GAC introduces refreshed Trumpchi GS8 luxury model for 2024

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In a recent announcement from GAC, the Trumpchi GS8 five-seat luxury version will hit the market on May 28th, with a potential price decrease compared to the current six-seat and seven-seat versions. The 2024 Trumpchi GS8 lineup now includes the Navigator two-wheel-drive/four-wheel-drive luxury intelligent version and the Dual Hybrid two-wheel-drive/four-wheel-drive premium version, with a price range of 186,800 (26,000 USD) to 246,800 yuan (34,200 USD). The first GS8 was introduced in 2016 and the last update was in 2021.

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Based on the official interior images, the five-seat version will have an impressive cargo space of 1120 mm wide and 2120 mm deep, featuring a recessed design. Additionally, the second-row headroom is 960 mm, and the legroom is 930 mm.

Regarding the exterior, the 2024 Trumpchi GS8 features a more exaggerated design for the front grille while retaining the dragon scale wing and exhibition wing dual-styled front fascia. The side profile showcases a muscular design with a sharp beltline, complemented by black cladding on the side skirts and wheel arches, providing a touch of crossover appeal. The floating-roof effect, achieved through the blacked-out B-C-D pillars, adds a more stylish element to the overall appearance.

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The rear features a vertically-styled taillight assembly with a geometric layout, providing high visibility. In terms of dimensions, the new model is expected to maintain the same overall length, width, and height as the current version (5015/1950/1780 mm), with a wheelbase of 2920 mm.

The interior features a classic three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, accompanied by a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.6-inch center touchscreen. Additionally, the 2024 Trumpchi GS8 Dual Hybrid six-seat version will offer an “Executive Luxury” seating package, including massage functions for the driver and front passenger seats, heated second-row seats, four-way lumbar support for the driver and front passenger, and a front passenger “boss button.”

In terms of features, the new Trumpchi GS8 will come standard with blind-spot monitoring, lane-change assist, door opening warning, rear cross-traffic braking assist, rear cross-traffic warning, and emergency lane-keeping assist, complementing the existing 360-degree surround-view camera system for enhanced driving convenience. The 2024 Trumpchi GS8 Navigator series four-wheel-drive system has also been upgraded to the sixth-generation Borg-Warner torque management system, providing greater torque handling, faster response, and reduced overall weight.

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Regarding the powertrain, the new model is expected to carry over the current engine options, including both pure gasoline and hybrid variants. The gasoline version will be powered by a 2.0T GDI turbocharged engine, producing a maximum power of 252 horsepower and 400 Nm of peak torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an optional four-wheel-drive system. The hybrid version will feature the Toyota Hybrid System (THS) with a 2.0T turbocharged gasoline engine and an electric motor, delivering a combined maximum power of 372 horsepower, paired with an E-CVT transmission.

Source: Zaker

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