By Lu Nengneng | 2012-11-30 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
GENERAL Motors yesterday opened the second phase of the GM China Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai to deepen its research and development in the world's largest auto market.
"The completion of the ATC is an important milestone for GM in China," Bob Socia, GM China president and chief country operations officer for China, India and ASEAN, said. "It gives us the most comprehensive automotive technical center in our largest market. The ATC will serve not just China but also GM's operations around the world."
GM yesterday also unveiled a life-size clay model of its EN-V 2.0 which reflects the automaker's vision for cleaner and more efficient urban mobility as it combines electrification and connectivity.
"EN-V 2.0 is being developed and will be tested first right here in China," Socia said. "This is further testament to the important role that China is playing in GM's product development strategy."
The new ATC facility, adjacent to GM's International Operations and China Headquarters, will support the firm's work in technology, powertrains, electrification and vehicle design. It will also reinforce GM's commitment to sustainable urban transport solutions.
Socia said the company's success next year and in the future will depend on its ability to provide vehicles with innovative features and fuel-efficient powertrains.