The assembly facility could have an eventual capacity of 300,000 vehicles.
SHANGHAI, China—General Motors Co. has won approval from environmental authorities in central China for a new $1.1 billion assembly plant.
But the company says it has not yet decided on the plan.
The $1.1 billion vehicle assembly plant would have an eventual annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles, the notice said.
GM’s office in Shanghai has not directly commented on the project, but issued a statement saying the company would make “sustainable plans” for expanding production capacity based on market conditions, sharing details at a later time.
Shanghai GM, a venture with state-owned automaker SAIC, has four vehicle manufacturing plants in China, two of which are currently undergoing expansion.
Sales of GM-branded vehicles by the company and its Chinese partners rose 8.3 per cent in 2011 to a new record of 2.5 million vehicles.