GAC Motor's flagship MPV GN8 was launched in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during an event participated by a delegation from the Guangzhou Municipal Government.
Over 300 guests from the Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia, the Guangzhou Municipal Government and outstanding enterprises from Guangzhou, international and local media, and others from all walks of life attended the event.
The Guangzhou Municipal Government representatives narrated Guangzhou's evolution from an age-old business hub to an international metropolis teeming with modern vitality from the perspectives of culture, tradition, science, technologies, etc.
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co (GAC Group) is a leading manufacturer in the Greater Bay Area. Zeng Qinghong, Chairman of GAC Group, addressed the event and announced the launch of GN8 in Saudi Arabia.
Qinghong said: "Looking forward, GAC Group will continue to offer more quality products and premium services to our Saudi Arabian consumers. We will continue to bring the two places closer to each other. Meanwhile, GAC Group hopes to move part of its production to Saudi Arabia as soon as possible to contribute to local economic development."
GAC Group has been listed in the Fortune Global 500 for seven consecutive years since 2013 and ranked 189th among the Fortune Global 500 enterprises in 2019. As a leading manufacturer in the Greater Bay Area and a symbol of high-end manufacturing in China, GAC Group attributes its achievement to the top-notch business environment in Guangzhou.
Zeng Hebin, General Manager of GAC Motor International, introduced the highlights of the GN8 model. He said: "It took the R&D team years to create this flagship MPV model. With its elegant and luxurious design, spacious and comfortable interior, user-friendly driving experience, and high standards of intelligent security, GN8 meets the diverse needs of Saudi Arabian consumers for both business and family use."
Last year GAC Group set up the International Business Unit to strengthen the management of its international business. So far, the automaker has established presence in 24 countries. In 2019 its overseas sales grew by 98%, said the statement.
GAC Group regards the Middle East as one of its key strategic markets in the world. So far it has set up 14 sales outlets in nine countries, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. In 2020 GAC Group plans to introduce more advanced models to this market, join hands with its strategic partners to adopt localised management, as well as improve sales and after-sales services. It is also preparing to set up a local office in the Middle East, it said.