April 20, 2005
GM to show record line-up of products at Auto Shanghai
Shanghai China – General Motors is joining its joint ventures in China to showcase an unprecedented number of vehicles and brands at Auto Shangai 2005, the country’s leading auto show, which opens April 21st.
Bob Lutz introduces the all-new Chevrolet Aveo at Auto Shanghai 2005 Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Click image to enlarge
“We are proud to be displaying our broad lineup of domestically built and imported products once again at what is fast becoming one of the world’s great auto shows,” said Troy Clarke, GM Group vice president and president of GM Asia Pacific.
The display features imported production and concept vehicles from GM, domestically-built vehicles from Shanghai General Motors and SAIC-GM Wuling, and a concept vehicle from the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC).
The show will also feature the release of the all-new Chevrolet Aveo, which will be sold in 120 countries around the world.
Also on display will be the locally-assembled 2.8-litre Cadillac CTS from Shanghai GM; the Cadillac SRX wagon, which became available in China at the beginning of March; and the XLR roadster, which will be sold in China later this year. There will also be the Cadillac Sixteen concept car and a 1959 Eldorado.
Buick will show its Royaum, Shanghai GM’s top-of-the-line model, along with the Excelle sedan and HRV hatchback, and the Buick GL8 wagon.
Chevrolet will show the Aveo, Sail, Epica and Spark, which is the first Chevrolet car assembled in China. Saab, which was launched in China last May, will display a number of vehicles from the 9-3 and 9-5 ranges.
In 2004, GM’s sales in China grew 27.2 per cent to 492,000 units.