GAC Motor Philippines today proudly hosted the eagerly awaited public launch of the All-New GAC M8, a premium seven-seater MPV, marking the latest expansion in the brand’s evolving lineup.  

“This launch underscores our dedication to offering a diverse array of vehicles tailored to meet the unique needs of every market segment,” remarked Franz Decloedt, Brand Head of GAC Motor, Astara Philippines. “With the M8, we provide our customers with an unparalleled blend of style, comfort, and cutting-edge technology, all underpinned by our unwavering commitment to quality and reliability. Its refined aesthetics, opulent interiors, and exceptional performance redefine the benchmark for sophistication and innovative design.”

The M8 was meticulously crafted to offer the epitome of comfort and convenience to discerning customers who prioritize luxury, style, and practicality in their driving experience. Whether they’re busy professionals navigating city streets, families seeking spaciousness and safety for their loved ones, or adventurous travelers craving both performance and refinement on the open road, the M8 is tailored to meet their every expectation.

Designed to Impress

Every detail of the M8’s exterior has been meticulously crafted to evoke a sense of luxury and refinement, making it a standout choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

The exterior design embodies a harmonious fusion of elegance and strength, drawing inspiration from the majestic Oriental lion. Its bold and commanding presence on the road is accentuated by sleek lines and meticulously sculpted contours, reflecting a refined aesthetic that captures attention from every angle. The front fascia is characterized by a distinctive and imposing grille reminiscent of the regal lion’s mane, exuding an aura of confidence and authority. 

The M8 features LED headlights with meticulous detailing, seamlessly blending sophistication with functionality to ensure safe and confident driving, whether it’s day or night. These headlights are equipped with advanced features such as height automatic adjustment, headlights alarm, “Follow Me Home” function, and adaptive driving beam technology. This innovative combination not only enhances visibility and road illumination but also offers added convenience and peace of mind for drivers.

Moving along the streamlined profile, the M8’s silhouette exudes a sense of grace and poise, effortlessly blending modern design elements with timeless appeal.  Chrome accents and sleek finishes adorn the body, with power folding side mirrors and power sliding doors enhancing its premium look and feel. 

The M8 rides on stylish 18-inch wheels with a Master-specific design, carefully crafted to complement its overall design aesthetic. These wheels are paired with high-performance tires, ensuring excellent grip and stability on the road, whether navigating city streets or embarking on thrilling adventures.

At the rear, the M8 makes a bold statement with LED taillights that mirror the intricate design language seen upfront, creating a cohesive and visually striking impression. A subtle yet sophisticated spoiler throughout the body adds a touch of sportiness while further improving aerodynamics.  

Indulgent Interiors and Amenities

The interior is meticulously crafted to offer the utmost comfort and convenience for both drivers and passengers alike, with a 2-2-3 seating configuration across its spacious cabin.  

Starting with the front seats, the driver enjoys a 12-way power adjustment while the front passenger benefits from a 4-way power adjustment, ensuring optimal positioning for long journeys. Additionally, both front seats are equipped with ventilation and heating functions, providing luxurious comfort regardless of the weather conditions.

In the second row, passengers are treated to an array of features aimed at enhancing their comfort and convenience. Tray tables fold out seamlessly, perfect for working on laptops or enjoying a meal on the go. Dual second-row Captain’s Seats offer a 2-way power adjustment for forward and backward movement, as well as a 2-way power adjustment for the seat backrests and a 4-way power adjustment for the leg rests. Furthermore, these seats are ventilated and heated, complete with seat massage functionality and illuminated pedals for an indulgent travel experience. The inclusion of seat position memory ensures that passengers can easily return to their preferred settings with the touch of a button.

The third row is thoughtfully equipped for passenger comfort and versatility. With a central armrest and 4-way manual adjustment, passengers can relax and tailor their seating position. The 40/60 split folding feature adds flexibility for easy adjustment to accommodate both passengers and cargo needs.

Convenience and Technology on the Go

Entertainment and connectivity are taken to new heights with the M8’s advanced audio, video, and navigation system. Featuring a 14.6-inch multi-functional touch screen with a matching 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel with smartphone integration, including support for both Apple and Android devices, passengers have all the information at their fingertips and seamless connectivity on the go.

Additionally, passengers will enjoy the tranquility within the cabin, made possible by the soundproof front windshield and front and second-row glass windows. The three-zone auto air-conditioning with fragrance system ensures optimal comfort, while the multi-color intelligent ambient lighting allows passengers to customize the interior ambiance to their liking, with a range of vibrant hues that create an immersive atmosphere.

A multitude of charging options ensures mobile devices stay powered throughout the journey, with various USB ports and a wireless charger available throughout the vehicle. Additionally, the inclusion of an 8-speaker audio system delivers crystal-clear sound, completing the luxurious interior experience of the M8.

Ensuring Peace of Mind

Safety is paramount in the design of the M8, ensuring peace of mind for both drivers and passengers. Equipped with Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill-start Hold Control (HHC), and Hill Descent Control (HDC), the M8 offers enhanced stability and control, whether traversing steep inclines or navigating challenging terrain. The Electronic Parking Brake feature, coupled with Autohold functionality, adds convenience and safety during parking maneuvers, preventing unintended rolling.

Moreover, the M8 prioritizes occupant safety with a comprehensive array of restraint systems. Front-row seatbelts feature pretensioners and force limiters with height adjustment, along with crash locking tongue (CLT) technology, ensuring optimal protection in the event of a collision. Second and third-row seatbelts also incorporate pretensioners and force limiters, while the third-row boasts a three-point seatbelt configuration for all occupants. Additionally, dual front SRS airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags offer comprehensive protection that are supplemented by rear windscreen airbags for added safety.

In addition to passive safety features, the GAC M8 is equipped with advanced driving assistance systems to mitigate potential risks on the road. A suite of technologies, including a rear-view camera system, surround view camera system, and Fusion Automatic Parking Assist (FAPA) enhances visibility and aids in parking maneuvers. 

Also included are Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Intelligent Speed Limit Adaptive Cruise Control (ISL-ACC), Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), and Integrated Cruise Assist (ICA), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Rear Cross Traffic Breaking (RCTB), and Rear Car Approaching Warning (RAW).

The Heart of the M8

Under the hood, the M8 boasts a robust 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering an impressive 248 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters of torque. This powertrain combination ensures responsive acceleration and effortless cruising, whether navigating city streets or embarking on long highway journeys. With its formidable engine and seamless transmission, the M8 offers a dynamic driving experience that effortlessly blends performance with efficiency.

Pricing, Variants, Warranty and Availability

The GAC M8 MPV will be offered in two variants at the following price points and color options: 

2.0L M8 GL Master PHP 2,998,000 Crystal White

Elegant Black

Temple Gold


Black & Red

(both options available on all)

2.0L M8 GX Master PHP 3,948,000 Crystal White Black & Red only
Elegant Black Black & Red only
Temple Gold Light only

As with all GAC Motor vehicles, each M8 purchased comes with aftersales warranty for the first five (5) years or 150,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.

Customers are invited to visit their nearest GAC dealership or explore further details on the official GAC Motor Philippines website to learn more about the GAC M8 and its exceptional offerings.