GAC’s 7-Seat Entranze Is Chinese Brand’s First US-Designed Concept

China’s GAC has returned to the North American International Auto Show to introduce their new Entranze concept.

Essentially a futuristic crossover-minivan combo, the Entranze is the first concept created by the company’s new design studio in California. That’s worth noting as the automaker says the model was partially inspired by coastal architecture that “blurs the barriers between indoor and outdoor living.”

The coastal inspiration isn’t readily apparent, but the Entranze has “foldable rocker panels” that can transform into a makeshift bench. The van also sports “patio-inspired sliding glass doors” which make entry and egress a breeze.

Once drivers enter the cabin, they’re greeted by a bench seat, a unique steering wheel and an assortment of OLED displays. While it’s not uncommon for modern vehicles to have two or three displays, the Entranze appears to have at least eight different displays including a massive screen for the front passenger. When not in use, the latter display is hidden behind a sliding cover.

Other notable features include aerospace-inspired air vents on the overhead console and a 3+2+2 seating configuration. GAC also said more than 90 percent of the interior components have been made from environmentally sustainable materials such as cork.

GAC didn’t mention technical specifications, but the Entranze has an electric powertrain. However, there’s no word on details such as range, horsepower ratings or even how many electric motors have been used.

*Article updated with live imagery from Detroit

 

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  • matrem

    Looks like an Espace

  • LeStori

    Is this the Chinese trying to out do the Japanese at who can design the ugliest vehicle? They might be on a winner!

    • That Redman Guy

      It’s not as bad as the Fiat Multipla…that’s a fact.

  • Shane

    Based on all the technology China has stolen from everyone else.

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    Wait…that’s not a Pacifica

  • Classic Bob

    I’m sure Chrysler wants its Portal back..

    However, considering how quickly FCA follows through with their product plans, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a GAC version on the market first.

  • Rich Money

    Quite awful. What happens when design grads are given a budget. Please, spare me.

  • Rzrlf

    Wack

  • gbmike25

    F##@# me…. GAC…… More like gag…. Disgusting

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