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December 13, 2020

The 2021 JAC T8 is a Feature-Packed Pickup Truck for Just P 928k (w/ Specs)

Trisenburg Auto Corporation, the exclusive distributor of JAC vehicles in the Philippines is officially adding a second pickup truck to its line-up: the 2021 T8. Billed as “the full-featured truck for the price of an entry-level variant,” the T8 tops out at just P 998,000.

Based on the same platform as JAC’s other pickup truck, the T6, the T8 is meant for lifestyle-oriented buyers who want not just the flexibility and hauling capability of a workhorse, but the functionality and luxury of an SUV.

The 2021 JAC T8 is designed to be a “Fortress on the Road,” and with that has an overly aggressive front-end. The massive grille, adorned with the letters, “JAC” is partnered with projector-type HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, and front fog lamps. The rear features dual C-shaped LED taillights and rear fog lamps. Better yet, would-be customers need not spend on aftermarket accessories as it comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a bed liner, fender flares, side step board, and a tow hitch as standard.

Inside, the T8 comes with brown leather seats, with the material also found on the dashboard and door panels. An 8-inch infotainment system and multi-function steering wheel make for an upscale look and feel.

Building on JAC’s 55-year history in building heavy-duty commercial vehicles, the T8 sports a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine with 136 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. The sole transmission is a 6-speed manual.

As with other pickup trucks in the market, the T8 features a front independent double wishbone suspension and rear leaf springs. But setting this apart from other choices in the market, the top-of-the-line Ultimate sports rear disc brakes—a rarity. Both variants though have 18-inch alloy wheels with 265/60R18 tires as standard.

Further separating itself from other pickup trucks is the high level of technologies found such as electronic stability control which incorporates hill start assist, tire pressure monitoring system, and 360-degree view camera. For convenience, it also has automatic headlights, power folding side mirrors, and parking sensors all around.

The 2021 JAC T8 is available in two variants. The entry-level 4x2 Luxury is priced at P 928,000, while the top-of-the-line 4x2 Ultimate is priced at P 998,000.

2021 JAC T8 4x2 Specifications
  • Price: P 928,000 (P 998,000 for Ultimate)
  • Overall Dimensions, L x W x H: 5,325 mm x 1,880 mm x 1,830 mm
  • Pickup Inner Box Size, L x W x H: 1,520 mm x 1,520 mm x 470 mm
  • Wheelbase: 3,090 mm
  • Front Tread: 1,570 mm
  • Rear Tread: 1,570 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,855 kg (1,970 kg for Ultimate)
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,755 kg (2,870 kg for Ultimate)
  • Payload: 900 kg
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 220 mm
  • Max Gradeability: 30%
  • Minimum Turning Radius: 6.2 m
  • Approach / Departure Angle: 30.9 degrees / 23.3 degrees
  • Drive Mode: Front-Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Engine Model: HFC4DB2-1C
  • Engine Type: CRDi, EGR, DOHC
  • Maximum Power: 136 horsepower @ 3,600 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 320 Nm @ 1,600-2,600 rpm
  • Transmission Model: LC6T32
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT
  • Gear Ratio: 5.441 / 2.839 / 1.721 / 1.223 / 1.000 / 0.794 / R: 4.935
  • Maximum Speed: 150 km/h
  • Rear Axle Ratio: 4.1
  • Front Suspension: Independent Double Wishbone
  • Rear Suspension: Leaf Spring
  • Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist Steering
  • Fuel Tank: 76 Liters
  • Front Brakes: Vented Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum (Disc for Ultimate)
  • Wheel & Tire Size: 265/60R18, Alloys
  • Anti-lock Braking System: Yes
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution: Yes
  • Brake Override System: Yes
  • Hill-start Hold Control: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Traction Control System: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Electronic Stability Control: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Driver and Front Passenger Airbags: Yes
  • Smart Entry and Start System: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Engine Immobilizer: Yes
  • Third Brake Light: Yes
  • ISOFIX: Yes
  • Front Parking Sensors: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Rear Parking Sensors: Yes
  • Reverse Camera: Yes (360-degree for Ultimate)
  • Bed Liner: Yes
  • Side Stepboard: Yes
  • HID Headlights: Yes
  • LED Daytime Running Lights: Yes
  • LED Taillights: Yes
  • Front and Rear Fog Lamps: Yes
  • Headlamp Leveling: Manual (Automatic for Ultimate)
  • Power Side Mirrors (with Fold for Ultimate)
  • Interior Color: Black/Brown
  • Leather Accented Interior: Yes
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel: Yes
  • Cruise Control: Yes
  • Power Windows: Yes
  • Remote Controlled Opening/Closing of Windows: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • One-Touch Up/Down for All Windows: No (Yes for Ultimate)
  • Leather Seating: Yes
  • Driver Seat Adjustment: 6-way, Manual
  • Front Passenger Seat Adjustment: 4-way, Manual
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Multimedia: Yes
  • 6-Speaker System: Yes

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