Wuling Motors

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Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co., Ltd.
Wuling Motors
Native name
五菱汽车集团控股有限公司
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
PredecessorLiuzhou Wuling Automobile
Founded1982; 40 years ago (1982)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsElectric vehicles, trucks, buses, engines
Owners
    • Liuzhou Wuling Motors Ltd (49%)
    • Wuling Motors Holding Limited
      (Hongkong Stock Exchange No. 305 (51%))[1]
Subsidiaries
List
    • Liuzhou Wuling Liuji Power Co. Ltd
    • Liuzhou Wuling Motors United Development Co. Ltd.
    • Liuzhou Wuling Special-purpose Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd.[1][2]
Websitewuling.com.cn

Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. (doing business as Wuling Motors; Chinese: 五菱汽车; pinyin: Wǔlíng Qìchē; lit. 'Five Diamonds Motors') is a Chinese manufacturer of automobiles, officially established as a joint venture by Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co., Ltd. (shortened "Wuling Group") and Wuling Automobile Group Holdings Ltd.[2]

They produce engines, and special purpose vehicles, namely mini electric cars, people movers, trucks and buses, and auto parts.[2]

The company also operates a joint venture with SAIC and General Motors, called SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW).

History[edit]

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] This small van was sold as the Liuzhou Wuling LZ110.

The first Wulings to be exported were sent to Thailand in 1992.[3]

In 2001, "SAIC Wuling Automobile Co. Ltd." was established, and SAIC-GM-Wuling was established in 2002, a joint venture with SAIC Motor and General Motors.[5]

Products[edit]

  • Weiwei
  • V2
  • M100
  • S100
  • Q490

Gallery[edit]

Subsidiaries and joint ventures[edit]

  • Liuzhou Wuling Motors United Development Co. Ltd.
  • Liuzhou Wuling Special-purpose Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • Liuzhou Wuling Liuji Power Co. Ltd.
  • Wuling Engine, 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]
  • Liuzhou AAM, a joint venture between Wuling and American Axle & Manufacturing, manufacturing electric drive units, independent rear axles and driveheads.[7]

Wuling Automobile also manufactures generator sets under the "Longward" brand.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corporate Structure". wuling.com.hk. 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Company profile on Wuling Motors website, 21 Sep 2020
  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. ^ "发动机--柳州五菱汽车工业有限公司". www.wulingauto.com.cn. Archived from the original on 2009-08-08.
  7. ^ "AAM Supplies Electric Drive Unit for New Baojun E300 Plus in China". www.aam.com. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  8. ^ "发电机组--柳州五菱汽车工业有限公司". www.wulingauto.com.cn. Archived from the original on 2009-08-08.

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