-wheel drive platform "MFA (Mercedes Front-wheel-drive Architecture)".
Electric vehicle  The automaker will also go into its mass production of electric vehicles before 2015.

Note: It is expected to launch new models of the E-Class and the C-Class between 2013 and 2014.

 



Proprietary brand commercial car businesses: Foton Motor accelerates its expansion of markets outside of China

The OEM puts its long term business plan, the Foton Motor 2020, into action

 In 2010, Foton Motor has laid out its long term business plan, the Foton Motor 2020. The company has set its goal to produce and sell 4 million units, increasing its revenue to 500 billion RMB by 2020. As a result, Foton Auto accelerated the launch of its high demanding middle to high-end models such as a high-end pickup, the Tunland, and a high-end heavy-duty truck, the Auman GTL. Additionally, it has expanded its production sites in a short period of time with Auman Second Plant, Beijing MPV Plant, and Guangdong Bus Plant going into production and the commencement of the construction for the second plant in Changsha City, Hubei province.

 As part of its long term business plan, Foton Motor announced its "5+3+1" strategy in 2010. The company will build local plants with a production capacity of 100K per year in Russia, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Indonesia by 2015. Moreover, it is planning to enter well-developed automobile markets in North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan. The company sees itself growing into a global leader based in China by 2020.

The "5+3+1" plan is in full action in India

 In April 2011, Foton Motor signed a letter of intent with the Maharashtra State government regarding the construction of its local plant in Mumbai Maharashtra State, India putting its "5+3+1" plan into full action. The plant will be built in Chakan industrial district. The plant will start with 96K units of yearly production capacity expanding to 120K units after the second phase of the construction. The construction is expected to begin within 2012 and be completed by July 2013.

Plans for construction of production site in Russia

 Foton Motor plans to build a commercial vehicle plant with a capacity of 100K units per year in the city of Dzerzhinsk in Nizhnij Novgorod State, Russia. The plant will begin its production in 2013 with heavy-duty trucks and then to light-duty trucks. The company plans to place Russia as their center of production and business for the European market.

Builds production site for East African market in Kenya

 In April 2011, the OEM began its construction of KD plant to prepare for its expansion in the East African Market in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. This is the first time that a Chinese automaker has built a production site in the African region. This is a 50 million dollar project that will build up production capability of 10K units yearly. During the first phase of the construction, the plant will have a capacity to produce 3,000 vehicles and is expected to go into production by 2012. The second phase will be completed by the end of 2013. The plant will mainly produce a light-duty truck, the Ollin, and a medium-/light-duty truck, Aumark, expanding the production models as the market expands.

 

Establishment of joint venture with Daimler

 In February 2012, Foton Motor established a joint commercial vehicle OEM, Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd., with Daimler. The two companies had already signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2003 regarding the joint venture for commercial vehicles, and the project was finally realized after nine years. Unlike the China-foreign country joint ventures established in the past, this company follows a new business style where the company will produce proprietary brand models from the Chinese side and distribute them not only in China, but also in countries outside of China. The company will place Beijing as its center of its global business management and will gradually establish joint ventures as production/distribution locations in places such as Russia, South Asia, and South America.

Overviews on the joint venture

Plant  Production will be done at the second plant for the Auman brand vehicles assigned by Foton Motor. The plant has been in production since April 2011 as the first production site in China to have complied with global standards.
Model  The joint venture will produce vehicles under medium and heavy-duty track brand, the Auman, and Benz's high performance diesel engine, OM457 (490hp), which complies with European emission standard, Euro V. The new heavy-duty truck, the Auman GTL, which lined off at the second plant in August 2011 began its global sales in February 2012 as the first model to be produced at the joint venture.
 The Auman GTL is a global standard truck developed with technologies from Mercedes-Benz's heavy-duty truck, the Actros, in mind. By incorporating EBD equipped ABS, exhaust brake, and hydrodynamic retarder, the company has enhanced the safety level acceptable in developed countries such as Europe, South Korea, Japan, and Australia. Additionally, it has improved its fuel economy by 3-5% compared to the vehicles in the same class by optimizing the engine and accelerator performance curves and by equipping the vehicle with DOHC and energy saving switch. It also has a CAN bus system allowing power windows, door lock control, and cruise control.

 



BAIC Group's sales volume by model

(units)
Manufacturers Segment Models 2009 2010 2011 Jan.- Apr.
2011
Jan.- Apr.
2012
Total of
Passenger Car
615,299 768,115 846,787 273,433 290,125
BAIC Motor Sedan, Hatchback E130 - - - - 296
E150 - - - - 653
Mini van Weiwang 360 - - 10,016 - 14,386
BAIC Motor's Total - - 10,016 - 15,335
Beijing
Automobile Works
SUV BJ2032 series 1,897 2,195 984 423 166
BJ2025 series 689 708 141 0 49
BJ2020JC series 5,728 4,371 3,076 529 1,051
BJ6466 series - - 1,790 53 867
Mini van 3,502 5,753 5,076 1,224 1,299
Beijing Automobile Works: Total of passenger car 11,816 13,027 11,067 2,229 3,432
Foton Motor MPV MP-X 6,524 4,534 3,226 1,558 1,585
Midi 6,024 8,102 4,493 2,290 965
SUV Saga 1,006 588 390 88 176
Foton Motor: Total of passenger car 13,554 13,224 8,109 3,936 2,726
Beijing Hyundai Sedan, Hatchback *Sonata 5,417 4 0 0 0
Moinca 14,921 38,881 29,546 11,927 8,225
*Sonata Yuxiang 1,093 3,309 0 0 0
*Sonata Lingxiang 15,606 22,344 11,741 6,048 1
eighth-generation Sonata 0 0 72,065 6,002 34,944
Elantra 171,605 152,641 113,368 46,911 33,836
Elantra Yuedong 239,449 233,344 190,995 73,629 62,266
Accent 60,379 68,463 19,557 9,547 2,276
i30 12,494 19,858 9,792 4,594 1,221
Verna - 44,359 138,525 35,672 67,274
SUV Tucson 46,966 56,527 51,188 20,908 15,884
ix35 2,379 63,278 103,023 31,215 26,332
Beijing Hyundai's Total 570,309 703,008 739,800 246,453 252,259
Beijing Benz Sedan, Hatchback E-Class 2,244 11,052 44,951 12,465 8,094
C-Class 13,677 27,804 32,585 8,350 6,163
*300C 942 0 0 0 0
*Sebring 2,757 0 0 0 0
SUV GLK-Class - - 259 - 2,116
Beijing Benz's Total 19,620 38,856 77,795 20,815 16,373
Total of Commercial Vehicles 627,681 721,750 679,549 265,457 240,609
Beijing Automobile Works Buses 1,269 2,748 3,332 966 734
Trucks 37,944 49,332 43,929 18,009 7,615
Beijing Automobile Works: Total of commercial vehicles 39,213 52,080 47,261 18,975 8,349
Foton Motor Buses 24,524 27,006 26,415 9,236 8,038
Trucks 485,816 566,187 532,756 211,795 203,310
Semi-trailer 42,553 43,575 32,750 10,926 11,974
Bus Chassis 843 478 80 35 13
Truck Chassis 34,731 32,418 40,287 14,490 8,925
Foton Motor: Total of commercial vehicles 588,467 669,664 632,288 246,482 232,260
Beijing Sida Touring Bus Company *Buses 1 6 0 0 0
BAIC Group's Total 1,242,980 1,489,865 1,526,336 538,890 530,734
Source: MarkLines Data Center, Press release of each company, Chinese media
(Note) 1. Models marked with "*" are those that are no longer produced.
2. Sonata Yuxiang from Beijing Hyundai is the fifth generation of Sonata (NF model) introduced in 2005. Sonata Lingxiang is an improved Chinese model of Sonata Yuxiang. In China, the Sonata Yuxiang is considered as the fifth generation, the Chinese model Moinca based on the fourth generation Sonata (EF model) as the sixth generation, and the Sonata Lingxiang as the seventh generation. Therefore, the sixth generation of the U.S. Sonata (YF model) is sold as the eighth generation, the eighth-generation Sonata in China.
3. With the termination of Daimler-Chrysler merger in 2007, Beijing Benz (formerly Beijing Benz - Daimler Chrysler Automotive Co., Ltd.) ceased its production of its Chrysler models (the 300c and the Sebring) in 2009.
4. In 2009, Beijing Benz terminated the production of its existing E-Class models and launched the long wheel base model as the Chinese model in July 2010.

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