Beijing Auto Show Preview: Gonow GS2, or is it?
Published on April 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new Gonow GS2 SUV. But, the name that circulated on the intenet for months is now suddenly unsure. This car parked on a parking lot outside the exhibition hall had another name on the back:
Aoosed GS. That’s a really weird one, even for China.
Engines: a 2.4 guess what Mitsubishi sourced four cilinder petrol and a 2.5 litre diesel developed by Gonow. Price will start around 135.000 rmb and for that little money it will be fully equipped with electric windows, aircon, dvd-screens and satnav.
Many wonder how the Chinese can make their cars so cheap. An example: that leather on the seats is not leather. The Chinese simply call it ‘fake leather’. It costs 1200 rmb, that’s 120 euro, for all five seats. I know this because I once got new leather in my own Beijing-Jeep. The real thing did 2500 rmb so I took that one. Chinese people always cover their fake-leather chairs with cotton covers. That is because the fake-leather, unlike real leather, sticks like hell on your back and ass in summer. Cheap, always comes at a price…
However strange the name, the Aoosed GS loox very well designed, inside and out.