- Boosts Nationwide Commitment of Gargash Group
The distinctive new GS8 car, the shine of the impressive new showroom Interiors, and lots of excitement in the air provided for a grandiose launch of the GAC Motor showroom in Yas Marina Circuit
UAE; 26 July 2022: In response to the growing demand for GAC Motor in UAE especially within Abu Dhabi, Gargash Group, one of the largest distributors of premium and luxury cars in the UAE, opened doors to a new showroom in partnership with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM). The state-of-the-art GAC Motor showroom is in the premium location of Yas Marina Circuit, the home of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and aims to add to the motoring culture enjoyed by the Emirate.
The launch ceremony also unveiled the automaker’s latest model GS8 which will now be available for test drives and sale across all Gargash GAC Motor showrooms in the UAE.
Speaking of the opening, Shehab Gargash, MD & Group CEO of Gargash Group said: “We are proud to be one of the earliest international partners of GAC Motor. Since 2015, we have worked closely to provide a robust proposition to an ever-growing customer base in the UAE and deliver the utmost value to them. Our promising partnership has resulted in the growth in demand for GAC Cars, and the opening of the new showroom in Abu Dhabi is a natural next step in our journey as long-term partners.”
The grand GAC Motor showroom launch
To mark the official opening of the first showroom in Abu Dhabi, a distinguished gathering of automobile enthusiasts and special guests were welcomed by Gargash Group, as they were invited to visit the showroom and celebrate this novel milestone.
Guests were greeted with a red-carpet entrance and treated to a special experience curated by the Gargash team. Through the evening, guests were given a peek into GAC Motor’s rich heritage and delved into a world otherwise only experienced at the brand’s historic birthplace, China.
Commenting on the launch event, Zeng Hebin, General Manager of GAC MOTOR International said: “The UAE is one of the most important strategic markets for GAC Motor in the Middle East. With the cooperation of our partner Gargash Motors, we have achieved remarkable results in this market. The ALL NEW GS8, positioned as the leading high-end SUV in China, is a masterpiece of GAC’s latest cutting-edge technology and R&D capabilities. The launch event is full of highlights, product design features and brand cultural heritage are fully displayed. I wish that the ALL NEW GS8 will be another glorious success and meet the high-end quality needs of more customers in the UAE market.”
Exceptional Showroom Design
The new standalone facility is spread over 300 square meters and features a modern, sleek design. From the moment visitors enter the showroom, they will experience GAC Motor’s prolific journey and can encounter a dramatic reveal of the new GS8.
The new showroom provides all sales services under one roof that will greatly improve the convenience of new and existing customers living in the Emirate as well as neighbouring Emirates.
Saif Al Noaimi, CEO at ADMM, added: “We’re thrilled to welcome the Gargash Group to Yas Marina Circuit with the opening of their first showroom here in Abu Dhabi at the region’s home of motorsport. We look forward to continuing to build on our partnership to mutually benefit our customers with new driving experiences at the circuit and other exciting activations in the pipeline.”
The Impressive new GS8
The All New GS8 underwent comprehensive upgrades compared to the previous generation to merge premium luxury, safety & performance all in one car.
Some of the key features include.
- The model’s signature four-bulb metric headlights come perfectly together with a powerful V-shaped chrome grille arranged in a symmetrical layout for an aggressive and bold stance.
- Inside, a smart interactive cabin fits 8-way adjustable seats wrapped in finely crafted leather for the ultimate luxury experience.
- The model is equipped with the GAC MOTOR’s latest cutting-edge technology, including a wide array of driving assistance capabilities and an Adaptive Vehicle Dynamic Control (ADVC) that supports the driver to guarantee the most suitable driving mode in any road conditions.
- Adding to the innovation GAC GS8 will be among the few 7-seater options that offer electric operations for the 3rd-row seats
- With 540-degree HD holographic projection and transparent chassis mode, GS8’s wheels can intelligently avoid danger and protect the chassis from scratches
- Another feature GAC Motor drivers can enjoy is Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR-HUD), projecting virtual images – graphics and text – at multiple focal distances, creating an illusion of the cues being a natural extension of the real world
- The 2022 GAC GS8 is still powered by a Euro 5-compliant 2.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to an Aisin 6-speed intelligent all-wheel-drive gearbox that can produce an output of 199 horsepower at 5,200 rpm, and 320 Nm of torque between 1,750 rpm to 4,000rpm. The GS8 has a fuel capacity of 66 litres.
In addition to the All New GS8, Middle Eastern customers can look forward to more quality cars from GAC MOTOR in 2022. With healthy market development, strong products, and a robust service network GAC MOTOR will continue to achieve outstanding performance in the Middle East.
For more information, visit https://www.gargashgacmotor.com.
About GARGASH GROUP
Since 1918, Gargash Group of Companies has established itself as a leading business enterprise. Celebrating 100 years of their presence in the region, they are one of the few family-owned companies in the United Arab Emirates to have enjoyed an accelerated progress in line with the country’s growth. Racing at a pace that defines their success today, Gargash’s drive and passion has seen its portfolio grow to include holdings in automotive, real estate, and investments. The Gargash Group is a great example of corporate growth that has kept itself aligned with the growth of the nation.
The group’s largest business interests lie in the automotive sector. The Group made their first significant move into the automotive sector in 1958 by securing the exclusive Mercedes-Benz Dealership; introducing this iconic German car to the UAE. Today, Mercedes-Benz is a name synonymous with Gargash in the United Arab Emirates and is recognized as the largest general distributor across the GCC and Middle East, contributing nearly 26% of the total passenger car sales volume in the region.
The group’s interest in the automotive sector grew when in 1992, Gargash acquired the rights to distribute Alfa Romeo, the Italian masterpiece that has captured auto enthusiasts’ imagination around the world for over a century. The company’s growth further expanded in 1998, when it was awarded the franchise to operate SIXT Rent-A-Car in UAE – the first and only car rental company to offer a variety of the latest Mercedes-Benz vehicles for hire in the country.
In 2015, Gargash signed up with GAC Motor, the leading carmaker from China, to become the exclusive distributor of GAC cars in the United Arab Emirates. Our global expertise, understanding of local markets and regional insights enable us to deliver integrated, innovative and better service & solutions to all UAE customers.
In the investment sector, the group’s driver is Daman Investments, a leading regional provider of non-bank financial services through consistent application of the core values of quality, accountability and transparency. Daman Investments has provided brokerage, asset management, deal structure and advisory services since 1998.
The group’s foray into real estate has been led by Gargash Real Estate, a property management company currently managing 38 properties and around 800 units, including residential, commercial and industrial properties. It maximises return-on-investment of its properties through efficient performance and regular maintenance
About GAC MOTOR
Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “GAC Motor”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. As a national high-tech enterprise established on July 21, 2008, GAC Motor is devoted to the production and sales of world-class vehicles, engines, auto parts and car accessories as well as R&D of automobile engineering technology. Since its establishment, GAC Motor has adopted a global vision and adhered to international standards, forming a world-class car manufacturing system with GAC global R&D network, world-class production mode, global supply chain system and GAC marketing approach as its core. It has blazed a development path of “high-end focused, quality-first and innovation-driven” with its development speed and profit level being among the best for Chinese brands, so as to achieve the company ambition of “building a world-class brand and a global company”.