As promised by GAC Motor Philippines, the all-new 2022 GAC GS4 compact crossover SUV has officially arrived in the Philippines. What’s surprising is that it now costs less than the outgoing model despite being more luxurious and even better built this time around.
The all-new 2022 GAC GS4 may look similar to the outgoing model, but it’s actually completely new from the ground up. The front bumper now features a larger grille and a sportier front bumper, which is flanked by full-LED headlights as standard. There’s also a new set of alloy wheels that give it a sportier look. Just like the previous GS4, this all-new model still has a floating roof design like the previous model. The rear of the GS4 gets a new LED taillight design that’s connected by a trim piece, emphasizing the compact SUV’s width.
Interior changes for the 2022 GAC GS4 are much more substantial as it gets a new dash design with two large LCD screens and a more modern layout. Material quality has also been significantly improved, and it’s easily one of the best not just for a Chinese car, but among compact crossover SUVs period. The dashboard is now wrapped in leatherette surfaces, while an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay sits front and center of the premium interior.
Other interior amenities include dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, rear aircon vents, passive entry with push-button start, brown and black leather seats, urethane steering wheel, electronic parking brake, just to name a few.
Powering the 2022 GAC GS4 is a 1.5-liter inline-4 turbo gasoline engine that produces 169 hp and 265 Nm of torque, which is 18 hp more and 30 Nm more than the previous model. This drives the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission manufactured by Japanese company Aisin.
As for safety, the GS4 comes with dual SRS airbags, side airbags, ABS with EBD, tire pressure monitoring system, hill descent control, electronic stability control, just to name a few.
Only one variant of the GAC GS4 will be offered, and it’s now on sale for a good P1,098,000, which is now on par with a mid-spec Geely Coolray despite the GS4 being one size class higher.