GM Unveiling Global Concept Cars With Its Chinese Joint Ventures At Shangai Car Show

For the first time, GM will showcase new concept cars built with its Chinese partners.

At Auto Shanghai 2007, for the first time, General Motors Corp. and its Chinese joint ventures, Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling, will unveil two new global concept cars in China.

The two concept cars – the next level of the flexible Chevrolet Volt architecture, GM's extended-range electric passenger vehicle, and a new Buick – will shown during the event taking place from April 22 to April 28.

According to GM China Group President and Managing Director Kevin E. Wale, the exhibit demonstrates GM’s commitment to working with its China partners and joint ventures to expand its product offerings that feature the latest technology.

He also noted that GM’s joint ventures with Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary and SAIC-GM-Wuling will be celebrating its fifth anniversary.

The Chevrolet Volt was introduced in January at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Buick concept car was developed at PATAC in Shanghai, underscoring the automotive engineering and design center’s growing capability and role within GM’s engineering and design network.

Also making their Asia debut at Auto Shanghai 2007 will be two models from GM’s Opel brand from Germany: the Astra GTC and the Astra TwinTop. Shanghai GM will be showcasing additional products from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Saab, while SAIC-GM-Wuling will display several products from its mini-vehicle lineup.


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