One of the most anticipated compact SUV opens for bookings, promising innovative and high-performance driving experiences.

GAC AION Y PLUS, the first EV brand under WTCA, revealed for the first time after WTCA secured sole distribution for Malaysia. This strategic move aligns with principles of Economic, Environmental, Social, and Governance (EESG) for a sustainable future.

KUALA LUMPUR: 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.

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.”