Costing US$253 million to build, GM’s new proving ground is said to contain some of the industry’s most advanced technology and processes, according to Kevin Wale, President of GM China.
“Our goal from the beginning was to make this a world-class facility. The greatest beneficiary will be our customers, who will receive even higher-quality vehicles that are equal to those built and sold anywhere else in the world,” Wale commented.
GM had previously tested their cars using tracks owned by the government or other companies. They had also shipped their cars overseas to places such as South Korea or the US for testing. With the new facility, a lot of time will be saved on development.
Despite the slowdown in China’s economy, GM is expecting the country’s overall car industry to improve over the previous year.