GAC Motor Philippines recently brought in the 4WD version of its flagship All-New GS8 seven-seater SUV. Introduced during the recently concluded GAC Discovery Drive Fest, the Chinese automaker claims that the newest groundbreaking vehicle promises to uplift customer demand for GAC Motor’s flagship SUV.
Initially offered in a 2WD variant, bringing in the 4WD option was a response to the brand’s customers’ clamor for a perfectly off-road capable premium SUV. The newest variant of the full-size seven-seater SUV offers combined form and function. Apart from the complete style, quality, safety, and reliability package of the 2WD variant, the 4WD version provides exclusive enhancements, such as additional drive modes for various terrains, a 10-speaker Alpine Sound System, and a ventilated front central armrest compartment.
“The GS8 has had tremendous success since being launched in the Philippines and continues to be one of our best-selling nameplates. It is masterfully designed to exude confidence on the road and is perfect for customers seeking distinction and refinement in their SUV,” said GAC Motor Brand Head Franz Decloedt.
The All-New GS8 4WD will be offered at a special introductory price of P2.548 million (P100,000 discount valid until September 30, 2023). Reservation is ongoing at all GAC MOTOR dealerships nationwide. All units have a five-year warranty, and customer deliveries will begin soon.
Remarkable sales growth
GAC Motor Philippines also announced its remarkable seven-month streak of record sales performance, achieving an impressive 276 percent year-over-year growth, selling 825 units in this period.
Decloedt announced during the GAC Discovery Drive Fest. “We are elated to celebrate our exceptional seven-month streak in sales performance, which is a testament to our team’s hard work, innovation, and trust in our customers. Our brand’s dedication to delivering cutting-edge vehicles that cater to our Filipino customers’ evolving needs and preferences has been the driving force behind this impressive sales trajectory,” he said.
Raoul Picello, Managing Director of Astara Philippines, who formally opened the three-day event, shared, “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has played a role in our success story—our customers who have chosen to drive with us, our partners who have supported our endeavors, and our dedicated team members who have worked tirelessly to make this all possible.”
1,000 units sold milestone
Meanwhile, GAC Motor Philippines delivered another milestone in its growth journey by surpassing 1,000 units in total retail sales for 2023. It is a record achievement for the brand since being under the global mobility company Astara.
In a report from CAMPI, GAC Motor achieved year-to-date retail sales of 1,017 units as of August 2023, underscoring its strong presence and commitment to delivering top-notch vehicles that offer the best value in the market. GAC Motor’s growing success this year can be attributed to the increasing popularity of its vehicles, particularly the 7-seater GS8 SUV and the all-new GS3 Emzoom. According to GAC, customers have received these models well for possessing the brand’s commitment to high quality, fine craftsmanship, and innovation.
Decloedt was enthusiastic about the company’s achievement: “We are beyond thrilled to share yet another remarkable milestone for GAC. In a mere eight months, we have proudly welcomed over 1,000 delighted GAC owners nationwide. Our optimism and determination are stronger than ever as we set our sights on breaking the 2,000 mark by year-end. This achievement stands as a testament to the trust our customers place in our brand and the invaluable support from our dealer partners, all of which enhance the ownership experience.”
Further, the company appointed four new dealers to the growing network of dealerships. Decloedt added, “We are fully committed to accelerating our network growth across the country as this will enhance the accessibility of GAC and help ensure a convenient purchase and worry-free after-sales experience for all our customers wherever they may be.”
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