JAC Motors’ new, advanced T8 will be available in more than 40 countries. Since the debut of pick-ups in2017, JAC has seen success at more than 50 of its dealers in South Africa. I think that the T8 will be doing well in the leisure pick-up segment with its new offerings.
"The new T8 bakkies arrived in South Africa before lockdown in March last year. We distributed the stock to our dealers but could not officially launch our new flagship to the market. The initial demand for our newcomer was excellent despite the impact of Covid-19 on car sales, and now, only one year later, the T8 is our bestseller," says Karl-Heinz Göbel, Chief Executive Officer of JAC Motors South Africa.
The T8 differentiates from other vehicles in its segment with a large-area hexagonal air intake grille and a big electroplating decorative strip. With ‘Double C? LED tail-light design and alluring dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels the T8 sure looks the part of being both attractive and a hard-worker.
In terms of safety, you get dual airbags, ABS and EBD. Further featured in the vehicle is also a multi-functional steering wheel, adjustable steering column, speed control, leather seats, electric windows, a reverse camera, rear park sensors, remote central locking, and an on-board computer / multi-information display. The infotainment system has a 7-inch screen with Bluetooth.
"The latest design elements from JAC Motors? international design centres in Italy and Japan give the T8 a rugged appearance. With its attractive styling, good equipment level and high build-quality, the T8 offers outstanding value to prospective double-cab buyers," says Göbel.
With a 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine, the T8 produces 100kW of power and 320Nm of torque that is paired to a six speed manual transmission. This allows you a claimed average fuel consumption f 8-litres per 100km. when it’s time to take it onto the dirt road, the T8 will be more than eager with a reliable ESOF electronically-controlled time-sharing four-wheel-drive system and an electronically-controlled diff-lock.
"The rugged-looking T8 double-cab is the perfect lifestyle bakkie. It will appeal to families who love adventurous outdoor activities, of which there are many of in our beautiful country," says Göbel.
· T8 1.9L TDi 4×2 Lux: R384 900
· T8 1.9L TDi 4×4 Lux: R434 900
This includes a standard 5-year/150 000 km manufacturer?s warranty and 5-year/60 000 km service plan with 10 000 km service intervals.