GAC Philippines has reinforced its emotively designed lineup with the launch of the 2024 GAC GS8 4WD, a new variant that brings a potent blend of luxury and enhanced off-road capabilities. At an attractive price point of Php 2,548,000, this latest offering is poised to captivate both urban adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Staying true to its distinctive design, the GS8 4WD retains its iconic boxy silhouette while seamlessly incorporating contemporary design elements that appeal to the modern sensibilities of today’s drivers. The intricately patterned grille commands attention, flanked by stylish LED headlamp clusters that not only illuminate the road ahead but also add a touch of sophistication to the overall aesthetic. Practicality takes center stage with LED daytime running lamps, rain-sensing wipers, and a soundproof windshield – all contributing to an elevated driving experience.
The interior of the GS8 4WD is a haven of comfort and convenience. With ample room for up to seven passengers, it’s not only spacious but also thoughtfully designed. The dashboard features a generously sized touchscreen, accompanied by a digital gauge cluster that keeps essential information within easy reach. The push-to-start button, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and auto-dimming rearview mirror exemplify modern convenience.
A notable addition to the 4WD variant is the introduction of a drive mode selector, which caters to a variety of driving conditions, whether it’s tackling off-road trails or cruising through the city streets.
Passenger comfort remains paramount, evident in the triple-zone automatic climate control system, sumptuous leather seats, and dedicated AC vents for every row of occupants. The infotainment system, displayed on an impressive 14.6-inch touchscreen, seamlessly integrates with smartphones, and a wireless charging pad adds a modern touch to the cabin.
Setting the 4WD version apart is the exclusive 10-piece Alpine Sound System, enhancing the auditory experience for all passengers.
Safety features have not been overlooked in the GS8 4WD. Equipped with a comprehensive suite of safety technologies, including six airbags, anti-lock braking, stability control, and a 3D 360-degree parking camera, drivers can confidently navigate various scenarios. Advanced driver-assist technologies like adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking provide an extra layer of security, making each journey safer and more controlled.
Under the hood, the GS8 4WD draws power from the same 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that has proven its mettle in the 2WD variant. With an output of 248 horsepower and an impressive 400 Nm of torque, this engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, ensuring smooth power delivery and optimal fuel efficiency.
What truly sets the 4WD version apart is its versatile drive modes, catering to diverse terrains such as mud, sand, and snow, in addition to the standard eco, comfort, and sport modes. This flexibility empowers drivers to tackle a wide range of environments with confidence.
Reservations for the GS8 4WD SUV have already kicked off at GAC Motor dealerships across the nation, and each unit is backed by a reassuring five-year warranty. GAC said deliveries to customers will commence soon.