Shanghai GM’s PATAC Breaks Ground On New R&D Facility In Shanghai1
As Shanghai GM broke ground on Wednesday, June 19th on its newest manufacturing facility destined to build Cadillacs in China for the Chinese market, the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) also broke ground on a new R&D facility in the same location.
The new R&D facility will include an advanced design and styling center, vehicle engineering facility, powertrain engineering facility, and new energy facility while housing a dedicated vehicle development and engineering team. The facility will complement PATAC’s Jinqiao Design and Engineering Center and Wanggang Testing and Pilot Production Center, both in Shanghai, along with the Guangde Proving Ground.
For reference, Shanghai GM and PATAC are both 50-50 joint ventures between GM and SAIC.
- Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Details here.
This explains some of the pull back in Korea. GM can accomplish the same things in China at a lower cost with help from partners.