Young South Americans Embrace JAC Autos, As Car Maker’s Sales Soar

BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ChineseAutoBrand–The first half-year has passed, and Chinese automakers have already
unveiled their sales performance. Among which Chinese automaker JAC
(Shanghai Stock Exchange: 600418)
has continued its dominance of the
burgeoning South American auto market with a focus on young, tech-savvy,
and style-conscious drivers. The release of JAC’s
model SUV in Chile, Colombia, and Paraguay, in June and July,
followed the success of its Frison pick-up and the record-breaking S3.

With a stylish and sporty exterior, high-end specifications, outstanding
off-road performance and reasonable price tag, the S2
is expected to repeat the sales success of the S3,
which has sold over 300,000 vehicles globally since its release nearly
two years ago. The S3 quickly became the best-selling Chinese compact
SUV in the Chilean market when it was released last year, while the
Frison became the No.1 Chinese pick-up model in the country when
launched this May. JAC
also hopes that the Frison will repeat this success when it enters the
Uruguayan market in August.

In terms of commercial vehicles, JAC
recently celebrated its 300,000th high-end light-duty truck
sold. As it’s known, JAC
has sold over 300,000 high-end, light-duty trucks internationally over
the last fourteen years. In the South American market, it has made a
great impression with the best-selling Chinese models in Chile, Peru and
Colombia, among others. Due to its excellent reputation and high-quality
products, JAC has also
entered the highly competitive Southeast Asian market, which has been
dominated by Japanese brands for a number of decades. JAC’s
Euro V light-duty truck has also entered large and developed auto
markets such as Turkey and Mexico.

Eco-conscious drivers save the world in style

JAC also plans to
expand its international exports of electric vehicles (EVs)
in the coming months. In April JAC’s
became the third best-selling electric models worldwide with
2,331 vehicles sold that month. Supporting the evolution of this
high-growth sector, JAC
has continually developed its electric vehicles, boosting its sales by
400% compared with the same period last year. In particular, the IEV
, launched at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, has received much
acclaim from customers for its stylish exterior and eco-friendly
technology. The IEV
is the first pure electric SUV to be released in China, equipped
with an advanced Samsung lithium battery and with a range of up to 300km.

JAC continues
its rise during the first half year

During the first half of the year, JAC
has sold 333,639 vehicles, an increase of nearly 15% from the same
period last year, according to data from the China Automobile
Association. The S3
model has performed particularly well, selling 97,457 units during 2016,
winning an award as the H1 SUV sales champion in China. Industry experts
have put JAC’s recent
success down to its focus on quality products and high level of customer

About JAC Motors

JAC Motors is an
automaker that develops full-line independent brand vehicles including
light, medium, and heavy trucks, sedans, MPV, SRV, buses, chassis,
engineering machinery, engines, and gearboxes. Based in Hefei, China,
the company’s research and development center drives its innovation. JAC
also founded China’s first overseas research and development center in
Turin Italy and a second in Tokyo, Japan.


JAC Motors
Crystal Feng, +86-551-62296885