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SAIC partnered with General Motors to form Shanghai GM, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, and the Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Center. SAIC also partnered with Volkswagen Group in the formation of Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive.
Car brands owned by SAIC:
SAIC's Joint Ventures:
Other automotive companies owned by SAIC:
- Shanghai-Sunwin Bus Corporation
- Shanghai-Huizhong Automotive Manufacturing
- Shanghai-Xingfu Motorcycle
- Shanghai-New Holland Agricultural Machinary
- Shanghai-Pengpu Machinary
MG Rover-SAIC Incompleted Negotiation
In August 2004, it was learned that SAIC was in talks to buy Britain's MG Rover Group. In November, it was announced that SAIC could take a 70% stake in a joint venture company shared with MG Rover in return for its £1 billion investment.
SAIC had claimed that it had already acquired Intellectual Property Rights in some Rover products for £67 million in the autumn of 2004, including the Rover 25, the Rover 75 and the Rover Powertrain K-series engine, but the Administrators advised that there was still interest in saving some other parts of the company, including MG, and Friday, May 13, 2005 was set as the deadline for bids from potential investors.
In June 2005, it emerged that SAIC held the rights to the MG TF sports car. Commentators in the British media claimed that the rights were transferred by its former owner, MG Rover, to SAIC accidentally.
SAIC bid for MG Rover assets but on July 22nd 2005, the Nanjing Automobile Corporation purchased the British Group for £53 million.
Having bought the rights to a number of Rover models, the group tried to purchase the Rover name from BMW Group for £11m, but this bid also failed and the Rover brand eventually went to the Ford Motor Company Inc. of the USA after its exercised its right over the name following its purchase of Land Rover in 2000.