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Shanghai GM expands annual production capacity 32% to 1M

Shanghai General Motors Co., General Motors' passenger vehicle joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp., raised its annual production capacity to 1 million units, up from 760,000 units, after completing an expansion at one of its three plants.

Shanghai GM's expanded Yantai assembly plant in east China's Shandong province started production on May 30, doubling its annual capacity to 480,000 units, according to the company.

The Yantai plant produces the Chevrolet Epica, New Sail and Aveo as well as the Buick Excelle.

Shanghai GM has a second plant in Shanghai and a third plant in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province. The two plants can build 520,000 vehicles a year.

Shanghai GM is expanding the Shenyang factory. It also plans to build a new plant capable of making 300,000 vehicles a year in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

In the first fourth months, Shanghai GM sold 462,379 Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac models in China, up 6 percent year-on-year, according to LMC Automotive.

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