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Spy Shots: JAC 4R3 pickup truck from China is gunning for the Ford F150

Published on January 31, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC 4R3 pickup truck

The new JAC 43R pickup truck loox more than a little bit like the good old American Ford F150. JAC doesn’t care, they just want to have a big ‘n cheap pickup truck that will be sold on the Chinese car market and likely in Africa and South America as well. The 43R will likely debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April.

JAC 4R3 pickup truck

Ford F150, not officially on sale in China but some come over the ocean, sold by US dealers to Chinese dealers to eager buyers. Ford again, misses a market.

JAC, Jianghuai Auto Corporation, is a relatively small player in China. They make a range of underwhelming passenger cars, SUV’s based on old Hyundai’s and pickup trucks.

JAC 4R3 pickup truck

The pickup trucks are cheap and therefore sell very well. JAC is doing fine export-wise with large operations in Africa, South America and (far) eastern Europe.The 4R3 will soon join the party. Power comes from a ‘HFC4DA1-2B1′ 2.8 liter four-cylinder diesel engine that poops out 108hp and 240nm.

JAC 4R3 pickup truck

Update: new pictures here, and a JAC Chevrolet-clone here.

Via: PlayersChina, Autohome.

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  1. TONY- February 14, 2012 Reply

    CHINA WILL BE THE WORLDS NEXT SUPER POWER. WHAT YOU DO NOT REALIZE IS THAT THEY WILL BECOME A VERY DANGEROUS COUNTRY. AMERICA IS GETTING WEAKER EVERY YEAR OUR GOVERNMENT IS A JOKE.MEANWHILE CHINA IS GETTING STRONGER EVERY YEAR AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS GETTING SMARTER. THEY ARE GOING TO DOMINATE THE WORLD THEY HAVE JUST BEGUN. I AM AN AMERICAN I LOVE MY COUNTRY BUT WE ARE IN TROUBLE AND I FEEL MOST AMERICAN DO NOT SEE IT. TO GET WORKED UP OVER JUST A PICKUP TRUCK COPY IS NOTHING WITH WHAT THEY ARE REALLY DOING. IT IS A SHAME EVERYONE DOES NOT SEE IT. OUR NEXT PRESIDNT IS GOING TO MAKE THINGS WORST. YOU THINK OBAMA WAS BAD JUST WAIT YOU WILL SEE IT IS NOT GOING TO BE PRETTY. GOOD LUCK WE ARE SCREWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. JOE- February 14, 2012 Reply

    AMERICA IS NOW THE LAND OF SUPER HIGH TAXES AND THE GOVERMENT IS GOING TO TAKE EVERY DOLLAR THEY CAN FROM YOU. CHINA IS WINNING ,AMERICA IS LOSING THIS GAME.

  3. Not Jim Jim- February 15, 2012 Reply

    @JIM JIM, you sir are a mental unstable racist bastard, when you face is on the newspaper because you were slain, no one will cry.

  4. Your daddy- February 15, 2012 Reply

    The chinese invented gun poweder, the compass, perfumes, papers, printing and almost everthing else the world can’t do without. Payback is hell, isn’t. LMAO!

  5. Your daddy- February 15, 2012 Reply

    @Rommle, You are a racist faggot, the words coming out of your mouth makes me want to put my foot in it. I wonder what make a person like you so racist, is it your family? the TV shows you watch? or maybe its all the inbred? PS. The chineses invented papers, perfumes, gun powder, the compass, and printing. Too bad idiots like you would never have known anything about history and the saddest thing about people like you is that your allowed to have offsprings. Its ok we are know that China was a sleeping giant and when the giant awake its gonna move the world. Have you ever wonder why fine porcelains is called CHINA? LMAO! about how stupid some white trash like you actually think your smart because the people around you are as stupid as you are.

  6. Your daddy- February 15, 2012 Reply

    @Jim, America makes the best trucks and cars, are you just now coming out from under a rock? The whole planet knows the Japaneses brand are the best and for you to speak about America made I would recommend that you go and look under the hood of many so called America made automobile, you will get your socks blown away knowing how many Japanese or import parts are inside your America made cars and trucks. LMAO! please stop opening your mouth your showing the rest of the world how stupid Americans Citizens are.

  7. Your daddy- February 15, 2012 Reply

    @All America, You make me laugh so hard I may just poop. If you were to throw out all China made things in your house, you will have nothing left. The good news is racist people like you are dying out. Here my questtion how was America discover by an Italian explorer when there was already people living here? now do you see why the white people and especially the European natins do not want China to rise, because pay back is hell. PS. Please go and do read up on China Boxer rebellions and see for your self who’s the bad guys. All America have a great day and try not to burns too many white cross tonight. LMAO!

  8. Your daddy- February 15, 2012 Reply

    To built car in China you have to have a partnership with a local car manufacture and you have to share your productions methods with the Chinese manufacture, that’s the law and that’s the way the Chinese will be ahead. The big three of Japan and the big three of America can’t help it if it want to sell and built cars in China. How can a comapany resist the temptation of 1.6 billion people. At the end of the day its all about making money regardless who’s monety it is. The best selling cars in China is the buicks. too bad most American are too stuopid to understand the value of the chineses consumer. They will soon figure it out that American cars are not as good as the Japaneses or the european cars in a matter of times.

  9. West Coast- February 15, 2012 Reply

    This group of posters has got to be the largest amount of RETARDS I have ever seen! Blatent racist comments against the Chineese – Check. Pathetic “buying chineese products is what killed america” ignorance – check. Stupid comments that only this company has every copied another automobile – check.

    OMG – many of you are the worste, uneducated, losers I have ever seen post – to any article!!!

    Fact- Auto manufactures copy each other all the time, including GM and Ford (and Toyota, and Nissan, and…). Emulating success is an actual business model – get used to it! a 108HP/128ft/lbs torque motor in a near full size truck? That is NOT a threat to Ford.

    Fact- America cost themselves their jobs – Just as Warren Buffet states, any business that fails to offer a unique product, yet charges premium labor to product that product will not survive. Maybe some of you should investigate why his company is called Birkshire Hathaway? That company is a garnment manufacturer which followed the business model above and went out of business in the US – a model he learned from 40 years ago, yet you moron’s cannot fathom today – so you still blame other countries for “Stealing” US jobs. Did you know that China is now losing those same jobs to Vienam? The cycle continues, proving the model Warrent Buffet learned from is correct. Sheesh… Now get mad at me for your problems…

  10. Harry- February 15, 2012 Reply

    The Communist Chinese are copycats with ZERO Originality,and this cheap,underpowered “Knockoff” of the World’s Most Popular,BEST SELLING,Best Fuel Economy,Best Towing,and Toughest TRUCK the American Designed,Engineered,and Produced FORD F-150 will never threaten the REAL THING. It’s a sad commentary on the sorry state of the generic Communist country of China! DRIVE and BUY the REAL THING–America’s FORD F-150!!

  11. Your daddy- February 16, 2012 Reply

    @Harry, bad news ford copy the first Toyota Tundra. Please go and check out a 2000 Tundra front suspension set up and then go and look at the new F150. TOYOTA’a are the finest and the best. All the new fords are rip off from other makes and just in case you didn’t know its been like that since the late 80’s. LOL!

  12. TheBeave- February 19, 2012 Reply

    You won’t be making it up any hills with 108HP and a bed full of long grain rice.

  13. Rick- February 19, 2012 Reply

    Sure LOVE my AMERICAN made CORVETTE. As I pass the slow, lowly bmws or OVERPRICED mercedes on our interstates I’m REMINDED that the BEST vehicles for the buck come from the USA. USA USA

  14. Derek Dart- February 19, 2012 Reply

    I haven’t read all of the comments here (sorry) maybe someone has already mentioned this.
    I live in Thailand and had the “misfortune” to buy a well known American branded laptop, which I subsequently discovered was made in China, which has been nothing but trouble,(other products also) ALL are of inferior quality to what we are all used to (and expect)in the West….until China gets its’ quality control in order, I don’t see their products as a any short-term threat, “once bitten, twice shy” is a motto that comes to mind… sorry if my spelling is different to yours, I am an English man

  15. Radek- February 19, 2012 Reply

    That’s another crap from China!!!! They can’t invent anything under own brand, the only thing they can do is copying!!! Typical for Chinese!!! They have no idea what quality means so they replicate manufacturers from West. They can sell that shit on its own market without any right to export it into other markets particularly in Europe, keep the crap away from our market.

  16. Ghost- February 21, 2012 Reply

    Ha, not sure whether to laugh or cry (whilst laughing even harder). Sure it didn’t occur to any of you that Ford might have actually sold the rights (or whatever ii is called in lawyer jargon) for them to produce that truck? Also, what concerns me the most is the safety issue, or in other words, what happens if: 1) you have to brake real hard in an emergency situation, or 2) all else fails, it crashes.

  17. Robert- February 21, 2012 Reply

    What are Americans … there is no such country … USA United States of America maybe, but no America as that is an abreviation for the Continent, just like many of the ill informed comments, that have come from some people here.
    Open your eyes to the world, and get off your arses, and dont complain about what is done in other countries, just get on with life and start doing it better than your new international competitors.
    Ford and GM could have been selling RHD vehicle to the rest of the world for many years, but dont really bother, and neither of then is interested in RHD which is about 30% of total vehicle sales … what happened to good marketing ? ………
    On the other side of the coin, Where do Ford and GM make there biggest profits, … in China of course, where they both have huge vehicle production and sales in the Chinese market …. notably now the biggest vehicle market in the world, and about 50% bigger than the total USA market.
    And who is the biggest diesel engine producer, … Cummins by a country mile.
    What about Mc Donalds / Burger King / KFC , and others combined with countless thousand of stores across China.
    What about Wallmart and Pizza Hut, Yes they are there too, with huge numbers of outlets.
    And what about just about every other USA company of any size or note, yes they are either there, or trying to get into China, and it is the money those companies make that subsidizes the USA mainland systems.
    USA citizens get real … we live in a world economy and it will get progressively more so in the coming years, so do not complain, just start making products that people and markets really want, and you can work your way out of recession.
    Change your banking and share trading systems to non greed based wage systems, without the bonuses for useless managerial staff, and you will start to get back to some good thinking, that rewards workers in strong profit making companies, by making those companies grow, and become competitive, and that keeps you in jobs, not out of them.
    Would I buy from the USA if you produced products that contained quality and at the right cost …. too danmed right I would.

  18. Molvi Whisky- February 22, 2012 Reply

    Didn’t Obama allow Chinese take over of Ford during his trip to US last year with a request for China to buy more treasury bonds ? Why does it matter to Americans if the Chinese have started producing something they own already ?

  19. Molvi Whisky- February 22, 2012 Reply

    The problem with American economy is really the ‘multi trillion dollar’ rip offs by Wall Street – a burden which comes back as a tax to repay LOANS to faceless borrowers.
    Even greater problem is the rampant ignorance in Americans. Perhaps a de-programming of American mind may solve the problem.
    Stop munching on the burger and fries and watching Super Bowl. There is no harm in using the brains.

  20. Dory- February 23, 2012 Reply

    The only thing on the JAC that looks like the Ford F150 are the shape of the front lamps. I mean, the the back of the Citroen C5 does look like a Bimmer, so is Bimmer going to sue Citroen???

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  22. Gerardo7- March 1, 2012 Reply

    No entiendo porque tanto lió,siempre se imita lo bueno aunque nunca sera mejor siempre dependiendo de la evolución de cada uno,y el echo no es que lo fabrique China Malasia Egipto o etc,hay que aprender a volvernos mas competitivos.

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  25. Bob- March 2, 2012 Reply

    Mopile is a piece of shit. Always was and always will be.

  26. umurikin- March 2, 2012 Reply

    I wonder how much it is . I’ll take a couple if they are cheap. Like 10k.

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  28. wsuperman- March 8, 2012 Reply

    The main Problem I have with this article is not that china is coping the F150 its ( from reading the article) Ford does not seem to be offering to sell the trucks to china. it appears that would get more Americans working if this is the case not only with Ford but with the big three in General, we have a real problem here… think of the Jobs from those sales to china.. I wonder what else we are not selling and to whom?

  29. hange- March 10, 2012 Reply

    The Chinese version looks better.

    1. Rich Franklin- November 23, 2014 Reply

      The Chinese version looks shite compared to the real thing so I suggest you go get your eyes tested

  30. RAYAMERICA- March 11, 2012 Reply

    I love the Chinese. They are principled Capitalists. That is, they stick to Capitalism and let other, lesser and more idiotic free market economies screw themselves into oblivion. Like the USA. Unions suck and that is a large part of it. But not THE largest part. LAZY PEOPLE is our problem. Think about it. Ever hear protests from employers about how damn lazy their workers are? But we all know the truth: many are just out to get paid for as little as they can get away with.

  31. john wayne- March 14, 2012 Reply

    Garbage. Will not make it to 20k miles without falling apart. Resale value = 0. Oh and how would you like it taking 30 seconds to get to 70mph to merge with traffic. Walk far, far away when you see this thing.

  32. AS Doby- March 19, 2012 Reply

    I’d buy a Ford F150 Diesel. Wait, there isn’t one. Ok I’d buy a Ford Ranger Diesel. Wait, there only sold offshore. Guess I’ll wait for one from China or India. They know what I want.

    I want a work truck. You know, like the granny geared 4 and 6 cyl models of yesteryear. WTF is it with all the giant trucks that are more luxurious and will outrun cars? Get off the 90 mph freeway folks and go back to work.

  33. Wally- April 24, 2012 Reply

    I’m a Chinese guy but I love Ford! I always buy americans and I was driving Ford Super Duty when I was in Canada!!! Built Ford Tough!!! Not every Chinese are the same, at least I’m not one of them! I know that almost everything made in china is nothing but junk…… I’m backing you guys up! I’m going to buy another Ford Super Duty, a brad new one in China because I love it so much! Don’t be mad at me all you GM guys please… Made in America, Built to last!!! Hurra!!

  34. LOL@Ignorance- July 3, 2012 Reply

    First off.. Hats off to Wally.

    “Power comes from a ‘HFC4DA1-2B1′ 2.8 liter four-cylinder diesel engine that poops out 108hp and 240nm”

    LOL!! Why even bother with these idiots?.. 108hp…… if you buy a truck of that size with that itty bitty engine, you are an idiot and seriously need a reality check… what are you going to tow? or even haul?… an empty trailer? or a sofa?.. Who the hell makes a truck that cannot do any truck functions?… oh yeah.. JAG..

    Now for all the other morons that don’t understand it.. many of us Americans.. have these things we call toys, such as 23ft boats and RV’s, AKA 5th wheelers and horses and snowmobiles and Jet Ski’s etc… where a person such as myself will absolutely push 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine to its max. Yes, I need that 800ft lb of torque. Here in America, we work hard and we play hard and you have to pay to play. Hate us or love us, its the way it is. So sure go ahead keep on going with the Anti-American garbage that some of you are spouting out. Jealousy sure burns, doesn’t it?

    Anyways, it’s almost the 4th. I’m going to take my 2500HD and put my 23′ boat in the water and enjoy the sun and watch the fireworks while drinking an ice cold one.

    Remember Kids.. You can polish a turd.. but in the end.. its still a turd.

  35. anis- October 9, 2012 Reply

    way you cainis copy anther brands

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  37. Joel McClanahan- May 16, 2013 Reply

    being rip off by union,s in USA

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