General Motors Corp. intends to begin mass production of minivans at its joint venture Shanghai Buick plant beginning in May 2000, China automotive industry insiders tell FOCUS ON CHINA. Body shop assembly line equipment for the vehicles is being supplied by Comau Productivity Systems, Inc., a Fiat SpA U.S. subsidiary that both builds and integrates assembly equipment. Called an All-Purpose Vehicle (APV) by the Chinese, insiders believe the new vehicle, which will begin test production ...

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