There's a new pick-up truck in town, and it's filled to the brim with features. That is the 2021 JAC T8, and it starts at less than PhP 930,000. It's the company's latest take on the pick-up truck segment and it replaces the older T6 pick-up.
The T8 features a roguish yet chiseled exterior design that is dominated by a massive front grille, sleek HID headlights, unique LED taillights, and stylish 18-inch alloy wheels. The pick-up also comes with a bed liner, side steps, heated side mirrors, and auto-folding side mirrors.
If you roll out the measuring tape, the T8 measures 5325mm long, 1880mm wide, and 1830mm tall. It also has a generous ground clearance of 220mm, a payload capacity of 900 kg, and a long wheelbase that measures 3090mm. As for the bed, it measures 1520mm long, 1520mm wide, and 470mm tall.
Inside, leather-wrapped seats come as standard across the range, along with a black-brown interior finish. A touchscreen infotainment system is available on both the Luxury and Ultimate models that supports Bluetooth, USB, as well as video playback. Also, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather and comes with controls for the audio system, along with cruise control.
Powering the T8 pick-up truck is a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-four. The engine makes a respectable 138 PS at 3600 rpm, along with 320 Nm of torque. You don't get an automatic here, as the T8 is only comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. The T8 is only available as a 4x2 pick-up.
Other features? All variants of the T8 come with dual front airbags, engine immobilizer, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution system, brake override system, rear parking sensors, reverse camera, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Available only on the top-spec Ultimate are hill-hold control, brake assist, traction control, vehicle dynamics control, electronic stability, front parking sensors, and a 360-degree around-view camera.
Pricing of the 2021 JAC T8 pick-up truck is as follows:
JAC T8 2.0L Luxury 4x2 – PhP 928,000
JAC T8 2.0L Ultimate 4x2 – PhP 998,000