Wuling Motors

Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. was established 2007 in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China, as a joint-venture of Wuling Group and Dragon Hill Holdings.[2] It is doing business as Wuling Motors (Chinese: 五菱汽车; pinyin: Wǔlíng Qìchē; lit.: 'Five Diamonds Motors') with three subsidiaries: Liuzhou Wuling Motors United Development Co. Ltd., Liuzhou Wuling Special-purpose Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd., and Liuzhou Wuling Liuji Power Co. Ltd. They produce engines, special purpose vehicles, namely mini electric cars, people movers, trucks and buses, and auto parts.[2]

History

Wuling microvans have been manufactured since 1982.[3] In 1986 Wuling's predecessor company, Liuzhou Automotive Industry Corporation, reached an agreement with Mitsubishi Motors to assemble the L100 type Mitsubishi Minicab.[4] Originally, 90% of parts were imported, but gradually local parts content increased. This small van was sold as the Liuzhou Wuling LZ 110.

The first Wulings to be exported were sent to Thailand in 1992.[3] In 2001, SAIC Wuling Automobile Co. Ltd. was established, with SAIC-GM-Wuling being established in 2002. It is a joint venture with SAIC Motor and General Motors.[5]

Both companies use the Wuling brand.

SAIC Wuling Automobile Co. Ltd. models

2011 Wuling N200 microvan

Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co. Ltd. models

  • Wuling Weiwei
  • Wuling V2
  • Wuling M100
  • Wuling S100
  • Wuling Q490

Wuling Engine

Wuling Engine is a division of Wuling Automobile which manufactures Wuling-branded engines for small autos and motorcycles. Some are in cooperation with companies such as Delphi .[6]

Generator sets

Wuling Automobile also manufactures generator sets under the Longward brand.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Corporate Structure". wuling.com.hk. 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Wuling Motors - Company profile". wulingauto.com.cn. 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b "五菱英文版" [Export Business: Brief Introduction]. sgmw.com.cn (in Chinese). 2013. Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Since the first WULING vehicle was exported to Thailand in 1992, WULING vehicle has been exported to more than 40 countries and regions like Centre & South America, Middle-east, Africa, and South-east Asia.
  4. ^ "Mitsubishi to assemble vans, trucks in China". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Tokyo: 12. 1 March 1986.
  5. ^ "Wuling Motors - Development process". wulingauto.com.cn. 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.wulingauto.com.cn/cpzs_2_class.aspx?ClassID=1
  7. ^ http://www.wulingauto.com.cn/cpzs_2_class.aspx?ClassID=2

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