GM China Presents Five All-New American Models in Shanghai8
General Motors has just presented five all-new American models at the 2020 China International Import Expo (CIIE), the only trade fair in the Asian country focused on imported products. GM China took the opportunity to show local audiences the new Chevrolet Corvette Convertible for the first time, along with each of the company’s four new full-size SUVs.
Although it isn’t clear at this time whether there are concrete plans to import and market these vehicles in the Chinese market, GM China is using them to showcase the automaker’s broad leadership in technology, design and originality in these segments, which are yet unexplored in that country. In any case, they will serve to measure the level of interest of Chinese customers and show them additional possibilities offered by the company’s global engineering efforts.
“GM insists on introducing the best products, technologies and services to China,” said GM China President Julian Blissett in a statement. “From entering new market segments, seeking innovative sales channels, to creating the ultimate user experience, we will actively seize the emerging development opportunities to benefit consumers and partners,” he added.
At the third edition of the CIIE, which has been held each fall in Shanghai since 2018, GM China is once again presenting the eight generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, but this time in its convertible variant. In addition to the striking new mid-engine configuration, it stands out as the first hardtop convertible in the Corvette’s history, and its top can be opened in just 16 seconds even while the car is travelling at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
In addition, the new generation of the four full-size SUVs is presented for the first time in China, with different styles to cover the various possible usage scenarios. Specifically, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is shown in range-topping Premium Luxury Platinum trim, the GMC Yukon Denali as the official exponent of the brand specialized in pickup trucks and utility vehicles, the Chevrolet Suburban High Country and the Chevrolet Tahoe Z71.
The third CIIE fair will be held from November 5th to the 10th in the city of Shanghai. It’s the second consecutive year in which GM China presents specialized models imported from the American market that have not been traditionally viable in the Asian country, but which reveal a clear display of intentions. The company will also show its vision of a zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion future.
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Have they put mandarin characters in these for Chinese market vehicles? Knowing GM I bet not!
There’s no such thing as “Mandarin” characters, yes the infotainment is already localized, and GM already has language-neutral interiors for North American vehicles: that’s what they have to sell in Canada.
Wow, vehicles sold to a place that have no market for them……
For good sakes offer a international sedan like a 5 Series or E-Class that you can have anyway you want. Yes CT5 is a start but Chevy need a mainstream sedan people will want to be seen in in world markets.
Let me understand this. While the USA is cancelling and/or delaying all kinds of auto shows and conventions because of the Chinese-caused virus that their Communist Government will not help us with irradicating, General Motors, in a truly magnanimous gesture, is willing to support our Communist rivals with their business endeavors and entertainment.
Obviously, the dangers and threats of the Chinese Covid virus to GM doesn’t overcome the quest for the buck!
When that day comes when the Chinese Communist Government nationalizes GM China, GM had better not look to US taxpayers for another bailout!
China has offered to help the USA with containing the Corona Virus .
I am concerned for your mental health.
Also, the communist government in China was able to stop coronavirus from spreading like it is in the USA by locking down entire cities. Now because they did what is recommended by health experts, they can go enjoy life and do normal things again unlike us.
No health officials, to include the WHO recommend lockdowns! The US isn’t a fascist country much as Democrats wish it was; we won’t infringe on personal liberties like they did in China!
China is critical for General Motors survival and it’s reason why China often gets the latest GM vehicles because you’ve got to keep your best customer happy.