JAC Motors South Africa to bring its HFC1060 light trucks equipped with CUMMINS engines to South Africa
JAC Motors details commercial vehicles to be introduced in Q2 2012
Hefei, China – 2 April, 2012 – Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. (“JAC Motors”), a leading global manufacturer of commercial and passenger vehicles, today gave details on the first light truck that it plans to export to South Africa in Q2 2012: the HFC1060 series.
JAC Motors’ HFC1060 light trucks are equipped with CUMMINS ISF 3.8 engines, developed to ensure low operating costs, excellent performance, and high power and torque. The ISF engines’ advanced thermal engineering ensures high operating temperatures, reducing the size and cost of the vehicle cooling package. CUMMINS’ wastegated turbocharger technology also provides excellent performance across RPM range, as well as improved response through higher lowend torque. The engines’ power ranges cover from 105KW to 125 KW, while PPL reaches 32.9KW/L.
JAC Motors also plans to establish a local South African office later this year.
The office will act as a platform for JAC Motors to collect valuable market data to improve and adapt its products to the needs of the South African customer. The new team will provide support and key after-sales training to JAC Motors’ local partners and distributors. Moreover, the office will allow JAC Motors to engage directly with the South African customer.
JAC Motors’ international exports grew globally by over 200% in 2011, and this growth will support plans to enter into other emerging markets, such as South Africa, in the coming years. JAC Motors experienced the fastest growth rate in the Chinese automotive export sector, with its vehicles now making up for 8.1% of China’s automobile exports. JAC Motors hopes to replicate in South Africa the success it has achieved in other emerging markets.
2011 also marked the eleventh successive year in which JAC Motors was the number one Chinese light commercial vehicle exporter, and the year in which it became China’s number two passenger vehicle exporter.
About JAC Motors
Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., (known worldwide simply as JAC) was created in 1964, and has been listed on the Shanghai stock exchange since 2001. JAC Motors classes itself among the 10 best automotive manufacturers in China. In 2011, JAC Motors sold 466,459 vehicles, of which 66,258 units were exports. JAC Motors produce a vast range of products including light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, minivans, SUVs, sedans, buses, bus chassis, motors, gearboxes and other key automobile components.
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