Jiangling Motors

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The Landwind at the IAA 2005 in Frankfurt

The Jiangling Motors Corporation Limited (in Chinese: 江铃汽车公司 or 江陵汽車公司) abbreviated JMC, is a Chinese automobile manufacturer that is also known by the Landwind brand name in a number of markets. The company has been producing their version of the Ford Transit van in a joint venture with Ford Motor Company since 1997, and in 2005 it started to sell a sport utility vehicle called Landwind in some of the European markets, becoming the first Chinese company to sell cars in Europe.

History

The history of Jiangling Motors Corporation., Ltd. can be traced to a truck repair shop opened in Nanchang in 1952 which operated under the name Nanchang Motors Repair Factory. In January 1993, the company entered into the Isuzu Joint Venture with Isuzu and Itochu. The joint venture acquired the non-exclusive right to produce the cab compartment and certain components of N-Series light truck and to assemble vehicles. The company was granted the approval of Jiangxi Province Economic Restructuring Commission to be reorganized to establish a joint stock limited company on February 20, 1993. JMC A shares and B shares got listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange on December 1, 1993 and September 29, 1995, respectively.

At the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Landwind returned to Europe and displayed an updated version of their sport utility vehicle, now called the X-Pedition, as well a compact MPV called the Fashion that would compete in the same size class as products such as the Kia Carens.

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