Great Wall Motors began its reign in the mid-80s by developing only truck parts before expanding into sedans in 2010. The expansion into sales and trade in Europe and Australia led to a domination over the SUV market.
The brand has remained consistent in new development, releasing new SUV models almost annually, and introduced its own electric vehicle in 2017. The all-electric ORA R1 is a reasonably affordable version of its kind, with a battery pack that promises to achieve a range of 194 miles – an enviable duration, eclipsed only by the Tesla models X, 3 and S, and the Chevrolet Belt.
Great Wall’s primary manufacturing branch is located in Hebei but has production bases in mainland China as well as numerous international locations. The company currently acts as China’s largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. Great Wall Motors was listed among China’s 500 most valuable brands and has made the Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 list four times.
- Family name: Wei family
- Sector: Automotive & Transportation
- Founded: 1984
- Country: China
- Company headquarters:
- Revenue: 11.7
- Family ownership:
- Employees: 68,999
- Website: http://www.gwm-global.com/
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