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GAC has curtailed sales of the affordable GS5 crossover in Russia. The model has been present on the Russian market since the fall of 2020: until recently, it remained the cheapest car of the Chinese brand in the local lineup and, no less, tried to compete with the Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4 before their departure. However, sales were very modest and did not even come close to the sales volumes of the announced competitors. As Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes with reference to the GAC press service, deliveries of the GS5 have ended, and dealers are currently selling off the remaining cars.

The 2018 GAC GS5 was sold in Russia – the second generation of the model. Moreover, if the first generation crossover was based on the Alfa Romeo 166 platform, the “second” GS5 used a new G-CPMA (Cross-platform Modular Architecture) “trolley” of GAC’s own design with McPherson struts at the front and multi-link suspension at the rear.

At the time of its appearance on the market, prices for the GS5 ranged from 1.5 to two million rubles, and in the last months before the end of sales, the model cost from 2.25 to 2.7 million. The crossover was equipped with a non-alternative 1.5 turbo-four with a power of 137 horsepower, coupled with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The GS5 had exclusively front-wheel drive. The list of basic equipment included dual-zone climate control, cruise, wireless charging, heated front seats, LED optics and a rear view camera.

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Meanwhile, another affordable crossover GAC GS3 is on the way – its Russian debut, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, will take place on June 3. This is a compact SUV that competes in the same class as Chery Tiggo 4 Pro and Geely Coolray. In China, it is offered with a gasoline turbo engine with a capacity of 177 horsepower and a seven-speed “robot”, and costs a modest 88 thousand yuan, which is approximately 1.1 million in rubles.

However, in our market the price will be much higher – according to preliminary data, about two million rubles, that is, at the level of Tiggo 4 Pro and Coolray.

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