Category Archives: JAC

First Look at JAC’s Subcompact SUV

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JAC’s SUV line will soon be expanded beyond the Rein (S1) with two, not one, additions. As the Refine S5 approaches release set on next Tuesday, we get a first look at another upcoming JAC SUV, thanks to auto.sohu.com. The exposed subcompact is said to be based on the Heyue A30 sedan, which is go […]

JAC Releases Short-wheelbase Version of Sunray Van

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Jianghuai Auto (JAC) announced on Tuesday the release of the 4 series of the Sunray van in Hefei, Anhui. The new, smaller Sunray comes in four versions providing 5-12 seating positions and selling for 118,800 – 174,800 Yuan. The Sunray 4 sits on a 2960mm wheelbase, reduced from the 3570mm on the existing 5 and […]

JAC Reported 3.78% Sales Decline for 2012

A report released by JAC on Friday evening shows that the company sold 448,813 vehicles (including 26,098 chassis sets) last year, 3.78% less than 2011. The slide appeared in all main sectors, and is especially steep, at 18.81%, in the Rein SUV (which JAC refers to as "SRV"). Deliveries of sedans and MPVs dropped 5.25% […]

JAC Revamps Naming Structure

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It seems that we made a mistake in identifying JAC’s new SUV, the S5, as an upcoming Rein model. As the nameplate now reveals (shown in the pics below), it is actually called "Refine S5." In a highly puzzling move, JAC has decided to re-classify its passenger cars into two groups, "Ruifeng" (Refine) and "Heyue." […]

JAC Delivers 500 J3 EVs (“ievs”)

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JAC held a ceremony in Hefei on September 29 to cerebrate the delivery of 500 units of the J3 EV or "iev." These pure-electric vehicles were sold or leased to mostly organizational customers in two cities: Hefei, where JAC is based, and Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. The city of Chengdu bought 220 through […]

Pictures of the Upcoming JAC Compact SUV, SII (B-SUV)

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Design sketches and patent drawings of the all-new JAC compact SUV have been exposed by several sources in the past two years. The new car under development was codenamed "B-SUV" at first and then "SII" after the original design was modified. In the past few days, pictures of a test model have appeared on numerous […]

JAC Rein Gets Turbo Gasoline Engine

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Introduced in 2006 with only one engine option, a 2.4-liter, JAC Rein mid-size crossover SUV has evolved continually without a redesign; the 2.0L models came out in 2007, 2009, 2010, the turbo diesel 1.9L ones added in 2008, 2010. Now entering its fifth year, Rein gains another power choice, a turbo-charged gasoline 2.0-liter. Released at […]

JAC Plans to Deliver 2,000 Tojoy/J3 EVs in 2011

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Jianghuai Auto Co., Ltd (JAC) says it prepares to deliver 2,000 units of the all-electric Tojoy (J3, Tongyue) subcompact this year, as the first batch of 585 orders are currently being filled. Through a government-sponsored program, the Tojoy EV was released last month when 60 units of it were handed over to employees of a […]

JAC Sold 460,000 Vehicles in 2010, 62% More Passenger Cars

Jianghuai Automobile Co. (JAC) announced earlier this week that its 2010 vehicle sales reached 460,000 units and revenue increased 50% to 35 billion yuan. Profit more than tripled from 2009. Data from China Passenger Car Association show that the company sold over 200,000 sedans, MPVs, and SUVs last year, up 62%. Although JAC leads the […]

JAC Yueyue: Cute as a Beauty Queen?

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The most popular superminis in China often look and sound cartoonish and baby-like: QQ, Benben (Benni), Lobo, Panda. And it is not just children they are targeting, but also young females. Although many connect baby cuteness with feminine attraction, few automakers have infantilized women so ostentatiously as JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd) has done with […]

JAC Partners with NC2, Navistar

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Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC ) (600418.SS) announced on 16 September partnerships with NC2 Global and Navistar International Corporation that will develop, build, and market heavy duty trucks and diesel engines in China. Two operating agreements were signed. According to the one with NC2, a joint venture of Navistar and Caterpillar Inc., a new […]

JAC (Jianghuai) Teams up with Brazilian Dealer SHC

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC Motors) (600418.SS) announced on August 31 that it signed an agreement with Brazil’s SHC aiming to sell 620,000 JAC vehicles between 2010 and 2020 in the country. As the largest auto dealer in Brazil, SHC has a 25-year history and more than 60 shops selling Ford, Volkswagen, Citroen, Jaguar, […]