Philippine Daily Inquirer
The all-new GAC GS3: a gamechanger SUV
For those dreaming of owning their first SUV, an undeniable contender in the category is a revolutionary new modern subcompact crossover that provides absolute value for hard-earned money.
The GS3 from maverick Chinese automaker GAC Motor boasts of design, performance and features that rival, if not surpass, more established players in the market. From the outside, the GS3 immediately commands attention with its sleek and sporty modern design that is trendy enough for the contemporary road scene, yet classic enough to withstand the test of time.
A hallmark design feature of the GS3 is its “floating roof” concept — a distinctive visual effect created by the clever extension of the backseat window trim toward the vehicle’s rear. Other nifty elements include upscale chrome details and alloy wheels.
Inside, a premium cabin feel is achieved with its multifunction leather-trimmed steering wheel, exquisitely crafted yacht-style gear shift, and an infotainment system comprised of an 8-inch TFT color display system with Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.
All of these features complement the perfectly balanced dimensions of the GS3, which is just the right-sized SUV large enough for luxurious comfort, yet compact enough to maneuver on the road. The GS3 is borne out of the aesthetic vision of Zhang Fan, the renowned chief designer of one of the world’s top luxury European car brands.
In terms of performance, the GS3 is versatile for both daily city driving and longer road trips because of its Euro 5-compliant gasoline engine matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. It attains impressive fuel efficiency, which is a key consideration for many Filipino drivers and car owners.
The GS3 is available in two variants: the 150N variant with a 1.5-liter DCVVT engine that produces 113hp and 150Nm, and the 200T variant with a 1.3-liter turbocharged DCVVT engine rated to make 136hp and 202Nm.
The GS3 also promises unparalleled peace of mind with its superior 5-star crash rating. It features electronic stability control, anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distributions (EBD), traction control system (TCS), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), hill-start hold control (HHC), hill descent control (HDC), and electronic parking brake with auto-hold.
Most importantly, the GS3 lives up to its reputation as a genuine gamechanger when it comes to price — with the entry-level 150N variant costing P888,000 and the premium 200T variant selling for P1,058,000. For all these world-class features and driving benefits, the GS3 is indeed a serious challenger in the SUV market, a perfect choice for first-time buyers and experienced owners alike.
See more and experience the GS3 at GAC Motor dealerships, which are located at Metrowalk, Pasig City; San Fernando, Pampanga; and Tarlac City, Tarlac. More dealerships will soon open in Alabang, Muntinlupa City; Imus, Cavite; and Mandaue City, Cebu.