A new Volvo from China, but… Wait a Minute!!!
Published on September 8, 2011 by Tycho de Feyter
Well, a Volvo it ain’t. Instead it is a Jiuma JM2805CWX-1 (HD). Let me repeat that: Jiuma JM2805CWX-1 (HD). Jiuma means ‘Nine Horses’. Jiuma is a small automaker from the Shanghai area, established in 1994 and it makes around 50.000 “vehicles of various specifications” a year. Owner of the brand is a company called Shanghai Jinma.
This very interesting JM2805CWX-1 (HD) is a hybrid, and not just a hybrid, it is a diesel-hybrid. Power comes from an electric motor with unknown specs and an agricultural tractor-diesel engine with 34kw. Size of the wagon-like vehicle: 4610/1720/1455.
On the second pic the JM2805CWX-1 (HD) in the middle. On the left another Jiuma, the JM2805CWX-1 (CD). The JM2805CWX-1 (CD) is a sort of hatchback and a pure electric. Once again, the specs from the electric motor are unknown.
Jinma-Jiuma started in the car business with a copy of the Volkswagen Santana from the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. Note: this ‘Shanghai’ is short for the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), it has nothing to do with Shanghai-Jinma. On pic the Jiuma JM2805CWX, a wagon which was powered by the same 34kw diesel engine that now serves in the diesel-hybrid JM2805CWX-1 (HD).
The Santana-influence is still visible in the current JM2805CW-1 II, an ‘all round special vehicle’. Special indeed.
Thanks to Erik from ChineseCars.net for the Tip!