Khodrocar - GAC, an auto-maker owned by the Chinese government, is again preparing to travel to the Detroit Auto Show. This time, the firm will display three new vehicles.
One of them will be an all-electric model, according to Motor Authority. All we know at this point is that it's aimed at younger buyers. More details about it will emerge in the coming weeks.
The company will also showcase some of the cars it currently sells in China in a bid to lure the attention of the public and the press. The GA8, its flagship model, takes the form of a large sedan powered by a 198-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. If launched here, it would compete in the same segment as the Volvo S90.
We'll also see the GM8 (pictured), which is in no way related to General Motors in spite of its name. It's a family-friendly minivan in the vein of the Chrysler Pacifica and the Honda Odyssey. It uses the same four-cylinder engine as its sedan counterpart.
GAC expects to enter the American market before the end of 2019, though it has delayed its offensive numerous times. Its first model will be the GS8, a mid-size SUV that's already on sale in China. It's sold under the Trumpchi brand in its home country but, for obvious reasons, GAC will need to come up with a new brand name before it sets sail for America.
Source: LeftLane News