Shanghai, China – General Motors and its Chinese joint venture partners displayed 42 production and concept cars at Auto China 2008 which ran from 20 to 28 April 2008. The Opel, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Hummer and Buick brands each had something special to show.
The exhibition indicated where GM is headed and also highlighted the automakers contribution to sustainable development of the automotive industry by sharing advanced products and technologies with its partners in China. Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group says the exhibit demonstrates the GM’s family leadership position in the automotive industry. Among the cars on display were the much anticipated Cadillac CTS, the new Chevrolet Aveo, 2008 Spark and the legendary Camaro all of which are likely to be sold in South Africa.
Not destined for South Africa, but certainly one of the highlights of Auto China, was the Buick Invicta, which made its global debut. The luxurious Invicta (Latin for invincible) illustrates GM’s utilization of design and engineering talent to execute a premium vehicle with international appeal. Buick, as a brand, is hugely popular in China largely thanks to the marque being the preferred choice of the Chinese emperor in modern times.