A GM China spokesperson has today confirmed the brand holding discussions with major Chinese manufacturer FAW to form a partnership to build light commercial vehicles.
Though specific details were held as confidential, the spokesperson did say an undisclosed trading name had been registered with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.
“The joint venture is far from complete, but the registration of the name is just one of the processes. We still have a lot of work to do,” he said when asked whether the partnership will lead to a full-fledged joint venture.
GM already makes light commercial vehicles in China in a three-way tie-up with SAIC Motor and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile. It also operates a car manufacturing venture in Shanghai with SAIC, China’s largest auto maker.
FAW, one China’s three biggest automakers, operates car manufacturing ventures with Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp.