It looks like there’s no stopping the surge of new Chinese-made entries in the Philippine car market. This time, entering the fray is the GAC GS3, a subcompact crossover featuring modern styling and a relatively cozy interior vibe.
Outside, the vehicle flaunts a polished appearance that’s helped by sleek styling cues like a floating roof design, attractive 16- and 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED lighting units. The GS3’s cabin, with its nice mix of plastic and leather, is a pleasant surprise, too, and makes for a good example of how far Chinese manufacturers have come over recent years.
The GS3 is available locally with two engine options: a 1.5-liter DCVVT gasoline engine capable of 113hp and 150Nm of torque, and a 1.3-liter turbocharged version with an output of 136hp and 202Nm. Check out the crossover’s official variants and prices below:
2020 GAC GS3 variants and prices
- GAC GS3 150N – P888,000
- GAC GS3 200T – P1,058,000
“We are extremely pleased with the launch of the GAC GS3 here in the Philippines and we are excited to enter the market at a time where there is great demand for vehicles that respond to the modern lifestyle of consumers,” said Legado Motors CEO Wilbert Lim.
“GAC as a pioneering global Chinese brand is set to conquer the automotive scene in developing markets such as the Philippines, and we are confident that our value propositions will have discerning Filipino car owners take a second look at our innovative vehicles and own the GAC experience.”
How do you think the GAC GS3 will stack up against the competition? Do you think the pricing of the range makes this vehicle worth considering?