GAC
Country
China
Parent
-
Subsidiaries
GAC-Honda - 50%
GAC-Toyota - 50%
GAC-Mitsubishi - 50%
GAC-Fiat - 50.1%
Brands
Trumpchi, Gonow (van/SUV/pickup)
Location Headquarters: Guangzhou
Assembly plants: Guangzhou (Honda, Toyota, GAC), Changsha (Mitsubishi, Fiat), Zhejiang (Gonow).


Sales figures
Group sales:
2015: 1,299,660 units
2014: 1,172,310 units
2013: 1,004,615 units
2012: 712,154 units
2011: 740,394 units
2010: 724,222 units

2015 sales by brand:
Honda: 592,250 units
Toyota: 403,088 units
Trumpchi: 192,463 units
Mitsubishi: 56,317 units
Fiat/Jeep: 39,488 units

2015 domestic sales by model:
Honda Fit: 95,963 units
Honda City: 50,304 units
Honda Crider: 116,759 units
Honda Accord: 128,126 units
Honda Crosstour: 13,329 units
Honda Odyssey: 45,228 units
Honda Vezel: 126,838 units
Toyota Yaris L: 64,724 units
Toyota Levin (Corolla): 125,699 units
Toyota Camry: 128,046 units
Toyota EZ (Verso): 9,414 units
Toyota Highlander: 75,205 units
Mitsubishi ASX: 50,781 units
Mitsubishi Pajero: 5,600 units
Fiat Viaggio/Ottimo: 31,481 units
Jeep Cherokee: 8,005 units
Trumpchi GA3S: 20,841 units
Trumpchi GA5: 2,334 units
Trumpchi GA6: 9,605 units
Trumpchi GS4: 131,016 units
Trumpchi GS5: 26,327 units

Reference:
http://www.gagc.com.cn/investor/sale_jsp_catid_400_434_311.html
http://www.qqbenz.com/
Introduction GAC (Guangzhou Automobile Group) is a state-owned medium-size car maker located in Southern China. It is most known for producing Honda through its joint-venture with the Japanese car maker, but it also has similar joint-ventures with Toyota, Mitsubishi and Fiat. In recent years it started building its own vehicles using the brand Trumpchi, but the commitment was limited and this showed in sales results as well. In late 2012, it reached an agreement with Chery to use the latter's platforms. Hopefully this can compensate for its lack of R&D capability.
Brief History
Guangzhou Automobile Group was founded in 1997 by the Guangzhou city government. Initially it formed a 50:50 joint-venture with Honda to produce Accord locally. As the market was starved with well-built mid-size cars, the Accord became popular quickly. Seeing its success, GAC formed more JVs with Toyota (2004), Fiat (2010) and Mitsubishi (2012).


Trumpchi GA5 taking part in "Transformer 4"

In 2008, it set up another subsidiary called GAC Motor to build its own vehicles under the brand "Trumpchi". The first product, Trumpchi sedan, was built on the old Alfa Romeo 166 platform purchased from Fiat, completed with its own packaging and engines. The car was later revamped and renamed to GA5, featuring in Hollywood movie "Transformer 4". Later on, the line was joined with the smaller GA3 and SUV GS5. Nevertheless, sales remained disappointing.


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