FAW-Volkswagen FoShan Plant Finished, First Golf 7 Rolled Of
The 1st Shandong Foton auto exhibition was held in Jinan from Jan. 5th to Jan. 8th, in which Foton auto showed its latest energy saving products. At the same time, Foton auto's new energy base in Shandong was put into production and 10,000th Foton new energy bus was finished there.
“FAW-Volkswagen terminal sales ranks top one in the first 8 months.” Pijie Zhang, general manager of FAW-Volkswagen said during interview with Tencent Auto. Facing passenger car top one sales competition, FAW-Volkswagen has finished its Foshan plant and new Golf series. It will dramatically increase FAW-Volkswagen production capacity.
Changan Ford is taking new steps as it eyes a coveted top three spot among China's best selling automobile enterprises. According to a recent report appearing in the Beijing Morning Post, Changan Ford may have already selected a name for its upcoming own brand venture - Jiayue (literally meaning "superior leap"). The brand's first model will be based on the classic Ford Focus. This information has yet to be officially confirmed by the manufacturer, with Changan Ford stating that it "will not comment on any future products."
Shandong Foton auto exhibition is the 1st single self-owned brand exhibition in the industry, aiming to show brand strength of Foton auto. Many new models were revealed during the exhibition which shows the determination of Foton auto to transform and innovate. SAUVANA is the latest SUV brand of Foton auto, which is divided into 3 series by configuration. And latest MPV brand also attracts a lot of attention. At present, Foton auto's varied models could meet different daily demands of customers.
FAW-Volkswagen has invested 1.3 billion Yuan into the first phrase of Foshan plant, and annual capacity is around 300 thousand. FAW and signed an agreement with Volkswagen that second phrase Foshan plant building will cost 15.3 billion Yuan and lasts for 36 months. It will increase 300 thousand vehicle capacity annually. Foshan plant will have 600 thousand capacity totally in 2015.
The information regarding Changan Ford's new own brand comes from an official environmental rating on the "technological renovation" of Changan Ford's "I06 own brand passenger automobile assembly line". The announcement also mentions that Changan Ford's number one factory, located in the Chongqing New North Zone, is currently manufacturing the C307 Classic Focus, B515 EcoSport, CD391 Mondeo and a Volvo model with the Y483 number. According to the announcement, the factory's annual production capacity is 250,000 vehicles. In order to maintain competitive advantage, the factory may have to release a new product at any time, so the manufacturer needs to be active about making technological renovations. As such, Changan Ford has already begun doing work for the assembly line on which the I06 own brand passenger car will be made on. Production capacity for the I06 is designed to be 70,000 units per year. The project will involve technological renovation of the assembly line's pressure, welding, painting, general assembly and engine facilities, as well as improvements to logistic use equipment. Total investment in the project is estimated to be around one billion RMB , with production set to begin by September 2016.
The new energy base of Foton auto in Shandong locates in Shandong Weifang high and new technology zone whose investment is 1.5 billion Yuan, including technology research and production. The capacity is estimated to reach 10,000 and main products are new energy bus, group bus, school bus etc. Annual sales revenue is expected to be around 7 billion Yuan. Besides this new energy vehicle base, Foton also owns several production and research bases in Shandong. Along with the operation of new energy vehicle base, the capacity of Foton auto's bases in Shandong will reach 600,000 and Foton will have competitive R&D ability in the world and production capacity of light commercial vehicle, MPV and new energy vehicle. Foton auto are transferring from single manufacturing base to multifunctional R&D base by readjusting industrial structure.
新豪天地娱乐官网99159，As one of the typical and core products of Volkswagen, Golf has 39 years’ history and 30 million sales record. Golf has a huge success in China as well. FAW-Volkswagen has launched its 6th generation golf in 2009, which brings original Golf flavor to Chinese consumer and identified by consumers.
The announcement's content seems to be right in line with statements made by Changan Ford's top brass. Changan Ford President Marin Burela, when asked whether or not the joint venture was preparing to release an own brand, stated that future developments had to be observed before deciding upon a specific timeline. Experts believe that with Ford's '1515' plan for the China market nearing its end, Ford will slow the pace of new product releases for the market, perhaps moving its focus to its JV's upcoming own brands. The most important prerequisite is the existence of industrial policies encouraging own brand or new energy vehicle development. Currently Changan's number one and number two factories in Chongqing boast a combined production capacity of 650,000 vehicles, while the company's expected sales volume for this year is expected to be around 800,000 vehicles. After its new factory in Hangzhou begins production next year, the JV's total production capacity will reach 1.2 million vehicles, however this figure may not be enough to satisfy its rapidly increasing growth.
On 25 September, new Golf rolled off at new Foshan plant. It is possible to launch market this year. New Golf has followed high standard and high quality history, and injected soul and believe inside, which will bring whole new experience to consumer. New Golf might be new sample for hatchback.
澳门新豪天地官网，Besides, the second model made in Foshan plant is Audi A3. Pijie Zhang introduces “Foshan plant will make Volkswagen and Audi brands, and will introduce more models in the future.”
As a “perfect factory” meeting all requirements of Germany Volkswagen criterion, FAW-Volkswagen Foshan branch is one the most automatically manufacturers. It has advantages on technology, management, energy saving etc. It has built new sample for efficiency auto manufacturer.
Foshan plant adopts the best MQB product line of Volkswagen, which is able to product doznes models of Volkswagen Group. Pijie Zhang said “Foshan plant will relief capacity limitation of FAW-Volkswagen and our goal is 1.5 million capacity and reach 1.8 million in 2015.”/
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