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14:52  17 january  2018
14:52  17 january  2018 Source:   caranddriver.com

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China ’ s state-owned Guangzhou Automobile Group ( GAC ) pulled the wraps off its latest concept car at the Detroit auto show, and it’s electric. Look for U . S . sales of GAC vehicles to begin in 2019 .

- China ’ s state-owned Guangzhou Automobile Group ( GAC ) pulled the wraps off its latest concept car at the Detroit auto show, and it’s electric. Look for U . S . sales of GAC vehicles to begin in 2019 .

China's GAC Debuts EV Concept; Announces U.S. Sales in 2019© Greg Fink China's GAC Debuts EV Concept; Announces U.S. Sales in 2019

China's state-owned Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) pulled the wraps off of its latest concept car at the Detroit auto show, and it's electric. Dubbed Enverge, the battery-electric SUV wears svelte bodywork and sports traditional concept car design cues such as gullwing doors, small cameras in place of exterior mirrors, and a massive digital dashboard display. GAC claims the Enverge can travel more than 370 miles on a single charge thanks to a 71-kWh battery pack.

The concept is a promising look at what's to come from the company, which officially announced plans to enter the United States market before the end of the decade. This isn't just talk, either, as GAC will be attending the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in March in order to drum up support for a dealer network. While GAC sells its vehicles under the "Trumpchi" nameplate in China, the company said that it will forgo that name in the U.S. and instead will sell its cars under a market-specific brand name that is yet to be determined.

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Initially it will import vehicles from China but depending on sales , plans to build a factory in the U . S . © Greg Fink China ' s GAC Debuts EV Concept ; Announces Look for U . S . sales of GAC vehicles to begin in 2019 . China ' s GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market - centurylink.net.

January 16, 2018 Václav Svěrkoš. – China ’ s state-owned Guangzhou Automobile Group ( GAC ) pulled the wraps off its latest concept car at the Detroit auto show, and it’s electric. Look for U . S . sales of GAC vehicles to begin in 2019 .

a group of people in a car: GAC Energe concept© Provided by Car and Driver GAC Energe concept

One of the first models that GAC plans to sell in the U.S. will be the GS8 crossover SUV. Equipped with three rows of seating, the GS8 is designed to compete with the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota Highlander. The crossover is motivated by a turbocharged inline-four engine that mates to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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What other vehicles GAC will bring to the States remains to be seen. However, given that the company also unveiled its new GA4 compact sedan in Detroit, it's possible that this model could serve as an initial U.S. offering, as well. Regardless, GAC expressed confidence in its ability to successfully craft a vehicle that meets all U.S. safety standards and consumer demands. Look for U.S. sales of GAC vehicles to begin in 2019.

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