The 2023 GAC ES9 PHEV is a 7-seat plug-in hybrid SUV from the Chinese automaker GAC Motor
It uses a 2.0L turbo engine and electric motor with 25.57 kWh battery for 143 km electric range
Total range is estimated at 1215 km when accounting for gas and electric driving
Exterior styling features GAC's signature grille, angular headlights and muscular body lines
Luxurious interior has soft-touch materials, dual 12.3" displays and seats 6 or 7 passengers
ADiGO 4.0 tech enables voice controls and assisted driving aids
Available now in China priced from 229,800 to 269,800 yuan
Charging the 25.57 kWh battery takes around 4.5 hours with a 7kW AC charger
Fast charging capability allows for quicker charging at public stations
Optional 20-inch wheels and lowered ride height give the ES9 PHEV a sportier edge
The 2023 GAC Motor ES9 PHEV is the latest plug-in hybrid SUV offering from the Chinese automaker. This large 7-seater SUV aims to blend performance and efficiency through its hybrid powertrain.
Powertrain and Range
The ES9 PHEV utilizes GAC's 2.0L turbocharged engine paired with an electric motor and 25.57 kWh battery pack. This plug-in hybrid system allows the ES9 to operate in electric-only mode for up to 143 km based on the CLTC cycle. Overall range is an estimated 1215 km when accounting for both gas and electric driving.
Charging the ES9's battery from empty takes around 4.5 hours when using a 7kW AC charger. Fast charging capability allows the battery to replenish more rapidly at public DC fast charging stations.
With dimensions of 5015mm long, 1950mm wide and 1780mm tall, the ES9 has a bold exterior presence. The front fascia features GAC's signature "dragon scale wing" grille design along with angular headlights.
Body lines are muscular and straight, conveying a powerful stance. Optional 20-inch alloy wheels paired with the lowered ride height give the ES9 PHEV a sporty edge.
Interior Design and Technology
Inside, the ES9 PHEV focuses on luxury and technology. Soft-touch materials cover most surfaces, complementing the dual 12.3" displays for instrumentation and infotainment. The ES9 also offers intelligent ADiGO 4.0 tech for voice controls and assisted driving aids.
Seating capacity is 6 or 7 passengers depending on configuration. Second row seats are available with reclining and sliding adjustments for added comfort.
Pricing and Availability
The 2023 GAC ES9 PHEV is available now in the Chinese market, with pricing ranging from 229,800 to 269,800 yuan. This positions the ES9 PHEV competitively among other plug-in hybrid SUVs in China.