The GAC GS8 was officially introduced at the 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. It is the Chinese company’s largest automobile and is designed by Fan Zhang, a well-known car designer who used to work for Mercedes-Benz.
Locally, the GAC GS8 was unveiled together with other exciting vehicles during the Chinese automobile company’s grand launch last November 7, 2018.
Compared to other SUVs available in the market today, the GAC GS8 flaunts a bigger body structure. It stands 4,810mm long, 1,910mm wide, and 1,770mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,880mm. Notable features in its exterior include the striking longitudinal matrix LED headlights with daytime running lights, a revamped “flying dynamics” front grille, impressive tunnel-type and double u-shaped LED combination rear tail lamp, front and rear fog lamps, rain-sensing front windshield wipers, sturdy roof rails, powered panoramic sunroof, and durable 18-inch to 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The cabin of the GAC GS8 is spacious and can accommodate seven fully grown adults. Inside, the vibe is luxurious courtesy of the faux wood and white trimmings furnished throughout. Notable highlights include a seven-inch LCD instrument panel, multifunction four-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, four-way adjustable passenger’s seat, one-touch up and down power windows, ambient lighting, power outlets in the center armrest and cargo area, and a three-zone automatic air conditioning system.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing infotainment inside the GAC GS8 is a 10-inch touchscreen display with six or 10 speakers depending on the variant. This modern SUV is also fitted with sensors for parking, a backup camera system, cruise control, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, ECO drive mode, and more.
In terms of safety it comes with a generous number of airbags, unified alarm for seat belts, electronic stability program, hydraulic brake assist, hill-start hold control, hill descent control, electronic parking brake with auto hold, ISOFIX seat anchors for children, and impact sensing door locks.
Platform & Chassis
The GAC GS8 utilized a McPherson independent suspension at the front and a multi-link beam independent suspension at the back. Its braking power is assisted with ventilated disc brakes at the front and disc brakes at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The GAC GS8 2.0 4x2 GL and the GAC GS8 2.0 4x2 GE are front-wheel drive vehicles equipped with the same four-cylinder V16 engine mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. They are guaranteed to emit 198 horsepower with 320 Newton meters.
The GAC GS8 2.0 4x4 GL is an all-wheel-drive automobile fitted with the same engine and transmission.