It could only be a matter of time before we see the GAC Motor name in Australia with the Chinese auto manufacturing this week announcing it would be operating in the U.S. by 2019.
The announcement came at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China where the brand unveiled the GM8 MPV (or people-mover) as seen above.
GAC Motor also used the show to unveil a new electric concept car – the iSPACE and a self-driving car too – the GE3.
The company tell us they will be targeting the high-end market with the GM8, the vehicle will hit the Chinese market in December.
“The Chinese auto market is seeing a growing demand for spacious and practical MPV that can accommodate family and business needs,” said Yu Jun, president of GAC Motor.
“With the all-around GM8, GAC Motor aims to refresh the high-end standards of Chinese MPV market and redefine its landscape in the new age of high-end vehicles.”
In regards to the push into the U.S. market, GAC motor will be making their first public appearance in the U.S. at next year’s Detroit Motor Show, and the company recently announced it would be building a new research and development centre in the nation.
“We are entering an all-new era as we position our brand towards the high-end market,” said Mr Jun.
“We are building the first North America R&D Center in Silicon Valley this year and planning to enter the North American market by 2019.”
Already, GAC Motor operates in 14 countries, we will keep you updated with further developments, particularly around the possible arrival in Australia of the brand.
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