Doha Marketing Services Company (DOMASCO), exclusive distributor of GAC Motor in Qatar, recently launched GAC’s first high-end multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) – the all-new GN8. This is a major milestone for GAC Motor as it now covers the mid-to high-end sedan, SUV and MPV markets in Qatar.
The GN8 is the latest model to appear in Qatar from the very busy factories of GAC Motor, one of the largest Chinese auto manufacturers. It can be compared to its siblings, the GS8 and GS7, which are already popular in Qatar. It is impressive how all the GAC models achieve international standards of quality; literally every new car seems to bring with it higher levels of engineering and fit and finish. The GN8 continues this tradition perfectly.
Guangzhou Automobile Group, the parent company of GAC Motor, is a partner with leading international brands building cars for the Chinese market and is increasingly building its own brand, GAC, rated ‘Top Brand’ among Chinese producers in the JD Power Quality Study and now increasingly visible in international markets like Qatar. The GS8 is already the best-selling large SUV in China, even when competing with other famous world manufacturers. You can see the full range of GAC quality vehicles in the showroom opposite HSBC on Salwa Road.
DESIGN & STYLE The grandeur of this new MPV is reflected in its dominating exterior design. The powerful character lines and a strong chrome grille show both imposing strength and elegant style. It has the latest style four-LED headlights and vibrant taillights composed of 152 LEDs, plus a pair of sporty tailpipes, which all enhance the modern, sharper and more sporty image.
COMFORT & SPACE Firstly, it measures 5 metres in length and has a 3m long wheelbase to ensure plenty of interior space, so it’s easy to see why it will be successful. Still, you will be surprised by the interior, I promise you! In fact, you may find it difficult to believe your eyes especially if you have already seen the price. This high-end seven-seater MPV is designed to meet the growing demand for a better driving experience, with quality and safety for your family. And not only family; the GN8 is perfect as a high-end luxury VIP transport, for tourist groups, perfect in fact for the hospitality industry.
For convenient access, in and out, the GN8 is equipped with automatic sliding doors with four opening modes, including remote key control, external handle, internal handle and front row integrated switch, plus the power lift gate. Once inside the GN8’s cabin, passengers are treated with amazing climate control, and eco-friendly, low-VOC odourless air, making it your healthy sanctuary while on the move.
The interior matches much more expensive vehicles, with its leather and rosewood grain enhanced by lacquer and chrome finishing of levers, buttons and smart controls; 10.1-inch colour touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth smartphone integration with wireless charging, 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. And there is so much space! It has seven seats but what large and comfortable seat they are, not forgetting the flexible cargo space, too.
Aside from these intelligent controls, the GN8 also has the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto hold, Automatic Parking System, Panoramic Sunroof, Power Liftgate, 10.1 inches Colour LCD Screen Display, Apple CarplayTM, Wireless Phone Charging and the Bosch ESP 9.1 that can effectively prevent side slip with 14 active safety systems
Even forgetting the bargain price, this is a truly deluxe, top-quality interior which accommodates seven adults and their stuff in comfort.
POWER & PERFORMANCE The GN8 drives perfectly well in Doha traffic with good acceleration and torque from the turbocharged engine; the brakes are smooth and powerful, too. It’s restful for driver and passengers when cruising, whether in traffic or on the many new highways now coming into use around the city.
ENGINE 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve with multi-port injection and BorgWarner turbocharger.
TRANSMISSION Innovative six-speed automatic with switchable Eco, Sport and Manual modes.
MAX POWER 198 hp (148 kW) @ 5,200 rpm.
MAX TORQUE 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) from 1,750 rpm.
SAFETY & SECURITY Latest technology seat belts and airbags, of which there eight airbags (front, side, curtain and knee airbags), ISOFIX child seat interface, electronic stability programme ESP 9.1 by Bosch combines multiple safety systems like ABS, EBD and TCS; hill descent control; electronic parking brake; tyre pressure monitoring system; electric power steering; ventilated disc brakes on front wheels; plus second-generation body with 95% high-strength steel, plus much more.
GAC Motor is represented in Qatar by DOMASCO, a leader in the automobile business. There are modern servicing facilities, and DOMASCO has the widest choices for buyers to choose a plan to suit their needs, whether purchase or leasing; check it out, you may get an offer you can’t refuse. The GAC showroom on Salwa Road is opposite HSBC bank. The friendly staff will explain all you need to know or arrange a test drive of the GN8 or any of the stylish SUVs and cars made by GAC.
Call 4424 8989 or 800 8123 to make an appointment or visit their website here.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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