The GS8 is the best-looking and largest SUV so far produced by GAC. What is striking is how the GAC models are improving with each new launch; literally 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 manufactures an expanding range of SUVs and stylish sedans. GAC is already a partner with leading international brands building cars for the Chinese market, and the company is now increasingly producing cars under its own name, GAC Motor.
GAC Motor holds first position among Chinese producers in the J D Power Quality Study. GAC Motor’s philosophy is very clear: build top quality vehicles and sales will rise. GAC Motor is confidently entering international markets and you can see the full range of GAC quality vehicles in the showroom on Salwa Road (opposite HSBC), here in Doha.
The GS8 represents a significant step-up in quality and marketability. This vehicle simply just looks good. It is already the best-selling large SUV in China, even when competing with all 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.
The GS8 drives very well in Doha traffic with good acceleration and torque from the turbocharged engine and the brakes are smooth and powerful, too. It’s quiet and restful for both driver and passengers in the cruise, especially on the new highways springing up around the city.
GAC Motor is represented in Qatar by Doha Marketing Services Company WLL (DOMASCO), one of the most dependable companies in the automobile business. Extensive facilities in the Industrial Area and elsewhere take the hassle out of servicing, and DOMASCO has the widest choices for buyers to choose the plan most convenient for their financial needs, ranging from purchase to leasing – there’s even a buyback guarantee.
ENGINE 2.0 litre four cylinder DOHC, 16-valve with multi-port injection and BorgWarner turbocharger
TRANSMISSION Innovative 6-speed Automatic with switchable on-the-fly Eco, Sport and Manual modes; front wheel drive, AWD available soon
MAX POWER 198 hp (148 kW) @ 5,200 rpm
MAX TORQUE 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) from 1,750 rpm
EXTERIOR A solid, tough-looking and large SUV with regular good looks that suggest up-to-the-minute modern design, plus trustworthy and safe transportation for up to seven adults; the build, fit and finish quality is very good. Strong front grille, matrix-type LED headlights and U-shaped taillights generate a deep, multi-layered lighting effect and combine for a dynamic yet calm aesthetic
INTERIOR Easy access to all seats front and rear; welcoming and luxurious trimming materials show excellent workmanship; natural leather and wood create a harmonious and elegant atmosphere; 10-inch full-colour touchscreen, seven-inch instrument panel and mobile phone screen enable use of state-of-the-art technology that gives good sense of being in touch and being in control; three-zone air conditioning
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…
The GAC showroom on Salwa Road, opposite HSBC bank, will be happy to show you the new cars and even arrange a test drive of the GS8 or any of its range of stylish SUVs and cars. Call 4424 8989 or visit their website.