Distributor of China-based model GAC, Warisan Tan Chong Automotif (WTCA) has previewed a brand new entrant to the B-segment SUV class in Malaysia, the GAC GS3 Emzoom, which the corporate has made obtainable for reserving at a price of RM1,000.
With pricing to be beneath RM130,000, the B-segment GS3 Emzoom will likely be supplied in Malaysia in two variants – Unique, and Premium-R. This can compete with the likes of the Chery Omoda 5, Honda HR-V and Proton X50.
This can first enter the Malaysian market as a completely imported (CBU) mannequin, whereas plans for native meeting are afoot, and CKD items will roll off the manufacturing line from the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur in April 2024.
When it comes to exterior styling, the GS3 Emzoom is one in all angular shapes, and boasts of the Mecha Wing grille, Laser Eye split-LED headlamps and Mild Dart hind lights. There will likely be 4 exterior colors supplied – Ivory White, Starlight Silver, Lake Blue and Graphene Gray. In a little bit of a styling flourish, the GS3 Emzoom additionally options flush-fitting exterior door handles – this might presumably be the lowest-priced car in the marketplace with this characteristic.
Constructed on the producer’s GPMA platform, the GS3 Emzoom measures 4,410 mm lengthy, 1,850 mm vast, with a 2,650 mm wheelbase, making it 52 mm longer and 25 mm wider than its predecessor; it’s wheelbase can also be 90 mm longer than the earlier mannequin.
Rolling inventory is a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, shod in Sentury Qirin 990 tyres measuring 225/55R18. The instance proven right here on the preview occasion is the Premium-R variant, and that is mechanically much like the Unique variant that was additionally introduced; the Premium-R is distinguished by its entrance and rear bumper extension package.
In comparison with the Proton X50, the GS3 Emzoom is 80 mm longer, 50 mm wider and 9 mm decrease with a wheelbase that’s 50 mm longer, whereas towards the Honda HR-V, the GS3 Emzoom is 25 mm longer, 60 mm wider and 40 mm longer of wheelbase. In comparison with the Chery Omoda 5, the GS3 Emzoom is 10 mm longer and 20 mm wider, and 20 mm longer of wheelbase.
The GS3 Emzoom is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that outputs 177 PS at 5,500 rpm and 270 Nm of torque from 1,400 rpm. Drive is transmitted to the entrance wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch computerized gearbox; claimed gas consumption is 5.9 litres per 100 km, in line with GAC.
The model’s first showroom is about for opening by the top of February, whereas an extra 5 showrooms will likely be opened throughout the first half of 2024, and these are to be positioned in Glenmarie, Cyberjaya, Seremban, Johor Bahru and Penang, mentioned Warisan TC Holdings CEO Tan Keng Meng in a press release. Warisan TC additionally goals to ascertain greater than 20 showrooms and repair centres nationwide for GAC by the top of 2024, Tan added.
2024 GAC GS3 Emzoom official photographs
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