China’s GAC Motors Announces Three Debuts For Detroit Show

After sitting quietly on the sidelines of the 2013 and 2015 Detroit shows, state-owned Chinese automaker GAC will now have their own space on the main floor, in Motor City.

This is actually the first time that a Chinese car manufacturer has its own stand in Detroit, and since this is big news for the company, they’re taking advantage of it by announcing three debuts.

The first one is a boxy-looking SUV, called the GS7, which may look similar to the GS8, but is actually smaller and comes with five seats instead of seven, MotorTrend writes, while CarNewsChina adds that it will be powered by a 201 HP and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque 2.0-liter turbo, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Additionally, a 1.5-liter powered version of the GS7 is also believed to be on display.

Joining the likes of the production SUV are two concept cars, called EnSpirit and GE3. Both of them are expected to preview production versions, but while the former could become a PHEV based on the same platform as the GS7, the latter will be aimed at young car buyers and will probably launch in China later this year, with a pure electric motor.

Despite announcing these premieres for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, GAC Motors has yet to enter the US market.

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  • donald seymour

    Okaay. I just imagined that a black woman would say that when you tell her you doing something good. Yeah, we about to go to Detroit and present three new vehicles for the first time. Black woman- Okaay.

  • haudit

    I see some originality in the styling, but no finesse or subtlety.

    • James k

      No…. Search Kia telluride…. It looks same. almost copy of that

  • donald seymour

    On a side note, I do love the classic proportion.

  • Gust

    So its kia, land cruiser and what third one – mitsubishi?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    YEAH!!! 2 BOX!!!

  • JL T0x

    A Chinese 3/4th scale Pilot….yay! No.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    These look very promising, I wish they would have kept the headlights squared off like in the cover picture. The surrounding housing seems to kill the cool factor.

  • WG

    It looks like a rip off Kia without the tiger nose grille.

  • Maricaibo

    I’m sorry, call me an old phart. But isn’t Gak Klingon food?

  • KareKakk

    GS7 = Jeep Renegade.

  • James k

    Kia Telluride.. Everyone here says when they look at Korean Car, Comments are negative. like this looks something this looks that, but when they find certain car which looks Korean Car. they dont say anything for that. you know what? latest Toyota Camry reminds me of Kia very first Optima Concept. look at its head light