GAC GS3 Unveiled in the Philippines

Legado Motors Inc., the exclusive distributor of GAC Motor in the Philippines, today launches one of its flagship models — the GS3.

The GS3 is a modern subcompact crossover that has been well-received in many countries and markets across the globe since its launch in China in November 2018. The GS3 is a game-changer in the SUV market with its design, specifications, and features that surpass expectations in its class.

Both the exterior and interior styling of the GS3 create a premium riding experience. The GS3’s exterior combines classic chrome elements with a trendy, sporty aerodynamic design, while the vehicle’s cockpit experience is enhanced by the premium leather and fabric lining of its interiors. Digital conveniences, such as a state-of-the-art infotainment system that integrates an 8-inch TFT color display with Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, make the GS3 more luxurious.

The GS3 is a performance powerhouse that is versatile enough for both daily city driving and more challenging long-distance trips, all while achieving top fuel efficiency. It is available in two variants, both gasoline-powered with six-speed automatic transmission and compliant with Euro 5 emissions standards. The 150N variant has a 1.5-liter, DCVVT engine that produces 113hp and 150Nm, while the 200T variant has a 1.3-liter turbocharged DCVVT engine rated to make 136hp and 202Nm.

The GS3 boasts of a five-star safety rating through features like electronic stability control, anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (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.

“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 Chief Executive Officer Wilbert A. 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,” he added.

The GS3 is an embodiment of GAC’s thrust toward value for money, with all its smart features and world-class design packaged competitively. The GS3’s entry-level 150N variant costs P888,000 while the premium 200T variant sells for P1,058,000.