Spy Shots: JAC Eagle S5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show
Published on November 21, 2012 by Joey Wang
The first spy shots of the final production version of the new JAC Eagle S5 SUV, it will debut on Friday at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The Eagle S5 is the first all-new JAC in many years, and basically the first ‘self-designed’ SUV ever. The Eagle S5 is the successor of the JAC Rein which is based on the first-gen Hyundai Santa Fe, the Rein however might continue for a few years more as a budget model.
Price will range from 100.000 to 150.000 yuan. The cheapest Rein costs 80.000 yuan. Power comes from a 2.0 turbo mated to a six-speed manual or DCT. Drivetrain: 4×2 or 4×4. The Eagle S5 will compete with fine cars such as the Great Wall Haval H6, the Geely GLEagle GX7 and the BYD S6.
Design has a lot of Hyundai Tucson in it but as far as we know JAC and Hyundai didn’t make any deal on the Tucson, so this could be a true ‘Chinese copy’. JAC did get the first-gen Sante Fe legally from Hyundai under a license agreement, but the cooperation didn’t go any further than that.
First good look at the dash. Materials seem fine. Big screen in line with current trend.