GM in China (2): mid-term business and model plans, development and sales structure

60 new models introduced by 2015, targeting 5 million in sales

2011/08/18

Summary

 In 2010, GM sold 8.39 million worldwide, up by 12.2% year-on-year. Among them, sales from the business in China grew rapidly starting in 2009; in 2010, GM increased sales of vehicles (including exports and vehicles imported and sold) by 28.8% year-on-year to 2.35 million (announced by GM). GM's sales in China surpassed 2.22 million in the US and accounted for slightly more than 28% of GM's overall sales. GM forecast double-digit growth in the future in China, targeting sales of more than 5 million in 2015.

 In the first half of 2011 (January-June period), GM sold 1.27 million (excluding sales of imported vehicles) in China, which is up 5.8% year-on-year and is the record high in the January-June period.

 The following reports GM's latest activities including their medium-term business plan, development, model plan, and sales structure.

 Regarding GM's mid-term production plan of vehicles and engines in China, we report in "GM in China (1): plan to boost production capacity of vehicles and engines" which was issued on August 8, 2011.



GM's medium-term sales business plan in China: GM targets the sale of 5 million in 2015 including its joint venture plants' own brand vehicle

 

Summary of GM's medium-term business plan in China (Business policy & Sales target)

  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 alliances with the Chinese government/local companies/academia, to provide a vehicle electrification solution specialized for the market in China.
* To enhance marketing of un-cultivated markets such as 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 (SAIC Motor Corp.), 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 including India
Shanghai GM: A five-year green strategy
* To improve powertrain including an internal combustion engine
* To promote development/introduction/volume-production of new energy vehicles including EVs/HEVs
* To promote technology for hydrogen energy, eventually aiming to achieve zero emission
SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile:
* In addition to mini vehicles/compact passenger cars, to enter the low-priced midsize passenger car market with the launch of the Baojun 630 in August 2011.
* To focus on its business overseas.
 Alliance with FAW (China FAW Group), to jointly enter the light-duty vehicle market
* To form an alliance including joint development, production, and marketing in the field of SUV/MPV/light-duty truck/pickup/small bus and related parts.
* To market products under two brands - Jiefang and GM
FAW-GM (FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle):
* Concerning light van/small bus, to introduce only high-end models
* To introduce light-duty vehicles and technology of GMC/GM
* To utilize GM's global sales network, aggressively enter the light-duty vehicle market in the world
Sales target
(including imports & exports)
 2011: more than 2.55 million (including 1.15 million by three companies in the Shanghai GM group, 1.3 million by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, and about 100,00 by FAW-GM)
 2015: 5 million.

Source: GM (China)/GM press release (Feb. 15/Apr. 18/Jun. 14, 2011, etc.), various media reports

Shanghai GM: announces a five-year green strategy, "Drive to Green Strategy"

 In June 2010, before the announcement of GM's medium-term business plan in China, Shanghai GM announced a five-year strategy (plan) "Drive to Green Strategy" from 2011 to 2015. The company shows concrete targets and their road maps centered on improvement of fuel economy and reduction of exhaust emissions, development of upgraded powertrains using existing gasoline engines, and the development of new energy models.

Shanghai GM's five-year green strategy " Drive to Green Strategy (2011-2015)"
  Summary
Policy  Step 1: Internal combustion engine and transmission improvements
 Step 2: Promotion of HEV/PHEV system
 Step 3: R&D for EVs and promotion of volume-production
 Step 4: By promoting technologies for hydrogen energy including FCVs, the company aims eventually to achieve zero emissions
Measures to
improve fuel economy/exhaust
emissions
* To make 75% of its production models in 2011 into vehicles with displacement of 1.6L or less.
* To make all models (produced/imported) into vehicles with specifications that can meet Euro 5 (or higher) emission standards by 2012 including the upgrading of existing production models.
* To improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions of production models in 2015 by 15% from 2010 (concerning the overall performance of engines, to improve output by 14% per 1 liter displacement). The average fuel economy of production models at the end of 2009 was improved by 8-13% from 2007.
* To adopt aero dynamic design, lightweight design, idle reduction technology/electric power steering (EPS), etc.
 The company will increase the number of suppliers that pay attention to the environment from 126 in June 2010 to more than 300 in 2015.
Power system
(powertrain)
* 2011-2015: To introduce 12 new engines with fuel-efficient/low emission/high performance features (to increase the sales ratio of models with displacement of 1.4-2.5L to 95% in total annual sales); among such models, a 1.4L engine is a turbo engine and a 1.5L engine is a VVT-type engine.
 In addition, for Buick/Chevrolet/Cadillac vehicles, to increase the number of models with a direct injection engine employing center injection system, a turbocharged engine, and a 6-speed AT (S6-type).
* 2011-2014: For core vehicles, to introduce a front-wheel-drive PHEV system that comes with a 6-speed AT (S6) and a strong HEV system.
Model plan for
new energy vehicles
 2010: To announce new Sail EV
 2011: To start production of New Buick LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid, which has improved fuel efficiency by 25% compared to the same-type base model. To import and market the Chevrolet Volt.
 2012-2013: To start producing New Sail EV
 2013-2015: To mass-produce new energy vehicles including EV/HEV/PHEV/FCV (By 2014, to add PHEV/strong HEV versions to core models.)
Other  By 2015, the three plants in Shanghai/Yantai/Shenyang will reduce the average per-unit energy consumption in vehicle production by 29% from 2009 (by 22% from June 2010) and also water consumption by 22%.

(Note) Press releases of Shanghai GM (January 22, 2008, June 11, 2010) and GM China and various media reports

 



Development: to increase the number of R&D facilities and to jointly develop with SAIC new energy technology/next-generation new models

 GM will construct a global development center in Shanghai following North America, Europe, and Korea (the construction began in July 2010). In addition, the company signed a strategic alliance agreement with SAIC on joint development of basic technology for new energy vehicles and of next-generation new vehicles. The company is currently building and expanding local R&D structure.

Expansion of R&D facilities for vehicles in China

In July 2010, GM starts construction of a global technical development center in Shanghai
 In July 2010, as part of its business strategy in China, GM started the construction of GM China Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai, which is a global technical development center in a region other than North America. The company is scheduled to complete construction at the end of 2011. The total investment is worth 250 million RMB. The site area is 65,000 square meters. The company will prepare a research structure with more than 300 engineers by the end of 2016.
 In the new facility, the company is to conduct R&D for cutting-edge technologies related to the drive system, the powertrain system and new energy (alternative energy), drive secondary storage batteries and technology for its components, technology for materials (including lightweight material and recyclable material), and related next-generation vehicle concept. When operation starts, vehicle design and a technology solution will be developed first.
 The new center includes the following five research facilities.
 * General Motors China Science Lab:
 R&D for production systems and material for secondary storage batteries.
 * Vehicle Engineering Lab:
 To do research on the introduction of GM's vehicle technology in China and to promote joint development with suppliers in China.
 * Advance Powertrain Engineering Lab:
 R&D for drive systems.
 * Advance Design Center:
 R&D for interior and exterior parts/design for the market in China.
 * Secondary Cell Lab:
 Newly established at the end of 2010. R&D for technology for the latest in-vehicle secondary batteries. When operations start, this facility mainly does R&D for drive systems. Then, it will also play a new role jointly with existing suppliers in China on the development of a supply chain for electric vehicles including EVs/HEVs/FCVs.

(Note) In September 2009, GM established General Motors China Science Lab. As a global R&D institute, it mainly participates in global R&D for advanced automotive technology while it also gives feedback concerning China's auto industry policy and the needs in the automotive market to GM's global R&D.
 Specifically, General Motors China Science Lab continues to research and develop technologies in the four fields - cutting-edge drive system, advanced manufacturing technology, traffic safety technology in large cities, and consumer-oriented next-generation vehicles. In addition, it plans to study technology for components of in-vehicle secondary storage batteries and lightweight technology. When operations begin, the Lab will mainly do R&D for drive systems.

GM enhances alliance with SAIC on R&D

Joint development
of next-generation
powertrain
(engine/transmission)
(Note 1)
 In August 2010, GM announced that it would jointly develop with SAIC eco-friendly/energy-saving next-generation powertrain technology. The companies will develop a global model powertrain, including high-performance compact engine series with displacement of1.0-1.5L/lightweight design/center-injection type direct-injection/turbo charger and a small torque dry dual-clutch transmission (DCT) for the global market. The company aims to improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions by 20% as compared to the exiting regular powertrain.
 The companies develop products at each company's development facilities in Shanghai and Detroit, aiming to start mass-production by 2013. GM and SAIC will jointly have intellectual property right of products that they will co-develop and will use them in their global products including SAIC's own brand vehicles.
 Moreover, GM will expand its alliance on the development of internal-combustion engines with SAIC to the field of new-energy power systems in the future. Its competitor, VW, already started production and marketing of vehicles with high-performance compact engines, such as the TSI engine and DCT in China in 2010.
 So far, GM's R&D center in Korea has mainly taken charge of the R&D for automotive technology not covered by GM USA, especially for compact engines. GM is said to foster China as its most important development base abroad in the future.
Joint development of
new-energy vehicle
technology and
next-generation
new vehicles
(Note 2)
 In November 2010, GM signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SAIC on a strategic alliance for R&D and announced that it would enhance the alliance on the R&D for basic technology for new energy vehicles and the development of next-generation new vehicles.
 The companies already succeeded in a test run of an FCV passenger car that they had jointly developed for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Based on the result, they will promote R&D for basic technology for next-generation electric vehicles including EVs/HEVs/PHEVs and its components in the future and will share their technologies in volume production, thus enhancing their alliance.
 In addition, they will jointly develop a platform, aiming to improve fuel economy and reduce the development cost of their next-generation world cars.
In May 2011, PATAC
established PATAC
Liuzhou Branch for
SAIC-GM-Wuling
Automobile
 Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd. (PATAC. headquartered in Shanghai) is an equally-owned joint venture development center between GM and SAIC. In May 2011, PATAC established a branch development facility, Liuzhou Center of PATAC (PATAC Liuzhou Branch) at Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Liuzhou city. The new branch facility is set up in the same building as SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile's existing development center - SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Technical Center.
 PATAC Liuzhou Center develops passenger cars under SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile's own brand, "Baojun," and supports training of its development team while SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile's existing development center develops light-duty commercial vehicles under the Wuling brand. PATAC Liuzhou center has started the development of a new model under the Baojun brand.
(Note 1)  As part of its measures for the improvement of fuel economy of vehicles, GM is currently accelerating widespread use of a direct injection engine employing a center injection system, since it is expected to improve the amount of emissions by about 25% compared to a point injection engine; it also starts faster in cold starting. It has been used in existing vehicles such as the Buick GL8, Park Avenue, LaCrosse, New Regal (Opel Insignia), the Cadillac SLS/SRX/CTS, and the Chevrolet Camaro.
(Note 2)  Through this joint R&D, GM will also foster development engineers locally at SAIC's independent development center and their joint development facilities (including PATAC).

GM participates in a test in Tianjin city to respond to the environment

 In April 2011, GM signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on an alliance with Zhongxin Tianjin Eco-city Investment & Development Co., Ltd.
 They will introduce "EN-V" (Electric Networked-Vehicle, 2-seat model), a next-generation EV concept car that GM developed and that integrates Mobility/Internet technology (Telematics) and an EV, in an eco-city based on the concept of coexistence with the environment and natural resources by saving/using efficiently resources and recycling. They will test its use in environmental conditions that mimic an eco-city in order to achieve zero gasoline consumption, zero emissions, and zero traffic jam/accidents.

(Note) Before this move, GM conducted joint research in Beijing with Beijing Traffic Development Research Center on the elimination and response to traffic congestion in the metropolitan area.
 For vehicle electrification, the company plans to further provide a special vehicle electrification solution for China in the future through alliances with local companies/government/ academia in China.

 



Model plan: to introduce about 60 new models by 2015

 During the five years from January 2011 to December 2015, GM will launch about 60 new models and major product upgrades centered on compact cars (Buick/Chevrolet vehicles: about 50%). Among them, the company will introduce slightly more than 20 models during the initial two years (including models to be developed by a local development center and global cars).

 In addition, Shanghai GM, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, and FAW-GM each plans to launch vehicles under their own brands.

GM's model plan at its joint venture plants in China

Shanghai GM (total of three plants in Shanghai (Jinqiao)/Yantai/Shenyang)
Model Launch year Details
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Buick New
LaCrosse
Eco-Hybrid
2H          The New LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid is the latest model (HEV middle-class/high-end sedan) of the LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid. It comes with GM's latest mild HEV system, e-Assist. The fuel economy is improved by 25% as compared to the same-type base model (the former model improved by 15%). PATAC also participated in the development.
New
Regal GS
2H          The New Regal GS is a high-performance sports sedan of the New Regal (based on the Insignia OPC). It is equipped with Interactive Drive Control System.
Compact
SUV
  2012
or later
       The model is a compact-type SUV (likely to be marketed under Buick brand), development of which PATAC is currently heading. The Shanghai Jinqiao plant plans to produce the model. It is smaller than the Honda CR-V.
Envision    2012
or later
     The Envision is a PHEV version SUV under the Buick brand. Its concept car (PATAC heads the development) made a global debut at the Shanghai Motor Show 2011. The company plans to use GM's latest PHEV system in this model.
New
Excelle
  2H        The New Excelle is the fully-remodeled latest model of the Excelle. It comes with a 1.5L C15VVT new engine that is developed by PATAC.
Chevrolet Malibu Year-end          The Malibu is the first middle-class/high-end sedan that is made in China under the Chevrolet brand. It made a global debut at the Shanghai Motor Show 2011. The Yantai plant plans to produce the model. It comes with a 2.0L/2.4L Ecotec engine and a 6-speed AT with manual mode. It shares the same platform (Epsilon 2) with the New Regal. The selling price is planned to range between 150,000 and 180,000 RMB.
New
Captiva
Imported Begin-
ning
of 2012
(local
produc-
tion)
       The New Captiva is a middle-class/high-end city SUV (5/7 seat, 4WD). The Shanghai Jinqiao plant plans to produce the model. It comes with a 2.4L Ecotec DVVT/3.2L V6 engine and a 5-speed MT/6-speed AT (with manual mode GF6). The price of the model to be imported and sold is 246,800-263,800 RMB.
New
Sail EV
  To be launched
in 2012-2013
     The New Sail EV is an EV hatchback that has been developed by Shanghai GM and PATAC. The concept car that debuted at the Guangzhou Motor Show 2010 comes with a Li-ion battery. The max. speed is 130km/h. The cruising range is up to 150km/full-charge.
New Spark Imported   2013
or later
(local
produc-
tion)
     The New Spark is the latest fully-remodeled model (3rd-generation M300) of Chevrolet Spark. The model uses new Gamma 2 platform, which is jointly developed by Opel and Fiat. It is considered to be a sports-type hatchback. Shanghai GM Dong Yue Motors' Yantai plant plans to produce the model. It comes with a 1.0L B10S1-type/1.2L engine and 5-speed MT/4-speed AT.
Crossover     To be launched
in 2013-2015
The model is a crossover that uses a new Gamma 2 platform. PATAC is participating in the development. The Yantai plant plans to produce the model.
The next-
generation
Cruze
      Launch    The next-generation Cruze uses the Delta 2 platform. It comes with a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine. It also plans to use a turbo engine currently under development.
Volt Imported       2015
or later
(local
produc-
tion)
 The Volt is a Range-Extended-type PHEV. The Shanghai Jinqiao plant is likely to produce the model. The model is imported and sold through existing Chevrolet dealers.
 The cruising range is more than 450km (EV mode: about 60km/full-charge). It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery on a 220V regular power source. The model is equipped with a GM Voltec hybrid power system that combines a Li-ion battery (max. capacity: 16kWh), a 1.4L gasoline engine, etc.
The 5th-
generation
Camaro
Imported     2014
or later?
(local
produc-
tion)
   The 5th-generation Camaro is a sports car (former name: Dahuangfeng). It comes with a 3.6L V6 VVT SIDI engine. The selling price of the model to be imported and sold is 455,800 RMB.
Buick/
Chevrolet
Compact
MPV
  2012
or later
       The model is a compact MPV in the same segment as Opel Meriva. It uses the new Gamma 2 platform. PATAC participates in the development.
Cadillac SRX   Launch        The SRX is an entry-class high-end SUV (5-seat, front-wheel drive model). The Shanghai Jinqiao plant plans to produce the model. It comes with a 2.0L TSIDI turbo direct-injection engine.
Shanghai
GM's
own brand
New energy
passenger
car
        By 2015  The model is the first passenger car (new energy model) under Shanghai GM's own brand (official name is undecided).
The next-generation
EV/HEV/FCV platform
        2015
or later?
 The platform is co-developed with SAIC. They share the intellectual property rights. The platform will be used in vehicles under SAIC's own brand and the two companies' global cars including the models for GM's overseas plants.
SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (total of two plants in Liuzhou/Qingdao)
Model Launch year Details
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Baojun Baojun 630
sedan
To be
launched
in August
(1.5L model)
         The Baojun 630 sedan is the first model (development code, "GP50," which is based on the former Buick Excelle, A+ segment sedan) under SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile's own Baojun brand. SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile and PATAC spent three years co-developing the model. It will be produced in the Liuzhou western plant. The main target is medium and small cities. The 2011 sales target is 20,000. 4597/1750/1435 with a wheelbase of 2640mm. The fuel economy is 5.9-8.7L/100km. The model comes with DOHC/VVT 1.5L P-TEC (B15D) global engine or DVVT 1.8L Ecotec engine and a 5-speed MT/6-speed AT/CVT.
  Launch
(1.8L model)
     
Lechi 2011
or later
         Based on Chevrolet Spark M150 (Daewoo Matiz), the Lechi is a minor product upgrade of Chevrolet Lechi. The company plans to launch it under Baojun brand.
 The model comes with a 1.0L LMT-type engine (max. output 51kW). Core components concerning body control/steering/safety system and ride comfort are improved.
Baojun 630
hatchback
  2012
or later
       The Baojun 630 hatchback (A00-segment) is a compact hatchback that is based on Spark Lechi 2008. The Liuzhou western plant will produce the model. It comes with a 0.8L M-TEC/1.0L S-TEC engine supplied by GM-Daewoo and a 5-speed MT.
A0 segment
model
    2013
or later
     The model is an A0-segment compact car. It uses the MG Rover platform.
B segment
model
      2014
or later
   B-segment passenger car
Baojun SUV       2014
or later
   Based on Baojun 630
Baojun MPV         2015
or later
 Details unknown.
FAW-GM (total of three plants in Changchun/Harbin/Qujing, Yunnan prov.)
Model Launch year Details
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Jiefang
(FAW
brand)
Jiefang 501 Launched
in May
         The Jiefang 501 is a middle-class light-duty truck under the Jiefang brand. With engineers invited from GM, the model is developed at FAW Technical Center. It is produced at the Harbin plant and the Qujing plant (Yunnan province).
Kuncheng Launched
in July
         The Kuncheng is FAW's first pickup (4-door, 2-row, 4-seat, double cab). 5070/1740/1720 with a wheelbase of 3025mm. It is produced at the Changchun plant. The model comes with a 2.2L gasoline engine XG491Q-ME-type/2.4L diesel-powered engine and a 5-speed MT. The fuel economy of the gasoline-powered models is 8.53L/100km. The max. speed is 120km/h. The selling price is 60,550-66,550 RMB.
L330
Series
  Launch        The L330 Series is a high-end light-duty truck. It is jointly developed by FAW Technical Center and GM. The Harbin plant is likely to produce the model.
GMC, etc.
(GM's brand)
GMC SUV     2013
or later
     The GMC SUV is GM's SUV. The Changchun plant is likely to produce the model.
Opel's Light
duty van
    2013
or later
     The model is a light-duty van that is based on Opel Movano. The Changchun plant is likely to produce the model.
Chevrolet
Colorado
    2013
or later
     The Chevrolet Colorado is a compact pickup that is based on Chevrolet Colorado. The Changchun plant is likely to produce the model.
FAW-GM's
own brand
Opel's small bus     2013
or later
     The model is a small bus that is based on the Opel Vivaro. The Harbin plant is likely to produce the model (It will be introduced before a GMC SUV).

 



Sales: to focus on used cars and after-sales service

GM starts to provide OnStar service to Chevrolet models in 2011

 In 2011, GM started OnStar, GM Telematics service, on Chevrolet vehicles including those manufactured locally.
 In December 2009, GM started OnStar service in China through Shanghai OnStar Information Service Co., Ltd. (established in October 2009), which is a joint venture company with SAIC. At the end of 2010, the number of users already amounts to 171,000.
 Incidentally, Shanghai OnStar Information Service is owned 20% by Shanghai GM, and 40% each by GM's subsidiary, OnStar Corporation, and by SAIC Sales Co., Ltd.

Shanghai GM: to expand export of New Sail, which began in 2010, to South America/Middle East/Eastern Europe

 In October 2010, Shanghai GM Dong Yue (Yantai plant, Shandong prov.) started exporting the New Sail (launched in January 2010) to Chile/Libya (about 5,000 were exported to Chile first).
 The company sold an accumulated total of about 10,000 of the New Sail by October 2010. It has already won contracts to sell more than 10,000 in 2011. Shanghai GM Dong Yue will also use Shanghai International Port to export the model in the future, intending further to expand the export of the New Sail to countries in South America including Venezuela, Middle East, and Eastern Europe.
 The New Sail is a new passenger car that is based on the Opel Corsa and that is developed by Shanghai GM and PATAC as GM's global car model, complying with GM's engineering and quality standard. Sedan and hatchback models are available.

A used car joint venture in Shanghai with SAIC is established to start operations in October 2010

 In October 2010, GM and SAIC established and started operations of Shanghai Chengxin Used Car Operation and Management Co., Ltd., a used car joint venture in Shanghai. The new company is capitalized at 35 million RMB, and 33% by GM (China) Investment, 33% by Shanghai GM, and 34% by SAIC Sales Co., Ltd.
 The joint venture company ties up with existing dealers under the umbrella of Shanghai GM, conducting the used car business including purchase of used cars, maintenance/renewal, certification as used cars under "Chengxin" brand, marketing/bringing up for auction, and after-sales service. There are 106 inspection items in order to be certified as used cars under the "Chengxin" brand. Used cars certified are given quality assurance for one year or 20,000 km.
 The joint venture company will prioritize test marketing in economically developed areas including Beijing, Changjiang delta area, Zhujiang delta area, and Shandong province, and will operate four used car exchanges in 2011. It will increase the number to about 20 by 2015.

(Note) It is said that about 3.34 million and about 4.2 million used cars are traded in China in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Parts delivery center for after-sales service: to add in Tianjin/Chengdu to a total of five centers

Shanghai GM increases the number of parts/accessories delivery centers to five by 2013
 In July 2011, Shanghai GM announced that it would set up a parts delivery center at Tianjin Economic & Technical Development Zone (Hangu Modern Industrial Zone) in Tianjin. It has yet to be announced when the construction of the new center will begin and be completed. The total investment is worth 176 million RMB.
 The site area is 76,000 square meters. The building area is more than 40,000 square meters. The new center includes main warehouse, sub warehouse, and office space. The center takes charge of parts delivery in the Northern China Area including Beijing/Tianjin/Hebei province and in the North-eastern China Area including Liaoning province /Helongjiang province /Jilin province. Upon the establishment of the Tianjin delivery center, the number of days it takes to supply parts will be shortened by an average of one day.
 In the meantime, the company also plans to set up a new parts delivery center in Chengdu, Sichuan province by 2013. When it is completed, the number of days it takes to deliver parts is likely to be shortened from the current six days to two days.
 With this move, the number of delivery centers for spare parts in China will increase from three (Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Yantai) in November 2010 to five including new centers in Tianjin and Chengdu by 2013.


(Reference) GM: sales volume and sales plan by model and joint venture plant in China

(unit)
Plant Model Base
model
2007 2008 2009 2010 Jan.-Jun.
2010
Jan.-Jun.
2011
2011
(plan)
Shanghai
GM
Regal
2.0/2.5/3.0L
Buick
Regal
15,253 3,800 19 1 1 0 n.a.
New Regal 1.6T Opel
Insignia
- - 2,682 4,138 1,818 799
New Regal 2.0L 0 3,819 48,029 43,605 20,289 26,148
New Regal 2.0T - - 4,443 7,267 3,708 1,932
New Regal 2.4L 0 2,297 24,828 24,376 14,301 8,980
Park Avenue 2.8L Buick
Park
Avenue
4,438 3,942 2,140 3 0 1
Park Avenue 3.0L - - 1,846 3,372 2,421 882
Park Avenue 3.6L 1,262 882 232 1 1 1
Royaum 2.8/3.6L Buick
Royaum
14 1 0 2 - -
Excelle 3box 1.6L Excelle
3box
121,417 133,302 229,168 222,485 103,909 121,420
Excelle 3box 1.8L 34,622 18,329 5,695 6 6 0
Excelle 2box 1.6L Excelle
RV
26,769 15,657 3,393 5 5 0
Excelle 2box 1.8L 12,194 6,853 2,679 3 2 0
Excelle Wagon 1.6L Excelle
HRV
1,783 1,329 218 1 1 0
LaCrosse 2.4L LaCrosse 68,453 51,890 30,170 27 19 -2
LaCrosse 3.0L 3,059 856 994 1
New LaCrosse 2.0T New
LaCrosse
- - - 11,974 4,805 5,835
New LaCrosse 2.4L - - 34,299 84,190 43,541 49,353
New LaCrosse 3.0L - - 9,154 8,213 5,078 2,556
Yinglang XT 1.6L new Opel
Astra
- - - 15,451 5,577 8,985
Yinglang XT 1.6T - - - 11,228 7,201 5,002
Yinglang XT 1.8L - - - 11,687 8,006 4,062
Yinglang GT 1.6L Opel Astra
GTC 3door
- - - 21,073 0 30,142
Yinglang GT 1.6T - - - 8,195 158 5,951
Yinglang GT 1.8L - - - 14,053 333 12,375
Cadillac
CTS, SRX
Cadillac
CTS, SRX
0 3 1 - - -
Cadillac SLS Saiwei Cadillac
SLS
4,384 2,633 3,057 5,204 2,568 3,757
Total 293,648 245,593 403,047 496,561 223,748 288,179 n.a.
Shanghai
GM
Dong Yue
Sail 3box 1.6L Sail (the
second-
generation
Corsa)
15,786 23 7 - - - n.a.
Sail 2box 1.6L Sail SRV 4,685 17 - - - -
New Sail 1.2L Opel
Corsa
3box
- - - 53,828 24,843 38,973
New Sail 1.4L - - - 55,606 17,862 34,516
New Sail 2box 1.2L Opel
Corsa
2box
- - - 15,267 2,208 6,858
New Sail 2box 1.4L - - - 6,680 189 3,698
Epica 1.8L Epica 41,718 43,173 20,533 53,778 32,366 20,259
Epica 2.0L 23,964 24 23 0
Aveo 1.2L Aveo
(Kalos)
11,490 12,297 2,087 416 351 -
Aveo 1.4L 6,456 4,525 3,950 -
Aveo 1.6L 996 100 96 -
Lova 1.2L Lova 85,562 107,367 1,117 0 0 1
Lova 1.4L 110,986 77,702 42,393 54,419
Lova 1.6L 6,864 7,663 4,702 2,737
New Aveo 1.4L
2/3box
Chevrolet
Sonic
(new Aveo)
- - - - - 7
New Aveo 1.6L
2/3box
- - - - - 2,662
Total 159,241 162,877 173,010 275,589 128,983 161,468 n.a.
Shanghai
GM
Norsom
Buick GL8
Luzun 3.0L
Montana 42,516 36,286 40,103 52,155 29,113 12,002 n.a.
New Buick GL8 Business
concept
- - - - - 25,181 30,000
Cruze 1.6L Cruze - - 69,503 134,974 60,870 79,690 n.a.
Cruze 1.6T - - - 1,878 0 1,484
Cruze 1.8L - - 22,693 50,900 27,035 21,420
Total 42,516 36,286 132,299 239,907 117,018 139,777 n.a.
Total (Shanghai GM group) 495,405 444,756 708,356 1,012,057 469,749 592,086 1,150,000
SAIC-GM-
Wuling
Automobile
Baojun 630 Buick
Excelle
To be launched form August 2011
(being produced from June)
20,000
Spark Lechi 0.8L the first-generation
Chevrolet
Spark
(Matiz)
30,564 27,210 5,958 3 1 0 80,000
Spark Lechi 1.0L 1,946 13,350 19,824 34,038 16,482 19,607
Spark Lechi 1.2L 0 237 34,218 43,759 24,592 17,229
Wuling Mini van (indepen-
dent
develop-
ment)
464,118 545,239 916,808 1,057,804 588,004 569,388 1,200,000
Wuling mini truck 39,852 48,929 67,879 73,614 36,750 34,674
Chassis of
Wuling mini truck
16,308 15,543 20,363 25,290 15,369 6,883
Total 552,788 650,508 1,065,050 1,234,508 681,198 647,781 1,300,000
(thereof) Passenger cars 496,628 586,036 976,808 1,135,604 629,079 606,224 n.a.
(thereof) Commercial vehicles
including chassis
56,160 64,472 88,242 98,904 52,119 41,557
FAW-GM FAW's commercial
vehicle with Hongta/
Jiefang, etc. brand
- - 34,510 88,224 49,580 30,332 Over
100,000
Grand total (including export) 1,048,193 1,095,264 1,807,916 2,334,789 1,200,527 1,270,199 Over
2,550,000
Breakdown
by type
of vehicle
Passenger cars
(GM's brands and
Wuling brand)
992,033 1,030,792 1,685,164 2,147,661 1,098,828 1,198,310 Over
2,250,000
Commercial vehicles
(Wuling/Jiefang/
Hongta brand)
56,160 64,472 122,752 187,128 101,699 71,889 Over
198,000
Breakdown
by brand
Buick brand 331,780 279,243 440,092 543,512 250,293 321,605 600,000
Chevrolet brand 191,751 203,674 325,206 541,141 257,963 303,560 n.a.
Cadillac brand 4,384 2,636 3,058 5,204 2,568 3,757 n.a.
Total
(GM's brand,
Passenger cars only)
527,915 485,553 768,356 1,089,857 510,824 628,922 Over
1,150,000
Wuling brand
(including chassis)
520,278 609,711 1,005,050 1,156,708 640,123 610,945 1,200,000
Jiefang/Hongta brand
(only FAW's own brand)
- - 34,510 88,224 49,580 30,332 Over
100,000

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