DETROIT, U.S. -- China's next-generation vehicle manufacturers are starting to get noticed in the U.S., their key target market. And while some of these new players may fade away, the sheer number of projects underscores the ample funding available back home.
Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) lucked into a bit of public relations magic when Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency. The Chinese company's brand, Trumpchi, bears a striking resemblance to the name of the Oval Office occupant. But at the North American International Auto Show, which opened in Detroit on Saturday, GAC managed to generate a buzz for another reason.