GAC making big moves in Malaysia ahead of upcoming SUV launches

GAC making big moves in Malaysia ahead of upcoming SUV launches

KUALA LUMPUR: With an aim to establish its foothold in the Malaysian automotive market, GAC Motor is set to introduce three new SUV models this year. Ahead of the highly anticipated SUV launches, the Chinese automaker has been diligently enhancing its distribution network in the country to ensure seamless availability and accessibility of its vehicles to a wider audience.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where are the new GAC dealerships located?

    The new dealerships are strategically situated in Cyberjaya, Alor Setar, Butterworth, Seremban, Kuantan, Sungai Petani, Setia Alam, Johor Bahru, and Balakong.
  • What upcoming GAC cars are set to launch in Malaysia?

    The upcoming GAC cars slated for launch in Malaysia this year are the GS3 Emzoom, Emkoo, and Aion Y Plus.
  • The official distributor of GAC Motor in Malaysia, WTC Automotif, has recently announced the appointment of nine new dealerships in Peninsular Malaysia. This expansion augments the two existing dealerships located in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.

    GAC Emkoo

    The new GAC dealerships are -

    • Evolution Autotech Sdn Bhd
    • Gem Utara Sdn Bhd
    • Ju Brothers Motor Sdn Bhd
    • Klinik Kereta Tampin Sdn Bhd
    • Kuantan Motor Sdn Bhd
    • Mercu Usaha Automobile Sdn Bhd
    • Motion Beyond Sdn Bhd
    • Sincere Scope Sdn Bhd
    • SV Auto Selection Sdn Bhd

    Covering key areas including Cyberjaya, Alor Setar, Butterworth, Seremban, Kuantan, Sungai Petani, Setia Alam, Johor Bahru, and Balakong, the nine newly appointed dealerships by WTC Automotif bring GAC Motor's presence closer to customers across Peninsular Malaysia. 

    GAC dealerships

    “We are excited to welcome these nine esteemed dealerships to be part of our growing team. Their expertise and dedication to excellence align perfectly with our values, and together we are poised to offer an enhanced automotive experience to customers across Malaysia,” said Warisan TC Holdings group CEO Tan Keng Meng.

    “We are immensely grateful to our valued dealer partners who have stood by us with unwavering support and confidence. This new dealership appointment symbolises GAC Motor Malaysia’s relentless pursuit of brand excellence and brand reach in Malaysia. We will continue intensifying investments to further grow our network and expand customer touchpoints to ensure exceptional customer experience journeys, including those in East Malaysia,” Tan added.

    Among the Upcoming GAC cars are - GS3 Emzoom, Emkoo, and Aion Y Plus. 

    GAC GS3 Emzoom

    The GS3 Emzoom is the next-gen GS3, which is vastly different from it both in terms of design and mechanicals. It will be available in two variants Exclusive and Premium-R, both powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-pot engine, producing 177 PS at 5500 rpm and 270 Nm between 1400-4500 rpm. The GS3 Emzoom is likely to be priced below RM 130,000.

    Also read: All-new 2024 GAC GS3 coming to Malaysia; here’s what to expect

    GAC GS3 Emzoom

    GAC Emkoo

    The GAC Emkoo is a C-segment SUV based on the brand’s Global Platform Modular Architecture. It has an ultramodern design and features advanced creature comforts. In terms of mechanical setup, it is expected to come equipped with the same 1.5-litre turbocharged mill as the GS3 Emzoom. GAC Malaysia is likely to launch the Emkoo in the second half of 2024.

    Also read: GAC Emkoo coming to Malaysia; here’s what to expect

    GAC Aion Y Plus

    GAC Aion Y Plus

    The Aion Y Plus is an electric SUV that underpins the automaker’s Aion Electric EV Platform. It will come powered by an in-house 63.2 kWh ‘Magazine’ lithium-ion phosphate battery, offering a cruising range of 430 km on the WLTP cycle. In terms of design, the EV appears more like an MPV rather than an SUV. It features fully reclinable front seats allowing passengers to convert the cabin into a double bed. The EV will make its way to the local market in the first half of 2024.

    For further updates on upcoming GAC cars, stay tuned with us.

    Also read: 7-seater GAC M8 arrives in the Philippines; price begins at RM 255k

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