Rental Trumpchi GS8 in Baku

The large Chinese crossover will be available with Tier 2 autopilot and Toyota-designed hybrid powertrain.

The Chinese company GAC has unveiled the second-generation Trumpchi GS8 flagship crossover, which has switched to a new platform and received a version with a hybrid installation.

The main technical change was the use of its own architecture called GPMA (GAC Global Platform Modular Architecture), which replaced the Italian CPMA chassis developed by Fiat.

The overall length of the car has increased from 4836 mm to 4980 mm, the width – from 1910 to 1950 mm, and the size of the wheelbase will increase by 120 mm – to 2920 mm. As before, the GAC GS8 will be available as standard with a third row of seats.

The available equipment will include a semi-autonomous control system corresponding to the L2 + autopilot. This means that the car can not only accelerate and decelerate on its own, based on the data on the surrounding traffic situation, but also automatically change lanes if necessary.

The base engine will remain the same. We are talking about a 2.0-liter “turbo four”, developing 252 hp. and 400 Nm of torque. The motor works in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the crossover will have a modification with a hybrid power plant developed by Toyota. Data on such a version will appear closer to the start of sales, which is scheduled for the end of this year.