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PIMS 2012: JMC enters the Philippine SUV market with the new Orion

PIMS 2012: JMC enters the Philippine SUV market with the new Orion image

Text: / Photos: JMC Press | posted September 05, 2012 16:40

JMC Philippines stirs up the local SUV market scene

Dreamco Automobile Co., the exclusive distributor of JMC in the Philippines, is set to stir up the local mid-size SUV market with its locally assembled all-new Orion S350.

Positioned as a mid-size SUV the Orion is powered by TOPANTHER (JX4D24A4L) Dura-Torque 2.4-liter TDCi diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that gives a power output of 140PS at 3,400RPM and has a torque of 290Nm at a lower rev range of 1,600 to 3,200 RPM. The engine is manufactured by JMC in collaboration with Ford Motor Co.

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Retailing for PhP1,130,000, the Orion boasts of its luxurious interior brought about by its leather wrapped seats and features safety systems like dual airbags and ABS with EBD

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“The SUV is out of the ordinary in terms of features and specifications versus the price points. We are proud of this locally assembled SUV in these days when most of the SUVs are CBU imports.” says Rico San Agustin, Sales and Marketing Director of JMC Philippines.