Jetour, which is a sub-brand under Chery’s umbrella aimed specifically towards younger car buyers, unveiled its latest Dasheng SUV in April earlier this year. Now the Jetour Dasheng has been officially launched in Chinese market. Distributed across 8 trims levels, the Dasheng SUV is priced between 99,900 yuan and 169,900 yuan (PKR 33.58 lac to PKR 55.74 lac).
Jetour currently has 9 different SUVs, with petrol, PHEV, and EV powertrains. However Dasheng is the first vehicle to feature the brand’s new Kunlun Architecture. Jetour will use this architecture for an entire series of new cars, ranging from pickup trucks, SUVs and 4×4 off-roaders.
In terms of dimensions, the Jetour Dasheng measures 4,590/1,900/1,685mm with a 2,720mm wheelbase. To put into perspective, the 3rd gen Hyundai Tucson we have here measures 4,475/1,850/1,645mm with a 2,670mm wheelbase. This renders the Dasheng slightly longer, wider as well as taller while having a relatively larger wheelbase than the Tucson.
To attract those young buyers, the Jetour Dasheng features a progressive design with sharply cut lines and sporty touches. It also has pop-out door handles and large 20 inch alloy wheels. The front boasts a split-headlight setup and a grille that protrudes into the car’s body. The rear features a boomerang styled taillight design, roof spoiler and the diffuser-style bumper.
Inside the simple yet impressive interior features multi-color ambient lighting, a double-D-cut multi-function steering, a 12.8-inch digital info display, a HUD projection screen and large 15.6-inch touchscreen multimedia unit which is equipped with the third-generation Snapdragon high-performance chip, and supports AutoNavi, Tencent, and Baidu navigation maps.
Other features include voice recognition, a wireless charging pad on the center console, sunroof as standard across the range, and Level2+ driving assistance functions that include cruise control and lane change assist.
Jetour Dasheng comes in both ICE and PHEV plug-in hybrid versions. The ICE version comes in two engine options: 1.5L turbo with 6-speed manual and 6-speed DCT that produces 156hp of power and a peak torque of 230Nm, as well as 1.6L turbo with 7-speed DCT gearbox good for 197hp and 290Nm. The PHEV version comes equipped with a 1.5L turbo engine and a 3-speed DHT gearbox, with a maximum power of 326hp and peak torque of 565Nm.
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