Legado Motors, Inc., the distributor of GAC vehicles in the Philippines is preparing to launch the all-new GAC GN6 this February. The GAC GN6 is positioned to rival the Maxus G50 and even the Toyota Innova, and if you’re in the market for a three-row MPV, here are some of the stuff you need to know.
Dimensionally, the GAC GN6 measures 4,780 mm long, 1,860 mm wide and 1,730 mm tall, which puts it within range of what the Maxus G50 and Toyota Innova offer. Though, unlike the Toyota Innova, the GAC GN6 (and also the Maxus G50) uses a monocoque body rather than a body-on-frame construction.
From its exterior design, the upcoming GAC GN6 features a very elegant design. The front end is dominated by a large grille with chrome bars, which are then flanked by halogen projector headlights. Moving towards the back, and you’ll see a pair of LED taillights that’s joined by an LED strip. Our source also tells us that they’ve decided to only sell one variant: the GE. This means that the GN6 is equipped with a sunroof and front foglights as standard.
As for interior features, the GAC GN6 gets passive entry with push-button start along with two digital screens–a 7-inch one for the gauge cluster and an 8-inch unit for the infotainment system. Both screens are housed in a single panel, giving the dashboard a clean and elegant look. Two interior color options are on offer: Light and Dark. Because this is the GE variant, the seats are upholstered in synthetic leather, while those seated upfront will appreciate the power-adjustable front seats. Now, unlike the Maxus G50, the GAC GN6 will feature second-row captain’s chairs, bringing the total seat count to seven (2+2+3).
Under the hood of the GAC GN6 is a 1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 171 hp and 265 Nm of torque. While most of its rivals use a dual-clutch transmission, the GN6 uses a more conventional 6-speed automatic sourced from Japanese company Aisin.
Now, as for safety, the GN6 gets front dual SRS airbags, front side SRS airbags, stability control, traction control, hill start assist, hill descent control, parking sensors and a reverse camera.
We still have no word about pricing at this point, though we expect that the GN6 will be priced somewhere around P1.3 million as a way to fiercely compete with the Maxus G50 and of course, the Toyota Innova.