China's Great Wall Motors to start automobile production in Thailand

An SUV of Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors on display during an auto show in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Oct. 14, 2017. - Xinhua

BANGKOK (Xinhua): General Wall Motors (GWM), a leading automobile manufacturer of China, will start its production in Thailand next year with a capacity of 80,000 units a year, said Thailand's Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit on Wednesday (Sept 23).

"I spoke to the president of GWM's Asean operations Zhang Jiaming, and he said that GWM will improve and upgrade the automobile production lines capable of enhancing internal combustion engines and electric vehicles," said Suriya.

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