Jianghuai Auto (JAC)

Brands of current/recent products:

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JAC
Type: Public (600418.SS)
Established: 1964
Headquarters: Hefei, Anhui
Current/recent models: Heyue A13 (new J3) (1.3L)
Heyue A13 RS and Cross (new J3 hatchback) (1.3L)
Heyue A30 (J4) (1.5L)
iEV (J3 EV)
J2 (Yueyue) (1.0L)
J3 Cross (1.3L)
J3 EV (iEV)
J3 RS Hatchback (1.3L)
J3 Sedan (1.3L)
J5 (1.5/1.8L)
J6 (1.5/1.8L)
J7 (1.8/2.0L)
Refine A6 (new J7) (1.5/2.0L)
Refine (M1) (2.0/2.4/2.8L)
Refine M3 (2.0L)
Refine M5 (Refine II, M2) (2.0L)
Refine S2 (1.5L)
Refine S3 (1.5L)
Refine S5 (1.8/2.0L)
Reni (2.2/2.4/2.5/2.8L)
S1 (Rein) (1.9/2.0/2.4L)
Sunray (2.5/2.8L)
Sales (units): 2009: 320,000
2010: 460,000
2011: 466,000
2012: 448,800
2013: 495,700 (258,400 trucks, 33,800 SUVs, 5,364 MPVs, 115,400 sedans.)
Official Web Site–Chinese http://www.jac.com.cn/
Official Web Site–International http://jacen.jac.com.cn/ (English), http://jacsp.jac.com.cn/ (Spanish), http://jacfr.jac.com.cn/ (French), http://jacar.jac.com.cn/ (Arabic), http://jacrus.ru/ (Russian), http://jacpro.jac.com.cn/ (Portugal)
Timeline:  
  • 1964: Hefei Jianghuai Auto Works was established on basis of Chaohu Auto Parts.
  • 1968: Rolled out the first Jianghuai-brand truck.
  • 1990: Zuo Yan’an became the head of Jianghuai Auto on May 20, starting a phase of rapid growth.
  • 1993: Annual vehicle sales reached 12,000.
  • 1996: First HFC1061 light-duty truck rolled off the production line on April 18.
  • 1997: Jianghuai Auto Group Co., Ltd. (JAC) was founded on May 18.
  • 2001: Signed agreement with Hyundai on March 16, acquiring the technology for building the H1 MPV in China. Became listed in Shanghai on August 24.
  • 2002: JAC Refine, derived from Hyundai H1, rolled off the line on March 18.
  • 2003: JAC Gallop heavy-duty truck rolled off the line on October 28.
  • 2005: Opened design office in Italy.
  • 2006: Opened design office in Japan. JAC Rein SUV, derived from Hyundai Santa Fe, was launched in July at the Guangzhou motor show.
  • 2008: Began volume production of the first JAC sedan, the J7 (Binyue) in January. JAC J3 went on sale in September.
  • 2009: Signed agreement with NC2 Global LLC in September on jointly building medium- and heavy-duty trucks. JAC J5 and J6 were released in October.
  • 2010: Signed agreement with Navistar in September on jointly building diesel engines. Released the Sunray MPV and J2 (Yueyue) mini car in December.
  • 2011: JAC cars went on sale in Brazil.
  • 2012: Delivered 500 units of "iev" (second-gen J3 EV) in September. Launched "Refine+Heyue" dual-brand strategy in November for its passenger car division; ground broken for JAC plant in Brazil in the same month.
  • 2013: In March, JAC Refine S5 SUV was released. Signed contract in the next month to export 2,000 "iEVs" (J3 EVs) to the US.
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