In China, where it is known as the GAC Trumpchi GS8, the car was introduced back in 2016. Therefore, the Chinese company is preparing a second generation model, as evidenced by the official photos of the prototype of the future novelty.
So, the updated GAC Trumpchi GS8 will retain the same proportions and two-story head optics. The body will be new: even under the protective film, you can see a completely different relief of the sidewalls and the shape of the side glazing, and the mirrors will now be installed on the door panels, and not in the corners of the glass.
In the second generation, the GAC Trumpchi GS8 will move to the GPMA (GAC Global Platform Modular Architecture) modular architecture, which was introduced two years ago, and its firstborn was the GAC Trumpchi GS4 crossover. In addition, a hybrid modification will appear in the range of new items, the transmission for which will be supplied by Toyota. We are talking about THS (Toyota Hybrid System) technology with an electromechanical variator, familiar from many hybrid Toyota and Lexus models. The debut of the new Trumpchi GS8 crossover will take place this year.