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Chinese car maker Great Wall has opened its first European manufacturing plant in Bulgaria.
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22 February 2012

Chinese car maker Great Wall has opened its first European manufacturing plant in Bulgaria.

The first Chinese car maker to establish a production base in Europe will assemble the Great Wall Motors Voleex C10 for sale in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. Production will intially run at a conservative rate of just 8000 cars per year but is planned to rise to a maximum of 70,000 annually by 2015.

In the second phase of its plan to further infiltrate the European car market (including Norway, Sweden and England), company marketing director, Wang Shihui said: “We want to go into these markets, the faster, the better.”

Along with the Voleex C10, Great Wall Motors is also planning to assemble the Hover H5 SUV and Steed at its new European plant.

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DKW 23 February 2012

Re: Great Wall opens European factory

Lesia44 wrote:
Oh dear... and they were doing so well until they got to the grill.
Just had a look at the photo. Lord have mercy. It's (mainly) good for Scandinavian cars to look Scandinavian, German cars to look German, and British cars to look British. However, as the French are concluding it doesn't work for everyone, and at this early stage of Chinese car production they need to reassure us they are building to European tastes and more importantly standards. That Chinese dragon grill just suggests they aren't .

Paul123 23 February 2012

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Autocar wrote:
the second phase of its plan to further infiltrate the European car market (including Norway, Sweden and England)

So they're not planning on entering Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland then?

I'm English - but it still annoys me when articles use 'England' when what's meant is either 'Britain' or 'the UK'.

Lesia44 23 February 2012

Re: Great Wall opens European factory

Oh dear... and they were doing so well until they got to the grill.

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