JAC has just launched a new truck to end the year. Ladies and gents, feast your eyes on the new JAC T8.
The T8 is a significantly more stylish vehicle compared to the JAC T6. The exterior is highlighted by a massive grille up front and black claddings and 18-inch alloy wheels shod in 265/60 R18 tires underneath.
Inside, The t8 boasts a two-tone interior that gets a mix of black plastics and brown soft-touch materials on the dash, center console, and leather seats. Front and center in this cabin is an eight-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity and is paired with a six-speaker setup.
Under the hood of this pickup is a Euro IV-compliant 2.0-liter turbodiesel that generates 136hp and 320Nm of torque. This setup is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a 4x2 drivetrain. No 4x4 here, folks.
The JAC T8 also boasts a host of safety and driver-assist tech including a 360-degree-view monitor with front and rear parking sensors, hill start assist, traction control, electronic stability control, vehicle dynamics control, hydraulic brake assist with a brake ride override system, and cruise control.
Other key features include a multifunction steering wheel, a smart keyless entry system, a push-to-start ignition, and a tire pressure monitoring system. A heated rear window, as well as power and heated side mirrors, also come as standard.
The truck comes in two variants: the JAC T8 Luxury 4x2 priced at P928,000 and the JAC T8 Ultimate 4x2 priced at P998,000. For some context, the higher variant’s price tag is equal to that the Maxus T60’s, another relatively new Chinese truck that’s priced under P1 million.
What do you think of the new JAC T8? Do you think it has what it takes to compete in the stacked pickup segment?