Huawei is still a strategic partner: Chairman of GAC Group
Recently, a notification of cooperation between Huawei and GAC has gathered extra attention from many peoples online. However, the carmakers said that Huawei is still a strategic partner with GAC motors.
At the 2022 performance conference of GAC Group, Zeng Qinghong, chairman of GAC Group explained the transformation of the cooperation model with Huawei. He said Huawei is still a strategic partner of GAC Group, and the projects between the two parties are still advancing.
A report previously mentioned that GAC Group planned to jointly develop and release new brands with Huawei in 2025.
As currently, GAC has two new brands – Aian and Haobo. It is necessary to launch a new brand, so after friendly consultations with GAC and Huawei, it was decided to transform Huawei into a strategic partner supplier through complementary advantages.
On this matter, the general manager of GAC Group, Feng Xingya said both parties are cooperating in many fields even before the Aian AH8 project.
He mentioned that changing from joint development to independent development does not mean that the cooperation with Huawei has ended.
“Huawei is still an important strategic partner of GAC.” said Feng.
There are changes between the beginning of the establishment of the enterprise project and the current reality.
GAC made the above choice out of flexibility considerations. At the same time, GAC is also insisting on the advanced pursuit of brand tonality.
You should know that, GAC Aian and Huawei cooperating on the AH8 model project since 2021. The two companies building a new generation of smart car digital platforms based on the GAC GEP3.0 chassis platform and Huawei CCA (computing and communication architecture), equipped with Huawei HI full-stack intelligence Car solutions.
It has a joint definition and joint development, jointly creating a series of smart cars for the future, the first model is a medium and large pure electric SUV.