|Headquarters||Guangzhou, Guangdong, China|
|Key people||Mr. Zhang Fangyou (Chairman)|
|Parent||Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group|
GAC Changfeng Motor
Zhejiang Gonow Auto
GAC Group (officially Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd) (Chinese: 广州汽车集团股份有限公司), (SEHK: 2238, SSE: 601238) is a Chinese automobile maker and a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group, a holding company.
GAC is currently known for its Honda-branded auto producing joint venture with this Japanese automaker.
Declining to produce any commercial offerings, the 728,000 passenger cars it manufactured in 2012 placed GAC as the sixth largest Chinese automaker that year. The number of cars counted as passenger vehicles conflates consumer offerings and light commercial trucks and vans although GAC may not currently produce any of the latter.
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd was founded in 1997, and by 2005 it had become a holding of Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group and a joint-stock company. As of 2009 it is the 6th largest automaker in China.
In 2010 shareholders of Denway Motors approved the privatization by GAC. Denway Motors was delisted on 25 August 2010 and replaced by Guangzhou Automobile Group (SEHK: 2238) on 30 August 2010 via stock swap.
2011 saw the company retain its rank as the sixth largest Chinese automaker by production volume, and GAC made 740,400 vehicles that year.
In early 2012, the company was listed on the Shanghai Stock exchange.
Joint ventures 
Mitsubishi joint venture 
In early November 2010 Mitsubishi and GAC signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a new equally owned joint venture by restructuring Changfeng, a Chinese auto-making company owned by both Mitsubishi and GAC, et al.
Guangqi Honda Automobile 
Guangzhou Isuzu Bus 
Guangzhou Peugeot Automobile (defunct) 
One of the first Sino-western joint venture auto-making companies, Guangzhou Peugeot Automobile Co Ltd was a joint venture set up by PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Guangzhou Municipal government between 1985 and 1997. Over its eleven-year lifespan, the company produced about 100,000 cars.
GAC Fiat 
Fiat signed on to a joint venture with GAC on 6 July 2009, and GAC FIAT Automobiles Co Ltd was incorporated on 9 March 2010. The new company has a production base in Changsha, Hunan Province, that opened on 28 June 2012 to manufacture the Dodge-Dart -based Fiat Viaggio.
GAC Toyota 
- Milestones Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Official Site
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