BEIJING: Great Wall Motor goals to spice up abroad gross sales this 12 months, an official at China’s high pickup truck maker mentioned on Saturday, serving to to ease an total drop brought on by COVID-19.
The firm plans to promote 70,000 automobiles outdoors China, up from 65,000 final 12 months, Sun Guang, vice basic supervisor at Great Wall’s worldwide advertising division, instructed reporters on the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020.
Great Wall earlier this 12 months forecast total gross sales would fall to 1.02 million automobiles this 12 months from final 12 months’s gross sales of 1.06 million items.
International gross sales make up round 7% of Great Wall’s total gross sales, and Great Wall plans to extend that step by step, Sun mentioned.
Sun mentioned the Baoding-based automaker plans to start out constructing automobiles in Thailand and India subsequent 12 months, however didn’t provide element. Great Wall mentioned earlier this 12 months that it could purchase two crops in these international locations from General Motors .
The firm additionally plans to promote automobiles within the European Union.