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Gonow (officially Zhejiang Gonow Auto Co., Ltd.) (Chinese: 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.


Industry Automotive
Founded 23 September 2003
Headquarters Taizhou, Zhejiang, China
Products Automobiles
Parent GAC Group


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 University of Technology, 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 Marino – Vatican City of the FIA Alternative Energies Cup.

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



  • Gonow ALTER (since 2003)
  • Gonow Aoosed G5 (since 2010)
  • Gonow Dual Luck (since 2003)
  • Gonow FAN (since 2005)
  • Gonow Finite (since 2010)
  • Gonow GA6380 (seit 2010)
  • Gonow GA6530 (seit 2010)
  • Gonow GS-1 (since 2010)
  • Gonow GS-2 (since 2010)
  • Gonow GS50 (since 2005)
  • Gonow GS50 Ⅱ (since 2005)
  • Gonow GX6 (since 2005, Chinese version)
  • Gonow GX6-2 (2007–2009, German manufactured version, in Germany it was sold as the GX6)
  • Gonow Jetstar (since 2005)
  • Gonow Minivan (2008–2010)
  • Gonow Saboo (since 2010)
  • Gonow Shuaijian (since 2003)
  • Gonow Troy (since 2005)
  • Gonow Star Wang (since 2010)
  • Gonow Lightweight (since 2010)
  • Gonow new pickup (since 2015)
  • Gonow new suv (since 2015)

Katay Gonow

  • Katay Gonow Troy (since 2006)
  • Katay Gonow Victor (since 2006)
  • Katay Gonow Victory (since 2006)