There is an old – and wise – saying ‘if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’. However, JAC Motors South Africa has thrown R50K worth of extras into the T8 Super Lux at no additional cost to buyers.

Of the T8 2.0L CTI Super Lux double-cab, Karl-Heinz Göbel, Chief Executive Officer of JAC Motors South Africa, says: "Local customer research reveals our T8 owners highly appreciate its exceptional fuel efficiency, comfort and many safety features for peace of mind motoring. The new T8 Super Lux, with enhanced features, elevates our customer value proposition."

The 2023 facelift adds a chrome-plated grille, Xenon headlamps with built-in LED Daytime Running Lights, and Fog Lamps integrated into the front bumper.

This continues with black wheel arches, while running boards and a style bar further enhance its presence. For the 4x4 derivative, a customised black off-road style bar, rear step bumper, and side steps make up the look of the new T8 Super Lux.

"Responding to customer feedback, the T8 Super Lux derivatives come standard with factory-fitted electric sunroofs. This addition appeals to double-cab buyers with active lifestyles and a passion for adventurous exploration," says Göbel. 

Standard specifications

Safety features incude crash bags, a Traction Control System (TCS), Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill-start Hold Control (HHC).

It has disc brakes in the front and rear, complemented by an anti-lock braking system, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Override System (BOS), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Extra features on the T8 Super Lux include an ISOFIX Child Restraint System with two baby seat mounting points and heated side mirrors for defrosting and enhancing rear visibility during cold winter mornings. A reverse camera, rear park distance sensors, remote keyless entry, and central locking with auto door locks complete the safety package.

Power comes from a  2,0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine with an intercooler and Electrical Variable Geometry Turbocharger (EVGT) and the T8 delivers 104 kW at 3 600 r/min and 320 Nm torque, available between 1 600 r/min and 2 600 r/min.

Paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, JAC claims an average fuel consumption of 7,8 l/100 km (combined cycle) for the 4x2 derivative, its 76-litre tank provides an approximate range of 1 000 kilometres.

"The T8's excellent fuel efficiency is a key attraction for prospective customers, while its ample power caters to adventurous people, embracing camping and towing," adds Göbel. 

Ladder Frame Suspension

Supported by a ladder frame suspension, including rear integral bridge support, the T8 features an ultra-wide  body measuring 5 325 mm long, 1 880 mm wide and 1 830 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 3 090 mm.

The T8 4x4 has an ESOF electronically-controlled time-sharing four-wheel-drive system from BorgWarner, ensuringand the driver can switch between two-wheel drive (2H) and four-wheel drive (4H) at speeds up to 80 km/h.

"Our T8 Super Lux 4x4 is perfectly tailored for families embracing active, adventurous outdoor lifestyles, seeking comfort while exploring our magnificent country," concludes Göbel. 

Model line-up and pricing

  • T8 2.0L CTI 4×2 Super Lux: R449 900
  • T8 2.0L CTI 4×4 Super Lux: R499 900

Colin Windell - proudly CHANGECARS