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January 18, 2023

The 2023 GAC EMPOW Is The Fastest Compact Sedan In Its Class (w/ Specs)

As GAC Motor enters a new chapter in the Philippines, it’s only appropriate that they do so with products that match. Meet the 2023 GAC Empow—a showcase of their stronger confidence in brand identity, international strategy, and in-house technology.

The first-ever Empow is powered by a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that uses GAC Motor’s in-house Megawave technology. Together with a wet-type 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the engine makes 169 at 5,500 rpm horsepower and 270 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. All in all, it will do the century sprint in just 6.95 seconds—fastest in the compact sedan segment.

Backing up that performance is a look that’s equal parts futuristic and aggressive. The Empow’s sculpted form and attention-grabbing design elements define its sporty profile, while its interiors, driving performance and technology are engineered to thrill the senses.

“The Empow most ideal for customers who want a sports sedan that looks as great as it drives. It provides the performance advantage without compromise at a price point that is well within reach. The Empow is, without a doubt, a vehicle that makes a strong statement on the road,” said Jun Cajayon, brand head of GAC Motor Philippines.

Design details like the oversized front grille, 18-inch alloy wheels and quad exhausts at the rear give the car a distinctly muscular appearance. Sharp, angular design details such as the eye-catching automatic LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and extended rear lights add to its overall visual appeal on the road.

The sporty design is continued in the interior with vibrant supercar-style colored leather panels, fighter-jet inspired seats, and carbon fiber materials. Two screens—a 7-inch digital instrument panel and a 10.25-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay support—complete the look of the Empow’s futuristic and sleek front console.

The experience inside the vehicle is further enhanced by a power sunroof, a leather multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, dual-zone automatic air conditioning with a built-in negative ion air purifier, multiple USB type-A ports, power adjustments to the driver’s seat, and leather upholstery with soft-touch interior trims among others.

It also comes equipped with a multitude of safety and driver assist features. A total of six airbags come standard in the vehicle along with a tire pressure monitoring system for added peace of mind. Functionalities such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) and High Beam Assist are available on higher trim variants.

The 2023 GAC Empow will be offered in three variants and colors at the following special introductory price points until March 31, 2023:
  • GAC Empow 1.5 GE DCT – P 1,283,000 in Matte Fighter Green
  • GAC Empow 1.5 GB DCT – P 1,215,000 in Ivory White, Moonlight Gray, or Elegant Black
  • GAC Empow 1.5 GS DCT – P 1,135,000 in Ivory White and Moonlight Gray

2023 GAC Empow Specifications

2023 GAC Empow Dimensions & Weights
  • Overall Length: 4,700 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,850 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,432 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,736 mm
  • Seats: 5
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 47 liters
2023 GAC Empow Mechanical & Performance
  • Engine: 1.5 Turbo Petrol
  • Displacement: 1,497 cc
  • Maximum Output: 169 PS @ 5,500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 270 Nm @ 1,500 to 4,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 7-speed DCT (Wet-Type)
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Independent, Multi-Link
  • Steering: Electric
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Disc
2023 GAC Empow Exterior Features
  • Wheels & Tires: 215/60R16 (GS), 225/50R17 (GB), 225/45R18 (GE)
  • LED Headlights w/ Follow-Me-Function
  • LED Daytime Running Light (GB, GE)
  • Automatic Headlights (GB, GE)
  • Headlight Height Adjustment
  • Side Mirrors w/ Turn Signal Indicators
  • Power Folding Side Mirrors (GE)
  • Heated Side Mirrors (GE)
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers (GB, GE)
2023 GAC Empow Interior Features
  • All Black Interior (GS)
  • Yellow/Black Interior or Red/Black Interior (Optional on GB, GE)
  • Air Conditioning: Manual (GS, GB), Dual-Zone Automatic (GE)
  • Rear Cooling Duct (GB, GE)
  • Multi-Function Leather Steering Wheel
  • Seats: Fabric (GS), PVC/Leather (GB, GE)
  • 6-Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat (GB, GE)
  • Front Heated Seats (GE)
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • One-Touch Up/Down Power Windows
  • Sunroof (GB, GE)
  • Multi-color Ambient Lighting (GE)
2023 GAC Empow Advanced Driver Assistance System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (GB, GE)
  • High Beam Assist (GB, GE)
  • Forward Collision Warning (GB, GE)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (GB, GE)
  • Lane Departure Warning (GB, GE)
  • Lane Keep Assist (GB, GE)
  • Traffic Jam Assist (GB, GE)
2023 GAC Empow Technology Features
  • 7-inch Instrument Cluster w/ Color LCD Multi-Information Display
  • 10.25-inch LCD Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free
  • USB x 2
  • Speakers: 2 (GS), 6 (GB, GE)
  • Speed-Based Volume Adjustment
  • Passive Entry & Start
  • Cruise Control
2023 GAC Empow Safety Features
  • Airbags: 2 (GS), 6 (GB, GE)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Hill-Hold Control
  • Hill-Start Assist
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Parking Sensors (GE)
  • Rear Camera System (GB, GE)


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  2. Looks like a riced out Hyundai Accent with a name stolen from powerbanks.

  3. Leave spratly islands😊👍


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