Against all odds, GAC PH to push on with new QC showroom

Updated Jul 23, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This Chinese car brand further expands its dealership network.

Despite all the negative effects brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic to the local automotive industry, Legado Motors Inc. (LMI), the official distributor of GAC Motor in the Philippines, has managed to open a dealership soon in Quezon City. This is in agreement with Masa Mart Business Center headed by Jessie Royo.

As of now, the Chinese automaker has a total of seven dealerships situated in Alabang, Cebu, Imus, Las Piñas, Pampanga, Pasig, and Tarlac. With the soon to open Quezon City showroom, GAC Motor PH's dealership network will expand to a total of eight.  

The contract signing was held at GAC Motor Metrowalk, Pasig led by LMI chief executive officer Wilbert Lim and LMI vice president for sales and operations Giovanni Frias.

Masa Mart Business Center executives have also met with LMI chairman and president Luis “Chavit” Singson at his residence before sealing the deal.

Contract signing of GAC Motors

Photo from left to right: Giovanni Frias (LMI Vice President for Sales and Operations), Wilbert Lim (LMI Chief Executive Officer), Jessie Royo (Masa Mart Business Center Chairman), and Emma Royo

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GAC Motor Quezon City, under Masa Mart Motors, will offer the GA4 Sedan that comes with three variants, namely the 1.5 GE MT, 1.5 GE AT, and 1.3 GL AT.

Both the GE variants produce 113 hp while the GL gas turbo variant delivers 136 hp. The GA4 Sedan is the entry-level vehicle offered by GAC Motor.

We can also expect to see the GS4 subcompact SUV in the new GAC Motor showroom. Under the hood, the GS4 uses a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine producing 151 hp and is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Another vehicle you can expect to see is the GS8, which is an SUV that’s available in three variants such as the 4x2 GE Premiere, 4x2 GE Sports, and 4x4 GL variants.

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LMI and Masa Mart Business Center executives meeting with LMI Chairman Luis “Chavit” Singson

LMI and Masa Mart Business Center executives meeting with LMI Chairman Luis “Chavit” Singson

GAC’s minivan, the GM8, will also be displayed in the new showroom. The GM8 is a premium 7-seater minivan that comes with a luxurious and elegant interior. It is available in GT and GE Premiere variants.

Lastly, the GAC GS3 subcompact crossover is also joining the fray. It will be offered with three variants, namely the 1.3-liter gas turbo, 1.5-liter Premiere, and the 1.5-liter GS.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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