Test drive the GAC Trumpchi GS4 MAX


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Just today (April 18th), the GAC Trumpchi GS4 MAX will be launched as a continuation of the GS4 series. We also found a car in advance and conducted a test drive to see what improvements were made?


The first thing you can see is the change in the grille. The size of the grille is the largest in the GS4 series, and the middle pattern is not particularly designed, just a very ordinary rectangular grid; The design of the entire front face showcases a magnificent aura like a unicorn, and its matrix style Qingyun ladder grille presents a solemn and atmospheric feeling; The LED front headlights adopt a new type of lighting unit, with an illumination distance of up to 150m.

From the side, it looks exactly like the design of Yingku, with smooth lines and a cut surface that creates a strong muscular feel. All styles are equipped with hidden door handles and 7 spoke rings. The tail adopts a through type LED tail light, and the double-layer light strip design is more recognizable. At the same time, the design of hollow out rear spoiler and rear diffuser enhances some sensory impact. The body size is 4685 x 1901 x 1690mm, with a wheelbase of 2750mm.


The overall layout of the interior of the GAC GS4 MAX also adopts the design of Yingku, with some adjustments in the air conditioning vents and gear lever area. The car is equipped with an ADiGO SPACE super interactive intelligent cockpit and a 14.6-inch large screen technology, supporting intelligent AI voice control and full scene multimode interaction. Users can complete vehicle control and entertainment operations inside the cabin through voice commands, supporting intelligent AI voice control and full scene multimode interaction. It can be said with 100% visibility. At the same time, voice support is available for viewing pictures and speaking words. Of course, it cannot be compared to the car infotainment systems of top tier brands, as the price is here.


The GAC Trumpchi GS4 MAX comes standard with panoramic sunroof and electric sunshades across the entire range. Equipped with zero pressure comfortable seats, there is no special feeling, using specially developed delicate leather materials. The editor is 1.77cm tall. When sitting in the car and lowering the seat to the lowest position, there is still a fist’s worth of headroom in the front row; Keeping the front seats still and entering the back row, the legroom is about 1 fist away, and the headroom is about 4 fingers away. The overall feeling is still very spacious, coupled with a panoramic sunroof, the visibility and transparency are good. At the same time, the driver’s seat supports 6-way electric adjustment, and the driver and passenger seats are heated. In addition, the GAC Trumpchi GS4 MAX comes standard with a panoramic sunroof and an electric sunshade.

The backrest of the rear seats can be adjusted and folded flat. The conventional volume of the trunk is 638L, and the rear seats can expand to 1586L when folded down, with a depth of 2 meters.


The GAC Trumpchi GS4 MAX does not have a MAX level upgrade and is still equipped with a 1.5TGDI+7WDCT powertrain, with a maximum power of 177 horsepower (130kW) and a peak torque of 270 Nm. The official announcement shows that its fuel consumption under WLTC conditions is 6.8L/100km. NEDC fuel consumption is 6.4L/100km. The chassis uses front MacPherson independent suspension and rear multi link independent suspension, which can achieve a minimum turning radius of 5.4m and a deer speed of 78km/h.

During the test drive, the editor clearly felt that the explosive force in first and second gear was enough to allow you to start and accelerate smoothly. When the speed reached 70km/h, the acceleration force in the middle and later stages would be slightly weaker. The smoothness of the 7-speed dual clutch transmission was relatively good, and shifting gears was not fast during driving, but it could still provide a relatively coherent power connection; When pressing the accelerator deeply, the downshift reaction is slightly slower, and power will only explode after a brief delay.

The overall chassis is relatively good, but when going through large undulations, the body undulates more significantly, and the lateral support during cornering is also good; The soft setting can actively absorb vibrations for fine bumps, and the comfort on flat roads is still acceptable, but there is still room for improvement overall. In terms of NHV, the engine noise is slightly higher during driving, especially when accelerating by deeply pressing the accelerator; Wind noise and road noise are common levels of SUVs in this class.

Finally, the peak sales of the GAC Trumpchi GS4 were indeed good, and now the GS4 MAX has been launched, which has improved in design and configuration compared to before, with no changes in power.