China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. will show an autonomous hybrid concept and an SUV at the Detroit auto show Monday afternoon.
The autonomous concept, called the Witstar, is powered by a battery and a gasoline engine. The car’s electric range is about 62 miles. With fuel, its range can expand up to 372 miles, a company statement said.
GAC will also unveil the GS4 SUV and discuss brand strategy on Monday.
GAC is a major state-owned automaker in China. The company operates manufacturing and sales joint ventures with Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and others. The company said it eventually would like to sell vehicles in North America but offered no details of its plans.
A December press release from the company says it “hopes to seek tie-up and cooperation with international counterparts at the Detroit auto show to fine-tune its production and research capabilities to make better energy-efficient cars in the future.”
Hannah Lutz contributed to this story.