The official arrival of GAC in the Malaysian market brings the GS3 because the model’s first mannequin, which was launched yesterday in two variants. These are the Standard which is priced at RM88,800, and the Premium that’s priced at RM96,800. Both costs are on-the-street excluding insurance coverage, and have factored in the 50% gross sales tax exemption that’s efficient via June 30, 2022, this being a completely imported (CBU) car.
Both trim variants obtain a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine, which is rated to produce 114 PS at 6,000 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Drive goes to the entrance wheels via a six-velocity torque converter automated gearbox by Aisin, and gas consumption is a claimed 6.9 l/100 km on the NEDC testing cycle.
Measuring 4,358 mm lengthy, 1,825 mm broad, 1,685 mm tall (together with roof rails) with a wheelbase of two,560 mm, the GAC GS3 lands squarely in the B-phase SUV class that’s populated by the Perodua Ativa, Proton X50 and the Honda HR-V, amongst others.
Exterior equipment on the Standard variant are 17-inch alloys on 215/60 tyres, halogen projector headlights, LED tail lights, energy-adjustable aspect mirrors, cloth and leatherette upholstery, Eco drive mode, guide air-conditioning with PM2.5 filter, manually adjustable entrance seats, eight-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay with help for cellphone mirroring.
Safety gear throughout each variants embody 4 airbags, ABS, EBD, stability management, brake help, hill begin help, hill descent management, blind spot monitoring, rear view digicam and Isofix youngster seat anchors, and 4 airbags. Luggage capability is 356 litres with the 60:40 break up-folding second-row seats in place, or up to 780 litres with the seats folded.
The increased trim stage, Premium provides entrance fog lamps, powered-folding aspect mirrors, a shark-fin antenna, in addition to black-painted roof, roof rails and aspect mirror covers. Inside, the Premium variant good points a 3.5-inch LCD for the instrument cluster, keyless entry and engine begin, full leatherette upholstery, armrest and headrest for the second-row centre seat, and two further airbags for a complete of six.
For comparability, the Ativa packs a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol with 98 PS and 140 Nm of torque, whereas the X50 includes a 150 PS/226 Nm 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder, or 177 PS/255 Nm in prime Flagship trim. The Ativa begins from RM61,500 in base X trim, whereas the X50 was priced from RM79,200 at launch in base Standard trim.
The GAC GS3 is offered with a 5-yr, 150,000 km guarantee together with 5 complimentary-labour companies that are relevant throughout the first three years or 100,000 km. Five exterior colors are supplied; the Standard variant will get a selection of three from Lunar Grey, Ivory White or Starlight Silver, whereas the Premium variant may be completed in two-tone paint schemes of Rosefinch Red or Ivory White, every with black roofs.
2022 GAC Motor GS3 Premium
2022 GAC Motor GS3 Standard
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