GAC Debuts the All-New GS3 in China

Chinese automaker GAC has unveiled the all-new GS3 crossover SUV at the 20th Guangzhou International Auto Show flaunting an edgy new look that desires to cut through the competition. The B-segment crossover is seen as the competitor of the likes of the Honda HR-V and Peugeot 2008.

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With the design theme called “Super Mate”, the all-new GS3 is designed to meet the needs of our Gen Z customers, offering appearance, space, and quality that match their active lifestyle, says GAC.

GAC GS3 front 1

According to the automaker, the look was inspirited by industrial aesthetics, and the result is an aggressive-looking crossover with a unique face and a very sporty overall character featuring numerous intersections of straight lines. The H-shaped front face, called “Armor Wing”, is inspired by a motorcycle helmet and offers various color and finish options to form a unique identity. The headlights are like laser eyes, while the triangular cutting elements in taillights are designed to emulate the crystal diamond-like pulses.

GAC GS3 rear

Built on the modular GMPA platform, the new GS3 is 60mm longer, 55mm lower and 25mm wider than the previous generation model. The wheelbase has been increased by 90mm, while the front overhang is shortened by 31mm, contributing to an increased interior volume. The rear luggage compartment space is also increased to 341 liters and features a flat floor that enables various customization and expansion scenarios to meet the younger customers’ needs.

GAC GS3 2023

A “Mobile Loft” interior as the company calls it, provides practical features and technology featuring a “Relax and Refresh” space that younger customers demand. The tri-tone interior of the 2023 GS3 is impressive with a nice mix of premium-looking plastic and soft-touch material, some polished aluminum trim, a clean digital instrument cluster, 32-color ambient lighting, and a high-resolution media display.  The “Crystal Shifter” has a beautiful look with crystal-like materials and is shaped ergonomically for a more comfortable, intuitive control.


The all-new GS3 also boasts numerous electronic assistants such as Adaptive Cruise Control, an Accident Prevention System & Autonomous Emergency Braking, etc. With minimal physical controls, all operations are implemented through two touchscreen displays in the cabin.

GAC GS3 inside

Under the hood, there is a 1.5L turbocharged gasoline engine paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Performance figures are yet to be provided by GAC, but the automaker says the vehicle’s R-Style variant can sprint from 0-100km/h in just around 7.5 seconds.


The Chinese automaker says it’s aiming to make the all-new GAC GS3 a “national SUV” priced at around 100,000 yuan only (PKR 33.07 lac), though official prices are yet to be disclosed. Sales in China are expected to begin in the spring of 2023.

GAC GS3 at Guangzhou Auto Show

The 2023 GAC GS3

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