February 1, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Jianghuai Auto Corporation, JAC, became famous overnight with their interpretation of the Ford F150 pickup truck. That one however is not yet on the Chinese car market. This JAC Rein (aka JAC Eagle) has been on the market for a few years and to push sales up a bit JAC now comes with a cheapie-cheap base model.
March 11, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The new JAC Eagle (aka Rein aka Ruiying) debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April last year. It is now listed on the China car market. Price starts at 128.800 yuan and ends at 143.800 yuan. The Eagle is originally based on a Hyundai Santa Fe. Hyundai and JAC have a joint venture and JAC got a licence for building the Eagle. Engine: 2.0 turbo with 178hp and 235nm, mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.
April 25, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
About the name. In Chinese it is 瑞鹰, Ruiying, meaning ‘Lucky Eagle’. JAC translated Ruiying in English as ‘Rein’ but they use the name ‘Eagle’ without ‘Lucky’ in some markets as well. Both are so correct, the name on the back of the car has it all, it reads “rein 瑞鹰”. I will continue to use ‘Eagle’, heck, because I am used to it. JAC brought one new Eagle, facelifted might be a better say, with this impressive new front. Fortunately JAC opted for black which loox very good on the machine.
April 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the facelifted Eagle SUV from JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Corporation). The Eagle is based on the old generation Hyundai Santa Fe and got a brand new front. Hyundai and JAC have a joint venture and JAC got a licence for building the Santa Fe. The Eagle will get JAC new 2.0 litre turbo with 178hp@5400rpm and 235nm@4500rpm. Other engines include an older 2.4, the 2.0 without turbo and a 1.9 litre turbo diesel.