GAC GN8 successor on its way to PH next year

Remember when we reported about the all-new GAC M8 coming to the Philippines next year? Well, GAC Motor PH distributor Astara Philippines has officially announced that the luxury MPV is all set to arrive in the country.

You read right, the GAC M8 is on its way here and it will actually arrive in Q1 of 2024. The all-new MPV will represent the brand’s flagship MPV offering and is set to redefine the premium MPV segment with its cutting-edge technology, opulent cabin, and unparalleled comfort.

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“We're excited to present the GAC M8, a genuine fusion of opulence and innovation, to the Philippine market. Featuring cutting-edge technology, exquisite design, and unmatched comfort, the GAC M8 establishes a fresh benchmark in the premium MPV segment, and assures our customers an unmatched and pleasurable journey,” said Franz Decloedt, Brand Head of GAC Motor PH.

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The exact specifications and details of the GAC M8 are still a mystery. However, based on what we saw over in the PRC, we already have a good idea of what to expect once it arrives here. For starters, a pair of captain-style seats on the second row with power adjustability and ottomans could come as standard on the PH-spec M8. Depending on what GAC brings (or offers), the interior of the luxury MPV could also be available in either black & white or in the more opulent “Royal Opera” finish which consists of red, gold, black, and white hues covering the cabin.

At the front, the driver and front passenger may be greeted by a pair of high-resolution displays - the first one serves as the instrument panel while the other is high-tech touchscreen infotainment. There’s also a full-leather interior as well as neat touches of high-gloss black trim pieces, metal accents, and what looks like satin chrome throughout the cabin.

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Under the hood, the PH-spec M8 could come with two powertrain options. First is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 253 PS with 390 Nm of torque and is married to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The other possible powertrain is a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four that’s assisted by an electric motor and uses the fourth-generation THS II hybrid system derived from Toyota. It makes a humble 190 PS and is coupled to a CVT.

More details, specifications, and pricing about the upcoming GAC M8 will be revealed closer to the launch date next year.