SHENYANG, Liaoning – Shanghai-GM Norsom Motors Co., a joint venture by SAIC, GM China and Shanghai-GM, celebrated its 10th anniversary and inaugurated its phase III plant here on August 18, according to a company news release.
With a total investment of ¥7 billion ($1.14 billion), the plant, which covers an area of 2.22 square kilometers, will be capable of producing 300,000 vehicles and 450,000 engines per year.
The company has also built a suppliers supporting park occupying an area of 2.44 square kilometers. Dozens of suppliers and logistics enterprises have settled in the park.
The new generation Chevrolet Cruze will be the first model to be made at the new plant. Quantity production of the 1.4T and 1.5L engines to be equipped on the new Cruze cars has been realized in the new plant, which indicates that the powertrain workshop of the new plant has become GM’s first workshop to mass-produce the new generation Ecotec small-displacement engines.
Shanghai-GM Norsom has manufactured 1.7 million vehicles since it was established in 2004.