Shanghai General Motors took 32 cars to this year's Guangzhou Motor
Show, with its Chevrolet Sail 3 leading the way.
Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac Take Center Stage at Guangzhou Auto
- New Chevrolet Sail 3, Camaro RS Limited Edition and Corvette
Stingray Coupe make China debut
- Buick showcases customized Regal GS and Excelle XT
- Shanghai GM announces new telematics strategy featured in upcoming
GUANGZHOU, 2014-11-20 Shanghai GM is displaying 32 vehicles from the
Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac brands at the 12th Guangzhou
International Auto Show, which begins today and runs through November
29 in Guangzhou.
Among the products that are making their China debut are the
third-generation Chevrolet Sail 3, Chevrolet Camaro RS Limited Edition
and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe. In addition, Buick is
showcasing a customized Regal GS and Excelle XT, and Shanghai GM is
announcing its new telematics strategy that will be featured in an
upcoming Cadillac product next year.
Chevrolet Sail 3 Entry-Level Family Car
Since its introduction 15 years ago, the Sail has been a driving force
in the entry-level family car segment. Nearly 1.4 million Sails have
been sold across China. The third-generation Chevrolet Sail, named the
Sail 3, will take the nameplate and the segment to a new level when it
goes on sale nationwide by the end of this year.
Built on Shanghai GM's new-generation small car architecture, the Sail
3 has adopted Chevrolet's new design language. It has a sculpted yet
slim exterior with a youthful, dynamic feel. The Sail 3's
Chevrolet-signature dual-port grille is wider and sportier than in
previous models. Eagle eye-shaped headlights add to the striking
appearance. Dual-C-element taillights provide an enticing and
distinctive touch to the rear.
The Sail 3 is 51 mm longer and 45 mm wider than its predecessor. In
addition, its wheelbase has been extended 35 mm, providing an even
roomier cabin. With 366 liters of trunk space and an array of
user-friendly storage compartments, the new model will meet everyday
Inside, the Sail 3 has a dual-cockpit design another Chevrolet
signature. It also has an innovative flowing instrument panel that
puts controls within easy reach, a dual-mode sunroof and sculpted
seats with exquisite craftsmanship.
The Sail 3's new 1.5L DVVT and 1.3L VVT engines are matched with a
choice of a manual or mechanical automatic transmission with
start-stop function. The powertrains deliver a significant improvement
in power compared with the powertrains in earlier models while
reducing combined fuel consumption to as low as 5.3 L/100 km.
As a result, the Sail 3 has been listed in the National Energy-Saving
and Eco-Friendly Vehicle Catalogue ahead of its market launch. All
variants will be entitled to an energy-saving subsidy of RMB 3,000.
Chevrolet Camaro RS Limited Edition and Corvette Stingray Coupe
The 2015 Chevrolet Camaro RS Limited Edition builds on the performance
car's classic masculine style. Its modern, dynamic exterior is
accentuated by an all-new grille, fog lamps, taillamps and exhausts.
Under its hood is a 3.6L V-6 VVT SIDI engine that generates maximum
power of 241 kW and peak torque of 377 Nm.
The car is also equipped with the Chevrolet MyLink system, which
provides access to turn-by-turn navigation, advanced voice recognition
and a smartphone link. Pre-sales will begin by the end of the year,
with only 300 units available in China.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe is the seventh generation
of the all-American sports car, which was introduced in 1953. The
model boasts an all-new frame structure, chassis and powertrain, as
well as a number of innovative cutting-edge features.
It has a 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine with direct injection, variable valve
timing and active fuel management. It cranks out 338 kW of maximum
power and peak torque of 635 Nm. The powerplant is paired with a
seven-speed manual transmission that helps take the Corvette Stingray
from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds.
Customized Buick Regal GS and Excelle XT
Buick is showcasing two models that demonstrate the potential for
modifying the brand's products to meet the unique preferences and
spirited lifestyles of customers.
The Regal GS has been customized with a 2.0T turbocharged SIDI engine
that offers improved power of 205 kW/410 Nm. This enables the
upper-medium sedan to go from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. The
customized Buick Excelle XT provides improved power of 147 kW, giving
it the ability to move from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds.
Shanghai GM's Connected Future Telematics Strategy
Shanghai GM's Connected Future telematics strategy has three core
components: OnStar telematics, infotainment and automatic drive. It is
aimed at fostering a harmonious connection between people, vehicles
and society by providing intelligent transportation solutions that
match consumers' changing needs in the digital age.
Next year, Shanghai GM will implement its strategy when it becomes the
first automaker in China to offer built-in 4G LTE service in its
vehicles starting with a Cadillac model. This will allow
unprecedented in-vehicle connectivity along with improved safety and
security as well as reliable, high-speed data transmission. Shanghai
OnStar is highlighting the new service at the Guangzhou auto show.
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 10 joint
ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000
employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest
lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger
cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick,
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2013, GM sold
nearly 3.2 million vehicles in China. More information on General
Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.
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