According to a new Beijing Times report published Wednesday, BMW is quietly readying plans itself to open a second plant in China. The plant will be run with domestic partner Brilliance Automotive Group, and complement the company's existing Shenyang plant. On a related note, the Bavarian automaker also hopes to increase its ability to source parts locally, with plans to more than double the amount of area suppliers it uses this year.
In other news, Shanghai General Motors (GM's joint-venture project in the region) has announced that it is putting the brakes on assembling Cadillac knock-down kits, with plans to import vehicles instead.
[Source: People's Daily Online]