New JAC Motors double-cab collection on its method


From electrical to diesel, these large, beefy autos will are available a number of variations, every displaying that, on the subject of bakkies at the least, dimension actually does matter to clients.

New JAC Motors double-cab series on its way
The T9 vary will comprise 4 fashions, every providing a number of security options.
Picture: JAC Motors

Late final yr, JAC Motors South Africa introduced that it deliberate to launch its new top-of-the-range T9 double-cab collection in 2023.

The T9 Hunter vary includes 4 fashions, together with 4×4 and 4×2 derivatives, and can lead the corporate’s quest to make inroads within the aggressive life-style phase of the double-cab bakkie market.

The T9 is manufactured in China, utilising state-of-the-art manufacturing amenities. There’s a turbo-diesel spinoff, with a plug-in hybrid electrical automobile following on the finish of 2023. The battery-electric automobile’s introduction is deliberate for early 2024.

Going world
The brand new T9’s massive physique, measuring 5 330mm (L) x 1 965 mm (W) x 1 920mm (H), and its 3 110mm-wheelbase, plus its daring design, created large curiosity when it was first proven to the general public on the Beijing Motor Present in 2020. Since then, extra analysis and improvement has been carried out to arrange the brand new T9 for its world launch.

“We’re excited in regards to the imminent arrival of the brand new T9 Hunter vary. Bakkie consumers will love its massive physique design, as a result of native buyer analysis highlights {that a} bakkie’s precise dimension is without doubt one of the most necessary shopping for motivators,” stated Karl-Heinz Göbel, CEO of JAC Motors South Africa.

The T9 Hunter’s two-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine produces 125kW and 410Nm, sending the facility by means of a ZF eight-speed automated transmission to the rear wheels.
The T9 4×4 derivatives characteristic a part-time 4×4 system with a low-range switch case and a rear diff-lock. It affords a towing mass of three 500kg (braked).

Native specification ranges nonetheless have to be confirmed, however the T9 vary will solely be obtainable in an eight-speed automated transmission to make sure a calming driving expertise.

The T9’s energetic and passive security characteristic listing contains seven airbags, autonomous emergency braking, ahead collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping help, adaptive cruise management, tyre-pressure monitoring, and a surround-view parking digital camera.

Different customary tools features a 10,4-inch (264mm) touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, wi-fi telephone charging, a 7-inch (178mm) driver data display screen, heated power-adjustable entrance seats, a 220V energy outlet and local weather management with air ducts for passengers at the back of the cab.

Göbel added that the brand new T9 Hunter could be a welcome addition to the native T-Collection, presently comprising the T8 and T6 product ranges. Together with Australia, South Africa was an necessary market in JAC Motors’ plans to extend its world right-hand drive market share.

“That’s why we get the most recent high-tech merchandise just like the T9 and the battery-electric N-Collection vans early of their product life-cycles.”

Pricing and customary specification for the JAC T9 Hunter vary can be introduced nearer to its launch subsequent yr.

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