Maxus is a division of SAIC (Shanghai Automobile and Industrial Corporation), the largest automotive manufacturer in China. A Fortune Global 500 company, SAIC sold almost 6 million vehicles in 2015 and has formed joint ventures with Volkswagen and General Motors. In 2009 SAIC acquired the commercial vehicles division of British Motor Corporation which included the LDV platform.
In addition to production of the Maxus, SAIC sells vehicles under a variety of badges. Brand names that are exclusive to SAIC include MG, Roewe, and Yuejin. Products produced by SAIC joint venture companies are sold under other marques including Buick, Chevrolet, Iveco, Skoda, Volkswagen and Wuling. The SAIC Group also has interests in a number of vehicle component businesses as well as supporting automotive services such as automotive financing.
Through a spirit of independent innovation and focus on consumer and environmental demands, the SAIC Group is now Forbes magazine's 10th most powerful automotive company in the world.
Weststar Maxus V80 taking the Indonesian commercial vehicle market by storm. The Weststar Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Dr. Syed Azman explaining to Indonesia Vice President, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla the features of Weststar Maxus V80 Emergency Response Ambulance at GIIAS 2015.
Awarded the 'Most Innovative Global Distributor' award at the SAIC Motor Commercial Vehicle (SMCV) Annual Global Distributor Conference in Shanghai.
The Weststar Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Syed Azman received the 'Most Outstanding Distributors Award' for 2012 from SAIC Motor Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. Managing Director, Lan Qing Song.
Launch of Maxus V80 vans at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.
In 2011, CKD assembly of Weststar Maxus vehicles commenced. The assambly line operates from Weststar Maxus brand-new manufacturing plant in Klang.
Sign an agreement with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) and obtained the distribution rights for ASEAN and selected market in the Asia Pacific Region.