Apparently the GAC Group was the only representative of the Chinese auto industry this year at the 2013 edition of the Detroit Auto Show. The specialists have presented two near-production alternative power train Trumpchi-branded vehicles and also a new concept car. This last one is actually the GAC E-jet Concept and it made a very good impression at the stand. The exterior design discovered a pleasing shape and some cool detailing on the grille and rear valence.
The model receives power from a 1.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that behaves like a generator for an electric drive motor. This motor is capable of generating 127 horsepower and 168 lb. ft. of torque. Unfortunately the total output is very hard to guess. The power produced enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in approximately 4.5 seconds and it can reach a top speed of just under 99 mph.
On stage at the Auto Show we had the opportunity to see another model called Trumpchi 4WD Hybrid, which is set to go on sale in China in the next few months. The carmaker only built 200 units of the model and is all for testing purposes until now. The sedan will be the first model for sale in China with all-wheel drive and uses an electric motor combined with a 1.8-liter engine capable of generating 142 horsepower.
The last model on display on stage is the Trumpchi GS5 BEV that comes from Battery Electric Vehicle, a fully electric, small crossover. The carmaker also prepared a non-electric version of the GS5 SUV for China. This receives power from an induction motor controlled with a Power Electronics Unit. This provides 200 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque which enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds. The efficient drive train and the excellent management system enable the vehicle to achieve a drive range of 100 miles when driving at 60 mph. autoblog
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