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GAC Motors Thinks Enverge Concept Captures Young Americans’ Tastes In SUVs 16
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, GAC on 01 16th, 2018


Chinese automakers aren’t popular in the United States, but that’s something Guangzhou Automotive Company (GAC Motors) is looking to change. GAC brought a good-looking two-door SUV called the Enverge to the Detroit Auto Show to get its name out in the open before its official launch in 2019.

As far as electric vehicles go, the Enverge is wearing a futuristic design, something that a lot of EVs miss out on at the moment. The grille-less front end allows GAC to tack on a massive badge onto the front of the vehicle, while the headlights wrap around the entire front end of the vehicle. Another nifty feature of the headlights is that they slide out and can be used as flood lights, similar to some of the LEDs found on the Toyota FT-AC Concept.

The front end looks like an angry snake, which is pretty aggressive for an EV and a crossover.The Enverge concept has a pinched rear end that mimics the Toyota Prius with a rear taillight design that wraps around the rear end. The SUV’s design is striking, especially when you take the gullwing doors – something that’s usually found on supercars – into account.

The design, as the Chinese automaker claims, is supposed to appeal to young consumers in the U.S. If the exterior doesn’t draw buyers in, the interior certainly will. There’s a Formula 1-inspired steering wheel with a few steering-wheel-mounted buttons within reach of the driver’s thumbs. Instead of a traditional dashboard, there’s an enormous flatscreen that provides necessary information – the car’s speed, navigation, etc.

While the majority of enthusiasts enjoy sitting in the driver’s seat, the passengers in the back of the SUV are treated to something even more high-tech – panoramic augmented reality goggles that take information on things outside of the Enverge and lays them onto the opaque windows.

Power wise, the SUV features a 71 kWh battery pack that gives the vehicle a range of 370 miles, which is 120 miles more than the Byton Crossover Concept from CES. GAC also claims that a 10-minute charge allows the Enverge concept to go up to 240 miles. A wireless charger will be available for the production-ready version of the vehicle.

The SUV has a claimed output of 240 horsepower, which is put down to all four wheels and can get to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. The vehicle tops out at 99 mph. The zero to 60 mph figure is right on par with what the Tesla Model 3 recently did.

A production version of the Enverge concept would certainly be an interesting vehicle for GAC to enter the North American market.

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GAC Motors Thinks Enverge Concept Captures Young Americans’ Tastes In SUVs 16
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, GAC on 01 16th, 2018


Chinese automakers aren’t popular in the United States, but that’s something Guangzhou Automotive Company (GAC Motors) is looking to change. GAC brought a good-looking two-door SUV called the Enverge to the Detroit Auto Show to get its name out in the open before its official launch in 2019.

As far as electric vehicles go, the Enverge is wearing a futuristic design, something that a lot of EVs miss out on at the moment. The grille-less front end allows GAC to tack on a massive badge onto the front of the vehicle, while the headlights wrap around the entire front end of the vehicle. Another nifty feature of the headlights is that they slide out and can be used as flood lights, similar to some of the LEDs found on the Toyota FT-AC Concept.

The front end looks like an angry snake, which is pretty aggressive for an EV and a crossover.The Enverge concept has a pinched rear end that mimics the Toyota Prius with a rear taillight design that wraps around the rear end. The SUV’s design is striking, especially when you take the gullwing doors – something that’s usually found on supercars – into account.

The design, as the Chinese automaker claims, is supposed to appeal to young consumers in the U.S. If the exterior doesn’t draw buyers in, the interior certainly will. There’s a Formula 1-inspired steering wheel with a few steering-wheel-mounted buttons within reach of the driver’s thumbs. Instead of a traditional dashboard, there’s an enormous flatscreen that provides necessary information – the car’s speed, navigation, etc.

While the majority of enthusiasts enjoy sitting in the driver’s seat, the passengers in the back of the SUV are treated to something even more high-tech – panoramic augmented reality goggles that take information on things outside of the Enverge and lays them onto the opaque windows.

Power wise, the SUV features a 71 kWh battery pack that gives the vehicle a range of 370 miles, which is 120 miles more than the Byton Crossover Concept from CES. GAC also claims that a 10-minute charge allows the Enverge concept to go up to 240 miles. A wireless charger will be available for the production-ready version of the vehicle.

The SUV has a claimed output of 240 horsepower, which is put down to all four wheels and can get to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. The vehicle tops out at 99 mph. The zero to 60 mph figure is right on par with what the Tesla Model 3 recently did.

A production version of the Enverge concept would certainly be an interesting vehicle for GAC to enter the North American market.

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GAC Motor Enverge Concept Teased For Detroit 8
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, GAC on 01 8th, 2018


GAC Motor has released the first teaser image of the upcoming Enverge concept.

Set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week, the Enverge is a compact crossover that has been designed specifically for the North American market. Little is known about the model but it will be an electric vehicle that features “cutting-edge technologies.”

That’s not much to go on but the teaser image shows the Enverge will have sporty styling and massive five-spoke alloy wheels. We can also see a rakish windscreen, slender headlights, and a coupe-like design.

Besides showing the Enverge, GAC will introduce the new GA4. The model is billed as a mainstream sedan that will be built on the company’s A-Class sedan platform. The sedan will be shown alongside a handful of other models including the GA8, GS8, and GM8.

GAC intends to enter the U.S. market in 2019 and the company’s president Yu Jun said “The American market has the strictest standards, laws and regulations, so entering it is a challenge as well as test for GAC Motor’s quality, technology and R&D capabilities. We believe that entering the North American market will drive GAC Motor to improve its R&D, product quality, brand influence and business management, while enabling us to integrate global resources in developed markets and further facilitate internationalization.”

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GAC Motor Will Unveil An Electric Concept In Detroit 22
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Detroit Electric, Detroit-Auto-Show, GAC on 12 22nd, 2017


GAC Motor recently announced its intention to come to the United States by 2019 and now we’re starting to learn more about the brand’s presence at the North American International Auto Show.

For the company’s fourth appearance at the show, they will be introducing their latest MPV which is called the GM8. It will be joined by a “new signature sedan” which is apparently the GA8. GAC Motor has previously said they would show the GA4 and GS8 but the latest press release failed to mention either of the two vehicles.

Besides showing production models, GAC Motor will unveil an all-new concept on January 15th. Little is known about the model but the company said it will be an electric vehicle that targets the “young generation in the U.S. market.”

In a statement, GAC Motor President Yu Jun said “Entering the U.S. market is an essential step for GAC Motor to bring premium vehicles to global consumers that adapt to their needs.” He added, “By emphasizing independent and innovative research, adhering to the highest international standards in product quality and establishing world-class car manufacturing systems, we aim to become a world-class brand built on highly developed production, R&D and marketing capabilities.”

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China’s GAC Motor Announces It Will Enter The US Market By 2019 3
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, GAC, Reports, USA on 12 3rd, 2017


China’s GAC Motor has quietly announced the brand will be launched in the United States in the next two years.

In a statement, GAC Motor president Yu Jun said: “We are building the first North America R&D Center in Silicon Valley this year and planning to enter the North American market by 2019.” The executive went on to say the company has always had ambitions of being a “world-class Chinese brand” that is sold globally.

As part of the company’s North American launch, the automaker will have a presence at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. GAC says we can expect a “blockbuster lineup” that includes an all-new concept car as well as the GA4, GA8, GM8, and GS8.

GAC Motor is owned by the GAC Group, which also owns the Trumpchi brand. Trumpchi had been eyeing a U.S. launch but, as we reported in April, the company was considering changing its name due to the fact that it sounds like a tribute to President Trump. At the time, GAC Group President Fend Xingya had commented: “At first I’d never thought of it, why change the name? It’s the president Americans selected, it’s similar to the president’s name, this has to be good right? But in the United States the level of opposition [to Trump] is high.”

The BBC recently noted executives were “taken aback” by the response they received at the 2017 North American International Auto Show and have been considering changing the name ever since.

Launching under the brand under the GAC Motor name will likely solve this problem, but we don’t know if the company is even exploring that option.

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China’s GAC Motor Announces It Will Enter The US Market By 2019 3
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, GAC, Reports, USA on 12 3rd, 2017


China’s GAC Motor has quietly announced the brand will be launched in the United States in the next two years.

In a statement, GAC Motor president Yu Jun said: “We are building the first North America R&D Center in Silicon Valley this year and planning to enter the North American market by 2019.” The executive went on to say the company has always had ambitions of being a “world-class Chinese brand” that is sold globally.

As part of the company’s North American launch, the automaker will have a presence at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. GAC says we can expect a “blockbuster lineup” that includes an all-new concept car as well as the GA4, GA8, GM8, and GS8.

GAC Motor is owned by the GAC Group, which also owns the Trumpchi brand. Trumpchi had been eyeing a U.S. launch but, as we reported in April, the company was considering changing its name due to the fact that it sounds like a tribute to President Trump. At the time, GAC Group President Fend Xingya had commented: “At first I’d never thought of it, why change the name? It’s the president Americans selected, it’s similar to the president’s name, this has to be good right? But in the United States the level of opposition [to Trump] is high.”

The BBC recently noted executives were “taken aback” by the response they received at the 2017 North American International Auto Show and have been considering changing the name ever since.

Launching under the brand under the GAC Motor name will likely solve this problem, but we don’t know if the company is even exploring that option.

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China’s Trumpchi Expected To Change Name Before U.S. Launch 21
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Donald Trump, GAC, Reports on 04 21st, 2017


Chinese automaker GAC Motor has hinted that it could change the name of its Trumpchi flagship brand when it launches in the United States.
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China’s GAC Moves Closer To US Entry, Shows Trio Of Models In Detroit [w/Video] 10
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, GAC, Hybrids, new cars, Reports, SUV, video on 01 10th, 2017


While some big names in the automotive industry chose not to attend the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, GAC has become the first Chinese company to unveil cars on the main floor of the event.
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China’s GAC Motors Announces Three Debuts For Detroit Show 6
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, GAC, new cars, PHEV, Reports on 01 6th, 2017


After sitting quietly on the sidelines of the 2013 and 2015 Detroit shows, state-owned Chinese automaker GAC will now have their own space on the main floor, in Motor City.
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Toyota Corolla Is World’s Best-Selling Car In 2016, Followed By VW’s Golf And Ford’s F-150 5
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford, Ford F-Series, Ford Focus, GAC, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Tucson, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Corolla, VW, VW Golf on 08 5th, 2016


Volkswagen may have stolen Toyota's crown in selling the most vehicles from January to June, but the Japanese brand still has an ace up its sleeve – the Corolla.
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First Chinese-Built Jeep Renegade Rolls Off Production Line 19
Apr
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Beijing Auto Show, china, GAC, Jeep, Jeep Renegade, Reports on 04 19th, 2016


The Jeep Renegade is being launched in the vast Chinese market, with the first example rolling off the production line at the new Guangzhou plant of GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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First China-Made Jeep Cherokee Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Changsha 19
Oct
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in china, FCA, GAC, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Reports on 10 19th, 2015


The GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles joint venture has started production of the Jeep Cherokee at the Changsha plant in China.
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