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SAIC's car unit starts expanding assembly plant in Zhengzhou
Automotive News China | 2018/1/9

SAIC Motor Corp.í»s car unit began the second phase of construction at its assembly plant in the north China city of Zhengzhou to expand output at its Roewe and MG brands.

Upon completion of the project in 2020, the plant will be capable of producing up to 600,000 vehicles a year, SAIC said.

Under the first phase, the Zhengzhou factory started production in September 2017 with annual capacity of up to 400,000 vehicles.  

SAICí»s car unit also operates assembly plants in Shanghai and Nanjing in east China. The two factories combined have annual production capacity of 400,000 vehicles. 

The unit also has two assembly plants in Thailand, which combined can build up to 150,000 vehicles a year at full capacity. 

In 2017, aggregate sales of the Roewe and MG brands surged 62 percent year on year to 522,036 behind demand for the two brandsí» crossovers. 

SAIC plans to launch more than ten new models including electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids under its two proprietary brands from 2018-20.

SAIC, a state-owned company based in Shanghai, also operates light-vehicle joint ventures with the Volkswagen Group and General Motors in China.

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