Guangzhou Automobile Group

Tariff tussles may threaten GAC's U.S. launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
GAC Motor, angling to become the first homegrown Chinese automaker to export light vehicles to the United States, is re-evaluating those plans after President Donald Trump's threat to level tariffs on imported vehicles.

Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicle

12:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
Toyota is taking an unprecedented route to meet China's stringent green car quotas: Its showrooms will sell an EV without the Japanese company's triple-oval logo and instead will feature the label of GAC Motor, Toyota's China partner.

A battle that goes beyond tariffs and trade policy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
For all the hubbub about tariffs and trade wars, it's Washington's increasingly aggressive investment policy toward China that could pose the biggest challenge to the auto sector in both countries.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do the right thing: Say no to GAC

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
I was astonished and disappointed that “Courtship begins for Chinese brands” included this response from a general sales manager: GAC “might be the next Hyundai.”

Courtship begins for Chinese brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
At last month's NADA Show, it was often the dealers who were pitching themselves to Guangzhou Automobile Group, and not the other way around.

Startup aims to channel Chinese brands to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
If GAC Motor wants to be the first Chinese auto company to get in the door to the U.S., it might have some competition.

China's GAC draws solid dealer interest

9:07 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2018
Although the booth for Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. was tucked away in a corner of the expo, a steady stream of visitors showed up to kick the tires of its vehicles and learn more about its recruitment of U.S. dealers for a retail launch next year.

GAC not only promoter of Chinese autos at NADA

8:38 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

Chinese automaker GAC has a large presence at the NADA Show, with several vehicles on hand and a team of representatives to talk with dealers interested in adding the brand.

But GAC isn't the only Chinese brand here.

A team of American industry veterans is meeting with dealers and pitching the case for a set of Chinese brands entering the U.S.

Duke Hale, a former vice president at Mazda and Volvo in the U.S.


China's GAC ready to recruit dealers

2:17 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2018
After tiptoeing on the sidelines of the U.S. car market, Chinese automaker GAC says it's finally ready to take the plunge, and it's looking for some retail partners at the NADA Show who are comfortable with the deep end of the pool.

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. probes Hyundai, Kia airbag failures

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
U.S. probes Hyundai, Kia airbag failures; Dana, Melrose sweeten GKN bids; Online sales products, China's GAC in spotlight at NADA; O'Sullivan joins marketer's board; Jeep concepts.

China's GAC has a big to-do list for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
At the upcoming NADA convention in Las Vegas, you can expect to find the Trumpchi GS8 nestled in a corner of the North convention hall, just past the booth for Two Hats Ranch. Don't be fooled by its modest surroundings.

What emboldened GAC to try U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
What led Guangzhou Automobile Group to announce plans last week to enter the U.S. market, widely viewed as the world's toughest?

SPEED BUMP

GAC's U.S. market drive runs into Washington opposition

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2018
Chinese automaker GAC Automobiles' plan to sell vehicles in the United States is running afoul of Washington trade politics as the top Senate Democrat and President Trump criticize China's trade practices.

VIDEO: First Shift: Chinese SUV planned for U.S. sale in '19

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018
At Detroit show: China's GAC plans U.S. sales in '19; Toyota's long view on Avalon; High-performance Hyundai Veloster; Stinger DNA in Kia Forte; Preview of next Rogue?; Roomy Infiniti.

China's GAC sets U.S. launch for '19, will recruit dealers at NADA convention

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention.

Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou look to deepen China ties

Nov. 21, 2017 09:56 CET
Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China. This comes as officials in the world's largest car market look to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.

VIDEO: First Shift: Shotgun, purses and a widening scandal

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017
UAW exec, and his shotgun, entangled in growing scandal, report says; Ford's Hackett on robot reality; Toyota car-sharing test; Wood chips for parts, supervolcanoes for batteries.

China's Guangzhou joins rivals in denying plans to buy Fiat Chrysler

Aug. 18, 2017 09:52 CET
Chinese carmaker Guangzhou has joined domestic rivals Geely and Dongfeng in saying it has no plans to acquire Fiat Chrysler. The comments follow an Automotive News report which said a "a well-known Chinese automaker" had made an offer this month for FCA.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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