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SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (上汽通用五菱汽车股份有限公司)
Type Joint venture between General Motors, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) and Wuling Automobile Company Limited.
Founded 2002
Headquarters Liuzhou, Guangxi,  People's Republic of China
Area served China
Key people Kevin E. Wale - President and Managing Director, GM China Group
Industry Automobile
Products mini-trucks, Microvan, City car
Employees 8000
Website SGMW

SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (上汽通用五菱汽车股份有限公司) is a joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) of China and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co., Ltd. Based at the Liuzhou, Guangxi small van factory, it is the manufacturer of vehicles sold in China under the Wuling marque and specializes in trucks and van sales in the poorer interior of the country.

Sales in 2005 were 337,188 units, up 43.4 percent from 2004.

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Models

Microvans

  • Wuling Rongguang
  • Wuling Hongtu
  • Wuling Xingwang
  • Wuling Single and Double Pickup
Wuling van

City car

The Daewoo Matiz is also sold by Wuling as The Chevrolet Spark Le Chi.

Engines

  • B Engines

According to a BBC article posted on May 17, 2007, the Wuling Sunshine small minivan had a record sales number of 460,000 in 2006. The Wuling Sunshine small van is equipped with a 0.8 liter engine, built using traditional assembly line method, and priced at $3,700 USD each.[1]

According to Auto-reporter.net, Wuling is the second largest producer of motor vehicles in China after Volkswagen.[2]

Etsong

The Etsong Automobile Co is a small scale manufacturing concern that comes under the SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile part of SAIC. Based in Qingdao, China, the factory was initially set up by Chinese tobacco company and then owned by the First Automobile Works before moving over to the SAIC group in 2005.

First built in the year 2000 the factory builds a number of Austin Maestro/Montego hybrids under the Etsong Lubao and Etsong Lande nameplates.

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Models

Mid-size car

  • Lande CA1020
  • Lande CA6440

Hatchback

  • Lubao CA6410
  • Lubao CA6410

Export

A McDonald's Wuling van badged as a Marathon Mini Truck in Washington, D.C.

Wuling mini-trucks were exported in limited numbers to the United States from 2004 to 2005. SGMW USA, a Cobra Motors company, imported and distributed the vehicles. Those trucks were limited to off-road use (i.e. private property), and were primarily marketed as industrial and commercial vehicles.[3]

Current markets for Wulings are:

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