During the 2019 North American International Auto Show, Chinese automaker GAC Motor unveiled its new 7-seater Entranze EV concept – a vehicle that celebrates the tradition of the American road trip.
Entranze EV represents the first concept vehicle from the new California-based GAC Design Studio. GAC envisions the Entranze as the ultimate road-trip car – a multi-purpose utility vehicle perfect for extended trips to the beach, mountains, forest, desert or the daily commute. So, apparently, it’s perfect for pretty much everything.
GAC Design Studio applied an inside-out philosophy. Entranze’s fuselage-inspired interior seats up to seven in a 3+2+2 configuration. Access is through the sweeping patio-inspired sliding glass doors. To best accommodate passengers, the foldable rocker panels serve as steps and also function as a bench for comfortable outdoor seating.
This inside-out concept is inspired by coastal architecture, which often blurs the barriers between indoor and outdoor living. To top-off its tribute to the great outdoors, more than 90% of Entranze’s interior is made from environmentally sustainable material such as cork.
Aircraft inspiration is further evident in the user interface. The steering wheel uses illuminated touch controls around its perimeter, operating in conjunction with a heads-up information cluster and voice-command activation. GAC says its “autopilot ready.”
Entranze also includes OLED screens on either side of the wave-inspired instrument panel. Air con vents are located overhead, and another nod to aviation includes a storage trolley that slides between the seats when needed.
GAC believes its Entranze EV concept is the realisation of the future of automotive interiors, pairing a sleek aerodynamic exterior with the interior automobile cabin of the future. The exterior and interior attractively merge through the vehicle’s sliding glass doors and panoramic roof, making it a dream come true for outdoors types.
In addition to the Entranze, GAC is also showcasing its GM6 minivan and GS5 SUV at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.