Category Archives: GAC

GAC-Honda to Build Acura in 2016

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Honda China announced that it signed an agreement with GAC (Guangzhou Auto) on Wednesday to jointly manufacture Acura-brand cars in China. Aiming to roll out the first local-built Acura in 2016, the two sides are working on details of the production plan. Earlier this year, Acura launched at the 2013 Shanghai motor show the "Concept […]

GAC-Fiat Viaggio Gets an Official Boost

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Several carmaking ventures in Hunan were awarded contracts worth a total of 1.45 billion Yuan by the provincial government on June 24. The beneficiaries include not only native brands like Geely and Zotye but also Fiat, whose Viaggio car is built in Changsha, the capital of Hunan. Vying to attract investment, practically all Chinese provinces […]

Honda Announced Pricing for Crider Compact

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Honda and its Chinese partner GAC (Guangzhou Auto) announced the release of Crider this evening in Beijing. Available in three trim levels, the new compact sedan is priced in the range of 114,800 – 149,800 Yuan (US$18,675 – 24,368). In GAC-Honda’s lineup, Crider fills the space between City and Accord, thus substituting Civic, which is […]

Zhongxing to Build Its First Sedan on Changfeng Platform

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The Volvo lookalike showcased by GAC-Changfeng, now dissolved, four years ago re-emerged at this year’s Shanghai motor show–under the Zhongxing brand. The re-badged compact, previously called CP2 or Changfeng Acumen/Acuman, will be Zhongxing’s first foray into the sedan market, as we learned from the manufacturer of SUVs and pickup trucks. In last December, Zhongxing and […]

GAC-Toyota Unveiled New Logo and EV Concept

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Following other joint ventures GAC-Toyota plans to launch a new auto brand focusing on the Chinese market. At the 2013 Shanghai auto show, the logo of that brand was revealed without, oddly enough, being named. The logo, said to represent the letter "I," was exposed on an EV concept. GAC-Toyota provided no details about either […]

GAC Trumpchi GA3: Shanghai Motor Show in Pics

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Guangzhou Auto (GAC) unveiled the GA3 compact in Shanghai, expanding its Trumpchi sedan line beyond the GA5. With a design inspired by the E-jet concept from last year’s Guangzhou Auto Show, GA3 is positioned as a stylish sedan with a sports car feel, employing independent suspensions in both the front and rear. Trumpchi GA3 has […]

GAC-Honda Launched New Compact Sedan “Crider”

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The empty slot between GAC-Honda’s City and Accord was finally filled as the joint venture launched on Thursday the "Crider," which, unsurprisingly, is a variant of the Civic. As Honda builds the popular Civic with another Chinese partner, Dongfeng, GAC has long wished for a substitute compact. Last year Honda promised to fulfill that wish […]

GAC Gonow’s New Van: Another Clone of Nissan NV200?

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Fuel-efficient, comfortable, and spacious inside, the Nissan NV200 has earned worldwide admiration. In China, its followers are many, among both consumers and carmakers. BYD, Brilliance, SGMW all have been exposed copying the popular CDV. Last year, we also saw images, from a file of patent application, of a lookalike from the lesser-known Gonow Auto, a […]

GAC-Fiat to Build Jeeps in Guangzhou, Next-gen Liberty Likely to Be the First Model to Roll Off Line

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As the only Chinese automaker participating in this year’s North American International Auto Show, GAC (Guangzhou Auto) puts three alternative-fuel Trumpchi models on display in Detroit. Yet, it is not the cars that draw most attention to GAC. Under spotlight is the agreement the company reached with the Fiat-Chrysler alliance on producing Jeep SUVs in […]

Ninth-gen Honda Accord Will Get Extended Wheelbase and Turbo 2.0L Engine in China

The ninth-gen Honda Accord, which has been on sale in the US for three months, will be stretched when it comes to China, according to Yao Yiming, a vice general manager of GAC-Honda. To compete more effectively with Shanghai-Volkswagen Passat and FAW-Volkswagen Magotan, the Chinese variant will have a wheelbase of about 2800mm, increased from […]

GAC-Mitsubishi Founded, ASX Off the Line in Changsha

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Almost two years after the joint venture agreement was signed, the establishment of GAC-Mitsubishi was officially declared today in Changsha, Hunan. The announcement was made without much fanfare as anti-Japanese sentiment among the public had risen to a dangerous level. Japanese carmakers suffered in China as the dispute over Diaoyu Islands intensified recently. Mitsubishi was […]

GAC-Fiat’s Inaugural Model, the Viaggio Compact, Hits Market with a Starting Price of US$17,185

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GAC-Fiat officially launched their first assault on the Chinese auto market with the Viaggio compact sedan, announcing on Thursday evening in Shanghai competitive pricing for the six 1.4T versions. Taking on a group of popular models including Ford Focus, VW Sagitar, VW Lavida, Nissan Sylphy, and Chevy Cruze, the Viaggio goes on sale for 108,800 […]

GAC to Release Hybrid 4WD Trumpchi Sedan This Year

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The hybrid electric version of GAC Trumpchi Sedan showcased at the 2011 Guangzhou Auto Show will go on sale this year, Zeng Qinghong, the GM of GAC, told reporters recently. Its powertrain comprises the same 1.8L engine found on the standard, non-hybrid version, an integrated starter-generator (ISG) in the front and a generator coupled with […]