Representatives of the company GAC report that even before the sale of the new compact crossover GAC Trumpchi GS3 Chinese motorists left more than 3,500 preliminary applications for the purchase of new items. The truth is this or just the marketing move of the automaker, of course, is unknown. However, it should be noted that the new SUV has a lot of advantages – modern and stylish exterior design of the body, a high-quality interior with a mass of advanced equipment and, of course, an affordable price. Yes, and with an eye to the sales of a larger crossover GAC Trumpchi GS4 (following the results of the last year in 2016 sold 326906 copies), one can safely believe in such a number of people wishing to buy a new car.
The new GAC GS3 has expanded the crossover line of the Guangzhou Automobile Group to five models, becoming the “junior” representative in the SUV class of the Chinese company. Let’s remind our readers that the model range of crossovers of the practically unknown outside of China company GAC (in plans to enter the US and Russia market) consists of the GAC Trumpchi GS4 with a body length of 4510 mm, a crossover of a larger size GAC Trumpchi GS5 with a total length of 4732 mm , a solid crossover GAC GS7 with a comfortable 5-seater cabin and a body overall length of 4730 mm and the flagship GAC Trumpchi GS8 with a 7-seat saloon and a total length of the body of 4810 mm.
Interestingly, the automotive company Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. Appeared not so long ago in 1997, but already managed to earn recognition in her homeland. GAC produces modern, reliable and high-quality cars. A further confirmation of this fact is the use of the GAC Trumpchi GA8 sedan as an official car for servicing delegations at the G20 summit in autumn 2016 in China.
The new GAC Trumpchi GS3 will be located in the table of ranks of the Chinese manufacturer, just below the GAC Trumpchi GS4 model with a price tag in the range of 99800-161800 yuan. At the same time, the GS3 and GS4 crossovers are very similar to each other, not only in appearance but also in interior design. So you can call GAC GS3 the younger brother of GAC GS4.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the GAC Trumpchi GS3 2019-2020 are 4350 mm in length, 1825 mm in width, 1655 mm in height, with 2560 mm of wheelbase and 185 mm of ground clearance.
- Crossover is standardly equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/60 R17 tires, as an option or for cars in the maximum configuration, larger 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/55 R18 rubber are offered.
The front part of the body of the new Chinese crossover demonstrates the style of the SUV: a massive bumper with a characteristic powerful plastic protection and large round foglamps. There is also a narrow slit of the fascia-radiator grille and compact headlights of the head light.
Side of the body of the new SUV looks modern, stylish and dynamic. Large cutouts of wheel arches, elegant splashes of vyshtampovok on the wings and doors, a fashionable soaring roof (the rear pillar as if broken).
It seems that the fodder of the new Chinese SUV is done in a traditional way: a trunk door with a compact glass topped with a spoiler, high horizontal horizontal lights, a trimmed bumper completely covered with unpainted plastic and supplemented with large fog lights. But what a great looking integrated in the bumper exhaust nozzles and a bright rib, prescribing the plane of the tailgate. Most of all, the feed is attractive in the dark due to the original LED pattern of the side lights with 8 bright LEDs in each dimension.
The interior of the car is solved in the family style of the Trumpchi family: modern architecture of the front panel and center console, informative dashboard and comfortable steering wheel, comfortable driver’s and front passenger’s seats, cozy rear seats, quality materials and rich equipment.
The photo shows the GAC Trumpchi GS3 in its richest configuration with leather seats, door cards, armrests and even the front panel. There is a dashboard with a color screen of the on-board computer, a multifunctional steering wheel with leather trim, a driver’s seat with electric adjustment, a modern multimedia system with an 8-inch color touchscreen (Carlife, Beidou / GPS 3D voice navigation, rear view camera), air conditioning, heating Front seats, rear-view mirrors with electric adjustment and heating, electric sunroof, keyless access to the saloon and the engine start / stop button, the stability control system, the system omoschi when starting uphill and downhill the hill, 6 airbags, electric parking brake, audio Trumpchi premium cruise control with speed limitation.
Technical characteristics of the GAC Trumpchi GS3 2019-2020. At the heart of the novelty is the modern platform of the older brother GAC Trumpchi GS4 with fully independent suspension (front of the McPherson strut, behind the multilever), disc brakes (front ventilated discs), power steering electric, front wheel drive.
For the new Chinese SUV, two petrol four-cylinder engines are offered.
- The base motor is atmospheric 1.5-liter (114 HP 150 Nm) paired with 5 manual gearboxes.
- A more powerful 1.3-liter turbocharged engine (137 HP 202 Nm) works in tandem with 5 MKPP or “robot” 7 G-DCT.
In the future, both engines will receive new 6-speed gearboxes (mechanics and automaton) from Aisin.