New X4 for $10.000: crossover from JAC

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New X4 for $10.000: crossover from JAC

The Chinese market compact SUV JAC Jiayue X4. The model is available in six trim levels, but the engine is only one. Four-wheel drive cross-country is not allowed.

Line Jiayue (something like “Jia-Yue”) was developed by JAC in the last year, its manufacturer is referred to as “era 3.0” – so the Chinese call their new products. The firstborn of this series was the original liftback Jiayue A5, then joined the crossover Jiayue X7 (converted JAC Refine S7). And now the start of sales of the third model – a compact SUV Jiayue X4.

As “x-seventh”, the younger cross has not been developed from scratch – took JAC Refine S4. The original SUV debuted at the end of 2018, it is presented as the first model of JAC with a new corporate design. However, the hit S4 and did not. Even in 2019, the crossover and took second place in the ranking of sales of the brand, but compared to competitors, the modest results: in China sold 22 375 cars Refine S4, whereas, for example, Changan CS35 has sold 141 701 instance.

Outwardly from “s-the fourth” SUV Jiayue X4 provides the design front and stern. So, the model received different bumpers and grille, head optics bunk and additional rear lights (they are combined luminous stripes). But the dimensions are the same as the “Eski”: length Jiayue X4 is equal to 4410 mm, width – 1800 mm, height – 1660 mm wheelbase 2620 mm. the Stated ground clearance – 200 mm (both crosses, but set the indicator only for machines without load).

The interior does not bother, from new – virtual “tidy” (in S4 only analog instruments) Yes, two-storey Central tunnel (in the lower compartment has a venue to charge the phone). Well, back in the cabin X4 Jiayue black and red trim, and under the touchpad, which is derived control climate control unit, now empty, whereas the S4 there is a unit with physical buttons. Trunk volume “x-fourth” – the same 520 litres, which is the original SUV.

Also in the list of equipment Jiayue X4 includes: multimedia system with voice control, panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, emergency auto brake and prevent a frontal collision.

The engine passed with Refine S4 is petrol “turboservice” HFC4GB2.4E 1.5 150 HP (210 Nm), it is combined with a six-speed “mechanics” or CVT. Drive – only the front. For a crossover Refine S4 also has “aspirated” 1.6 (HFC4GB3.3D), giving 120 HP, but the speech about the previous SUV model year – from the current “Eski” this motor anymore.

Price JAC Jiayue X4 is in the range from 72 to 99 800 800 yuan, equivalent to about 10 300 – 14 100 dollars at the current exchange rate. Thus already at the start of sales you can get a discount, with its account of the cross is from 62 800 yuan (us$8 900). Crossover Refine S4 with 1.5 T engine in the base set is more expensive (75 RMB 800 or 10 $ 700), but other versions are cheaper “x”.

Meanwhile at home the line of Jiayue soon added another SUV, and again with beaverdam crossover index: buyers will be offered a flagship X8 (however, the Germans still plan to submit your “x eight”).

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