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Press Report : SAIC Motor receives order for 1,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids

Press Report : SAIC Motor receives order for 1,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids

Automotive New China SAIC Motor (SAIC) received an order for 1,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids last week from a Shanghai supplier of battery charging equipment that plans to start a car-rental business. The company says it will fill the order with Roewe E50 small electric cars and Roewe 550 compact plug-in hybrid sedans. The buyer, […]

News : SAIC posts a record 2012

News : SAIC posts a record 2012

MG Motor UK’s parent company, SAIC Motor, has enjoyed a record year of production, with 4.49 million vehicles sold in 2012. The company is now China’s largest car company, and the eighth largest in the world. These numbers make an interesting comparison with the 782 MGs sold in the UK during the same period. Last […]

Concepts and prototypes : Roewe W2

Concepts and prototypes : Roewe W2

SAIC previewed the Roewe 550 at Beijing a year before it was launched with the impressive W2 concept car. Many of the features – including its body styling – made it into production. April 2007 – Roewe W2 Concept hits the show circuit By KEITH ADAMS Strong hints at the look of the baby brother […]

China Watch : The next generation Roewe 750 revealed?

China Watch : The next generation Roewe 750 revealed?

Clive Goldthorp  AROnline’s colleague in China, Ash Sutcliffe of China Car Times, has just obtained these two renderings of what appears to be the next generation Roewe 750 which will, we believe, be based on General Motors’ Epsilon II platform – that platform already underpins the Buick Regal and Opel/Vauxhall Insignia in short wheelbase form […]

China Watch : Roewe 750 goes hybrid

China Watch : Roewe 750 goes hybrid

Keith Adams The Roewe 750 Hybrid was greeted with a fair degree of scepticism here in the UK when SAIC Motor first unveiled the car at the Beijng Auto Show back in 2007. How could a company that had only just managed to put the ex-Rover 75 into production already be considering introducing a petrol/electric […]

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Roewe E1 Concept : Is the Rover Spiritual back from the dead?

Roewe E1 Concept : Is the Rover Spiritual back from the dead?

Ash Sutcliffe, China Car Times, 25th April, 2010 The Rover Spiritual was set to be the car that would replace the ancient Rover Metro and take Rover back into the heart of mass producing small cars, which was essentially its bread and butter. The Spiritual Concept broke free at the Geneva Auto Show way back […]

Roewe : Advancing at Auto Shanghai

Roewe : Advancing at Auto Shanghai

Words: Keith Adams Photography: Dan Strong Roewe is looking to a bright future, with a serious expansion of the range, and alternative fuelled vehicles. But will they come to Europe, or is that reserved for MG? SAIC Motor’s strangely-named Rover reincarnation, Roewe, unveiled its N1 concept at Auto Shanghai earlier today. The compact five-door is […]

Roewe N1 : SAIC Design takes a dynamic direction

Keith Adams Roewe N1 Concept The Roewe N1 Concept, which will be unveiled at next week’s Auto Shanghai, clearly shows that SAIC Motor wishes to establish a younger and more dynamic identity for its pseudo-British marque. The N1 follows in the footsteps of the Roewe W2 concept, by being a barely disguised version of a future production vehicle […]

China Watch : SAIC aims to sell 60,000 Roewe, MG cars in '09

China Watch : SAIC aims to sell 60,000 Roewe, MG cars in '09

George Gao, Shanghai, Gasgoo.com, 24th February, 2009 In its effort to cut costs, Chinese auto giant SAIC is merging the sales networks of its Roewe and MG brands and aims to sell 60,000 Roewe and MG cars this year, up 67% from their sales in 2008, said sina.com today. In 2009, SAIC will launch two […]