As a follow-up to its 2013 Detroit auto show display, Guangzhou will show the GAC Motor GS4 SUV at the 2015 Detroit auto show. The automaker calls the GS4 a high-performance compact sport-utility vehicle. GAC Motor says its presence at Detroit is a move to reinforce its globalization drive.
In fact, the 2015 Detroit auto show marks the global premier of the GS4 SUV, signifying the Chinese automakers confidence in its improved development and manufacturing abilities, according to GAC Motor.
"The debut of GS4 at the North American International Auto Show will mark a milestone in GAC Motor's history because it shows that our products have met the international standards," said Wu Song, general manager of GAC Motor, a subsidiary of GAC that focuses on passenger cars, in a release. "The high-performance SUV is indeed a representative of Chinese brand vehicles which are able to compete in the global market."
Few details have been revealed about the GS4 SUV other than it will be powered by a choice of turbocharged engines: a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter. Most likely four-cylinder powerplants. The automaker says the GS4 has plenty of passing power and can tackle bumpy roads, while still providing a comfortable ride. While GAC Motor says the GS4 SUV has a sporty shape like a flying machine, we cannot help but notice it looks similar to the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept. The GS4 is also said to have a high-tech interior, whatever that means.
While GAC has already expanded from China to the South Asian and Middle Eastern markets, the automaker is using the Detroit auto show for its future plans to expand into the North American and European markets.
"As we exhibit our new models and the latest technology at the Detroit auto show, we hope to impress industry officials and foreign visitors not only on our cars, but also our credo," said Wu. "Our credo is Make the best cars for people under the most strict standards.
In addition to the GS4 SUV, the automaker will also show the WITSTAR and GA6 GT concept cars. Both concepts are range-extended EVs. The WITSTAR is said to have a range of more than 370 miles and get approximately 117 mpg.
Other Chinese automakers that have tried to get their foot in the North American market's door by showing cars at Detroit include Changfeng Motor in 2007 followed by BYD, Chamco, Geely, and Brilliance. With China becoming the worlds largest auto market, the countrys regulations will begin to influence other Asian, European, and American automakers.
Source: GAC Motor