Spy Shots: Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA3 seen testing in China
Published on March 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the upcoming Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA3, a new A-class sedan that will be positioned under the Trumpchi GA5. The Trumpchi GA3, formerly known by its code name Guangzhou Auto AF, will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launched on the Chinese auto market in July.
Note door handle sitting hip next to window in true Alfa-style. There will be two new engines: a 1.4 turbo and a 1.6. Guangzhou Auto is also working on a 1.6 turbo but whether the GS3 will get it is yet unsure. Price for the Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA3 will range from 70.000 to 100.000 yuan.
Best picture so far of the interior. Automatic gearbox here, and there will be a manual available as well. Materials look nice enough. Handbrake is very happy. Flat-bottomed steering wheel for sporty. Screen on the small side.
The origin of the platform for the GA3 is still a mystery. The vehicle is too small to be based on the same platform as the GA5. It could be a platform borrowed from one of Guangzhou Auto’s joint ventures, which they have with Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Fiat.