GAC Enverge electric SUV concept revealed ahead of US launch

Guangzhou Automotive Company (GAC), a Chinese automobile manufacturer that wants to enter the market of the united states by 2020, has revealed a new concept at the Detroit auto show to illustrate their ambitions in the west.

The Enverge is a Nissan Qashqai-sized electric SUV that previews the company’s future design direction, showing also new features such as voice control start-up and of the technology of virtual reality for the passengers.

The car uses an electric propulsion system with a 71kWh of the battery. Send 235bhp and 302lb ft of torque to all four wheels, enabling a claimed 4.4 sec 0-62 mph time and 99mph top speed. The Enverge it also says that it is capable of 373 miles on a single charge.

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GAC said that it has designed its Enverge to be popular with “the youth of North America”, suggesting that it will inspire a production version destined to become a volume seller for the brand.

GAC’s chief designer Zhang Fan recently told Autocar: “When you create a new brand, can be set to a certain height, a start, and then move it up”, doing allusion to the perspective of upper range of the models after the brand’s first US car, and the importance of putting in place a credible, desirable product to begin with.

Along with the new concept, the GAC also showed a new GA4 saloon (pictured above). The model comes with a choice of two petrol engines of 1.3 liters or 1.5 liters of guise, and features a remote control system of the engine through the auto smart connectivity technology.

GAC first announced its burden to the united states last year at the Detroit auto show, where revealad a SUV, crossover and hybrid-electric hatchback to show a potential future model range.

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