Great Wall opens plant in Chongqing (China)
Great Wall Motor continues to add production capacity in China despite the prolonged dip in the new-vehicle market, launching output at an assembly plant in the southwest China municipality of Chongqing.
The 4.5 billion-yuan ($629-million) factory, its first production site in southwest China, will mainly build pickups and SUVs with annual production capacity of 160,000 vehicles.
The plant’s first product is the company’s new-generation pickup, which will be marketed under the Pao brand.
The Chongqing factory is Great Wall’s fourth production site in China.
The company also operates assembly plants in three North China cities: Baoding, Xushui and Tianjin.