AEC brings Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC: American giants to Germany

AEC brings Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC: American giants to Germany


The Canadian AEC Group, a trading company specializing in automotive sales, has established a new sales and service subsidiary of General Motors in Europe. In the future, AEC Special Vehicles (AECSV) will also offer supercars from the GM portfolio through a dealer network in Germany. Selected models from Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC are included in the range.

The official return of large road cruisers to Germany, after some of them were only available through independent importers for decades, is also interesting from another aspect. General Motors is also clearly planning a new European launch with the company’s various brands, but focusing on cable cars. Big rigs with powerful V8 engines don’t fit the bill.

In AEC, on the other hand, they already have a lot of experience with the distribution of Dodge and Ram cars coming to Germany through this route. Three more US brands have now joined through AECSV.

At this time, only series selection is available. From Cadillac these are the larger Escalade and the larger Escalade ESV, a longer version. The Cadillac XT6 also comes to us, with an exterior height of 5.05 meters, which is more in line with standard German garages. From Chevrolet, the full-size pick-up Silverado and the central Tahoe will be in the shop window in the future, and like the Caddilac, this will also be available in a long version (Suburban).

The third in the league is the GMC brand. From there AECSV brings the GMC Sierra to Europe. The Sierra is a sister model to the Chevrolet Silverado with the same technology platform, but with its own looks and features. The Sierra will be available in a Denali luxury version and an AT4 off-road version.

It’s not just the sheer size of the announced models that will make sales in Europe a particular challenge for AECSV, it’s also the drives. With the exception of the Cadillac XT6, the eight-cylinder Ecotec3 is installed in all other series described. The V8 engine, a naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 6.2 liters, is, to put it mildly, a proven machine and has been used in various General Motors models for ten years. The engine produces 425 hp and the torque is 610 Newton meters. Thanks to its simple design, this eight-cylinder engine has an eternal life, but it also has a very healthy appetite. Typical consumption figures for all models are over the 16 liter mark.

Of course, finally some real space and overview!Never, where do I park it?

The difference is good, so it can only be welcomed when new brands and models face competition. However, with the decision to bring large full-size cruisers from the GM Group to Germany, newly established importer AECSV has set itself a challenging task. Especially with the decision to rely exclusively on drinking 6.2-liter V8, except for the Cadillac XT6.