NAIAS 2015: GAC GS4 Debuts In Cobo Hall Lobby

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
naias 2015 gac gs4 debuts in cobo hall lobby

When the 2015 Detroit Auto Show opens to the public Wednesday, those in line to buy their tickets will get to see the GAC GS4 crossover in the lobby of Cobo Hall, a harbinger of the day when the Chinese will grace the United States with auto sales.

Power for the GS4 comes from a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter mill, both of which are turbocharged; no power or torque figures were made available, however. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic handles power delivery, though where the power goes wasn’t mentioned.

Styling is derived from GAC’s “light sculpture 2.0” and “flying dynamics” design language, while the interior has soft-touch materials and the appearance that you’re sitting in something by Hyundai.

Other details include: Euro5 emissions compliance; disc brakes on all fours inside 18-inch wheels; Geometric Absorption Control; and Bosch electronic stability.

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  • Madanthony Madanthony on Jan 13, 2015

    The vehicle looks decent, but it would help if they had a name that didn't sound like a cat hacking up a hairball, and a logo that didn't look like they took the Nissan logo and chopped out part of the middle.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jan 13, 2015

    Looks nice. This could succeed if they offered: 1. A strong dealer network. Maybe they could partner with Tesla in the courtroom and try direct sales. 2. Great warranty - they'd have to beat H/K and Mitsubishi on warranty terms. 3. Low price. People are tired of $5k option packages. 4. Guaranteed trade-in value. They could use such a gimmick to buy market share. Decent quality would be important, but not essential if the trade-in value is guaranteed.

  • SCE to AUX A question nobody asks is how Tesla sells so many EVs without charge-at-home incentives.Here are some options for you:[list][*]Tesla drivers don't charge at home; they just squat at Superchargers.[/*][*]Tesla drivers are rich, so they just pay for a $2000 charger installation with the loose change in their pocket.[/*][*]Tesla drivers don't actually drive their cars much; they plug into 110V and only manage about 32 miles/day.[/*][/list]
  • SCE to AUX "Despite the EV segment having enjoyed steady growth over the past several years, sales volumes have remained flatter through 2023."Not so. How can EV sales be increasing and flatter at the same time? and H/K/G are all up for EV sales, as are several other brands.
  • ToolGuy Here is an interesting graphic, if you're into that sort of thing.
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  • Namesakeone Actually, per the IIHS ratings, "Acceptable" is second best, not second worst. The ratings are "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" and "Poor."