VERY IMPRESSIVE, VERY ECONOMICAL
The GS8 is the best-looking and most comfortable SUV so far produced by GAC and is now available with two or four-wheel drive (2WD and 4WD).
With a starting price of only QAR84,900 it is not surprising that the GS8 has become popular in Qatar. The GAC models get more popular with every launch; every new car seems to bring with it higher levels of design, engineering and quality.
Guangzhou Automobile Group is the parent company of GAC Motor which is already a partner with leading international brands building cars for the Chinese market, and also produces cars under its own name, GAC Motor. GAC Motor is the best Chinese producer in the JD Power Quality Study and is now confidently entering international markets. You can see the full range of GAC quality vehicles in the showroom on Salwa Road in Doha – and increasingly on the city’s streets in daily use.
The GS8 represents a significant step-up in quality and marketability. It’s already the best-selling large SUV in China, even when competing with the other famous manufacturers from Japan and the US. It’s easy to see why it is successful: while clearly impressive on the outside, the interior will surprise, even shock. Even forgetting the bargain price, this is a true deluxe, top quality interior which accommodates up to seven adults in comfort. Price + Quality = Irresistible conclusion!
The GS8 drives very well in Doha traffic with good acceleration and torque from the turbocharged engine; the brakes are smooth and powerful, too. It’s very restful for driver and passengers while cruising, especially on the new highways springing up around the city. Plus the new All Wheel Drive (AWD) option gives added confidence and security to tackle the rougher kinds of roads and surfaces that you often come across here.
GAC Motor is represented in Qatar by Domasco, a leader with years of experience in Qatar’s automobile sector. Domasco has the widest choices for buyers to choose the plan most convenient for their financial needs, ranging from purchase to leasing. Everything can be arranged in-house, avoiding the need for a bank loan.
ENGINE 2.0 litre four cylinder DOHC, 16-valve with multi-port injection and BorgWarner turbocharger
TRANSMISSION Innovative six-speed automatic with switchable Eco, Sport and Manual modes, delivering power to all four wheels as needed
MAX POWER 198 hp (148 kW) @ 5,200 rpm
MAX TORQUE 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) from 1,750 rpm
EXTERIOR Powerful horizontal lines and a strong chrome grille show strength and beauty. Interesting headlights and taillights, unique rear pillar design plus a pair of sporty tailpipes, all add extra character to a design that suggests trustworthy, strong and safe transportation for up to seven adults. The build, fit and finish quality is very good
INTERIOR You probably won’t believe your eyes when you first see inside the GS8, especially if you have already seen the price. The interior is indeed worthy of a much more expensive vehicle with leather and rosewood grain enhanced by lacquer and chrome finishing of levers, buttons and smart controls; 10-inch colour touchscreen, smartphone integration, the superior 10-speaker HiFi stereo system, remote control and push-button start – all of which give a good sense of being in technological touch and in control
SAFETY/SECURITY Eight airbags (with double knee airbags), ISOFIX child seat interface, ESP 9.1 by Bosch combines multiple safety systems like ABS, EBD and TCS, plus second generation body with 95% high-strength steel, plus much more
WHERE TO FIND IT
The GAC showroom on Salwa Road, opposite HSBC bank, is where you’ll find the GS8. The friendly staff will arrange a test drive of the GS8 or any of its range of stylish SUVs and cars. Call 4424 8989 or visit gacmotor.qa