China automotive brand, GAC Motors has officially joined the Philippine automobile scene through its designated exclusive distributor LEGADO MOTORS, INC., headed by none other than former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson.
Guangzhou Automobile Motor Corporation Limited (GAC Motor), founded in 2008, is a fairly new manufacturer, but has already high-output capabilites. It has four assembly plants in Guangzhou, Huangzhou, Yichang, and Xinjiang provinces.
GAC Motors is a notch above its contemporaries, by utilizing European influence and quality, boasting rich interiors and innovative body design that can compete with other luxury brands. GAC Motor also boasts its number one ranking in the J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study from 2013 to 2017.
Very special guest was Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who lead the unveiling of the new models.
Luxury at a lower cost: Here are the GAC variants that were launched:
- 1.5-liter M/T Php788,000
- 1.3-liter gas turbo A/T Php 988,000
GS4 Crossover SUV
- 1.5 Gas Turbo A/T Php 1,188,00
GA8 executive sedan (four or five-seater variants)
- 2.0 Gas Turbo 6-Speed A/T GL Php 2,288,000
- 2.0 Gas Turbo 6-Speed A/T GE Php 1,988,000
GM8 premium seven-seater MPV
- 2.0 Gas Turbo 6-Speed A/T Php2,880,000
Flagship model – GS8 large SUV (in 4×2 and 4×4 variants)
- 2.0 Gas Turbo 6-speed A/T 4×4 Php 2,388,000
- 2.0 Gas Turbo 6-speed A/T 4×2 Php 1,880,000
Check out the new models in GAC Motors at the Legado Car Sales dealership in the Metrowalk Commercial Complex, 1800 Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
Text/Images by Earl Manalansan