The smallest crossover from GAC, the GS3, has just received a neat restyle both inside and out. The B-segment crossover features a heavily-revised exterior and interior design, and a more powerful turbocharged engine under the hood.

2020 GAC GS3 image
2021 GAC GS3 image

Sporting a more daring exterior, the 2021 GS3 features a bolder front grille, more aggressive headlights, and restyled foglights. While the front fascia gets a major makeover, the rear of the GS3 has a more subtle update with the slightly tweaked taillights and restyled rear bumper. Rounding up the exterior changes on the GS3 is a new set of 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

2020 GAC GS3 image
2021 GAC GS3 image

Inside, the GS3 gets not one, but two digital displays. Gone are the analog gauges, as those were replaced by a new digital instrument panel. There's also the bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with updated graphics and a piano black housing for added styling. Other new additions present on the GS3 are the two-tone leather upholstery, faux carbon fiber/metal trim pieces, piano black accents, and an electric sunroof.

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Under the hood, the 2021 GS3 is available with two 1.5-liter turbocharged engines. The first engine is called the 235T and is only available for the six-speed manual version. It displaces 1493cc and puts out 163 PS at 5500 rpm along with 235 Nm of torque at 1500 – 4000 rpm.

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The other engine is the slightly more powerful 270T which makes 168 PS at 5000 rpm and 265 Nm of torque at 1700 – 4000 rpm. The engine displaces 1495cc and is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2021 GAC GS3 image

When will the 2021 GAC GS3 arrive in the country? With the crossover just making its debut in the Philippines last year, it might take a while before the refreshed version makes its way to the country.

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