There’ll quickly be a brand new participant within the B-segment SUV market right here in Malaysia, as indicated by these pictures of the 2024 GAC GS3 Emzoom on a transporter truck, as photographed by paultan.org reader Charles Ong.
The GS3 Emzoom can be assembled on the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, and in doing so the GS3 Emzoom can be Guangzhou Car Group’s first CKD programme, not simply within the ASEAN area, however worldwide.
Known as the Trumpchi GS3 in its native China, the B-segment SUV is constructed on the producer’s newest GPMA platform, and measures 4,410 mm lengthy, 1,850 mm extensive, with a 2,650 mm wheelbase, making it 52 mm longer and 25 mm wider whereas its wheelbase is 90 mm when in comparison with its predecessor, which was the corporate’s first-ever right-hand-drive mannequin.
Amongst its competitors in Malaysia would be the Proton X50, which is 80 mm shorter, 50 mm narrower and 9 mm taller with a wheelbase that’s 50 mm shorter, together with the Honda HR-V that’s 25 mm shorter, 60 mm narrower and 40 mm shorter of wheelbase.
Par for the B-segment SUV course now could be a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine, and the GS3 Emzoom is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.5 litre unit that outputs 177 hp and 270 Nm of torque. WTC Automotif (WTCA) calls the GS3 Emzoom a phase chief in torque output, contemplating rivals just like the X50 Flagship has 255 Nm, the HR-V Turbo variants have 240 Nm, and the Chery Omoda 5 has 230 Nm.
Transmission within the GS3 Emzoom is a seven-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission, which sends drive to the entrance wheels. The 0-100 km/h acceleration run is finished in a claimed 7.5 seconds, with gas consumption a claimed 6.18 litres per 100 km (16.2 km/l) on the Chinese language home take a look at cycle.
Domestically assembled items of the GAC mannequin have been scheduled to roll out of the Segambut plant in April 2024 forward gross sales that can start in the course of the 12 months, as revealed beforehand by Warisan TC CEO Tan Keng Meng.
The CKD undertaking for the model will see WTC Automotif make investments greater than RM60 million in direction of the manufacturing of the brand new GS3 Emzoom, in addition to for the establishing of the model’s presence throughout the nation. This can be comprised of greater than 70 showrooms in Malaysia, with the primary, flagship showroom in Part 13 of Petaling Jaya, behind the Renault showroom beneath TC Euro Automobiles.
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