Guangzhou Automobile Company is one of the six largest Chinese car manufacturers. The GAC is headquartered in Guajou, and factories are located in the industrial centers of the country. The company started its activity in 1997.
GAC became a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group and production facilities were located at their existing Guangzhou Automobile Plant in China.
The meteoric rise of the company is explained by the use of the most modern technologies and the desire to cover various areas of the automotive industry. GAC manufactures and markets passenger cars (Trumpchi, Aoosed, Gonow), SUVs (Changfeng Motor), buses (GAC Bus) and commercial trucks.
In 1998, the successful implementation of a joint project with Honda began, during which the Guangzhou Honda Accord sedan was released.
In 2004, a cooperation agreement was signed with Toyota Motor, and in the spring of 2006 the assembly of the Guangzhou Toyota Camry sedan was organized.
2010 - GAC and FIAT began developing new car models for Chrysler and Fiat, which hit the global market in 2012.
The company's work was not limited only to working with world-renowned leaders in the automotive industry and was aimed at promoting its own car brands. So, at the end of 2010, at the international exhibition in Guangzhou, the Gonow G5, an SUV with compact dimensions and incredible cross-country ability, as well as the original Aoxuan passenger car, was shown. At the same show, but in 2014, visitors saw the Trumpchi GA6, a top-of-the-line business sedan (which went on sale later that year).
2015 was a significant year for the company - its GS4 crossover was presented at the international auto show "Detroit Auto Show 2015" (Detroit, Michigan, USA).
GAC factories are located in China (Lukyao, Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, Dongying), Egypt, Iran, South Africa. The company's management also announced the possible construction of a new plant in Russia; the final decision will be made by the end of 2015.
GAC produces about one million vehicles annually and is one of the ten most successful Chinese car manufacturers.