Automotive Jaecoo

Published on May 22nd, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen


Did You Know Jaecoo Already Has A Lineup Of Vehicles Planned For Malaysia?

Jaecoo showed off its J6 and J7 SUVs at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024 and they look promising

Jaecoo, a sub brand of Chery, has stunned audiences at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024, located at MAEPS, Serdang this 22 to 26 May 2024. The brand did this with its 2 stylish and rugged looking SUVs on display, the J6 EV and J7 PHEV.

Both Jaecoo models are packed to the gills with the latest technology and features and are very easy on the eyes as well. The cars shown were both left-hand drive units, indicating they are far from ready for our market. That being said, Jaecoo bringing them to show gives us some indication of their intentions. The real question is, which of these products makes sense for our market given Jaecoo hasn’t even really started selling cars here yet.

Jaecoo J6

The Jaecoo J6 has some Defender-inspired styling thanks to its boxy styling and rugged design cues which include unpainted body cladding. Despite these off-roader “intentions”, this is a battery electric vehicle, meaning you might need to pack a diesel generator along for your trip into the jungle. The Jaecoo J6 is still in its pre-production stage, so the only known facts are its dimensions – 4,406mm in length, 1,920mm in width, 1,715mm in height and 2,715mm in terms of wheelbase. As exciting as the J6 is, we doubt Jaecoo will be able to bring this vehicle to market in time to benefit from the EV excise duty and import tax exemptions on BEVs.

Jaecoo J7 PHEV

The Jaecoo J7 hasn’t yet been launched in Malaysia but already the brand is previewing the PHEV variant. This version looks exactly the same as the petrol model, but gets a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.5L turbocharged direct injection petrol motor and a single electric motor. Total system output is rated at 347PS and 525Nm of torque, which is loads more than what’s offered with the petrol-powered car and its 1.6L TGDI engine. On pure electric power, the J7 PHEV has a range of 88km. This PHEV won’t be benefiting from electric vehicle related excise duty and import tax breaks in Malaysia, but Jaecoo will probably still have a very attractive price tag.

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