Chinese analog Toyota Land Cruiser Prado updatedMay 24, 2019
The first official photos of the updated GAC Trumpchi GS8 SUV were recently posted on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Industry.
Chinese automakers have noticeably stepped up, literally racing to announce their future innovations. One of them is the GAC, which promises an early premiere of its restyled SUV Trumpchi GS8. This seven-seater SUV, bearing the title of the flagship of the brand, appeared on the market at the end of 2016. The largest and premium model in the line of the brand was immediately called a direct competitor to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Only in the 2018th on this model, the GAC chose more than 61,730 people of the China, which is almost twice as much as the sales of the “Japanese”.
But if you compare the demand for GAC Trumpchi GS8 with the results of 2017, then there is a 40 percent decline. To regain the lost height, the manufacturer decided to refresh the design of its flagship.
And what came of it – showed the website of the Ministry of Industry of China. The photos show that the updated SUV received a large grille with expressive horizontal lining of chrome, the original head optics on LEDs, modified bumpers, as well as redesigned rear lights with a new “pattern.” Inside the car in the center console, the touchscreen now flaunts, allowing you to manage the “climate” settings.
It is also known that after the upgrade, the SUV became 15 mm higher (1,785 mm) and slightly increased in length (+20 mm to 4,835 mm). In the home market, the novelty will appear this summer. The cost of the updated GAC Trumpchi GS8, according to preliminary forecasts, starts at 163 thousand yuan. Engine power after restyling will increase by 51 hp All-wheel drive will get a two-liter petrol turbo with a capacity of 252 hp. Transmission – six-speed automatic from Aisin.
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