Spy shots: JAC Refine IV
Published on March 16, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Jianghuai Automobile Corporation (JAC) will reveal the new Refine IV MPV at the Beijing Auto Show in April. JAC’s follows fashion with an enormous plastic front. The grille is big and the front bumper is even bigger.
JAC stayed close to the protoype that was unveiled earlier. All that changed is the position of the JACstar, it is attached to the bodywork, like Toyota likes to do, while it was on the loose at the prototype.
The current Refine III comes in a normal and a long version: 4740x1820x1880, wheelbase: 2810, and 5075x1820x1970, wheelbase: 3080. All share the same 2.3 litre four cilinder with 110kw@5500rpm. The new car loox much more massive than the III but it might be that front fooling me. No word yet on new engines. The III costs between 100.000 and 160.000 rmb, depending on luxury-level.The new car will likely cost a bit more, and if this is a true upgrade JAC might actually continue the III next to the new IV. Many a Chinese carmaker does that.