Chinese car manufacturer GAC has released more information regarding the Time concept car after its debut at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show.
The GAC Time has a rounded exterior and a short hood leading to the windshield. In addition, the sloping roofline leads to the back with a fairly long size. Although more radical, the GAC Time bears similarities to the 2019 Hyundai Prophecy concept and the Mercedes-Benz EQ sedan lineup.
Its aerodynamic shape allows a drag coefficient of 0.191 Cd. Although quite low, it’s not as impressive as the 0.17 Cd of the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept.
Attractive design features include an “Eternal Timer” wheel hub that creates the illusion of 3D using holographic projection technology, rotating LED blocks in the sleek headlights, and an LED taillight strip that acts as a link between the exterior and interior.
Large doors that open to the roof that open upwards provide easy access to a cabin that’s even more futuristic than the sleek bodywork.
As Fan Zhang, Head of Design at GAC explains, “Our interior spaces are mobile living spaces where technology is within reach and art can be seen.”
The driver’s seat is installed in what appears to be a small pond. The digital cockpit consists of an LED instrument cluster, a floating infotainment touchscreen and a yoke-style steering wheel. Meanwhile, the back seat is designed as a comfortable sofa that is connected to the dashboard through a curved line. Lastly, the white upholstery is combined with wood accents, highlighted by gold and purple lighting.
Although it doesn’t mention how the EV architecture will be, GAC does mention that the concept car has Level 4 autonomous capabilities with laser radar detection and sensors integrated into the bodywork.