China’s GAC Motor Announces It Will Enter The US Market By 2019

China’s GAC Motor has quietly announced the brand will be launched in the United States in the next two years.

In a statement, GAC Motor president Yu Jun said: “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.” The executive went on to say the company has always had ambitions of being a “world-class Chinese brand” that is sold globally.

As part of the company’s North American launch, the automaker will have a presence at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. GAC says we can expect a “blockbuster lineup” that includes an all-new concept car as well as the GA4, GA8, GM8, and GS8.

GAC Motor is owned by the GAC Group, which also owns the Trumpchi brand. Trumpchi had been eyeing a U.S. launch but, as we reported in April, the company was considering changing its name due to the fact that it sounds like a tribute to President Trump. At the time, GAC Group President Fend Xingya had commented: “At first I’d never thought of it, why change the name? It’s the president Americans selected, it’s similar to the president’s name, this has to be good right? But in the United States the level of opposition [to Trump] is high.”

The BBC recently noted executives were “taken aback” by the response they received at the 2017 North American International Auto Show and have been considering changing the name ever since.

Launching under the brand under the GAC Motor name will likely solve this problem, but we don’t know if the company is even exploring that option.

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  • omg I hate to admit this but I actually like that SUV

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Are you going to admit to the other “like” as well? 😉

    • JR Glide

      We have no interest in buying Chinese cars. China is a Communist country that supports North Korea. China refuses to stop giving North Korea free oil which is keeping the North Korean dictatorship alive. With China’s support, North Korea has been developing its nuclear weapons. China continues to refuse to stop supporting North Korea despite repeated requests by the US Government & the international community. Dear China… you are not welcome in the United States. We Americans do not buy cars from a Communist country like China that supports North Korea(Terrorist State).

      • HV

        I hope you don’t have any apple products that have made in China along with many other things

        • FoxJ30

          Oh come on, you can name more than just Apple. There’s a pretty high chance that any of the following were made in China:
          – Your computer, be it Apple or Dell or HP
          – Your TV, if it’s any brand other than Samsung or LG (those are usually made in S Korea)
          – Your sneakers
          – Your Ikea furniture (no, it doesn’t come from Sweden)
          – Your socks, and much of your basic underwear

          – Your apple juice
          – The cutlery and plates you use at home
          – The plastic cutlery and paper plates you use outside
          – Most of your cookware

          You’d be surprised how much “Made in China” there is, and it’s not just Apple or Wal-Mart.

      • carlbolt

        “We Americans do not buy cars ”

        Who are you? Sounds like a big shot.

      • George Taramas

        So you believe that the US can and must have nuclear weapons. Ok i respect that. But why do you believe that N.Korea doesnt have the right to have nuclear weapons? Are you afraid of a nuclear war? You have a short memory. US was and still is the only country who did a nuclear war against Japan.US used their nuclear weapons. Just who the f^&k do you think you are?

      • Alter Ego

        Lol but just about everything else from them. I’m sure something in your field of view was made in china. Don’t fain patriotism.

      • jsz00

        Yea, like Volvo and Lotus? How about the Chinese-built Buick and Honda Fit?

      • Malik

        That goes out to all the Buick, iPhone, all the products that USA consumers buy. Easier said than done.

        No offense, but USA owes China gazillion dollars. China is not going anywhere i am afraid.

      • LWOAP

        Oh, I’m sorry, could you repeat that? I couldn’t hear you way up on that pedestal of yours.

  • Jay

    I presume that in Chinese culture naming a car brand after an official of high power would be accepted as highly respectable and seen by consumers as something dignified. In America, though, naming a car after a president [whether he is considered good or not], would be rather… cheesy.

    • carlbolt

      Trumpchi was the name they used for over decades. Long before Trump came to power.

      • Moveon Libtards

        President Trump won. He beat Hitlery. Time to Moveon.

  • GS8

    That GS8 SUV looks like a better-looking Landcruiser V8 to me….!
    Not bad… dare I say….!

  • fabri99

    Nice Ford Explorer right there.

    • ASD

      It’s actually changed Mercedes GL.

    • carlbolt

      You can even see a Explorer, nice imagination, I guess it looks like a Explorer because it has four wheels.

      • fabri99

        Thanks. I don’t often get complimented for my imagination, and I’m sure GAC doesn’t either.

    • paulgdeaton

      Maybe the stole the rear end from an Explorer… the front from Toyota… and threw on some funky headlights just to make it look “different”.

      I don’t understand the praise; it looks like an SUV that might have been contemporary… about 15 years ago,,,

      • fabri99

        Yup. Design-wise, there’s really nothing to praise.

  • ediotsavant

    If they bring that suv, it will surely sell.

  • Blanka Li

    So which cars do they ripoff?

  • Auto

    Are they ACTUALLY doing this? Or will it be another 10 years.

  • no25

    Looked like a Toyota Land Cruiser for a moment…

  • Moveon Libtards

    They will sell more than Tesla does.

  • Karl

    Not bad at all, I like this SUV,reminds me of a Toyota..

  • Paul

    I actually like it and imagine it will probably sell.

  • Liam Paul

    sell it for peanuts and the buyers will buy that suv on chance alone. I know I would but anything north of 25k I would just buy known brands than

  • jsz00

    TRUMPCHI: Make automobiles great again!

    • exeptor

      I was about to write the same.

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