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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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