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  • GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto show

    GAC is determined to be the first volume Chinese brand selling cars in the United States, and it made its intentions clear once again with an appearance in Detroit this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. GAC brought a number of its latest models as well as an electric concept car called the Entranze that was developed by the automaker's Advanced Design Center located in Los Angeles. It's actually the first design from the California skunk works. The Entranze is described as a futuristic family hauler and looks to blend the butch look of crossovers with the spaciousness...

  • 2019 GAC GS5, 2018 Paris auto show
    GAC global expansion continues with GS5 debut at 2018 Paris auto show

    GAC Motor is on track to become the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned automaker said in 2017 it plans to start selling cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV (shown below) confirmed as one of the first models, though the current trade war...

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    GAC confirms European expansion, new A10 for 2018 Paris auto show

    GAC Motor is on track to be the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned company said in 2017 that it plans to start selling its cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV confirmed as one of the first models. The automaker has already been showing its...

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    Honda launches Everus brand in China with EV concept

    Honda and its Chinese partner GAC have launched the new brand Everus in China—and the first model will be an electric car previewed by the Everus EV concept unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. Honda says the production version of the Everus EV concept will be in Chinese...

  • GAC Enverge concept, 2018 Detroit auto show
    China’s GAC returns to Detroit auto show with GA4 sedan, Enverge concept

    Chinese automaker GAC Motor returned to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for the fourth time and brought with it three new vehicles, including an electric concept the automaker says is aimed at younger buyers. The state-owned company, which operates the Gonow and Trumpchi...

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    GAC Motor to enter US market in 2019 with Trumpchi GS8 SUV

    GAC Motor is shaping up to be the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned company, which operates the Gonow and Trumpchi brands, on Friday confirmed plans to enter the U.S. market by the end of 2019, The New York Times reports. The first model to arrive will be...

  • Trumpchi GS7, 2017 Detroit auto show

    State-owned Chinese automaker GAC has spent the past few years preparing for the introduction of its Trumpchi brand to the United States. But given the similarity between Trumpchi and the last name of the current President of the United States, GAC has told Reuters it’s considering using a new name for the brand. GAC noticed that people were making fun of the name during the 2017 Detroit auto show where two production-bound Trumpchis plus a concept where shown for the first time anywhere in the world. One of the production-bound models was the GS7 SUV shown above. GAC launched Trumpchi...

  • Trumpchi GS7, 2017 Detroit auto show
    China’s GAC returns to Detroit auto show with 3 new cars

    State-owned Chinese automaker GAC unveiled three cars on Monday at the 2017 Detroit auto show, in what was the company’s third appearance at the show. The cars were the GS7 SUV, GE3 electric hatchback and EnSpirit concept. GAC’s first appearance at the Detroit auto show was in 2013...

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    Update: Chinese automaker GAC denies interest in FCA stake

    Update: State-owned Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) has denied a report it is interested in acquiring a majority stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU]. A GAC spokesperson told Reuters there is “currently no plans" for acquiring a stake in FCA. State-owned Chinese...

  • GAC Motor GS4, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    China’s GAC Motor To Present GS4 Crossover At 2015 Detroit Auto Show

    State-owned Chinese automaker GAC Motor is determined to build up a presence in global markets and will return to the Detroit Auto Show this year to present its new GS4 compact crossover. This will be the first time GAC Motor debuts one of its vehicles outside of China, a move the automaker says...

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    Chinese Cars From Transformers 4 May Be Sold In U.S.

    The latest installment of the Transformers movie franchise, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, has made its theatrical debut, and many of the reviews are talking about the high level of product placement in the movie. Being a Hollywood blockbuster, that probably doesn’t come as much of a...

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    Acura Partners With Guangzhou For China Expansion

    Honda’s upmarket Acura division has been selling cars in China since 2006 so it has a long way to go to catch up to more established players in the world’s biggest car market. To strengthen its position, Acura has partnered with Chinese automaker Guangzhou, paving the way for the local...

  • 2014 Jeep Patriot

    Last October we brought you word that Jeep would begin producing models, and perhaps its entire lineup, in China for the Chinese market. Our article (and others) turned into a political hot potato, as some misinterpreted the story to read that Jeep was moving all of its production to China. That was never the automaker’s intent, but not everyone took the time to read the fine print. China is a significant and growing market for Jeep, so producing vehicles in-country just makes good financial sense (and higher profits) for the automaker. Now comes word from The Car Connection that the...

  • 2008 Guangzhou Auto roadster concept
    Guangzhou Auto Unveils New Roadster Concept

    Chinese state-run carmaker Guangzhou Auto has unveiled a handsome roadster concept at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China this week. The concept car was revealed by Guangzhou and its partner Honda under the duo’s new joint brand, Li Nian, which is expected to launch its first vehicle in 2010...

  • Alfa Romeo sells defunct 166 platform to Guangzhou Auto
    Alfa Romeo Sells Defunct 166 Platform To Guangzhou Auto

    China's state-run Guangzhou Automobile Group, which also builds cars for Honda under the Li Nian brand name, has purchased Alfa Romeo's 166 platform. The Italian carmaker last used the platform to build a sedan which was discontinued in early 2007. The purchase presages the company's efforts to...

  • Guangzhou Coupe-Cabrio Concept
    Guangzhou Coupe-Cabrio Concept

    This week’s Beijing Auto Show is coming to a close but there are still a few surprising vehicles coming out even after most of the motoring journalists and industry officials have packed up and left. Take for example the new Guangzhou Auto Coupe-Cabrio concept – one of China’s...

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