Spied: GAC's Trumpchi GS3 Power spotted in Malaysia - new X50 rival coming soon?

Sanjay · Jan 19, 2021 03:14 PM

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Talk about a surprise - this camouflage-clad SUV you see here is very likely the GAC Trumpchi GS3 Power, doing its testing rounds in Malaysia.

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Shared to Funtasticko by user Jad BG, these spyshots seem to point towards the facelifted version of the Trumpchi GS3 Power. 

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China-spec Trumpchi GS3.

In China, the GS3 Power is powered by a choice of two 1.5-litre, mills: one three-cylinder engine making 163 PS/235 Nm and the other, a four-cylinder one churning 168 PS/265 Nm.

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The lower output engine is paired to a 6-speed manual while the more powerful unit is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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China-spec Trumpchi GS3.

Dimensions of the Trumpchi GS3 Power are therebouts of the Proton X50, as below:

Dimensions comparison
Dimensions Trumpchi GS3 Power Proton X50
Length 4,350 mm 4,330 mm
Width 1,825 mm 1,800 mm
Height 1,660 mm 1,609 mm
Wheelbase 2,560 mm 2,600 mm

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China-spec Trumpchi GS3.

Although relatively unheard of in our country, GAC Motor is yet another Chinese car company with sedans, SUVs, and MPVs in their lineup.

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China-spec Trumpchi GS3.

In ASEAN, their most prominent market so far is in the Philippines.

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China-spec Trumpchi GS3.

Recall that last month, Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (TCMH) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s GAC Motor to evaluate the possibility of TCMH distributing GAC vehicles in Malaysia and Vietnam.

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China-spec Trumpchi GS3.

However, it is still much too early to point towards a launch. This unit may very well just be here for testing and evaluation.

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