Look-a-like: GAC GS7/GS8 and…

GAC GS8 and its smaller brother GS7 (which made its debut in Detroit this week), are two of the more eye-catching cars to come from a Chinese manufacturer recently. What makes them stand out is that they have something that many Chinese (and, for that matter, other) cars lack – a clean and confident design that’s instantly recognizable thanks to a memorable lights and grille treatment that, with familiarity, might evolve into the “GAC family look”. That said, despite the end-product being pretty unique-looking, from the front the cars remind me more than a bit of a well-established American SUV… 

…the latest GMC Yukon. Now, clearly the two cars do look different from the front, but the GS7/GS8 look a bit as though the designers took the Yukon as a starting point, with its upright grille, vertical lights swept-back tops, a flat hood and fenders, and then proceeded to apply details (chromework, extra lights, creases) until the new cars were sufficiently different. I will say again – I think that GS7/GS8 are handsome beasts, probably better-looking than the Yukon – but once I realized what their front end reminds me of I can’t unsee it!

About Krzysztof Wozniak

Kriss grew up in Poland reading German car magazines, before moving to England and graduating to the British magazines, which he still considers the best in the world and continues reading them after he’d moved to the US. In college he promised himself he’s buy himself a used Porsche before he turned 30 (not to be accused of having a mid-life crisis), but instead family needs dictated a Subaru Outback. Still waiting for that perfect moment to buy a used 2008-ish Cayman…
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  1. It is the GS7 which debuts at NAIAS.
    It is the 5 seats version of the GS8.

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