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GAC Motor unveils Entranze EV concept SUV in Detroit

GAC Motor unveils Entranze EV ...
Nothing says "comfort" like references to airline passenger cabins, or so the GAC Entranze EV hopes
Nothing says "comfort" like references to airline passenger cabins, or so the GAC Entranze EV hopes
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Nothing says "comfort" like references to airline passenger cabins, or so the GAC Entranze EV hopes
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Nothing says "comfort" like references to airline passenger cabins, or so the GAC Entranze EV hopes
The vehicle is aimed towards a vision of a road-trip-ready family vehicle that can be a daily driver as well
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The vehicle is aimed towards a vision of a road-trip-ready family vehicle that can be a daily driver as well
Unveiled in Detroit, the GAC Entranze EV concept is one of the first conceptuals that GAC Motors has produced in its North American design studio in California
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Unveiled in Detroit, the GAC Entranze EV concept is one of the first conceptuals that GAC Motors has produced in its North American design studio in California
A head-up information cluster and voice-command activation system are inherent to the Entranze’s cockpit design
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A head-up information cluster and voice-command activation system are inherent to the Entranze’s cockpit design
The SUV has a unique 3+2+2 interior layout, sitting three across up front and two each in the second and third rows
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The SUV has a unique 3+2+2 interior layout, sitting three across up front and two each in the second and third rows
Designed to be “autopilot”-ready, according to GAC (not Tesla), the vehicle is designed with the idea of driver’s aids and possible autonomous driving as norms
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Designed to be “autopilot”-ready, according to GAC (not Tesla), the vehicle is designed with the idea of driver’s aids and possible autonomous driving as norms
The exterior design of the GAC concept was not limited by traditional powertrain constraints, so the SUV is allowed a short overhang and wheel-forward design motif for a sportier look
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The exterior design of the GAC concept was not limited by traditional powertrain constraints, so the SUV is allowed a short overhang and wheel-forward design motif for a sportier look
The Entranze EV concept is an electric vehicle, powered by batteries, and as sustainably produced as possible
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The Entranze EV concept is an electric vehicle, powered by batteries, and as sustainably produced as possible
Inspired by aircraft and, specifically, the way passenger cabins are designed in a fuselage, the Entranze EV has its unique seating layout as well as aircraft-inspired user interfaces
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Inspired by aircraft and, specifically, the way passenger cabins are designed in a fuselage, the Entranze EV has its unique seating layout as well as aircraft-inspired user interfaces
Further evidence of the GAC Entranze EV concept’s forward-looking design is the inclusion of two infotainment screens in the vehicle, one canted towards the driver and the other on the right aimed at the front passengers
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Further evidence of the GAC Entranze EV concept’s forward-looking design is the inclusion of two infotainment screens in the vehicle, one canted towards the driver and the other on the right aimed at the front passengers

Unveiled in Detroit, the Entranze EV is one of the first concepts that Chinese automaker GAC Motors has produced in its North American design studio in California. With its unique interior layout, sitting three across up front and two each in the second and third rows, the SUV is conceived as a road-trip-ready family vehicle that can be a daily driver as well.

If you see a hint of commercial airliner in the interior design, that's no coincidence. GAC's Executive Design Director Pontus Fontaeus, who headed up the design of the Entranze EV, comes from an airline cabin design background and has also penned designs for the likes of Ferrari and Land Rover.

While the passenger cabin and user interfaces may be inspired by aircraft, the "inside -out" approach marked by sliding glass doors is not something you'd find on a runway. On the sustainability front, 90 percent of the battery-electric EV concept's interior components made from environmentally-sustainable materials like cork.

Unveiled in Detroit, the GAC Entranze EV concept is one of the first conceptuals that GAC Motors has produced in its North American design studio in California
Unveiled in Detroit, the GAC Entranze EV concept is one of the first conceptuals that GAC Motors has produced in its North American design studio in California

The Entranze concept design also has semi- or full-autonomy in mind, with a head-up information cluster and voice-command activation system featured in the cockpit design, along with two infotainment screens – one canted towards the driver and the other on the right aimed at the front passengers.

The SUV has a unique 3+2+2 interior layout, sitting three across up front and two each in the second and third rows
The SUV has a unique 3+2+2 interior layout, sitting three across up front and two each in the second and third rows

Not limited by traditional powertrain constraints, the sporty, aerodynamic exterior design of the GAC concept is allowed a short overhang, and the shortened hood and flatter rear end mean better visibility for maneuvering.

The GAC Entranze EV concept is on display in Detroit alongside the company's production vehicles, the GM6 minivan and the GS5 SUV.

Source: GAC Motor

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