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JAC Motors (Chinese: 江淮汽车; pinyin: Jiānghuái Qìchē; officially Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd.) is a Chinese state-owned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer. The company is based in Hefei, Anhui Province, China.
JAC has historically only produced commercial trucks under the brand name Jianghu(undei), but MPVs and SUVs appeared in the 2000s. By 2007, the company had gained government approval for passenger car production but, nonetheless, continued to be referred to as a truck maker. Prior to the 2007 acquisition of a passenger car license, JAC cooperated with Hyundai Motor Company in the early 2000s in an attempt to expand its product line. Beginning in 2003, it assembled Hyundai MPVs although this stopped sometime prior to 2007. At least two models based on Hyundai technology continued to be made by JAC after the cooperation was cancelled–a MPV[dead link] and a SUV. Hyundai explored setting up a joint venture with the company in 2004,
In 2009, the Chinese government indicated that it supported consolidation in the Chinese auto industry, leading analysts to predict the possibility of JAC joining with Chery since they are both located in Anhui province. On the surface such a merger would make sense: Chery mainly built passenger cars, and JAC was almost entirely focused on trucks at the time. Since then, however, JAC has made it clear that it is not interested in consolidation under the aegis of the larger Chery. JAC has begun to concentrate more on passenger cars, and a 2010 announcement of a new electric vehicle program may—at least partially—have been an effort to stave off the rumored merger.
Sales reached more than 445,000 units in 2012.
In 2013 it was one of the top ten most-productive vehicle manufacturers in China selling 458,500 units for 2.5% market share and reaching eighth place. JAC dropped one spot to ninth in 2011 making nearly 500,000 vehicles, and in 2012 a fall in units produced to about 445,000 precipitated the company's moving down one more rung to tenth place. Estimated production capacity is over 500,000 units/year as of 2009.
In 2016 JAC entered into an agreement with DR Automobiles to export its vehicles to Italy. JAC models made in China will be re-approved according to European safety and anti-pollution regulations by DR and sold with the DR badge. The first cars imported into Italy will be the JAC Refine S3 renamed DR4 and the JAC iEV40 sold as DR Evo Electric.
In 2017 JAC Motors and Volkswagen Group announced a joint venture to produce electric cars for the Chinese market with the SEAT brand, in April 2018 the JAC-Volkswagen joint venture was officially born, which however operates through the new Sol brand, and no longer SEAT. The first product is the SOL E20X vehicle, an electric crossover resulting from a badge engineering of the JAC iEV40 (also called JAC Refine S2 EV) with a front redesigned by the SEAT style center in Spain.
In 2020, Volkswagen Group signs letters of intent between Volkswagen (China) Investment Co. Ltd. and the Government of Anhui Province, for the increase of the Volkswagen Group's stake in the Jac-Volkswagen joint venture, from the current 50% to 75%. A transition that also requires investment in Jag (JAC Group), the parent company of JAC Motors and owned by the Government. The agreement between the parties, subject to the usual regulatory approvals, provides for the investment of an amount equal to one billion euros and should be concluded by the end of the year. Volkswagen would also acquire 50% of JAG (the parent company of JAC).Products
JAC has a wide model line that spans from commercial trucks to small city cars, all directly copied from european or asian manufacturers. In 2009, a Pininfarina-designed city car, the JAC Tojoy, won numerous awards including the J.D. Power China Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award.
There are multiple JAC passenger car sub-brands, each with their own design language. Originally, the Heyue sub-brand was the main brand, for sedans, hatchbacks, MPVs, and SUVs, while the Refine sub-brand was for large MPVs/minivans and vans. In 2016, along with the introduction of a new logo for the Refine brand, most Heyue vehicles were facelifted and moved to the brand. In 2019, a new sub-brand, Jiayue, was introduced. Multiple Refine vehicles have been facelifted and moved to this brand. The Heyue brand was discontinued in 2017 and the final models were replaced by electric variants. As of 2020, JAC started to rebadge the products under the Jiayue series as Sol vehicles. Resulted in the Sol A5, Sol X4, Sol X7, and Sol X8. The rebadge is in fact a move to move all sedans and crossovers under the Sol brand and making the Refine brand a MPV-focused brand.
- Binyue (2008–2012), mid-size sedan
- Heyue (2011–2017), compact sedan and hatchback
- Tongyue (2008–2017), subcompact sedan and hatchback
- Yueyue (2010–2016), city car
- Yueyue Cross (2012–2016), mini crossover
- Heyue A20 (2013–2014), subcompact sedan
- Heyue A30 (2012–2016), subcompact sedan
- Heyue RS (2011–2012), compact MPV
- Heyue S30 (2015–2016), subcompact SUV
- Rein (2007–2013), compact SUV
- Refine A60 (2015–present), mid-size sedan
- Refine M3 (2015–present), compact minivan
- Refine M4 (2016–present), mid-size minivan
- Refine M5 (2002–present), full-size minivan
- Refine M6/ M6 MAX/ L6 MAX (2013–present), full-size minivan
- Refine R3 (2017–present), compact MPV
- Refine S2 (2015–present), subcompact SUV
- Refine S2 Mini (2016–present), subcompact crossover
- Refine S3 (2016–present), subcompact SUV
- Refine M2 (2012–2016), compact MPV
- Refine S4 (2018–2020), compact SUV
- Refine S5 (2013–2019), compact SUV
- Refine S7 (2017–2020), mid-size SUV
- Jiayue A5 (2019–present), compact sedan
- Jiayue X4 (2020–present), compact SUV
- Jiayue X7 (2020–present), mid-size SUV
- Jiayue X8 (2020–present), mid-size SUV