GAC Motor (Guangzhou Auto) has unveiled its GS5 SUV at the Paris Motor Show, making its first foray into the European market by showcasing what it describes as ‘the latest premium vehicle which features an exquisite design that combines robust power, futuristic styling and robust safety features’.

The brand’s debut in Europe also included the local premiere of the concept car Enverge.

“This is GAC Motor’s first trip to the Paris Motor Show, and we hope to communicate and learn from fellow world-leading automobile brands on this incredible platform and introduce the GAC Motor brand to more people,” said Yu Jun, President of GAC Motor.

“Europe has a very special place in the development of GAC Motor. Today, we are excited about our return to Paris with the theme of ‘new perspectives, new perceptions’ to officially start a brand new journey in Europe”.

Developed by GAC Motor’s R&D centres in Guangzhou, Shanghai and the US, GAC says the GS5 SUV is designed for ‘young working-class drivers and families’.

The new GS5’s powertrain is equipped with GAC Motor’s 3rd generation 1.5T GDI engine and the latest Aisin 6-speed hydraulic automatic transmission.

“GAC Motor has a bright blueprint and will strive for it. We are eagerly looking forward to seeing GAC Motor vehicles on the streets in Europe. In facing the stricter challenges and tests in the mature market, GAC Motor is confident that our leading qualities, technology and R&D ability, will lead to further breakthroughs, creating an enjoyable life of mobility for global consumers,” said Yu.