Astara Philippines, the exclusive distributor of GAC Motor vehicles in the country, is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated arrival of the GAC M8 in the first quarter of 2024. The stately and elegant MPV, representing GAC Motor’s new generation flagship, is set to redefine the premium MPV segment with its advanced technology, opulent configuration, and unparalleled comfort.
Setting its sights on the newly launched 2024 Toyota Alphard, the M8, according to GAC, combines elements of grace, speed, and power. Its design, which is influenced by GAC Motor’s innovative design language, presents a sleek and pure body profile, evoking the elegance of a diamond refracting captivating light and shadows.
“We’re excited to present the GAC M8, a genuine fusion of opulence and innovation, to the Philippine market. Featuring cutting-edge technology, exquisite design, and unmatched comfort, the GAC M8 establishes a fresh benchmark in the premium MPV segment, and assures our customers an unmatched and pleasurable journey,” said Franz Decloedt, Brand Head of GAC Motor.
Astara Philippines and GAC Motor are excited to bring the GAC M8, which will further strengthen the brand’s roster of vehicles available in the Philippine market. No specifications have been revealed yet, but a quick research in the Chinese market 2024 GAC M8 indicates that it comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 252 horsepower; a plug-in hybrid with 371 horsepower; and a conventional series-parallel hybrid that’s been developed with the hybrid experts themselves–Toyota.
The last engine option is an interesting one because it uses the electric motor and e-CVT from the Toyota Hybrid System, but it combines the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that GAC Motor developed. Combined output is at 243 horsepower, though as usual with Toyota’s hybrids, the total torque figure has not been revealed.
More specifications and features will be revealed closer to its launch date, but if you’re curious, the new Alphard retails for a little under P5 million, while the M8 will most likely be priced at the lower P3 million mark.