GM targets production of 4.31 million units in China in 2015

GM also expands into Egypt and India with Chinese JV partners

2012/11/12

Summary

GM China's wholesale volume and market share in China  GM considers China to be the major strategic market following North America, currently marketing GM models including the Chevrolet brand and local Wuling brand models. In the January-September period of 2012, it sold 2,119,800 units (on a factory shipment basis including exports), up 12.24% year-on-year, holding the largest share of the market in China.

 GM set a moderate vehicle production/sales target (including overseas CKD production/sales) in China for 2012 at 2.747 million units, up slightly more than 8% year-on-year. It also aims to sell 5 million units in 2015, doubling the 2011 sales of 2.54 million units.


 GM plans to gradually increase the production capacity of its joint venture plants in China from 2.59 million units as of October 2012, to slightly more than 2.74 million units by the end of 2013, and further to more than 4.4 million units in 2015 or later. It will also boost production through the expansion of the Shanghai plant and the construction of new CKD plants in western China and abroad.

 At the same time, it also plans to boost the production capacity for engines from 2.22 million units as of October 2012, to 2.57 million units at the end of 2012, to 3.34 million units at the end of 2014, and further to more than 3.57 million units in 2015 or later.

 GM is currently forming an alliance with SAIC Motor Corp. (SAIC) and has jointly expanded into emerging markets such as India and Egypt. In 2012, they will conduct CKD production of Shanghai GM (SGM) and SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) models at their affiliated plants overseas. SAIC-GM-Wuling is also planning to build a joint venture plant in emerging countries in Latin America and other regions.


 The following reports GM's latest medium-term business plan in China and its activities on the expansion of production of vehicles and engines in and outside China.


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GM's medium-term business plan in China (Business policy, Production & Sales target and Model plan)

Summary
Business
policy
Promotion of vehicle electrification and cultivation of new segments
    * Concerning the introduction of new models, to focus on energy-efficient/eco-friendly models
* Through collaboration with the Chinese government/local companies/academia, to provide a vehicle electrification solution specialized for the market in China.
* To enhance marketing of uncultivated markets such as SUV, Cadillac high-end vehicle/midsize passenger car under Baojun brand/light-duty commercial vehicles in order to grow further.
* To strengthen automotive technology/product development at "Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd." (PATAC), which is a joint R&D center with SAIC, integrating it in GM's global R&D network.
To strengthen an alliance with SAIC
* To share technology in the field of high-performance engine/new energy vehicle
* To jointly cultivate emerging markets
    Shanghai GM Group:
* To improve powertrain including an internal combustion engine
* To promote development/introduction/volume-production of new energy vehicles including EVs/HVs
  Test run of the Volt jointly with China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), to form an alliance on the establishment of standards for electric vehicles, and so on in China
* To promote technology for hydrogen energy, eventually aiming to achieve zero emissions
* To start CKD licensing production of the Chevrolet Sail at GM's joint plant in India
SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile:
* To expand the mini vehicle business, which is currently centered on the eastern part of China, into the mid-western part of China in the future
* In addition to mini vehicles an small passenger cars, to enter the low-priced midsize passenger car market beginning with the launch of the Baojun 630
* To focus on the overseas business as well. Planning CKD production in India and other countries and to build a joint venture KD plant in Columbia (candidate country)
Alliance with FAW (China FAW Group), to jointly enter the light-duty vehicle market
* Aim to be the top OEM in the body-on-frame light commercial vehicle market in China and worldwide. Joint development, production, and sales cover SUVs/MPVs/light trucks/pickups/small buses and their related parts
* To market products under two brands - Jiefang and GM
FAW-GM (FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle)
* Aim to move into the black in 2013 (ending in December)
* Concerning light van/light-duty bus, to introduce only high-end models
* To introduce light-duty vehicles and the technology of GMC/GM
* To utilize GM's global sales network, aggressively enter the light-duty vehicle market in the world
Production target
(in China)
* 2015: 4.31million
  Breakdown: 2 million for Shanghai GM group, 2 million for SAIC-GM-Wuling, 310K for FAW-GM
Sales target
(including import/
sales and export)
* 2015: 5 million
  Breakdown: 2 million for Shanghai GM group, 2 million for SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, 310K for FAW-GM, and 690K imported cars
Model plan ▽GM China total (centered on Shanghai GM group):
* During the next five years from April 2011, GM and its joint venture companies in China will newly introduce or remodel 60 models. GM will further enhance the introduction of SUVs
<Buick brand>
  about 12 models (to enhance its image of high-end models in China)
<Chevrolet brand>
  To expand a lineup by introducing 15 models to cover economy small cars and middle-class passenger cars (2/3box) completely. Among the 15 models, the Volt, a range-extender EV, and the Malibu, a global strategic car, have already been introduced in 2012
<Cadillac brand>
  To produce the Cadillac XTS at the Jinqiao plant of Shanghai GM starting at the end of 2012. To begin importing and selling the 2013MY ATS starting in 2013. Also planning to build a plant exclusively for Cadillac models in Shanghai.
▽SAIC-GM-Wuling:
* In addition to the current Baojun 630 (1.5/1.8-liter), to build a lineup of eight Baojun models in the future
    - GP50 platform・・・sedan/hatchback/SUV/MPV
    - GP30 platform・・・sedan/hatchback (to be launched in 2013)/SUV
    - Gamma II platform・・・Baojun Lechi (launched)
* Planning overseas production of Baojun models

Source: GM (China)/GM press release, and various media reports



Vehicle production in China: To boost production capacity from 2.7 million at the end of 2012 to more than 4 million in 2014

 GM's production capacity for vehicles is expected to amount to slightly less than 2.72 million units in China at the end of 2012. GM is currently accelerating preparation of production facilities in order to achieve its 2015 sales target of 5 million units which includes 690,000 imported cars in China, including CKD production/sales abroad.

 Under the joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp., GM is expanding its existing production facilities in Yantai, Shandong province/Shenyang, Liaoning province/Liuzhou, Guangxi, and also started the construction of a new plant in Wuhan, Hubei province. GM also plans to expand its production facility in Shanghai (production of a plant exclusively for Cadillac brand car) and to build a new plant in Western China in order to boost its annual production capacity.

 Through joint venture with FAW Group, GM will expand its production facilities in Harbin, Heilongjiang province/Changchun, Jilin province and will also make its affiliated plant in Qujing, Yunnan province into its subsidiary, where it will build a new plant.

 

GM: actual vehicle production volume and production capacity plan by each joint venture plant in China

Model Production volume (unit) Annual production capacity (1,000 units)
2011 Jan.-Sep.
2011
Jan.-Sep.
2012
As of
Oct. 2012
After expansion
(Planned year)
Shanghai GM Jinqiao main plant Buick/Cadillac
brand model
453,232 341,994 353,077 320 320
Cadillac brand car plant (Cadillac brand model) (Construction is currently being planned at Shanghai plant (Jinqiao, Shanghai)) - Over 100 (by 2015)
Total (Shanghai plant) 453,232 341,994 353,077 320 Over 420 (by 2015)
Shanghai GM Dong Yue Yantai existing plant Chevrolet brand model, Buick Excelle XT/GT 461,377 335,581 397,855 240 240
Yantai northern plant
(the third-stage construction)
(The third-stage construction began in June 2010 and was completed in May 2012) 240 360 (by 2014)
Total (Yantai plant) 461,377 335,581 389,059 480 600 (by 2014)
Shanghai GM Norsom Shenyang (Norsom existing plant) BuickGL8 series 70,962 55,676 44,918 50 50
Chevrolet
Cruze
221,874 158,133 174,827 150 150
Chevrolet
Captiva
- - 8,796
Shenyang new plant(the third-stage construction) n.a. (Construction began in September 2011, and is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2014) - 300 (in the first half of 2014)
Total (Shenyang plant) 292,836 213,809 228,541 200 500 (in the first half of 2014)
Shanghai GM Wuhan Wuhan (new) plant (Chevrolet/Buick model) (The first-stage construction began in June 2012, which will be completed and production will start in 2014.
The second-stage construction is scheduled to begin in 2015)
- 300 (in 2014)
→ 600 (the second-stage construction)
Total (Wuhan plant) - - - - 300 (in 2014)
→ 600 (the second-stage construction)
Total(Shanghai GM Group) 1,207,445 891,384 970,677 1,000 Over 1,300 (in the first half of 2014)→
Over 1,720 (as of the end of 2014)→
Over 1,820 (as of the end of 2015)→
Over 2,120 (in 2015 or later)
SAIC-GM-Wuling Liudong new district new plant, Liuzhou(Baojun plant) Baojun brand model (630, Lechi, etc.) (The first-stage construction began in February 2011, which is scheduled to be completed in November 2012) - 400 (as of November 2012)→
Over 500 (in 2014 or later)
Liuzhou main plant
(Liuzhou Hexi plant)
mini-van (Wuling Sunshine, Hongguang), mini-truck (Wuling brand), car (Baojun 630/Lechi) 1,281,118 903,767 1,084,679 800 800
Qingdao existing plant Mini truck (Wuling brand PN series) 300 300
Qingdao new plant (the second-stage construction) Mini-van(Wuling Rongguang, etc.), mini-truck (Construction was completed in October 2011) 215 215
 New plant in western China (under contemplation) (passenger car, mini-van and -truck, planning production) (Chongqing/Chengdu, Sichuan province, are considered to be likely candidates) - n.a. (in 2014 or later)
Total 1,281,118 903,767 1,084,679 1,315 1,715 (as of the end of 2012) →
over 1,815 (in 2014 or later)
FAW-GM FAW Harbin Light Duty Vehicle's existing plant 1 to 3-ton class light duty trucks (Transferred to the new plant in February 2011, the former plant was closed) (In February 2011, production was transferred to a new plant in Harbin and the former plant was closed)
FAW Harbin Light Duty Vehicle's new plant n.a. (Operation started in May 2011) 100 200
Changchun (new) plant Pickup, Light-duty buses (To additionally introduce SUVs/MPVs) n.a. (Operation started in Dec. 2010) 80 100 (by the end of 2013)
→200 (future)
FAW-GM-Hongta Yunnan's existing plant (Qujing city and Sanbao town) 1 to 3-ton class light duty trucks n.a. (To transfer to a new plant planned to be constructed in the suburbs of Qujing, Yunnan province) 100 to be closed
FAW-GM-Hongta Yunnan's new plant (Qujing economic & Technology Development Zone) Light duty trucks, etc. - (Currently planning construction) - 200 (in 2013 or later)
Total * Note (the volume of factory shipment 56,132) (the volume of factory shipment 41,835) (the volume of factory shipment 41,249) 280 Over 310 (by the end of 2013)
→Over 410 (in 2013 or later)
→Over 510
Grand total
(GM's joint venture plants in China)
2,544,695 1,836,986 2,096,605 2,595 Over 2,715 (as of the end of 2012)→
Over 2,745 (by the end of 2013)→
Over 3,945 (in 2014 or later)→
Over 4,145 (as of the end of 2015)→
Over 4,445 (in 2015 or later)

* Note: FAW-GM's total is the wholesale volume (factory shipment) announced by GM (China).


 

Shanghai GM group: To build a production structure in order to achieve production/sales of 2 million units in 2015

Shenyang (Norsom) plant: To boost vehicle production capacity in Shenyang to 500,000 units in 2014 in a third-stage construction
 The Shenyang plant (Shanghai GM (Shenyang) Norsom) is currently building a new factory that is capable of producing 300,000 vehicles. This new factory will be completed in the first half of 2014. Combined with the existing plant, the Shenyang plant will boost its production capacity to 500,000 units a year.
 The new plant has an area of about 2.2 million square meters. The total investment is worth 7 billion RMB. It has stamping/body/painting/assembly facilities and a production line for powertrain including engine and supporting facilities.
 Concerning the above move, as part of preparation of a supplier structure for the new plant, a 3-million-square-meter industrial park for auto-parts and related logistics will be built in Industrial Parks of Shenyang Auto city.
Yantai (Dong Yue) plant: Completed the construction of its north plant, the Yantai plant boosted production capacity to 480,000 units a year in May 2012
 The Yantai passenger car plant in Shandong (Shanghai GM Dong Yue) completed the third-stage expansion work of its north plant in May 2012. The new plant started production of models such as Buick Excelle (Yinglang) XT/GT. The plant is capable of producing 240,000 vehicles (2 shifts) a year, which will be increased to 360,000 units (2 shifts) by 2014. The total investment in the north plant is worth 2.53 billion RMB. The automation rate of body welding amounts to 63.3%.
A new plant for Buick/Chevrolet will be built in Wuhan, to prepare production capacity for 300,000 vehicles a year in 2014
 The Wuhan branch plant (Shanghai General Motors Manufacturing Base), which also has a powertrain plant, started the first-stage construction in June 2012, which is scheduled to be completed in 2014. The plant will produce Buick/Chevrolet brand models. Its production capacity in the first-stage construction is 300,000 passenger cars a year. The second-stage construction will begin as early as in 2015. The combined production capacity will be boosted to 600,000 units a year.
 The total investment in the construction of the new plant is worth 7 billion RMB. The new plant is located in Jiangxia District, Wuhan (site area: 2.32 million square meters), Hubei province. The plant includes stamping/body/painting/assembly facilities and supporting facilities. It produces small and mid-size cars, SUVs, and new-energy vehicles (2/3box), which are said to be mainly for the mid-western area of China. A 3.5-million-square-meter supplier park will also be built.
GM plans to build a special plant for Cadillac in Shanghai, building production capacity for more than 100,000 units a year
 In April 2014, GM announced that it would enhance its efforts to produce Cadillac models in China and would expand the Shanghai Jinqiao plant in order to make it into a special plant for Cadillac cars. Its production capacity is said to increase to 100,000 units a year by 2015. After the completion of the new special plant, GM will raise Shanghai GM's share of production of Cadillac models from the current less than 2% to about 20%. In line with this move, it will introduce one new Cadillac model per year from 2012 to 2016. The 2011 sales of Cadillac models in China amounted to about 30,000 units including sales of imported cars.
 Before the construction of the plant for Cadillac cars, Shanghai GM will begin production of the XTS, in addition to the SLS (a Cadillac model currently being produced in China), at the existing Shanghai Jinqiao plant at the end of 2012.


 

SAIC-GM-Wuling: To enhance production in China in order to achieve the 2015 sales target of 2 million units

Liuzhou main plant: boosted its production capacity by 100,000 to 800,000 units in 2012 through the expansion work of its passenger car plant
 The Liuzhou main plant (Liuzhou Hexi plant, which mainly produces mini-vans (Wuling Sunshine) and mini-trucks, completed the expansion work of its east-side plant in 2012, which boosted its production capacity by 100,000 units a year. Combined with the existing plant, the Liuzhou main plant increased its production capacity from 700,000 to 800,000 units a year.
Liuzhou Liudong new plant (Baojun plant): To complete the first-stage construction to newly prepare production capacity of 400,000 vehicles a year in November 2012
 SAIC-GM-Wuling will complete the first-stage construction (total investment: 8 billion RMB) of the Liuzhou Liudong new plant (Baojun plant), which also has an engine plant, to start production on November 18, 2012. SAIC-GM-Wuling will newly prepare production capacity of 400,000 vehicles (350,000 engines) a year. The Liuzhou Liudong new plant plans to boost its production capacity to more than 500,000 units a year in the second-stage construction in the future.
 The new plant mainly produces models under its original "Baojun" brand. Production of the Baojun 630/Lechi will be transferred from the Liuzhou main plant to the Liuzhou Liudong new plant.
Qingdao branch plant: To complete the second-stage construction of a (new) plant to boost production capacity from 300,000 to 515,000 units a year
 The second-stage construction of the Qingdao branch passenger car plant was completed to start production in October 2012. The plant newly prepared production capacity of 215,000 units a year. Combined with the existing plant (300,000 units), the Qingdao plant's production capacity is boosted to 515,000 units passenger cars a year.
 The Qingdao branch plant is considered to be mainly for the northern market in China; it partially produces CKD kits for overseas vehicle plant including GM's plant in Egypt.
As Chongqing/Chengdu/Xi'an are likely candidates, SAIC-GM-Wuling is currently planning to build a new plant in Western China
 SAIC-GM-Wuling is currently planning to build a new plant in western-China excluding Qingdao/Liuzhou, Guangxi. It is said that the construction of a new plant will begin as early as at the end of 2012. Chongqing (Yufu Industrial Park, Liangjiang new-district) is the most likely candidate. It is reported by some media that Chongqing, Sichuan (Longquan Economic & Technology Development Area), Xi'an, Shanxi province, Changsha, Hunan province and Wuhan, Hubei Province are likely candidates. The new plant plans to produce Baojun passenger cars and Wuling mini vehicles.

 

FAW-GM: prepares production in order to achieve the 2015 production/sales target of 310,000 units

Harbin plant: with former plant closed, the new plant is to boost production capacity from 100,000 to 200,000 units a year in the future second-stage construction
 The Harbin plant (FAW-GM-Hongta Yunnan), which moved to a new plant (Hanan Industrial New City), completed the first-stage construction in May 2011 and prepared production capacity of 100,000 light vehicles including light trucks (with 2,000 employees). The plant plans to boost the production capacity to 200,000 a year in the second-stage construction in the future. The new plant (site area of 500,000 square meters, building area of 125,000 square meters) also has stamping/welding/painting/assembly facilities and a frame/axle production line.
Changchun plant: currently boosting production capacity to 100,000 a year by 2013
 The Changchun plant (Changchun Economic & Technological Development Zone), which started operations in December 2010, will increase production capacity from the current 80,000 to 100,000 units by 2013, which it plans further to boost to 200,000 units in the future. The Changchun plant began production of the Kuncheng, Jiefang pickup in 2011. It plans to add production of a body-on-frame SUVs and MPVs/small buses in the future.
Yunnan plant: plans to build a new light-truck plant in the suburbs of Qujing, Yunnan province.
 The Yunnan (Qujing) plant plans to build a new plant for light trucks with Qujing Economic & Technological Development Zone in the suburbs of Qujing as a candidate location. FAW-GM plans to close the two existing plans in Qujing (a plant in Qujing and the Sanbao plant) and to transfer production to the new plant.
 The total investment in the new plant is worth about 2 billion RMB. The site area is 2 million square meters. FAW-GM will build a new plant that produces relatively larger light trucks and a new plant that produces light trucks with a wheelbase of 3360mm or less within the same site. The production capacity of each new plant will be 100,000 units (2 shifts). The new plant also has carburetor wedding/painting/assembly/inspection and measurement line. It will also have an R&D center, and a production line that is capable of producing 70,000 sets of truck beds for light trucks a year.
 In May 2012, FAW-GM was said to have started its additional investment plan including raising its share of the Yunnan (FAW-GM-Hongta Yunnan) from the current 34.97% (* Note) to about 70% by the end of 2012.

* Note: FAW-GM-Hongta Yunnan is 31.22% owned by  China Great Wall Asset Management (Kunming), 31.2% by Yunnan Hongta Group, and 2.61% by Yunnan Light-duty Vehicle and Dongfang Asset China Orient Asset Management Corporation.

 

 



Overseas production: CKD production at GM plants in Egypt/India and a plan to establish a joint venture plant in Latin America

(Reference) Production by GM plants in Egypt and India, which produce models designed for China

  Model Annual production capacity of vehicle (1,000 units)
As of Oct. 2012 After expansion of capacity
GM Egypt
S. A. E.
October city plant
(Giza)
Passenger car, light commercial vehicle
* Note: including the Chevrolet Move, which is based on SAIC-GM-Wuling's own model, the N300, (Chinese name "Wuling Rongguang" mini-van)
37.6 n.a.
GM India
Pvt. Ltd.
Halol plant
(Panchmahals, Gujarat)
Chevrolet Optra, Tavera, Aveo, Cruze
* Note: CKD production will begin at the end of 2012 of a Chevrolet micro van, which is based on SAIC-GM-Wuling's own model, the CN100 (Chinese name: "Wuling Hongguang" mini-van)
110 240
Talegaon plant
(Pune, Maharashtra)
Chevrolet Spark, Beat, Sail
* Note: Production of Shanghai GM's new Chevrolet Sail, which was developed in China, began in September 2012 (Sales are scheduled to begin in November 2012)
160 n.a.
Total 270 Over 400

Appendix: Production of a joint venture engine plant in India, of which GM holds a 91% share and SAIC Motor Corp. 9%

Model Annual production capacity of engines(1,000 units)
As of Oct. 2012 After expansion of capacity
GM India
Pvt. Ltd.
Talegaon engine plant
(Pune, Maharashtra)
Smart-Tech engines;
Gasoline & diesel engines
160 300


 

Shanghai GM: to start CKD production of the Chevrolet Sail at a joint venture plant in India between GM and SAIC Motor Corp.

 In September 2012, Shanghai GM started production of the new Chevrolet Sail at the Talegaon plant (Pune, Maharashtra) of GM India Pvt. Ltd., which is a joint venture in India between GM and SAIC Motor Corp. GM India Pvt. plans to start marketing of the model including a diesel version that is not sold in China, in India in November 2012. The Chevrolet Sail is jointly developed by GM and SAIC Motor Corp.

 

SAIC-GM-Wuling: In order to sell 10% of its products overseas, planning overseas production in Egypt/India and Latin America

 SAIC-GM-Wuling intends to cultivate the emerging market in Asia, Africa, and Latin America in order for its overseas business to account for 10% of its total sales (equivalent to overseas sales of 200,000 units) by the end of 2015. It plans to start CKD production in Egypt in July 2012 and to CKD licensing production in India at the end of 2012.
 SAIC-GM-Wuling is also pressing ahead with overseas CKD production projects in Uzbekistan and Columbia. It is reported that operation will begin at an overseas joint venture company as early as in October 2014.
Production began at GM plant in Egypt of the Chevrolet Move mini-van, which is based on the N300 (Wuling Rongguang)
 In July 2012, GM's plant in Egypt, GM Egypt S. A. E. (October city, Giza), started CKD production and marketing of the Chevrolet Move mini-van, which is based on SAIC-GM-Wuling's N300 (Chinese name "Wuling Rongguang"). SAIC-GM-Wuling supplies CKD kits from its Tsingtao branch plant. The immediate production/sales target of the Chevrolet Move is 5,000 units a year. GM Egypt will expand sales into Pan-Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA/PAFTA) in the future.
CKD production of the Chevrolet CN100 (Wuling Hongguang) is to begin in India by the end of 2012
 Unlike Shanghai GM's Chevrolet Sail, GM's Halol plant (Panchmahals, Gujarat) will begin CKD production of the CN100 mini-van (Wuling Hongguang) as Chevrolet micro-van as early as at the end of 2012. The model will be marketed in India including a diesel version that is not available in China. SAIC-GM-Wuling's Liuzhou plant is said to supply CKD kits except for engine.
Preliminary preparation for the establishment of an overseas joint venture is completed with Latin America a strong candidate location; details to be announced in 2012
 SAIC-GM-Wuling is currently promoting overseas CKD production projects in Uzbekistan and Latin America (Columbia/Brazil/Chile). In Latin America, the overseas joint production is said to begin as early as in October 2014.
 The joint venture plant in Latin America will produce products mainly for the local market. In October 2012, the vice president of SAIC-GM-Wuling, Shi Guoyong, said that the preliminary preparation (research) for the establishment of the project has been completed and the details will be announced by the end of 2012, which will then be carried out. He said that the brand to be locally marketed overseas in the future is Chevrolet and that Wuling is also a candidate.

 

FAW-GM: conducts overseas operations in Southeast Asia, Russia, Middle East, and Latin America including local KD production

 FAW GM (FAW-GM-Hongta Yunnan), which has production facilities in Habrin, Heilongjiang province/ Changchun, Jilin province /Qujing, Yunnan, exports vehicles to slightly more than 20 countries and regions including Southeast Asia/Latin America/Middle East. It also has local vehicle plants in Russia/Ukraine/Mexico/Vietnam as of October 2012, where it conducts CKD or SKD production.

 

 



Engine production in China: GM to build a new plant in Shenyang/Wuhan/Liuzhou/Qingtao to boost production capacity to 3.3 million units at the end of 2014

 GM produced slightly more than 2 million engines (up 15.3% year-on-year) at its engine production facilities in China in 2011. According to the production plan that had been announced by October 2012, it plans to have production capacity of 2.57 million units in 2012, which will be increased to 3.3 million units at the end of 2014 and further to 3.57 million in 2015 or later. It will further enhance local engine production in China in the future through the construction of a new plant in western China and the second-stage construction of the Wuhan, Hubei province/Liuzhou, Guangxi plant.

 Concerning the joint venture plant with SAIC Motor, a new plant will be built in Liuzhou (Liudong Xinqu), Shenyang and Wuhan. In order to boost annual production capacity, GM will also build a new engine plant in western China, for which Chongqing/Chengdu is said to be strong candidate locations; it will also expand the existing Qingtao plant.

 

GM: Actual production and production capacity plan by its joint venture engine plant in China

Actual production volume of engine (unit) Annual production
capacity of engines
(1,000 units)
2008 2009 2010 2011 As of
Oct.
2012
After expansion capacity
(planned year)
Shanghai GM Jinqiao engine plant 541,280 667,115 213,644 250,173 510 510
Shanghai GM
Dong Yue Powertrain
Yantai engine plant 658,898 794,236 660 660
Shanghai GM
(Shenyang) Norsom
Shenyang engine plant (Construction began in September 2011) - 300 (in the first half of 2014)
→450
Shanghai GM
Wuhan
Wuhan (new) engine plant (first-stage construction began in September 2012, scheduled to be completed in 2014) - Approx. 300 (as of the end of 2014)→
300 +α (after the second-stage construction)
Total(Shanghai GM Group) 541,280 667,115 872,542 1,044,409 1,170 1,470 (in the first half of 2014)→
over 1,770 (as of the end of 2014)→
1,920 (in 2015 or later)
SAIC-GM-Wuling Liuzhou Liudong engine plant Construction began in July 2011,
Operation is scheduled to start
in November 2012
- 350 (as of Nov. 2012)→
350+α (after the second-stage construction)
Engine plant at Liuzhou main plant
(second-stage construction completed)
179,386 555,622 862,965 955,888 700 700
Qingdao engine plant
(under the second-stage construction)
350 525 (as of the end of 2014)→
600 (in 2015 or later)
Western-China engine plant (Currently being planned. Chongqing/
Chengdu is likely candidate locations)
- n.a.
Total 179,386 555,622 862,965 955,888 1,050 1,400 (as of Nov. 2012)→
Over 1,575 (as of the end of 2014)→
over 1,650 (in 2015 or later)
Grand total
(GM's joint engine plant in China)
720,666 1,222,737 1,735,507 2,000,297 2220 2,570 (as of Nov. 2012)→
over 2,870 (in the first half of 2014)→
3,345 (as of the end of 2014)→
over 3,570 (in 2015 or later)

 

Shanghai GM: currently newly preparing production capacity of up to 450,000 engines in Shenyang and more than 300,000 engines in Wuhan

 In June 2011, Shanghai GM boosted the production capacity of its powertrain plant (Shanghai GM Dong Yue Powertrain) in Yantai, Shandong province to 660,000 units a year. Currently, it is building an engine plant that is on the same site of the passenger car plant each at the Shenyang (Norsom) plant in Liaoning province and the Wuhan plant in Hubei province.

 

In the third-stage construction of the Shenyang (Norsom) plant, Shanghai GM builds an additional engine plant to boost production capacity to 300,000 units when combined with an existing plant
 At the same time as the construction of the Shenyang (Norsom) vehicle plant that began in September 2011, Shanghai GM started building a new powertrain plant including engines, which is to be constructed on the same site. The engine plant will have production capacity of 300,000 units a year by the first half of 2014, which will further be increased to 450,000 units a year.
On the same site as the Wuhan plant, the construction of a powertrain plant begins, which will start operations in 2014
 In September 2012, Shanghai GM also started the first-stage construction of a powertrain plant that is on the same site of the new Wuhan passenger car plant. The construction will be completed in 2014; production of powertrain including conventional engines will begin.
 The production capacity of the engine plant is said to be about 300,000 units, which is in line with the production volume of passenger cars. Since the Wuhan plant will also start the second-stage construction of the passenger car plant as early as in 2015, it is assumed that the engine plant on the same site will be expanded at the same time.

 

SAIC-GM-Wuling: with the construction of the Liudong engine plant in Liuzhou and the second-stage construction of the Qingtao engine plant, to boost production capacity to 1.6 million units at the end of 2014

The second-stage construction of the Liuzhou main engine plant was completed to boost production capacity to 700,000 units a year
 The second-stage construction of the Liuzhou engine plant on the same site as the Liuzhou main plant was completed in 2012. As a result, the production capacity of engines was increased by 175,000 units. Combined with the existing plant, the Liuzhou main engine plant boosted production capacity from 525,000 to 700,000 units a year.
The Liudong engine plant in Liuzhou is to be completed in November 2012 to newly prepare production capacity of 350,000 units
 On November 18, 2012, at the same time as a Liudong passenger car plant (Baojun plant) in Liuzhou is completed, the new engine plant on the same site will start operations to begin production of engines to be used in Baojun vehicles and others. The new plant is capable of producing 350,000 units a year. The engine plant of the Liuzhou main plant produces 1.5-liter/1.8-liter engines to be used in the existing Baojun 630 and compact engines to be used in the Baojun Lechi.
The Tsingtao engine plant is expanded to boost production capacity to 525,000 units in 2014; production of the Wuling B series begin
 In October 2012, the second-stage construction of the Qingdao engine plant of Qingdao Branch in Shandong province (total investment: 978 million RMB). The construction will be completed at the end of 2014. The plant will start production of gasoline engines for mini vehicles, which will be used in the Wuling (SGMW) B series that employs GM's engine technology.
 The production capacity will be increased by 175,000 units at the end of 2014. Combined with the existing plant that has a production line for cylinder blocks/heads and crankshafts (including Wuling B/C series, 350,000 units of small-displacement high-performance engine), the Tsingtao engine plant will boost its production capacity to 525,000 units a year. SAIC-GM-Wuling: plans to boost the capacity further to 600,000 units in 2015 or later.

 

 



(Reference)

GM: Actual wholesale volume (on a factory shipment basis) by model from each plant in China

(unit)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Jan.-Sep.
2011
Jan.-Sep.
2012
Grand total
(shipment of locally manufactured models including exports)
1,048,193 1,095,264 1,807,916 2,334,789 2,540,620 1,888,700 2,119,834
Breakdown
by model
Passenger car (GM/Baojun/Wuling brand) 992,033 1,030,792 1,685,164 2,147,661 2,403,466 1,787,094 1,984,683
Commercial vehicle (Wuling/Jiefang/Hongta brand) 56,160 64,472 122,752 187,128 137,154 101,606 135,151
Breakdown
by brand
Buick brand 331,780 279,243 440,092 543,512 639,728 489,710 513,950
Chevrolet brand 191,751 203,674 325,206 541,141 609,106 453,404 505,820
Cadillac brand 4,384 2,636 3,058 5,204 7,008 5,454 4,432
Total (GM's brand, Passenger car only) 527,915 485,553 768,356 1,089,857 1,255,842 948,568 1,024,202
Baojun brand - - - - 21,854 2,814 54,142
Wuling brand
(including chassis)
520,278 609,711 1,005,050 1,156,708 1,206,792 895,483 1,000,241
Jiefang/Hongta brand
(FAW's own brand only)
- - 34,510 88,224 56,132 41,835 41,249

 

Plant Model Brand
(base model)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Jan.-Sep.
2011
Jan.-Sep.
2012
Shanghai GM Total 293,648 245,593 403,047 496,561 444,988 339,108 371,034
  Regal 2.0/2.5/3.0L Buick
(Regal)
15,253 3,800 19 1 2 - -
New Regal 1.6T Buick
(Opel
Insignia)
- - 2,682 4,138 1,668 1,082 507
New Regal 2.0L 0 3,819 48,029 43,605 54,836 41,083 50,138
New Regal 2.0T - - 4,443 7,267 5,099 2,566 4,163
New Regal 2.4L 0 2,297 24,828 24,376 17,283 13,598 5,210
Park Avenue 2.8L Buick
(Park
Avenue)
4,438 3,942 2,140 3 1 1 0
Park Avenue 3.0L - - 1,846 3,372 2,204 1,616 425
Park Avenue 3.6L 1,262 882 232 1 1 1 0
Royaum 2.8/3.6L Buick
(Royaum)
14 1 0 2 - - -
Excelle sedan 1.6L Buick
(Excelle)
121,417 133,302 229,168 222,485 253,516 191,497 214,445
Excelle sedan 1.8L 34,622 18,329 5,695 6 -
Excelle Hatchback 1.6L Buick
(Excelle RV)
26,769 15,657 3,393 5 -
Excelle Hatchback 1.8L 12,194 6,853 2,679 3 -
ExcelleVan 1.6L Buick
(Excelle HRV)
1,783 1,329 218 1 -
LaCrosse 2.4L Buick
(LaCrosse)
68,453 51,890 30,170 27 1 - -
LaCrosse 3.0L 3,059 856 994 1
New LaCrosse 2.0T Buick
(New
LaCrosse)
- - - 11,974 9,147 6,988 3,459
New LaCrosse 2.4L - - 34,299 84,190 90,297 71,917 57,573
New LaCrosse
eAssist 2.4L
- - - - - - 182
New LaCrosse 3.0L - - 9,154 8,213 3,925 3,305 1,514
Malibu 1.6T Chevrolet
(Malibu)
- - - - - - 493
Malibu 2.0L - - - - - - 22,224
Malibu 2.4L - - - - - - 6,269
Cadillac
CTS, SRX
Cadillac
(CTS, SRX)
0 3 1 - - - -
Cadillac
SLS
Cadillac
(SLS)
4,384 2,633 3,057 5,204 7,008 5,454 4,432
Shanghai GM
Dong Yue
Total 159,241 162,877 173,010 275,589 452,452 337,803 396,503
Sail sedan 1.6L Chevrolet
(Sail:
2nd generation Corsa)
15,786 23 7 - - - -
Sail Hatchback 1.6L Chevrolet
(Sail SRV)
4,685 17 - - - - -
New Sailsedan 1.2L Chevrolet
(Opel Corsa
3box)
- - - 53,828 88,736 65,789 76,511
New Sailsedan 1.4L - - - 55,606 87,985 52,580 119,426
New Sail Hatchback 1.2L Chevrolet
(Opel Corsa
2box)
- - - 15,267 12,568 10,464 5,928
New Sail Hatchback 1.4L - - - 6,680 8,599 6,721 8,937
Epica 1.8L Chevrolet
(Epica)
41,718 43,173 20,533 53,778 31,694 26,528 14,526
Epica 2.0L 23,964 24 -
Aveo 1.2L Chevrolet
(Aveo:Kalos)
11,490 12,297 2,087 416 - 0 1
Aveo 1.4L 6,456 4,525 -
Aveo 1.6L 996 100 -
Lova 1.2L Chevrolet
(Lova)
85,562 107,367 1,117 0 1 1 0
Lova 1.4L 110,986 77,702 54,754 54,752 1
Lova 1.6L 6,864 7,663 3,381 3,381 0
new Aveo Hatchback 1.4L Chevrolet
(Sonic:
new Aveo)
- - - - 2,933 1,794 2,015
new Aveo Hatchback 1.6L - - - - 5,123 4,673 1,059
new Aveo sedan 1.4L - - - - 16,557 6,414 36,847
new Aveo sedan 1.6L - - - - 5,285 3,383 2,858
Excelle XT 1.6L Buick
(new Opel
Astra)
- - - 15,451 22,926 16,479 30,051
Excelle XT 1.6T - - - 11,228 7,668 6,568 3,445
Excelle XT 1.8L - - - 11,687 7,501 5,679 220
Excelle GT 1.6L Buick
(Opel Astra
GTC 3door)
- - - 21,073 66,983 48,997 81,989
Excelle GT 1.6T - - - 8,195 8,707 7,166 2,364
Excelle GT 1.8L - - - 14,053 21,051 16,434 10,325
Shanghai GM Norsom Total 42,516 36,286 132,299 239,907 288,144 216,824 230,866
GL8 Luzun 3.0L Buick
(Montana)
42,516 36,286 40,103 52,155 21,890 17,486 20,681
New GL8 Buick
(Business
concept)
- - - - 45,022 37,247 27,259
Cruze 2.4L Chevrolet
(new Captiva)
- - - - - - 9,259
Cruze 1.6L Chevrolet
(Cruze)
- - 69,503 134,974 174,669 127,734 144,016
Cruze 1.6T - - - 1,878 2,146 1,798 881
Cruze 1.8L - - 22,693 50,900 44,417 32,559 28,770
Total(Shanghai GM Group) 495,405 444,756 708,356 1,012,057 1,185,584 893,735 998,403
SAIC-GM-Wuling Total 552,788 650,508 1,065,050 1,234,508 1,298,904 953,130 1,080,182
Baojun 630
1.5/1.8L
Baojun
(old-type Buick Excelle)
Launch in Aug. 2011
(production started in Jun. 2011)
- 21,854 2,814 49,252
Baojun Lechi Chevrolet
(first-generation Spark: Matiz)
- - - - - - 4,890
Chevrolet
Lechi 0.8L
30,564 27,210 5,958 3 2 - -
Chevrolet
Lechi 1.0L
1,946 13,350 19,824 34,038 36,056 28,170 14,424
Chevrolet
Lechi 1.2L
0 237 34,218 43,759 34,200 26,663 11,375
Wuling Xingwang (independent
development)
464,118 545,239 916,808 1,057,804 1,125,770 13,687 98
Wuling Sunshine 437,753 398,145
Wuling Hongtu 4,797 2
Wuling Hongguang 136,659 224,458
Wuling Rongguang 242,816 283,636
Wuling brand's Mini-truck 39,852 48,929 67,879 73,614 75,281 52,142 92,402
Chassis of Wuling brand mini-truck 16,308 15,543 20,363 25,290 5,741 7,629 1,500
FAW-GM Total (vehicle of FAW's Jiefang/Hongta etc. brand) - - 34,510 88,224 56,132 41,835 41,249

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