WTCA starts 2024 with GAC GS3 EMZOOM open for booking, and Exclusive previews of GAC EMKOO and GAC AION Y PLUS Models

WTC Automotif (M) Sdn Bhd (WTCA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Warisan TC Holdings Bhd, formally opens bookings for the GAC GS3 EMZOOM compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with a booking fee of RM1,000 and the first 100 bookings will be invited for a private event. The announcement was made at the Exclusive Preview event featuring upcoming GAC and GAC AION models.

Today marks a significant milestone in our journey and partnership with GAC Motor and GAC AION, and we are eager to offer our guests an insight and preview of the GAC line up, including the impressive all-new GAC GS3 EMZOOM compact SUV and further showcase 2 upcoming models that WTCA will be introducing to the Malaysian market later this year.

This special preview event is the culmination of our commitment and hard work, and we invite you to join us in this exciting journey of discovering the beauty of the GAC vehicles,” expressed Warisan TC Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Tan Keng Meng.
The GAC GS3 EMZOOM is available in two variants, Exclusive and Premium-R. The GAC GS3 EMZOOM is anticipated to be priced below RM130,000. It is available in four attractive limited-edition colour options – Ivory White, Starlight Silver, Lake Blue and Graphene Grey.

Customers can get an exclusive preview of the car at GAC’s upcoming roving activation event at Klang Valley from 2nd to 8th February 2024. Follow GAC Motor Malaysia social media pages for latest update. At the same time, WTCA also shared that the CKD version is expected to roll off the production line in Q2 2024 at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies plant (TCMA) in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.

Tan shared that the first showroom is set to open in Petaling Jaya by end of February, 2024, followed by five more strategically showrooms located in Glenmarie, Cyberjaya, Seremban, Johor Bahru and Penang by the first half of 2024.

“We aimed to establish over 20 showrooms and service centres nationwide by the end of this year,” Tan revealed.

The GAC GS3 EMZOOM boasts distinctive design elements, including the iconic Mecha Wing Grille, Laser Eye Split LED lights, and Light Dart tail lights, creating a captivating and futuristic silhouette with high-visibility lighting. Adding to its allure is the Rear Spoiler, which emphasises its aggressive persona. Complementing this is a small ducktail-style spoiler seamlessly molded into the bodywork, a combination typically found in more luxurious and exotic cars. From the Electric Hidden Door Handles to the Crystal Shift Gear Selector, every detail exudes sophistication, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of this remarkable vehicle.

Beneath the hood, the 3rd Generation 1.5T GDI engine promises power and efficiency, while intelligent features like the mid-mounted exhaust and rear flat floor make this car stands out in style and performance. The engine produces 177PS @5500rpm and 270Nm @ 1,400rpm. It has a fuel consumption rating of 5.9l/100km.

Step inside, the GAC GS3 EMZOOM continues to impress with its large and spacious interior, featuring a dual-tone interior that adds a youthful flair and enhances the overall ambience with its contemporary design. Its modern and spacious cabin provides an all-rounded, comfy space for both driver and passengers. The interior, a hallmark of premium and luxury, infuses a modern touch, offering advanced technology at your fingertips.

The GAC GS3 EMZOOM is not just a high-performance SUV; it represents the future of driving with its intelligent cabin design, offering a harmonious blend of speed, power, style, space, and smart functionality.

Upcoming Model - GAC EMKOO
At the Exclusive Preview event, WTCA proudly showcased the ultra-modern GAC EMKOO, a symphony of automotive excellence. The GAC EMKOO the upcoming model spots a Borderless V-Shape Grille as the captivating centerpiece, seamlessly blending elegance and boldness. Complementing this are the pair of “Eyes of Revelation” LED Headlamps, offering both style and enhanced visibility. A uniquely designed rear tail lights add a futuristic touch, creating a luminous spectacle as the vehicle moves. The sharp body belt line, resembling an arrow ready to shoot, adds a dynamic and sporty flair, continuing through the skirt line.

The interior of the GAC EMKOO reveals a truly Digital Interior that elevates the driving experience. Featuring a fully digital instrument cluster with a semi-floating appearance, it embodies modernity and innovation. The GAC EMKOO promises to redefine expectations with its borderless design, cutting-edge lighting, and digital sophistication, making every journey a thrilling experience.

Tan stated, “GAC EMKOO is another exhilarating addition to our lineup, representing the next phase of our commitment to delivering diverse and high-quality vehicles to meet the evolving needs of Malaysian consumers. Stay tuned for more details about this avant-garde vehicle as we approach the launch date.”

A New Partnership Unveiled
WTCA also featured the new GAC AION Y PLUS during the GAC vehicles preview. The GAC AION Y PLUS is the first Electric Vehicle (EV) brand under its distribution. WTCA revealed that the GAC AION Y Plus, a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) SUV is expected to be launched in the first half of 2024.

This EV beauty is powered by GAC AION’s proprietary Magazine battery, the world’s first Magazine Battery Safety Technology with no incidents of ignition or explosion, making it the safest battery technology in the world right now, setting a new standard for safety performance.

The Magazine Battery has a capacity of 63.2kWH with a maximum output of 150kW, GAC AION Y PLUS is expected to have a travel range of 490km (NEDC) or 430km (WLTP).

On top of that, the GAC AION Y PLUS features a striking design highlighted by the unique Angel’s Wing headlights with 7 horizontal light bars, creating a distinctive and elegant appearance on the road. It also offers the broadest selection in its segment, with 7 trendy exterior colours from Glamour Black to Youthful Green, the GAC AION Y PLUS allows drivers to express their style. Complemented by a customisable and vibrant interior, this electric vehicle is a harmonious blend of aesthetics and technology, redefining the experience of driving an electric car.

GAC AION made a groundbreaking investment of RM2 billion and dedicated 30 months to developing the GAC AION Electric Platform (AEP2.0), a cutting-edge system tailored exclusively for electric vehicles (EVs). This platform boasts an extended body, featuring the widest wheelbase in its segment at 2750mm, and a spacious full flat floor for rear passengers. What sets the GAC AION Y PLUS apart is the front seats’ unique ability to recline fully, transforming into a generous 1.8-meter-wide double bed – a class-defining feature. Rear passengers are treated to unparalleled comfort with the industry’s most generous legroom, measuring up to 1,022 mm.

WTCA signed the GAC AION Distribution Agreement in January 2024, officially designating WTCA as Malaysia’s sole and exclusive distributor of GAC AION vehicles. This strategic move represents a significant step for WTCA towards the future of sustainable mobility.

“GAC AION represents the future of electric mobility, and WTCA is honoured to be entrusted as the sole and exclusive distributor in Malaysia. This collaboration underscores our dedication to providing the Malaysian market with innovative and eco-friendly mobility solutions,” expressed Tan.

Tan highlighted, GAC AION Y PLUS represents a pivotal step in WTCA’s dedication to offering a solution to the Economic, Environmental, Social, and Governance (EESG) principles.

Commitment to Customers and Sustainability
WTCA remains steadfast in its commitment to meet customers’ diverse needs by delivering the latest innovative product range from GAC and GAC AION and complimenting with more efficient service quality.

Tan concluded, “With GAC Motors offering Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) and GAC AION aligning with the electric vehicle trend. Together, we are shaping a brighter future.”

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