Jetour Auto PH has received regulatory approval for a new vehicle with a 2.0-liter engine
We already know Jetour Auto Philippines plans to bring several new vehicles into the country. In fact, the automaker has already confirmed that they will be bringing the Bronco-like T-2 flagship SUV, the Dashing plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and the X90 Plus.
The T-2 was originally scheduled to arrive as early as September of last year. Unfortunately, the automaker may have decided to postpone its debut since Jetour only launched it in China around the end of September. Meanwhile, Jetour Auto Philippines has continued dropping teaser images of the Dashing i-DM (AKA the PHEV version of the Dashing) for several weeks now.
With no exact dates yet as to when the automaker plans to reveal its newest vehicles, we're left wondering when will Jetour Auto Philippines launch them officially. However, we have just learned some of the key specifications of the upcoming T-2 (AKA the Traveler).
Jetour Auto Philippines recently received regulatory approval for a new vehicle that comes with a 2.0-liter engine that has an exact displacement of 1998cc. Currently, the brand has no 2.0-liter engined model in the lineup. Over in the People's Republic, however, there is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine that has a similar 1998cc displacement that's available in the T-2 flagship SUV. With that, it looks like we can expect the Jetour T-2 for the Philippine market to get the 2.0-liter turbo.
In the PRC, the 2.0-liter turbocharged all-aluminum engine produces an impressive 255 PS at 5500 rpm along with 390 Nm of torque between 1750 to 4000 rpm. It is then paired with either a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission or an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Depending on what Jetour Auto Philippines brings, we could expect the T-2 to be available with 4WD along with a regular 2WD version.
Style-wise, the Jetour T-2 appears to have taken inspiration from the Bronco and Defender thanks to its boxy exterior, rugged design, and tall ride height. It also has a luxurious cabin that's filled to the brim with features like a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, a wide 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by a built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chipset, full leather seats with contrast stitching, a 64-inch panoramic sunroof, and power-adjustable seats with memory function.
With Jetour already receiving approval from the government for its new vehicle powered by a 2.0-liter engine, perhaps we are just mere weeks (or months) away from the big debut of what might just be the T-2. Perhaps the only question now is when will the automaker actually reveal it.