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JAC Eagle S5 SUV debuts at the Guangzhou Auto Show

Published on November 23, 2012 by Joey Wang

JAC Eagle S5 SUV debuts at the Guangzhou Auto Show

This is the production version of the new JAC Eagle S5, a fine looking Hyundai-inspired medium sized SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market early next year. The JAC Eagle S5, formerly known as the JAC SII,  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.

JAC Eagle S5 SUV debuts at the Guangzhou Auto Show

Price will range from 100.000 to 150.000 yuan. The cheapest Rein costs 80.000 yuan. New news on the engines: the 2.0 turbo we heard about earlier is gone, replaced by a powerful 163hp/235nm 1.5 turbo, mated to a six-speed manual. JAC is finalizing work on a new 1.8 turbo that will be mated to a six-speed manual or a DCT. Both engines will be available from launch, no specs on the 1.8 turbo yet. 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.

JAC Eagle S5 SUV debuts at the Guangzhou Auto Show

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.

JAC Eagle S5 SUV debuts at the Guangzhou Auto Show

We are pleasantly surprised by this neat interior. It loox luxurious, even, dare we say, a bit British, especially the cushy leather seats. Gear lever big ‘n string, not such a flimsy affair as in many other China-made vehicles. Let’s hope the rest of the car is just as good!

JAC Eagle S5 SUV debuts at the Guangzhou Auto Show

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  1. anon- November 24, 2012 Reply

    Good effort, I like it.

  2. royalmm- November 28, 2012 Reply

    Not bad, does have a slight resemblance to the current Hyundai Tucson. Like the interior.

  3. حسن- November 10, 2013 Reply

    This seems to be the best
    Although this machine is similar to the Hyundai Tucson ix35 but seems to be saying all this effort.

  4. Babak- November 9, 2015 Reply

    Hi all
    It is not a good car. I bought one 4 months ago in iran. It’s a collection of problems and and many basic design mistakes. My epc check light is on and the company agents can not find the problem! Gear box is noisy with impact in increasing and reducing speed. Lights assembled reverse. Back tire Brake is not working. You could be a muscular man to close this car’s door, I want the company to fix that and they say it is a general problem.
    However dont waist your money for jac s5

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