The Automotive Engineering Institute of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC ENGINEERING) was established in July 2006, directly funded and managed by GAC (Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.). It is both a strategic business unit and an independently operated branch of GAC. As the pivot of GAC's R&D system and the technical management division for GAC's headquarters, GAC ENGINEERING is responsible for GAC's strategic planning, new products and development implementation of new technology and new products R&D of GAC.
GAC ENGINEERING has established a solid R&D bases, with a number of centers including the headquarters located in Guangzhou Panyu district with a total investment of 3.8 billion RMB; Guangzhou Wushan-Branch, Hangzhou-Branch, and the expanding overseas branches.
Based on years of innovative development in automotive technology research and application, GAC ENGINEERING has developed a set of interdisciplinary processes and systems for advanced research and development, a well balanced organizational structure and a specialized and talented R&D team. GAC ENGINEERING has established world-class research facilities and capabilities, including advanced laboratories of crash safety, E&E, power assembly, road simulations, body and closures, NVH, EMC, new alternative energy technology, vehicle emissions and vehicle performance. Nowadays, GAC ENGINEERING has the capabilities of a full range of simulation-analysis, first-class full vehicle and component testing, vehicle fatigue durability, and high altitude tests , as well as new vehicle and key components development and manufacturing capabilities.
GAC ENGINEERING as the core of GAC's R&D systems has been awarded the State-Accredited Enterprise Technology Center. It is ranked at the Top 2% of excellence nationwide in the SAETC appraisement of 883 national level enterprise technology centers in various industries in 2013, indicating that its overall capability and performance also tops among R&D institutions of Chinese auto industry.
GAC ENGINEERING has implemented vehicle engineering development strategy of cross platform modular architecture for its own-brand products. It has successfully developed a series of vehicles, such as, mid-near luxury sedan Trumpchi GA5 known as the "No.1 project of Guangzhou independent innovation", mid-near luxury SUV TrumpchiGS5/GS5-Super, brand new A/A0 class vehicle platforms and compact Sedan Trumpchi GA3/GA3S and brand new generation midsize sports sedan GA6. The whole car line has scored the 5-star in C-NCAP Crash Assessment; two series of independently developed engine products G and GS, cover 0.7 ~ 2.0 L displacement and applied in many car lines such as GAC Trumpchi and GONOW. These two engines have won the 2011’ Technological Progress Award of China Auto Industry and Dynamic China 2013 Engine of the Year.
For new alternative energy and smart cars, GAC ENGINEERING has independently developed electric Trumpchi vehicles; plug in electric / hybrid Trumpchi vehicles, vehicular networking Telematics system, autonomy intelligent vehicle, WITSTAR, powered by rang-extended power-train system.
The R&D achievement of GAC ENGINEERING has been widely recognized in the industry. For example, its engineering development technology has won the first prize of 2014 China Science and Technology in Automobile Industry. The 2013, 2014 J.D.Power China new car quality reports show that the new car quality of Trumpchi is far better than the industry average, two years in row, not only leading the Chinese brands, even surpassed the VW, Ford, GM, Nissan and other well-known brands. Furthermore, Trumpchi won the only Xuanyuan Award of the 1st China automobile industry contribution award by beating many competitors including the BMW 3, GM LaCrosse and Ford new Mondeo , etc.
GAC Engineer as the core of the GAC’s R&D, will continue to develop new ideas, world-class new technology and products, and promote the sustainable development of GAC group in the future.