GAC says it has created a new benchmark for Chinese cars and has big plans to break into the vibrant US and European markets
Darren Moss
14 January 2015

Chinese firm GAC has revealed its new GS4 compact SUV at the Detroit motor show.

The new model, which GAC says will "set a new benchmark for Chinese cars", offers conventional styling but comes with rugged cladding around its lower body.

GAC says the GS4 will only be available with one engine, a 1.3-litre turbocharged unit which offers "remarkable driving power and excellent fuel economy".

A leather-trim features inside, as well as an infotainment screen and multi-function steering wheel. GAC says the cabin of the GS4 can offer passengers "a comfortable and stress-free ride".

GAC is also using the Detroit motor show to reaffirm its ambitions to compete in the global market. The Chinese manufacturer says its own-brand vehicles "are now on par with global rivals" and has made no secret of its desires to enter big-budget markets like the US and Europe.

GAC is said to be targeting late 2017 for its entry into the US market.

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