GAC Aion ES EV spied in Malaysia – 136 hp, 225 Nm, 442 km battery range; sedan to launch soon?

GAC Aion ES EV spied in Malaysia – 136 hp, 225 Nm, 442 km battery range; sedan to launch soon?

A camouflaged sedan has been sighted in a park in Subang Jaya by a reader, and this appears to be from GAC Aion, an example of which was sighted in Shah Alam earlier this year.

We can now confirm that the camouflaged unit seen here is the GAC Aion ES electric sedan, which was shown at the 2024 Bangkok International Motor Show, and we can bring live images of the EV from the show.

In Thailand, the ES is priced at 850,000 baht (RM110,126) according to Headlight Magazine, and this is powered by a single motor driving the front wheels, producing 136 hp and 225 Nm of torque, enabling a top speed of 130 km/h.

Energy is stored in a lithium-ion battery that offers 442 km of range, and can take DC fast charging at up to 75 kW that enables a 0-80% recharge in 40 minutes. The ES takes AC charging at up to 6.6 kW.

For exterior dimensions, the GAC Aion ES measures 4,810 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,545 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. When compared to other entrants in the C-segment sedan category, the ES boasts of larger dimensions than others in its class, such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis and Mazda 3 sedan.

Shortly after the sighting of the ES – also known as the S Plus – in January, GAC Aion’s entry into the Malaysian market was confirmed by the appointment of Warisan TC as the brand’s importer and distributor, who also sells and distributes GAC’s combustion-powered models, such as the GS3 Emzoom.

GAC Aion ES sedan at BIMS 2024

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Ben Yap on Apr 02, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    Range is too short, horsepower is too low and top speed is laughable.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Apr 02, 2024 at 6:59 pm

    lol this car top speed is most malaysians normal speed

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  • Hunter on Apr 02, 2024 at 8:41 pm

    That analog dash and miniscule media screen..

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  • DOA. the sedan boot cannot make up for underperformance versus chery mg and byd

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  • Scrap metal dealer on Apr 02, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    My business will boom in coming years when all these china EVs end up in my yard. Thank you china fapbois for buying high and selling low to me

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    • Pro-Palestine on Apr 06, 2024 at 9:24 am

      I think your scrap metal business will bankrupt macha. Less cars to your junk yard. You better study hard and get a a diploma or something. Otherwise you will gett poorer than you are currently

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  • kckfen on Apr 03, 2024 at 9:13 am

    Many EV adopter this EV is all about fast speed and insane acceleration, to me is all about efficient use of resources. With Malaysia speed limit is 110km/h. And is city is down to 80km/h. For price point, economy and efficiency point this make perfect sense for city driving. The torque is good enough for you to overcome driving challenge in city, and with smaller battery lighter car, you suffer less wear and tear on your tires. You hardly drive more than 110kmh in city, hence smaller motor less weight and less power needed equal efficiency.

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  • Squid on Apr 03, 2024 at 9:16 am

    Malaysia is very quickly becoming the dumping ground for China EV’s. This is just from zero import tax. Imagine if its a free for all to import…..

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  • With TC as the dealer, don’t expect anything good. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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  • Mike Tee on Apr 03, 2024 at 9:56 am

    The AOIN ES is used as a taxi/rideshare in China and Thailand. I have sat in a few in China, utilitarian and quality was good for the price.

    CCTVs are everywhere on Chinese roads so max speed may be moot for them but 130kmh in Malaysia is restrictive. Hell they even have average speed speed traps. So you go through toll A and it’s say 50km to toll B, max speed is 120kmh. You go through toll B and they calculate your average speed, if it’s >120kmh you get a speeding ticket immediately.

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  • Pro-Palestine on Apr 06, 2024 at 9:21 am

    Many may not know GAC brand but trust me they make superb cars. Same league as BYD and bigger than Chery.

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