In September of 1958, Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation introduced the Phoenix, the first locally-built car. In 1964, its name was switched to "Shanghai Sedan." Oddly enough, in Shanghai, when a road sign features a pictogram of an automobile, it bears an uncanny resemblance to a head-on, simplified shot of a Phoenix. If only German road signs featured Porsche 550s and American signage Chrysler Conquests, just a little bit more would be right with the world.
Short-Lived GM Car of the Day: Pontiac Phoenix [Internal]