FAW is all set to launch the Jumpal D80 compact SUV in China. The D80 will be slotted above the D60 crossover SUV and will officially be launched in Chinese market in September 2018.
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The D80 is placed under Jumpal (Junpai in Chinese) sub-brand, which was initially aimed towards younger buyers in second and third tier Chinese cities. So far the Jumpal branded cars were rather low end, but FAW now wants to move upmarket with the introduction of all-new D80 SUV.
Visually, the D80 is very impressive. It carries FAW’s signature front grille with a bold chrome strip reaching both the headlights and a big FAW winged logo up front. The rear-end of the vehicle is as impressive as the front. The backlights are connected to each other while the bumper has black cladding underneath giving it a more sportier look. The version showcased at the Beijing Auto Show had an all black interior, however the production ready version shows a combination of brown and black which looks quite exciting and fresh.
Power comes from a 1.2 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with impressive 143hp and 204Nm, mated to a either a 5-speed manual or 7-speed DCT gearbox. Measuring 4500x1835x1700mm with a wheelbase of 2700mm, the D80 can seat five, but according to information FAW is said to be working on a longer 7-seat version too.
The D80 features a huge 760x1100mm panoramic sunroof, EPB (Electric Parking Brakes) with Auto Hold, intelligent networking capabilities, AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) collision avoidance system, six airbags , IHC intelligent near-light switching, DS-M driver fatigue detection, TSR intelligent speed limit reminder, FCW (front collision warning) and LDW (lane departure warning), Blind-spot monitoring, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), keyless entry, engine start/ stop button, automatic air-conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable seats, multi-function steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system and EPS (Electric Power Steering) etc.
Official prices are yet to be announced. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on FAW Jumpal D80.
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