Saturday, June 26, 2010 - Can China Save GM?

Priced as low as $4,500 (about 7% above its Chinese competition) and topping out around $9,000, the no-frills (GM-owned) Wuling Sunshine is by far China's bestselling vehicle, with 597,000 purchased last year. (Government subsidies to rural buyers helped.) The bestselling car in the U.S., the Ford F-series pickup, no longer comes close to that sales level. There are more than 2 million Sunshines on China's roads.

It's a small van, running about $5,000 total in cost, and getting around 43 miles per gallon in the city