The GAC GS3 also known as the Trumpchi GS3 in other parts of the world was initially unveiled at the Chengdu Auto Show in 2017. A year later, it debuted at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The acclaimed crossover was based on the platform of its sibling, the Trumpchi GA3S sedan.
GAC Motor Philippines together with its exclusive local distributor, Legado Motors Inc., released this impressive crossover in October 2019. Its nationwide introduction was the Chinese company’s refreshing contribution to the growing demand for an efficient vehicle that is fairly priced but is packed with innovations.
The GAC GS3 stands 4,350mm long, 1,825mm wide, and 1,655mm tall with a 2,560mm wheelbase. It flaunts a sporty and sophisticated exterior with stunning highlights such as a wide chrome grille designed with three horizontal slats, razor-sharp LED headlights, LED fog lamps cased in a gorgeous curve, triangular LED tail lamps, a sturdy roof-mounted rear spoiler, exhaust outlets with chrome trimmings on the side, and defined wheel arches for its durable 16-inch or 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels depending on the variant.
The cabin of the GAC GS3 is pleasantly roomy and can comfortably accommodate five fully grown adults. Notable interior features include the multi-function three-spoke steering wheel with controls, contemporary and easy-to-read instrument cluster complete with driving necessities, power adjusting driver and passenger seat, and an automatic air conditioning system with a negative ion air filter.
In terms of cargo loading, the rear seats can be folded to increase the 370-liter storage space.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing infotainment inside the GAC GS3 is an eight-inch TFT color screen display with BlueTooth connectivity and four to six speakers depending on the variant.
Safety is assured as it is affixed with a generous number of airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability program, automatic parking brake, hill start assist, and hill descent control.
Platform & Chassis
The GAC GS3 is built with a McPherson front suspension and a torsion beam rear suspension. Its braking power is assisted by ventilated discs at the front and discs at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The GAc GS3 1.5 GS AT is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder V16 engine mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 113 horsepower with 150 Newton meters.
The GAC GS3 1.3 GE AT runs using a 1.3-liter four-cylinder V16 engine also paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It emits 136 horsepower with 202 Newton meters.