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
Founded2007; 14 years ago (2007)
Headquarters,
Area served
China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau
ProductsElectric vehicles, trucks, buses, engines
Owners
    • Liuzhou Wuling Motors Ltd (49%)
    • Wuling Motors Holding Limited
      (Hongkong Stock Exchange No. 305 (51%))[1]
Subsidiaries
Websitewulingauto.com

Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. (doing business as Wuling MotorsChinese: 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]

The company has 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[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] 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[edit]

2011 Wuling N200 microvan

Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co. Ltd. models[edit]

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

Wuling Engine[edit]

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[edit]

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

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. ^ 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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