Automotive News   |   Automotive News Europe   |   Autoweek   |   Automobilwoche

Automotive News China Newsletter
Register our free newsletter, sent each Monday and Thursday

     Automakers   Suppliers   Auto Show   Comment   Car Cutaway   Newsletters   Press Releases   Register for Newsletter
  Contact Us:   Editorial   Advertising   Subscription Information   |   About Us   Media Kit
Home >> Automaker Email this story   Print this story
CEO of Great Wall's premium Wey brand resigns
Automotive News China | 2018/11/6

Jens Steingraeber has resigned as CEO of Great Wall Motor Co.¡¯s premium Wey brand. 

Steingraeber left the company last month to care for an ill family member, Great Wall said.

The company did not name a successor. 

Steingraeber joined Great Wall as CEO of Wey in 2016. Before that, he worked for Audi in Germany for more than 30 years and was product manager of the Audi Q3.

Great Wall, China¡¯s largest light-truck maker, unveiled Wey in 2016. The brand was named after the company¡¯s founder and chairman, Wei Jianjun. 

To date, Wey has launched sales of three gasoline compact crossover models and a plug-in hybrid SUV. 

For the first three quarters of this year, Wey delivered 105,497 vehicles, 2.7 times the number in the same period last year. 

Despite Wey¡¯s volume, Great Wall¡¯s sales dropped 4.1 percent year on year to 676,668 in the period because of weak demand for crossovers and SUVs sold under the company¡¯s mass-market Haval brand.

Related Stories
  • Geely, Great Wall, BYD sales climb in March
  •     --Published:2019/12/4
  • Ford appoints industry veteran Yang Song as China sales chief
  •     --Published:2019/9/4
  • Renault taps Audi Chinese executive to lead JV with Dongfeng
  •     --Published:2019/2/4
  • Great Wall, Ford target growing Chinese demand for pickups
  •     --Published:2019/29/3
  • Chinese automakers renew drive to go global
  •     --Published:2019/15/3
  • Great Wall deliveries advance behind pickups and new crossover
  •     --Published:2019/12/3
  • PSA dispatches Italian chief to steer main China venture
  •     --Published:2019/26/2
  • Great Wall to build vehicles in east China's Taizhou city
  •     --Published:2019/26/2
  • Japanese auto veterans to lead Qoros
  •     --Published:2019/26/2
  • Great Wall, BYD sales rise despite market downturn
  •     --Published:2019/22/2
  • Great Wall seeks to boost sales 14% in 2019
  •     --Published:2019/29/1
  • VW China CEO to join VW brand's management board
  •     --Published:2019/29/1
  • Audi taps Infiniti's China chief to lead local sales
  •     --Published:2019/11/1
  • Geely, Great Wall to add plants in China
  •     --Published:2018/21/12

    Our Newsletter Editions
    Automotive News China produces two email newsletters each week. You can sort your news by the articles highlighted in each of our newsletters here.

    Select your newsletter     


    Automotive News China
    Room 1303, Building 2, Lane 99, South Hongcao Road,
    Shanghai 200233
    Telephone: 86-139-1851-5816
    Fax: 86-21-6495-0895
    Home | Help Center | About Us | Privacy Policy | RSS
    Entire contents © Crain Communications, Inc.
    Use of editorial content without permission is strictly prohibited. All Rights Reserved.