14 Facts About SAIC Motor


SAIC traces its origins to the early years of the Chinese automobile industry in the 1940s, and SAIC was one of the few carmakers in Mao's China, making the Shanghai SH760.

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SAIC Motor products sell under a variety of brand names, including those of its joint venture partners.

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Two notable brands owned by SAIC Motor itself are MG, a historic British car marque, and Roewe.

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In June 1997, SAIC formed a second major joint venture, Shanghai General Motors Co Ltd, with General Motors.

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Around this time SAIC Motor created a new holding company for its subsidiaries employed in passenger car production, Shanghai Automotive Group.

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SAIC Motor did manage to obtain some MG Rover technology that was incorporated into a new line of luxury sedans sold under the Roewe marque, and it subsequently purchased the winning bidder.

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In June 2012, SAIC Motor's United States-based subsidiary Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp USA, Inc opened a new North American Operations Center in Birmingham, Michigan.

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In 2012, SAIC Motor retained its top spot among domestic rivals by producing around 3.

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Present-day SAIC Motor is the product of numerous mergers and corporate re-structurings.

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MG SAIC Motor designs, develops and markets cars sold under the MG marque while vehicle manufacturing takes place at its factories in China and Thailand.

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MG SAIC Motor is the largest importer of Chinese made cars into the United Kingdom.

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SAIC Motor is focused on producing Iveco-based heavy trucks which are mostly marketed under the Hongyan marque.

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SAIC Motor has numerous production facilities in China, including sites in: Chongqing, Liuzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Yantai.

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In June 2019, SAIC Motor closed its UK Technical Centre making over 300 engineers redundant in the process.

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