All-new GAC M8 now in PH

Offered in 2 trims, pricing starts at P2.998-M

GAC M8

GAC Motor Philippines has officially unveiled the all-new M8.

The launching of the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) — which was made months after the Chinese automaker’s local arm previewed the model — expanded the Chinese automaker’s local offerings to seven nameplates.

GAC M8

"This launch underscores our dedication to offering a diverse array of vehicles tailored to meet the unique needs of every market segment," GAC Motor Philippines Brand Head Franz Decloedt said.

“With the M8, we provide our customers with an unparalleled blend of style, comfort, and cutting-edge technology, all underpinned by our unwavering commitment to quality and reliability. Its refined aesthetics, opulent interiors, and exceptional performance redefine the benchmark for sophistication and innovative design,” he added.

GAC M8

According to Astara Philippines, the all-new GAC M8 is created for customers who prioritize luxury, style, and practicality in their driving experience.

GAC M8

Dimension

Sizing alone, the all-new GAC M8 gives a commanding presence on the road.

The seven-seater MPV is 5,212 millimeters (mm) long, 1,893 mm wide, and 1,823 mm tall. It also provides sufficient legroom across all rows, thanks to its 3,070-mm wheelbase and its 2-2-3 seating configuration.

Exterior

Drawing inspiration from the Oriental Lion, the GAC M8 features sleek lines and sculpted contour.

At the fore is a huge chrome grille and sharp LED headlamps housings. The illumination system has advanced features such as height automatic adjustment, headlights alarm, "Follow Me Home" function, and adaptive driving beam technology.

GAC M8

More chrome accents are fitted on the side profile of the all-new GAC M8, which complements the 18-inch Master-specific wheels wrapped in in 255/55 tires. The vehicle also has power-folding side mirrors and power sliding doors on both sides.

GAC M8

At the back is the connected rear combination lamps and a spoiler that complements the rear’s overall aesthetics.

Interior

Inside, the GAC M8 has a roomy cabin with tons of nifty features.

GAC M8

The driver gets a 12-way power-adjustable seat while the front passenger can adjust the seating position electronically four ways. Both chairs have ventilation and heating functions.

Two-way power-adjustable captain chairs are found in the second row, which also offers two-way power adjustment for the seat backrests and a four-way power adjustment for the leg rests. More convenience amenities are fitted in the middle row as the chairs have cooling and heating functions and can act as a massage chair. In addition, it also comes with illuminated pedals and seat memory position system.

GAC M8

Tray tables are also fitted at the back of the front-row seats.

Meanwhile, the third-row bench can be moved four ways manually and has a 40/60 split folding feature for a flexible cargo space.

Conveniences

The vehicle is outfitted with a 14.6-inch multi-functional touchscreen mated to an eight-speaker set-up with smartphone integration, which has support for both Apple and Android devices. On the other hand, the driver gets to enjoy a 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel.

GAC M8

All occupants get to enjoy the three-zone auto air-conditioning with fragrance system as well as the multi-color intelligent ambient lighting. They also get more access to natural lighting, thanks to its sectional panoramic roof.

GAC M8

USB ports and a wireless mobile charging dock have also been installed inside the all-new GAC M8 so that those inside the cabin can juice up their mobile devices even while on the road.

Powertrain

Under the hood of the all-new GAC M8 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline mill paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. On paper, the mill can dish out as much as 248 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters of torque.

Technology

The all-new GAC M8 is tailored with technologies such as electronic stability program, hill-start hold control and hill descent control, electronic parking brake feature with autohold functionality.

GAC M8

It also has a host of advanced driver assistive systems like the rear-view camera and surround view camera system, fusion automatic parking assist, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control with intelligent speed limit, traffic jam assist, integrated cruise assist, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, rear cross traffic breaking, and rear car approaching warning.

Variants, pricing, package

Available in two variants namely the GL Master and GX Master, the pricing of the GAC M8 starts at P2.998 million.

Below are the options and pricing of the GAC M8:

Variant

Price

Body color

Interior

2.0L M8 GL Master

P2.998 million

Crystal White

Elegant Black

Temple Gold

Light

Black and Red

(both options available on all)

2.0L M8 GX Master

P3.948 million

Crystal White

Black and Red only

Elegant Black

Black and Red only

Temple Gold

Light only

Just like all GAC Motor vehicles offered locally, the all-new M8 is packaged with aftersales warranty for the first five years or 150,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.

Photos from Ruben Manahan IV, Astara Philippines, and Juan Paulo Papa

Also read:

PH-spec GAC M8 to be revealed this week

GAC M8 to reach PH market in Q1 2024

GAC PH to launch 6 models in 2024

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