SAIC-GM-Wuling may be entering our market!

SAIC-GM-Wuling, or SAIC-GM-Wuling in Chinese, is a joint project between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive, and has now taken root in Indonesia, and according to local media sources Chan Sing Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SGMW in Indonesia to explore the possibility of introducing Wuling brand vehicles in our country in the future!

SAIC-GM-Wuling is a car company formed by Shanghai Automotive Group Corporation, General Motors (China) Corporation and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Co Ltd, whose brands include Wuling and Baojun, etc. Because of GM’s technical assistance and affordable prices, the Wuling and Baojun models are selling very well in the Chinese market, with the Wuling Hongguang becoming the most popular car in China. In addition, SAIC-GM-Wuling is not satisfied with its achievements in China, but is gradually extending its tentacles overseas. In 2017, the SAIC-GM-Wuling plant in Indonesia and Wuling Thailand officially began operations, and has also become the right-hand drive production base for SAIC-GM-Wuling.

At present, Wuling has many models in production in Indonesia, including Wuling Hongguang, Baojun 730 and Baojun 530, which can be said to cover various product lines, and the sales results are quite good, also because of the production in Indonesia and the relationship with the right-hand drive models so there is the possibility of entering China. Recently, according to Nanyang Siang Pau, Tan Chong Auto has signed a memorandum of understanding with SGMW Modo Indonesia to explore the possibility of selling Wuling vehicles in China and Thailand, but it is still in the early stages and no decision has been made on whether it will be introduced to China.

With the booming of the Chinese automotive industry, they have started to look for further possibilities in overseas markets and in recent years a number of Chinese companies have started to take root in the country, including Changan, Chery, Great Wall (including Haval), Foton, Geely (which acquired Proton) and GM. This may have given other Chinese brands the confidence to attack the Malaysian market, but it’s definitely good for local consumers to have a competitive product range, but if Wuling did come, would you choose it?

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