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. Product produced by SAIC’s joint venture companies are sold under other marquees including Buick, Chevrolet, Iveco, Skoda, Volkswagen, and Woling. The SAIC Group also has interests in a number of vehicle component businesses as well as supporting automotive services like automotive financing to name a few.
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.