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Sub-P900k GAC GS3 unveiled in the Philippines

Disrupting the small SUV segment

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Legado Motors Inc., exclusive distributor of GAC cars, hopes to disrupt the highly competitive subcompact SUV segment with its latest offering, 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. It features design, specifications, and features that surpass expectations in its class.

The GS3 features eye-catching design integrating the brand’s Flying Dynamics design language. It’s most evident in the façade, taking inspiration from an eagle in flight, and is intended to evoke a sense of elegance and majesty from those that see it in motion. The is translated to the rest of the exterior with classic chrome elements combined with sporty, aerodynamic design.

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Inside, the GS3 boasts of a cockpit experience 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 eight-inch TFT color display with Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, make it just as tech savvy as its competitors.

Designed to return performance both in the city and long drive, the GS3 is offered in two gasoline variants: a 150N variant with a 1.5-liter, DCVVT engine that produces 113hp and 150Nm, and a 200T variant with a 1.3-liter turbocharged DCVVT engine rated to make 136hp and 202Nm. Both are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and compliant with Euro 5 emissions standards.

As for safety, the GS3 boasts of a five-star rating thanks to 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.

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Legado Motors, Inc. Chairman, Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson, and CEO, Wilbert A. Lim (center).

“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.

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With GAC’s goal of providing value for money, smart features and world-class design packaged competitively, the GS3 is set to disrupt the passenger car market.

The GS3’s entry-level 150N variant is priced at P888,000 while the premium 200T variant is priced at P1,058,000.

GAC Motor dealerships in the Philippines are located at Metrowalk, Pasig City; San Fernando, Pampanga; and Tarlac City, Tarlac. More dealerships are soon to open in Alabang, Muntinlupa City; Imus, Cavite; and Mandaue City, Cebu.

By Iñigo S. Roces

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