Research and Development Center

GAC R&D Center, established in 2006, is GAC Group’s technology management department and R&D system hub, responsible for implementation of new product and new technology planning and important R&D.

GAC R&D Center has built domestically first-class, and internationally advanced R&D facilities including 15 kinds of laboratories covering vehicle, powertrain and new energy, one trial production workshop with welding, painting, general assembly and machine processing, and one automobile test site. With nearly 4000 international R&D staff as well as dozens of high-level experts from China’s Recruitment Program of Global Experts and automobile excellent technological talents, it also boasts of innovative platforms, such as state-certified enterprise technological center, overseas high-level talents innovation & entrepreneurship center, post-doctoral research work station and academician work station.

The center files nearly 500 patent applications annually, totaling 3,000 so far, with an invention patent ratio of over 30%. In addition, the GAC self-driving vehicles is able to conduct independent autonomous driving in all weather and road conditions.

With a global vision, GAC MOTOR, integrating resources of global advantageous suppliers and R&D institutions, has developed a global R&D network centering on GAC R&D Center and supported by GAC MOTOR technology center, as well as G-CPMA GAC cross-platform modularized organization (awarded first prize of China automotive industry technological progress award).

It enjoys relatively comprehensive capabilities in the development of vehicle (including conventional and new energy car) and machine, maintaining a leading position among Chinese brands.

Supported by GAC Group, GAC MOTOR will jointly promote cross-boundary innovation of automotive industry with world’s leading technology enterprises, to lay the foundation for automotive ecology, smart transport and smart city centered on intelligent driving in the future.


In powertrain,GAC Group exhibited a self-developed third-generation 1.0TGDI three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine with turbocharger, overhead 350bar direct injection, variable intake and exhaust valve timing, timing silent chain drive, roller rocker hydraulic tappet, cylinder head integrated exhaust manifold, electric variable displacement oil pump, efficient thermal management system and other advanced technologies, and equipped with 48V start-stop motor. The engine has strong power, low fuel consumption rate, good low-speed torque and transient response performance.

The other engine, based on the GAC auto GS Platform, self-developed second generation of engine 1.5TGDI, adopting GAC GCCS Combustion control patented technology, direct injection in cylinder, low inertia turbo pressurization, variable valve timing, electronically controlled variable displacement oil pump, roller rocker ARM hydraulic tappet, timing mute chain drive and other advanced technologies, and equipped with the second generation engine automatic START-STOP system. Its main performance leads among the same type engines.

Self Driving

In the field of intelligent networking system, the second-generation driverless vehicle, WitStar II, self-developed by GAC Group, taking GAC MOTOR GE3 as platform, was newly unveiled. Euqipped with 64-line laser radar, 360-degree panoramic camera, 77G millimeter wave radar and other high-precision sensors, as well as self-developed intelligent traffic scene awareness, autonomous driving behavior decision-making, low latency intelligent control and other related technologies for multi-traffic scenarios, WitStar II initially realized the L4 level intelligent driving.

Intelligent System

In addition to driverless drving, GAC brought its latest strategic cooperation achievements in the field of intelligent networking. Through the cooperation with iFLYTEK, GAC MOTOR intelligent voice control system has realized the voice control of vehicle engine, wiper, skylight, window, headlight, air conditioner, seat, hatchback and so on. Through the deep cooperation with Tencent, GAC took the lead in realizing the launch of “WeChat on vehicle”, enabling users to send and receive WeChat messages safely and conveniently via voice control, to bring a new experience of intelligent user-to-car interaction.