JAC J4 (Heyue A30) Compact Sedan

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The Heyue A30, known as J4 in some markets, is a compact sedan produced by Jianghuai Auto (JAC). Born on JAC’s second-gen platform for compact cars, the A30 is slotted between Heyue (J5) and Tongyue (J3) (production of the Tongyue was terminated in 2013). Daniele Gaglione at JAC’s design center in Italy was responsible for the car’s exterior styling. Before its official launch in November 2012 at the Guangzhou motor show, the A30 was identified as "B II".

At the 2012 Guangzhou motor show, JAC unveiled a dual-brand strategy, which was to re-group its products into two lines: Heyue and Refine (Ruifeng). Heyue covers small, economic models, while Refine targets corporate and elite consumers.

The A30 shares a platform with the Refine S3 SUV (formerly known as Heyue S30), as both have a wheelbase of 2560mm.

The 2013-2015 models get only one engine option, a JAC-built petrol 1.5 liter (HFC4GB2.3D). Spy shots posted in early 2014 revealed that a 1.5TGDI engine might be provided in the future, to be mated to a 6MT.

In August 2013, JAC disclosed that it aimed to sell 4,000-5,000 units of the A30 each month. However, only 8,439 deliveries were made in the whole year of 2013. In 2014, 11,224 units were sold.

2014 JAC J4 (Heyue A30) compact sedan
1.5 Comfort MT/CVT
1.5 Luxury MT/CVT
1.5 Premium MT/CVT
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan)
MT: 62,800. CVT: 72,800
MT: 65,800. CVT: 76,800
MT: 71,800. CVT: 82,800
Date of Market Launch
November 2, 2013
Powertrain  
Engine
HFC4GB2.3D 1.5L (1499cc) L4 16V DOHC
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
83/6000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
146/3500-4500
Transmission
5MT/CVT
Suspension Front
MacPherson struts
Suspension Rear
Torsion beam
Drivetrain
Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/drum
Top Speed (km/h)
180
Steering
EPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
MT: 5.9 CVT: 6.2
Tank Capacity (L)
45
Emission Level
Euro IV (V in Beijing)
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
4435
Overall Width (mm)
1725
Overall Height (mm)
1505
Wheelbase (mm)
2560
Track (front/rear, mm)
1470/1460
Ground Clearance (mm)
160
Curb Weight (kg)
1110
Total Weight (kg)
1485
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Volume (L)
550
Exterior
Tires
185/65 R15
Front Fog Lamps
S S S
"Follow-me-home" and Automatic Headlights N N S
Power Exterior Mirrors S S S
Heated Exterior Mirrors N S S
Boneless Windshield Wipers S S S
Alloy Wheels S S S
Power Sunroof N N S
Interior  
Rear Window Defroster S S S
Trip Computer S S S
Cruise Control N N S
Power Windows S S S
Power Door Locks S S S
Remote Key S S S
Leather Steering Wheel N N S
Steering Wheel Multi Controls N S S
Leather Seats N S S
Manual Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror S S S
Number of Speakers 4 6 6
Radio/USB S S S
CD Player N S S
GPS, MP5, Blue-tooth Connectivity, iPod Port N N S
Automatic Air Conditioner N N S
Manual Air Conditioner S S N
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S S
Side Curtain Airbags, Dual Front Side Airbags N N S
Side-impact Door Beams S S S
Front Row Seatbelt Pretensioners N S S
ABS+EBD S S S
Speed- and Crash-sensing Door Locks S S S
TPMS N S S
Child Safety Door Locks S S S
Electronic Anti-theft System S S S
Energy-absorbing Steering Column S S S
Backup Radar S S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available