Posted by Group1 JAC on 26 Apr 2022
Truck-maker JAC serves the medium commercial vehicle (MEV) segment in South Africa. It believes customers in this segment want trucks that are functional and reliable, but also affordable to run and maintain. Trucks must have comfortable and well-equipped cabins, and be fuel-efficient and easy to operate. Truck operators also want comprehensive service and parts support across the area it operates.
JAC knows a thing or two about trucks and the people who operate them. It started as a truck manufacturer way back in 1964 and trucks were all they made until they diversified into light commercial vehicles and passenger cars in the 2000s.
Currently, JAC offers its full N-series trucks in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The JAC N-series is made up of a 3-tonne, a 6-tonne and an EV-battery electric (to be released).
The N-Series are all built with JAC’s new heavy-duty ladder-frame chassis stamping and welding treatment process, giving a robust base for various body applications. The front suspension is semi-elliptical multi-leaf springs, while the rear has semi-elliptical leaf springs with auxiliary springs.
The solid chassis and frame, with the axles optimally graded for the permissible weight front and back, are ideal for general transport and logistics.
More than three million 3-tonne N-Series trucks have been sold worldwide. The 3-tonne is popular with urban transport and logistics operators because of its manoeuvrability, reliability, excellent fuel consumption and low running costs.
It uses a 2.8-litre common-rail four-cylinder turbo-diesel that develops 80 kW at 3600 rpm and 240 Nm torque between 1800 and 2 000 rpm. This powerful Euro 2 motor is paired with an easy shift five-speed manual transmission. It also has an efficient exhaust brake system. Because peak torque is delivered at low rpm, it reduces the need for frequent gear shifting and this gives better fuel consumption at a combined cycle of 10-litres/ 100km.
The short wheelbase of 3 360mm, 190mm ground clearance and seven-metre turning radius make it ideal for inner-city traffic and small construction sites.
The dimensions are 5 995mm x 1 900mm x 2 330mm and it can take a payload of 3 040kg. The load area measures 4 230mm x 1 790mm x 400mm and the ultra-flat low deck gives you great clearance, making loading and offloading easy.
The 6-tonne truck is popular in the MCV market because of its durability, versatility and low running costs. It appeals to a broad customer base in the transport and logistics sectors across diverse industries.
The N-Series 6-tonner uses the powerful Euro3 Cummins ISF 3.8-litre common-rail four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with a maximum power of 115 kW at 2 600 rpm and 500 Nm torque between 1 200 and 1 900 rpm. This is linked synchromesh six-speed manual transmission with a hydraulic assisted Single Dry Plate clutch. It also used exhaust brakes. The combined-cycle fuel consumption is 9.5-litres/ 100km.
Its overall dimensions are 7 033mm x 2 200mm x 2 410mm, with a wheelbase of 3 845mm and 190mm ground clearance. Its turning radius is 7.1 metres. The 6-tonne C/C derivative offers a payload of 5 200kg and a large load area measuring 5 153mm x 2 200mm.
JAC Motors has been making battery-electric trucks since 2014. These are sold around the world and range from 2.5 to 12 tonnes, with flexible weight and wheelbase options to suit particular tasks on the same frame.
The N-Series EV is powered by a liquid-cooled 96.77 kWh LFP battery. It can reach 200km per charge and can scale 16.7 degrees with a load of 2.5-tonnes. With CCS2-Combo connections, the battery will recharge to 80% in 90 minutes and 100% in two hours. It achieves a 50% lower fuel/energy cost compared to conventional diesel and will give you 30% lower maintenance costs.
This EV has ABS, automatic transmission and the benefits of regenerative braking and an economical driving mode.
The N-Series’ ergonomically designed cabs provide generous space for the driver and two passengers and have standard features such as air-conditioning and a radio with a USB port.
The N-Series 3-tonne and EV trucks have electric windows and height-adjustable steering wheels. The EV also has a pedestrian warning system. In addition, it features JAC Motors’ latest vehicle connectivity system with an 8-inch touchscreen display including Bluetooth, navigation and online music.
JAC Motors has a network of 60 dealers across South Africa, Namibia and Eswatini for parts and service support.
The 3-tonne trucks come with a five-year/150 000km warranty and a five-year/ 60,000km service plan. The 6-tonner has a two-year/unlimited km warranty.
To view the full range of JAC N-Series trucks, speak to a consultant or go for a test drive, simply go to our JAC N-Series page today.
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