The G5 is the first model released by Gonow after merging with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. (GAC), and the second, after the G3, in the newly-launched "Aoosed" ("Aoxuan" in Chinese) SUV series (Can anyone tell us what "Aoosed" means or why it is chosen?).
Announcing the release, GAC-Gonow, however, has not given adequate details about the trim levels, prices, and configurations of the G5. The model presented at the Show is a rear-wheel-drive powered by a Chinese-built Mitsubishi 2.4L gasoline 4-cylinder that can put out 100kW and 196Nm. It is matched with a 5-speed manual transmission. Price is not disclosed, but estimated by some to be around 100,000 yuan.
Slightly larger than an average compact SUV, the G5 has a 2745mm wheelbase (20mm longer than the G3’s) and a 4640mm body length.
According to previous media reports, two additional engine options, including a diesel one, a 5-speed auto transmission, as well as all-wheel-drive models could be provided in the future.
GAC-Gonow sold 24,217 SUVs, pick-up trucks, and microvans in the first half of 2010, which makes it a third-tier player in China, but sets the ambitious goal of expanding annual production and sales to 500,000 units in five years.
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