Jetour to launch X90 Plus and Dashing i-DM (PHEV) by end of the year
Jetour Auto Philippines is set to launch more models in the coming months. With a goal of having 1,000 units on the road and 16 dealerships operational in the country before the year ends, the automaker is wasting no time to meet those targets.
During the company's first 100-day of operations celebration, the Managing Director of Jetour Auto Philippines Miguelito Jose announced that they will be expanding their lineup with two additional vehicles.
The first vehicle is the Dashing i-DM which is the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the regular Dashing we already get in the Philippines. First shown during Auto Shanghai 2023, the electrified crossover gets a pair of electric motors that assist a turbocharged engine. The result is a whopping 326 PS and a generous 545 Nm of torque.
What's better is that it has a 3,000 kW capacity for charging other devices which means you can power up your gadgets or appliances while outdoors. Once the plug-in hybrid Dashing i-DM officially arrives in the country, it will signify Jetour's commitment to offering more electrified vehicles aside from the Ice Cream EV.
The other vehicle Jetour Auto Philippines is set to bring to the country is the X90 Plus which we also got to see up close in China a few months ago. Sitting above the X70 Plus, the X90 Plus serves as the flagship offering with its large dimensions, luxurious cabin & appointments, and turbocharged 1.6-liter engine.
Measuring 4838mm long, 1914mm wide, 1775mm tall, and having a 2830mm wheelbase, the X90 Plus dwarfs the X70 Plus as it's 89mm longer, 14mm wider, 55mm taller, and has 110mm of extra wheelbase. In terms of style, the X90 Plus has a more European-inspired aesthetic with its stylish LED headlights, massive front grille, eye-catching LED taillights, and generous use of chrome.
Under the hood, the X90 Plus has a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four that is paired with a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. It makes an impressive 197 PS at 5500 rpm along with 290 Nm of torque between 2000 to 4000 rpm. If those figures look familiar, that's because the engine under the hood of the X90 Plus is likely the same one found in the Tiggo 8 Pro 1.6T that's currently being offered by Chery.
Both the Dashing i-DM and X90 Plus are set to arrive in the country by the end of the year. That means the arrival of the Jetour T-2 as early as this September could be on schedule.