Chinese Automaker GAC Heading to 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automotive Group Co. (GAC) will be heading to the 2013 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

While GAC hasn’t yet announced its plans to debut any new models, the most likely possibility is that it will present its lone passenger car, the Trumpchi sedan. Based on the Alfa Romeo 166 sedan, GAC also has had joint ventures with Mitsubishi, Honda, Fiat, and Toyota.

At the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, Changfeng Motor became the first Chinese automaker to exhibit in a North American auto show. Since then, other Chinese automakers such as BYD, Chamco, Geely, and Brilliance – some of which cease to exist today – have all displayed in Detroit.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Alan Moore Alan Moore on Jan 15, 2013

    If a Chinese company can try to bring the 166 to the US, why can't Chrysler just bring over the 159 as-is without re-engineering (except for lighting, reflectors, and other outdated regulations our government insists on)? One of the few things I'll insist on when I travel for several weeks in Europe is to drive a different car every few days. The 159 is high on my list along with the Peugeot 508 and 607, the Fiat Bravo, and the Buick Verano...erm...I mean the Opel Insignia!