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  • Over 2,000 units sold by end-2023: GAC Motor Philippines strengthens ties with dealers

    Resurgence is the word that perhaps best characterizes how GAC Motor Philippines is doing nowadays. Ever since multinational automotive distributor Astara took over local operations on December 2022, the Chinese car brand’s image and vehicle lineup have gotten a huge boost amid the surge of new cars from the People’s Republic. GAC Motor Philippines’ improved fortunes are also being helped by the recent appointment of highly respected industry veterans Franz Decloedt and Timmy De Leon, who serve

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Oct 7, 2023

  • Track day testing: How "sporty" is the GAC Empow?

    GAC Philippines recently invited us to a track day event to test the 2024 GAC Empow to showcase its sporty capabilities. The event was held at the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC), where we could safely try the sedan. The automaker lined up several tests that covered the car’s handling, acceleration, braking, and traction control system. GAC also let us hot-lap the Empow on the short course layout of BRC. ALSO READ: FULL REVIEW: 2023 GAC Empow GE -- A Honda Civic rival in the making, but with a few

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Oct 1, 2023

  • Drive on a racetrack, get great deals with GAC Philippines' EMPOWered Drive on Sept. 30-Oct. 1!

    Disclosure: This article is part of a paid campaign by GAC Motor Philippines. Test-drive events are par for the course with any car manufacturer. But when you have a hot new sports sedan like the GAC Empow, only a race track will do. GAC Motor Philippines announced in a press statement that potential buyers of the Empow can take it to the limit at the Batangas Racing Circuit on Sept. 30, 2023 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. “Attendees will have the thrilling opportunity to witness and experience the extr

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Sep 27, 2023

  • FULL REVIEW: 2023 GAC Empow GE -- A Honda Civic rival in the making, but with a few quirks

    Disclosure: GAC Motor Philippines lent us the 2023 GAC Empow GE for one week with a full gas tank and access to its loaded RFID cards. It's a bold statement to say that something from China can give the Honda Civic, an established nameplate, a run for its money. This might be the case for the 2023 GAC Empow GE, as it ticks all the right boxes for those looking for a sporty sedan. Hear me out, though, because I know there is still a lot of controversy over Chinese vehicles, especially with the re

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Aug 29, 2023

  • Redefining value: Why China cars have all the tech and can still be priced cheaply?

    Chinese cars have flooded the Philippine market and many other countries around the globe. It is because Chinese automakers have found ways to undercut the competition by offering quality vehicles that are more affordable but have features comparable to or even better than their Japanese, European, and American counterparts. But the question is, how has China evolved so quickly to produce quality, feature-rich, and, most importantly, cheap vehicles so customers can afford them? Lower production

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Jul 9, 2023

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