On May 25th, SAIC-GM-Wuling had a pre-production unit of the all-new Wuling Victory become the 22,000,000th vehicle to roll off its assembly lines, this milestone coinciding with the launch of the new Wuling Global Silver logo. Now, the General Motors joint venture has started series production of the new midsize MPV – Wuling’s first global-market model.
Starting Wednesday, September 2nd, the first units of the all-new Wuling Victory began to be produced, which officially debuted at the recent 2020 Chengdu Motor Show. SGMW is preparing its deployment to the brand’s dealer network, and should officially launch in the coming weeks in China. Soon after, it will begin its gradual launch in international markets.
As the brand’s first new-age vehicle with global ambitions, the joint venture also stated that the new Wuling Victory debuted a new build protocol to ensure a high level of quality during assembly. As a result, the vehicle goes through multiple rigorous inspections during production, before it is delivered to consumers.
In fact, a new, state-of-the-art quality control process has been established for the manufacture of the Wuling Victory throughout its entire production, from the stamping of individual parts to the completion of the final vehicle assembly. This system has more than 20 critical quality monitoring equipment, and the monitoring content includes 305 items in order to eliminate any manufacturing defect.
Prior to being parked into the warehouse yard before being shipped to dealers, the Wuling Victory will undergo a total of 510 quality inspections including feel, finish, electrical performance and rain tests. Most vehicle items have a 200 percent inspection coverage rate in order to avoid human error. Additionally, up to 86 user experience scenarios are tested in the final inspection process to ensure each vehicle is delivered in perfect condition.
SAIC-GM-Wuling states that the development of the all-new Wuling Victory was carried out in conjunction with world-class suppliers, with the aim of increasing the quality level of the brand and totally transforming its image to compete in international markets. As we have previously reported, Wuling’s global strategy will especially focus on emerging markets such as Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and other regions with large populations.