China Automotive Systems signs new contract with SAIC Maxus

WUHAN, China, Sept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China Automotive Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAAS) ("CAAS" or the "Company"), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, today announced it has entered into a new supply contract with SAIC Maxus, an SUV and commercial vehicle subsidiary of SAIC Motor (formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation).

SAIC is one of the largest auto makers in China with joint ventures with General Motors and Volkswagen. Pursuant to the agreement, CAAS will become a Type A supplier to SAIC's Maxus' SV63 model starting in 2019. The mass production of CAAS' steering systems for the SV63 model has started.

Mr. Qizhou Wu, Chief Executive Officer of CAAS, commented, "We are proud that our stringent development processes and quality assurance has won SAIC's trust as we have become a Type A supplier. In the past, we have secured Type B product development contracts. This new contract is a further acknowledgement of our investment in research and development, quality control and manufacturing prowess."

About China Automotive Systems, Inc.

Based in Hubei Province, the People's Republic of China, China Automotive Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of power steering components and systems to the Chinese automotive industry, operating through eight Sino-foreign joint ventures. The Company offers a full range of steering system parts for passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles. The Company currently offers four separate series of power steering with an annual production capacity of over 6 million sets of steering gears, columns and steering hoses. Its customer base is comprised of leading auto manufacturers, such as China FAW Group, Corp., Dongfeng Auto Group Co., Ltd., BYD Auto Company Limited, Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. and Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. in China, and Chrysler Group LLC in North America. For more information, please visit:

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Jie Li
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