LIUZHOU, China, 4 August 2014 —— SAIC-GM-Wuling received more than 10,000 orders for the Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle within 52 hours of its launch.
The joint venture announced its newest model simultaneously on its official website, Weibo and WeChat at 7:30 a.m. on 30 July 2014. On the first two days, a Baojun 730 was ordered an average of every 43 seconds.
Mr. Huang, the first Baojun 730 customer, said: “I had been checking SAIC-GM-Wuling’s official WeChat since 6:00 a.m. and was thrilled when the price was announced. It was about what I expected, so I hurried to put in my order instead of having breakfast.”
The Baojun 730 is sold at 2,600 Wuling and Baojun outlets across China. Four variants equipped with a choice of 1.5L or 1.8L engines are available.
The Baojun 730 is the second MPV offered by SAIC-GM-Wuling. Sales of the Wuling Hong Guang MPV family in the first six months of 2014 totaled 371,600 units, which represented an increase of 71 per cent from the same period last year. The Hong Guang MPV family ended the first half of 2014 with more than 40 per cent of its market segment.
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General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 10 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2013, GM sold nearly 3.2 million vehicles in China.