GAC GS8 Car News in the Philippines

  • GAC Philippines sells 1,017 units in first 8 months of 2023

    GAC Philippines has reached another significant milestone in the Philippines, surpassing 1,000 units in total retail sales for 2023 - a record achievement for the automaker since being under the global mobility company Astara. GAC Motor achieved year-to-date retail sales of 1,017 units as of August. The figures are likewise reflected on the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) database. The 1000+ sales is evidence of the brand’s growing popularity in the country. T

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Sep 12, 2023

  • 2024 GAC GS8 4WD: A refined, luxury SUV that's down to get dirty

    Disclosure: Astara Philippines, the official importer and distributor of GAC Motor in the Philippines, took us on a two-day media drive with the all-new GAC GS8 4WD. The company paid for all our meals and accommodation. GAC Philippines recently invited us to test the all-new GAC GS8 4WD on a media drive. However, as a point of comparison, they also brought two units of the sport-utility vehicle's (SUV) two-wheel drive (2WD) version to showcase the differences between it and the new variant. Our

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Sep 7, 2023

  • FIRST-DRIVE REVIEW: Fun in the mud with the all-new 2024 GAC GS8 4WD

    Disclosure: Astara Philippines, the official importer and distributor of GAC Motor in the Philippines, took us on a two-day media drive with the all-new 2024 GAC GS8 4WD. The company paid for all our meals and accommodation. GAC Motor Philippines invited us to go on a media drive to test out the all-new 2024 GAC GS8 4WD in the mountains of Tanay. The new variant of the sport-utility vehicle (SUV), which was launched on August 2023, delivers the same luxury and comfort as its front-wheel-drive co

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Sep 6, 2023

  • GAC Motor Philippines celebrates 276% increase in Y0Y growth, launches new GAC GS8 4WD at ₱2,548,000

    GAC Philippines is on a roll as the brand is celebrating its 7-month streak of record sales performance. The brand achieved an impressive 276% year-over-year growth in sales as it managed to sell over 825 units during this period. Franz Decloedt, marketing director of Astara Philippines, announced its recent sales success at the GAC Discovery Drive Fest, a three-day mall display and customer test drive event at the Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City. The special event will only last until Au

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Aug 25, 2023

  • Philippines next? Features of the 2024 GAC GS8 4x4 in other countries

    GAC Motor Philippines is expected to launch a new variant of its flagship vehicle, the GS8, on Aug. 25, 2023. We think it's the GS8 4x4, which will address the needs of those who want a luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with four-wheel-drive capability. The official specifications aren’t out yet, but we can look to other markets to see what the new version of the GS8 might offer. The same looks The 4x4 model of the GS8 will look similar to the front-wheel drive GT model in terms of its overall

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Aug 24, 2023

  • What could it be? Is GAC Philippines launching a new GS8 variant on Aug. 25?

    GAC Philippines has something interesting planned as it announced its Discovery Drive Festival scheduled on Aug. 25 to 27, 2023 at the Palm Drive Activity Area in Glorietta. There, eventgoers can see the latest from the automaker and test drive its Philippine lineup of vehicles. GAC will also unveil a new car at the event, rumored to be a new variant of the GAC GS8. While the poster image doesn’t reveal much aside from the familiar silhouette of the GS8, we can look at the variants of the sport-

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Aug 9, 2023

  • SPEC SHOWDOWN: GAC EMKOO vs. Changan Uni-T

    Crossovers are a growing segment in the Philippines market. Because of this, brands such as GAC and Changan have entered the market looking to get a piece of the very lucrative segment. Today we will look at the compact crossover segment where the Changan Uni-T and the GAC Emkoo reside. It's a market segment for those who want a crossover but are willing to shell out more cash for more power, features, and technology. We will compare the Emkoo and the Uni-T based on their available specification

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    May 28, 2023

  • FULL REVIEW: 2023 GAC GS8 - A gem that needs a bit more polish

    Disclosure: GAC Philippines lent us the unit for seven days with a full gas tank and access to its two RFID cards with ₱1,000 worth of load. The words Chinese and luxury aren’t typically associated with one another, as most will see cars from mainland China as cheap and disposable. However, that statement is slowly changing as a new generation of Chinese vehicles shows they can keep up with established Japanese, European, and American brands. These new Chinese vehicles are like uncut gems ready

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    May 1, 2023

  • Confirmed! 2023 GAC Emkoo will debut at MIAS 2023

    GAC Motors Philippines returns to the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) on April 13, 2023, where it will launch an all-new crossover to headline its display. The GAC Emkoo five-seater compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) packs a future-forward design and cutting-edge technologies. While its Philippine specifications have yet to be revealed, we can tell you that it will be a game-changer based on international models. A 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with power figures similar to the G

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Mar 29, 2023

  • The Rigodon begins: Astara Philippines appoints new executives for GAC and Peugeot in Ph

    Astara Philippines, the country's exclusive distributor of Peugeot and GAC Motor vehicles, has announced three new senior leadership appointments to handle its automotive brands. These three key appointments begin with Franz Decloedt as Marketing Director for Astara Philippines, handling Peugeot and GAC Motor; Michael John del Pilar as Sales Director for Peugeot Philippines; and Ryan Bermudez as Sales Director for GAC Motor Philippines. “I am thrilled to welcome Franz, MJ, and Ryan to Astara Phi

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Mar 10, 2023

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