JAECOO - From Classic, Beyond Classic - J7 Equipped with Excellent Power Forges Exceptional Strength
JAECOO - From Classic, Beyond Classic - J7 Equipped with Excellent Power Forges Exceptional Strength Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: A marque of Chinese car manufacturer Chery, JAECOO has made its UAE debut with its founding model – the J7. In a media release on Tuesday, the brand touted the model as the ultimate companion for ‘off-road at will.’

The release added,“As an urban off-road SUV born from the decades-long automotive manufacturing heritage of its parent company, the J7's steel heart provides surging power support for users to roam the earth.”

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Its equipped 1.6TGDI Excellent Power engine achieves a power output of 145kW and peak torque of 290N·m. With acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in the 8-second range and a 0-30 km/h start time of just 2.9 seconds, it aims to rival luxury brand 2.0T engines. Whether for quick overtaking or off-road extrication, the J7 always stays one step ahead.

The 7DCT wet dual-clutch transmission matched with the 1.6TGDI Excellent Power engine, once honored as one of the “Top Ten Transmissions Globally,” boasts a transmission efficiency of up to 98 per cent, exceeding the average level of its class. With a shift response time of 0.2s, the J7 is completely free from jerking, achieving smooth and seamless control across all speed ranges.

Fuel economy

Furthermore, the traditional pain point of balancing fuel consumption with power is perfectly addressed by the J7's 290T Excellent Power system. On top of enhanced acceleration performance and off-road capabilities, the J7's four-wheel drive WLTC (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Cycle) comprehensive fuel consumption is only 7.48L per 100km, harmoniously unifying power output and fuel economy, thus liberating off-roading from cost constraints.

“Of course, as an urban off-road SUV that embodies ‘From Classic, Beyond Classic,’ the J7 does not just pursue powerful performance but also comprehensively enhances vehicle handling and passability.”

Off-roading with ease: Supreme control, moose test at 80km/h

The J7's suspension system, fine-tuned by world-class chassis experts, achieved a moose test speed of up to 80 km/h. This result far exceeds its SUV counterparts and rivals top-tier high-performance sports cars.

The vehicle's exceptional off-road capabilities are also noteworthy. With a maximum wading depth of 600mm, an approach angle of 21 degrees, and a departure angle of 29 degrees, the J7 effortlessly handles steep inclines and rugged terrain without the risk of scraping the chassis. Combined with the unique ARDIS All Road Drive Intelligent System, IPB intelligent brake-by-wire, and seven all-road driving modes, the J7 adeptly handles a variety of complex road conditions.