Wuling to Sell GM's "Trash"

General Motors has already emphasized that its Chinese lineup will receive a lot of new additions in the next couple of years, but it seems like the upgrades the American-based carmaker was talking about might be a little bit outdated. A report by China Car Times reveals an interesting thing: the Wuling brand the company currently operates in China is very likely to receive several old models currently sold by GM in other markets.

In the meantime, the BaoJun brand the parent manufacturer has created in China will be in charge of developing and selling more affordable models, while the other will retail its very own vehicles developed by General Motors.

Wuling on the other hand will receive a rebadged version of the last generation Chevrolet Spark, but also the last iteration of the Buick Excelle. Furthermore, Chevrolet could donate its old Captiva to Wuling which will sell the SUV in China with engines between 2.0 and 3.0 liters. The new Captiva on the other hand will be sold in China as well, but with a Chevrolet badge and obviously at a higher price.

General Motors hasn't yet confirmed the reports, but said, through the voice of its CEO Dan Akerson, that it intends to bring up to 20 new models and upgrades in China in order to benefit from the local growth.

"China is central to our global strategy,"
he said according to The Canadian Press. "We want to understand the preferences that the China market wants. We bring our best designs, best technology to China."
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