TOKYO, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GS4, the signature SUV model developed by China’s best automaker GAC Motor, has recently been named “the Best Production Car Design in China” by leading international vehicle design magazine CAR STYLING on June 25 in Tokyo. It is the first time that the coveted award has honored a Chinese auto brand, demonstrating GAC Motor’s cutting-edged techniques and professional spirit in the modern manufacturing industry.
The annual award is widely regarded as the most prestigious recognition to automakers that create products capturing attention and enthusiasm of vehicle buyers in China.
CAR STYLING appraised the GS4 as a Chinese homegrown star in the limelight of the SUV market. According to the magazine, seven Chinese brands were among the top 10 SUVs in the Chinese market in 2015, while GS4 distinguished itself with a remarkable market presence. Sales of the GS4 have been over 20,000 units per month since October last year. In May, the model recorded a sales volume of more than 26,000 vehicles, representing a 329.5% increase year-on-year.
CAR STYLING, considered as ‘the bible of car design’, represents the most rigorous assessment on car production techniques. The magazine’s award recipients are determined based on strict peer review and consumer perception data from a comprehensive study.
“The GS4 is a masterpiece of international standard, that boasts quality well ahead of similar models,” says Hiro Matsunaga, chief editor of CAR STYLING who paid a visit to GAC Motor in January, “Chinese brands are now good at both design and quality. I am expecting the GS4 will be on roads in Japan in the near future.”
Akira Fujimoto, co-founder of CAR STYLING, also remarked, “GAC Motor has become a signature brand in China. I believe GAC Motor will take center stage in the world automobile market.”
“We are excited that GS4 has been rewarded by CAR STYLING,” said GAC Motor’s PR representative, “By developing the styling with a focus on quality and freshness, we crafted the car into something new and impressive, letting people know at a single glance that it is manufactured by GAC Motor.”
GAC Motor’s GS4, a new benchmark for China’s automakers, made its debut at the 2015 North America Auto Show in January, winning the “Innovation For the Future” award from Yahoo! Finance. A number of renowned international media groups including CNN and Bloomberg have also hailed GAC Motor as one of the best and fastest-developing Chinese car brands.
Nowadays, GAC Motor is creating a complete set of interdisciplinary advanced system, which not only reduces cost in R&D and manufacturing, but also makes quick layouts for product range and provides primary driving force for sustainable development of proprietary brand. The company’s three “trump cards”, the GA8, GM8 and GS8, which recently launched at April’s Beijing Auto Show, were all developed on the basis of cross-platform modular architecture (CPMA) with high-end suspension chassis system and i-4WD 4MATIC.
About GAC Motor
GAC Motor is a subsidiary company of GAC Group that commits to developing and manufacturing world-class quality vehicles, engines, components and auto accessories. GAC Motor ranks 8th, equal with GAC Toyota among all brands in J.D. Power Asia Pacific’s 2015 China Initial Quality Study, the highest of all Chinese brands for the third consecutive year.