Auto Focus | Car Review: 2019 GAC GS8 2.0L 320T GE
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GAC Motor brought in a treat for those who are looking for a seven-seater crossover that has it all. In this Car Review, we’re putting on the spotlight the GAC GS8.
We have here the GAC GS8 GE variant.
Under the hood of the GS8 is a powerful 2-liter gasoline turbo engine that is capable of producing 199 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The engine is made more efficient as it is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that successfully transfers all power to two wheels.
For the suspension, the GS8 uses McPherson Type Independent Suspension at the front and Multi-link Beam Independent Suspension at the rear. Thanks to this setup that the GS8 can face any road imperfections.
Let’s have a tour of the design and styling of the GS8.
When it comes to the exterior of the GS8, it was made to look rugged and at the same time neat and pleasant, plus it looks bigger, courtesy of GAC Motor’s light and shadow sculpting 2.0 design language. It’s evident through its boxy design which is further highlighted by these strong character lines hugging the GS8’s body perfectly. But what makes anyone take a second look at the GS8 is the front fascia. The grille is framed by uniquely shaped headlights, while over at the rear, a set of 8-shaped LED takes over. The GS8 is also equipped with Side Mirrors with Intelligent Memory Function, Shark Finn Antenna, roof rails, and a mudguard, among others. Moreover, the GS8 powers through any road with the help of 18-inch alloy wheels. Overall, the exterior look of the GS8 is undeniably one of its best-selling points.
Meanwhile, hopping inside the SUV, the white leather seats spell luxury all over. Also, since the GS8 is a seven-seater SUV, it offers ample space inside even with its three-row seating configuration. All of the seats provide utmost comfort and convenience to the driver and the passengers. For one, the driver’s seat is 8-way Power Adjustable, while front passenger seat is 6-way, and both of them are heated and ventilated. More about the seats, the second row is equipped with 60:40 split and sliding configuration, while the third row comes available with 50:50 Split fold flat. For additional cargo space, the GS8’s supersized flat-bottom trunk offers huge amount of space—a perfect feature for families taking on adventures.
Moreover, for added convenience, the interior of the GS8 is filled with features that provide nothing less. It’s equipped with a three-zone climate control air conditioning, central control door lock system, and power sunroof with jam protection, among other features.
For the GS8’s infotainment system, it comes with a 10-inch color touch screen display system that is available in Bluetooth and USB connectivity. But the highlight of it all is the wireless phone charging feature that lets passengers charge their mobiles without using charging chords. Audio is enjoyable through six speakers.
There’s also no need to worry about safety and security when aboard the GS8 as it comes with the standard and necessary features, and even more. It’s equipped with multiple airbags, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Braking System, ISOFIX, Stability Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Front & Rear Parking Sensors, among others.
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