Gonow

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Zhejiang Gonow Auto Co., Ltd.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded23 September 2003
HeadquartersTaizhou, China
ProductsAutomobiles
ParentGAC Group
Websitegonowauto.com
 
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Zhejiang Gonow Auto Co., Ltd.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded23 September 2003
HeadquartersTaizhou, China
ProductsAutomobiles
ParentGAC Group
Websitegonowauto.com

Gonow (officially Zhejiang Gonow Auto Co., Ltd.) (浙江吉奥汽车有限公司) is a Chinese manufacturer of automobiles, commercial vehicles and SUV's headquartered in Taizhou, Zhejiang and a subsidiary of GAC Group. It markets its products under the brand name GAC Gonow in China and as Gonow in other markets.

History[edit]

The company was founded on 27 September 2003 with headquarters in Taizhou, Zhejiang. The campus covers an area of 268,000 m². Production began with the Gonow AGE, with an initial phase of 60,000 units produced. Gonow spent 351.5 million RMB expanding its grounds by 100 acres, and increasing production to 200,000 units per year. They also began cooperation with Wuhan Industrial University, taking over construction of the Gonow Automobile R & D Center.

In 2006, Gonow entered the European Union market, in a joint venture with the Italian company DR Motor Company SpA. Two SUV models were produced under license, and were marketed under the brand name Katay Gonow.

On 24 October 2010, Gonow was the first Chinese car to score points in a FIA world championship, with its Italian Team Sonia Ielo – Francesca Olivoni taking 8th place in the Ecorally San MarinoVatican City of the FIA Alternative Energies Cup.[1][2]

In 2010, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. (GAC) bought 51% of Gonow.[3]

Products[edit]

Gonow[edit]

The Gonow G5 on display at Auto Shanghai 2011
Gonow GA200 (Troy)

Katay Gonow[edit]

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