Since its establishment in 2006, GAC Design has been internationally recognized for its competency in automotive design and innovation. At the GAC R&D Center, GAC Design has been creating world-class automotive designs for a series of concept and production vehicles, effectively supporting the fast growth of GAC Group (Guangzhou Automotive Group Co. Ltd). We assemble creative talent around the world, with design studios in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Los Angeles. Our goal is to explore the boundaries of automotive design and become an important player on the global design stage.
Car Design News speaks to Fan Zhang, VP of design GAC and Pontus Fontaeus design director of the OEMs advanced studio about the forthcoming ‘Supersports car’ for the fledgling Aion brand dubbed for now the AS9. And get a sneak peek at what it will look like
2022-07-05T09:03:00+01:00By Freddie Holmes
Car Design News examines GAC’s hydrogen-powered Space Concept car which pairs a minimalist exterior with a high-tech, culture-rich interior
2021-07-14T14:09:00+01:00By James McLachlan
Design moves fast in China, says GAC’s Fan Zhang, which means creating distinct identities for multiple brands is a serious challenge, especially when there is so much competition
Check out the spring digital edition of Interior Motives, featuring in-depth interior design trends, interviews, sketches and galleries featuring Lexus, GMC, BMW, GAC and more
2020-05-27T17:24:00+01:00By Car Design News
The GAC international design team, Fan Zhang, Pontus Fontaeus and David Hilton give a detailed digital design presentation about the interior and exterior design development of the GAC ENO.146, the soon-to-launch Aion V EV and reveal intriguing details about a new concept bound for the Beijing motorshow
2020-05-14T16:23:00+01:00By Car Design News
GAC achieved a world record in aerodynamics for its ENO.146 concept and also made sure the car could sit up to six passengers
2019-12-03T14:41:00+00:00By Mark Andrews
GAC has unveiled the ENO.146 concept, with the lowest drag coefficient of any four-door sedan at 0.146Cd. Car Design News spoke to Fan Zhang about how they did it
2019-08-23T12:02:00+01:00By Lem Bingley
Chinese automotive company GAC used virtual reality technology to connect the China and LA studios’ together to design this striking crossover-MPV for the Detroit auto show in 2019. Look inside and the fresh approach to the MPV typology becomes even more apparent - led by Pontus Fontaeus, its interior materials, textures and shapes create some really interesting themes for travelling with friends or family in the connected age
2019-01-15T18:23:00+00:00By Lem Bingley
Designed from the inside out. Here’s how…
2018-09-10T15:30:00+01:00By Car Design News
From yearbook 5: GAC’s design head on breaking the Chinese stereotypes
2018-02-16T17:33:31+00:00By Car Design News
A look into GAC’s trend-driven poster car which prefaces their planned entrance to the US market
2017-01-10T03:32:43+00:00By Chris Maillard
The Chinese company has big plans and a quirky concept
2016-05-03T11:57:17+01:00By Owen Ready
25 years after Skoda was bought by the VW Group we speak to its Chief designer
2015-12-07T12:55:08+00:00By Tom Phillips
Guangzhou Motor Show concept car previews Trumpchi's first full-size MPV
With other Japanese carmakers either missing or in a very subdued mood, NAIAS 2009 was Subaru's chance to shine.
This is the international debut of the fifth-generation Legacy and its slightly off-road derivative, the Outback.
One of the surprise hits of today's Shanghai auto show was this four-door luxury sedan displayed by Guangzhou Auto (GAC) - a Chinese joint venture with Honda and Toyota. Dubbed the VIP-Lounge Concept, the design study wears the company's independent GAC brand label and is rumored to have been created ...
Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent of Subaru automobiles, has released a teaser image of its new Legacy concept. Scheduled to debut in Detroit next month, the Legacy concept celebrates 20 years of the Legacy sedan and showcases the future design direction of its newest iteration.
The Subaru Legacy, previewed in concept form at the 2009 NAIAS, marks the vehicle's 20th anniversary and signals the design direction of the company's next-generation sedan.
GAC (Guangzhou Auto Company) bought the rights, tooling, machinery and equipment from Fiat late last year to make its own version of the Alfa Romeo 166 - and here is the Chinese Alfa, under the nametag VIP Lounge. Despite a low-impact restyling and some fussier detailing - thought to be ...
Guangzhou Auto Corp has released these images of the production Trumpchi GS5 SUV. Based on the Alfa Romeo 166 platform, and derived from the 2009 concept X-power, the production SUV was be unveiled at this year's Guangzhou motor show.
The Subaru Legacy Concept, which makes it debut at next week's Los Angeles auto show, hints at the future design direction of the carmaker's flagship Legacy mid-size sedan models.
Subaru's 2015 Legacy has few of the design cues previewed by the concept seen at the Los Angeles auto show, although it echoes some themes.
2015-05-09T11:33:10+01:00By Xie Guoqing
We also explored the emotional link between people and their cars. Cars are no longer simply tools to get from A to B. They are an expression of individuality, interests, lifestyle, or even an extension of your home. We wanted to capture this relationship and so experimented with the idea ...
2015-05-09T11:33:04+01:00By Xie Guoqing
Zhang Fan, whose exterior design for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class was unveiled at the Shanghai International motor Show last year, has since left the German manufacturer and taken up the position of Design Director at Chinese carmaker, GAC.
2015-05-09T10:50:18+01:00By Rufus Thompson
BMW i and Wallpaper* magazine have joined forces for ‘Sustainable Neighborhoods', a global project exploring how design and technology will serve in keeping megacities of the future moving.
2015-05-09T10:16:54+01:00By Car Design News
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2015-05-09T10:16:51+01:00By Car Design News
2015-05-06T22:27:13+01:00By Nargess Shahmanesh Banks
BMW's Project i - an internal codename for a possible sub-brand dedicated to green urban driving - has been in the works for some time. The Vision EfficientDynamics concept, unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Show, showcased some of the lightweight technological advances and design thinking behind the forthcoming zero-emission cars.
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