The first batch of C-NCAP evaluation results in 2015 was recently released. GAC MOTOR GA6 received a five-star safety rating with an excellent score of 58.2 points. Up to now, GAC MOTOR has become the only Chinese auto brand whose all models have achieved the five-star safety rating from C-NCAP.
Right from its birth, GAC MOTOR has carried forward the corporate thinking of quality first and entered the high-end market. Upholding the brand philosophy of “Make Excellent Cars for the Loved Ones and Let the World Full of Love”, it has continuously introduced exquisite models that can rival the best cars of the world. The GA6’s winning of C-NCAP five-star safety rating once again attests to GAC MOTOR’s rock-solid quality.
We take the quality as our first consideration. GA6 wins C-NCAP five-star safety rating with a high score.
C-NCAP is a crash safety performance testing program which tests newly purchased car models from the market based on the standards which are stricter and more comprehensive than China’s current compulsory standards. The C-NCAP crash test consists of 4 items. The first item is a frontal 100% overlapping rigidity wall obstacle crash test at a collision speed of 50km/h, with a full score of 18 points. The GA6 scored 17 points on this item, the highest among the first batch of the 17 tested models announced by C-NCAP in 2015. After the frontal 100% crash test, the front airbags of the GA6 popped out normally and the simulated person had a normal posture during the crash. The front energy-absorbing zone of the GA6 encountered normal deformation and all 4 doors of the occupant compartment could be opened normally.
The second item is a deformable mobile wall obstacle side crash test at a collision speed of 50km/h, with a full score of 18 points. After the side crash test, the side airbags and side air curtains of the GA6 popped out normally and effectively protected the head of the simulated person inside the car, scoring 18 points on this item.
The third item is a frontal 40% overlapping deformable wall obstacle crash test at a collision speed of 64km/h, with a full score of 18 points. After the 40% frontal off-centered crash, the front energy-absorbing zone of the GA6 encountered normal deformation and all 4 doors of the occupant compartment could be opened normally, scoring 15.29 points.
The fourth item is a neck protection test after a low-speed crash. It simulates the effect of protection of the driver seat headrest on the passenger when there is a tail collision. The test speed is 15.65km/h, and the full score on the item is 4 points. The GA6 only caused a minor deformation of the simulated person’s neck, scoring 3.88 points. In addition, the GA6 won 4 bonus points for its configuration of ESP, side airbags and ISOFIX child seat buckles.
In the C-NCAP crash test, the GA6 received a high score of 58.2 points and won a five-star safety rating, taking a far lead over numerous joint venture brand models.
Upholding the brand philosophy of “Make Excellent Cars for the Loved Ones”, GAC MOTOR has persistently done “additions” only.
Currently, many joint venture brands in China are reducing their vehicle configurations in order to lower their product prices. By contrast, GAC MOTOR has persisted in “doing additions” in safety, quality and other core aspects. GAC MOTOR’s General Manager Song Wu said: “For consumers, something cannot be reduced, such as the safety configurations. Parts related to vehicle performance must be customer-oriented. For GAC MOTOR which is determined to ‘Make Excellent Cars for the Loved Ones, this is a bottom line which cannot be touched.”
As the sedan for the elites of new era, GA6 represents the new high level of original design and technological quality which Chinese auto brands can reach. Particularly in terms of safety, the GA6 has a comprehensive smart driving safety assist system. It utilizes advanced smart configurations of driver-assisted safety, active safety, passive safety and other protection to effectively prevent the driver from performing dangerous operations and ensure driving safety.
The GA6 is equipped a 9th generation of BOSCH ESP as a standard configuration and integrated the 6 major active safety systems of ESP, ABS, EBD, TCS, HBA and HHC, which can effectively prevent the vehicle from side skidding in emergencies and protect vehicle safety at all times. The GA6 is also equipped with a forward-looking smart safety system, featuring top-class configurations such as Front Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Monitoring System and 360°Panoramic Parking Image System, to provide the driver with meticulous safety protection. Meanwhile, comprehensive configurations including TPMS, 6-airbag restraint system and GAC five-star safety body ensure vehicle safety for the GA6 at all times.
The GA6 has revolutionized Chinese auto brands’ long-held image of ‘low quality, low price’. As a B-segment model, the GA6 is equipped with the T-7speed Power Control Combination, setting a brand-new level of auto technology in China. Featuring luxury, smart and forward-looking technologies, the GA6 establishes a new value standard for B-segment vehicles and creates a legendary price/performance ratio for middle- and high-end models.
Establishing a GAC Production System, GAC MOTOR makes world-class, high-quality products.
From the very starting stage, GAC MOTOR effectively positioned its quality as world-class level. Drawing upon its global R&D network, GAC MOTOR has persisted in its brand DNA of forward development and “doing additions” only and made consistent efforts to establish comprehensive quality guarantee through its unique GAC production mode which is built based on its world-class plants, vigorous quality control system and domestically leading supplier system.
GAC MOTOR is extremely strict with the selection of its parts suppliers and has always based its screening and selection from the 4 aspects of ‘optimum technology’, ‘optimum quality’, ‘lowest cost’ and ‘timely delivery’. Currently, GAC MOTOR has established strategic partnership with the world’s TOP10 suppliers, including BOSCH, Continental and TRW. Over 60% of its suppliers are international brands. All this fully ensures the R&D level and quality for all of GAC MOTOR’s product series.
Carrying the five-star safety family philosophy, all models from GAC MOTOR adopt a GAC five-star safety body, which consists of a large amount of high strength and ultra high strength steel materials. The occupant compartment is 95% made of high strength steel, while the engine compartment adopts crash energy absorption technology, thus greatly ensuring its integrity.
Thanks to its persistence in quality, GAC MOTOR topped Chinese auto brands in J.D. Power IQS reports in both 2013 and 2014, forcefully breaking the prophecy that “it will take Chinese auto brands at least 10 years to reach the average international quality level of new vehicles”. Firmly sticking to its initial commitment of “Make Excellent Cars for the Loved Ones”, GAC MOTOR has continuously upheld the car making philosophy of “Quality, Safety, Innovation, Pleasure” and launched five-star safety models. Taking quality as the philosophy for its brand, GAC MOTOR has brought a safety worry-free driving experience to consumers.