Spy Shots: Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GS5 in China
Published on February 28, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots from the upcoming Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GS5 SUV. The final production version will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April, the ‘almost-ready concept’ debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show in December last year. Real car loox for 99% the same, notable exceptions are the wheels and there seems to be some extra shiny chrome in the grill. The Trumpchi GS5 will be listed in late April, price will start around 110.000 yuan.
Look at that! Chinese car buyers will love it. The Trumpchi GS5 is based on the same platform as The Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi sedan which is based on the old Alfa Romeo 166. Guangzhou Auto bought the platform from Fiat back in 2009.
Power comes from a Fiat/Alfa Twinspark 2.0 engine with 150hp and 183nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. At a later date, a 1.8 turbo and a 2.4 will be available as well.
Handbrake very nice.