GAC M8 stirs up the luxury minivan market

GAC Motor Philippines proudly unveiled the GAC M8, its luxurious seven-seater MPV that’s set to enter the increasingly competitive minivan market in the country. 

The introduction of the all-new GAC M8 marks a significant expansion in the brand’s evolving lineup, reinforcing its commitment to delivering a diverse array of vehicles tailored to meet the unique needs of every market segment.

“This launch underscores our dedication to offering a diverse array of vehicles tailored to meet the unique needs of every market segment,” remarked Franz Decloedt, brand head of GAC Motor, Astara Philippines. “With the M8, we provide our customers with an unparalleled blend of style, comfort, and cutting-edge technology, all underpinned by our unwavering commitment to quality and reliability. Its refined aesthetics, opulent interiors, and exceptional performance redefine the benchmark for sophistication and innovative design.”

Photos by Jacob Oliva

The exterior design of the M8 reflects a harmonious fusion of elegance and strength, drawing inspiration from the majestic Oriental lion. With bold lines and meticulously sculpted contours, the vehicle exudes confidence and authority on the road. LED headlights with advanced features ensure safe and confident driving, while chrome accents and sleek finishes enhance the premium look.

Inside the M8, the focus on comfort and convenience is evident. The 2-2-3 seating configuration across its spacious cabin ensures an indulgent experience for both drivers and passengers. Front seats feature extensive power adjustments, ventilation, and heating functions, while the second row boasts dual Captain’s Seats with various power adjustments, seat massage functionality, and illuminated pedals.

The third row offers flexibility with a central armrest and manual adjustments, along with a 40/60 split folding feature for accommodating passengers and cargo needs. The interior is equipped with advanced entertainment, connectivity, and convenience features, including a 14.6-inch multi-functional touch screen, smartphone integration, and a 3-zone auto air-conditioning system with a fragrance system.

Safety is a top priority in the M8, with Electronic Stability Program, Hill-start Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, and an array of restraint systems ensuring occupant protection. Advanced driving assistance systems, including a rear-view camera system and various alerts and assists, enhance visibility and mitigate potential risks on the road.

Under the hood, the M8 boasts a robust 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering an impressive 248 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters of torque. This powertrain combination ensures a dynamic driving experience that effortlessly blends performance with efficiency.

The GAC M8 MPV is available in two variants, each offering a choice of body colors and interior options. The pricing for the 2.0L M8 GL Master starts at PhP 2,998,000, while the 2.0L M8 GX Master is priced at PhP 3,948,000. Both variants come with a five-year or 150,000-kilometer aftersales warranty, showcasing GAC Motor’s commitment to quality and reliability.

With the launch of the GAC M8, GAC Motor Philippines aims to capture the hearts of discerning customers who prioritize luxury, style, and practicality in their driving experience. The vehicle’s meticulous design, advanced features, and competitive pricing position it as a formidable contender in the premium seven-seater MPV segment.

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