GUANGZHOU, China, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Chinese automaker GAC Motor is getting off to a flying start in 2018 with a 22.7 percent increase in vehicle sales in the first quarter of 2018.
In the past year, GAC Motor has released new vehicles in the categories of sedan, SUV and minivan that have demonstrated the company's advanced and upgraded capabilities in research and development (R&D), manufacturing and quality. The release of the elite GA8 sedan, luxury GS8 SUV and GM8 minivan has made GAC Motor the first Chinese automaker to cover the mid- to high-end sedan, SUV and minivan markets with a complete layout of luxury Class C vehicles.
The company is also striving to attract skilled global talents and build more comprehensive management system that guarantees production quality in all four links of vehicle production including product R&D, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing and services.
The auto brand has ranked first among all Chinese brands in J.D. Power Asia Pacific's China Initial Quality Study (IQS) for five consecutive years, with the best-selling GS4 SUV ranked third in the compact SUV category in 2017. Its luxurious flagship 7-seat GS8 SUV has received a five-star safety score of 57.7 in the China-New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP), the highest among all medium-large SUVs in the Chinese market.
After its first North America R&D Center in Silicon Valley was up and running, GAC Motor established an advanced design studio in Los Angeles on April 14th. The U.S. version of the GS8, which will be GAC Motor's first model to hit the North American market, has entered the detailed design phase. And after a successful debut at the National Automobile Dealers Association Show last month, GAC Motor will establish a sales company in North America and trading platform in Hong Kong in 2018.
"Our goal is to build a world-class Chinese brand that innovates, manufactures and distributes globally. We always put the quality first and want to create a new image of Chinese brands that have far-reaching influence," said Yu.
GAC Motor will attend Auto China 2018 from April 27 to May 4 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The company will display at booth number E103 at China International Exhibition Center New Venue. A brand-new minivan model is to make a world debut at the press conference.
Founded in 2008, Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor CO., LTD (GAC Motor) is a subsidiary of GAC Group which ranks the 238th among the Fortune Global 500 companies. The company develops and manufactures premium quality vehicles, engines, components and auto accessories. GAC Motor has now ranked the first among all Chinese brands for five consecutive years in J.D. Power Asia Pacific's China Initial Quality Study SM (IQS), demonstrating the company's quality-centric strategy from innovative research and development (R&D), manufacturing to supply chain and sales & services.
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