The only Jack sedan in Kerman Motor’s product list will have changes for the 1401 model. This car, as in previous years, is produced with a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine.
Kerman Motor offers one of the most popular Chinese cars in the Iranian market by assembling the S5 jack. On the other hand, the J4 sedan has not managed to sell well and attract the attention of the people of our country. This model, unlike J5, is still in the product list of Kerman Motor.
The JAC, or JAC, or JAC Motors, was founded in 1964. The brand’s portfolio has about 10 years of useful experience in the construction of family cars and so far, has focused on the production of commercial trucks, especially mid-size models. Contrary to the rare history, there is an interesting variety in Jack production vehicles, including passenger cars and long chassis. Also, one pickup truck model and five van models are offered under Jack brand. The Chinese automaker has invested heavily in all-electric products and is currently producing a passenger car and an electric crossover. In total, Jack has a production volume of about seven hundred thousand units per year, and most of its products are sold in the Chinese domestic market.
Since 2017, about 50% of Jack’s shares have been sold to the German company Volkswagen. Under the trade agreement, the Siat brand, another subsidiary of Volkswagen, will work with the Chinese side in the petrol and electric vehicle industry.
The J4 jack is produced in the small sedan class and is an old product among the Chinese Jack cars. This car is seen in some countries with the model code A30 and the brand Heyue. The first J4 model was unveiled in 2012 and has been out of stock in many places since about 2019.
Body and exterior design of Kerman Motor J4 jack
Jack Compact sedan has a smaller appearance inspired by the sixth generation Hyundai Sonata (YF). Combined with large headlights, a windshield decorated with glossy chrome lines and old mufflers on the sides of the bumper, the car offers an uncoordinated combination of different elements. Perhaps in the first years of importing the J4 jack, the appearance of this car as an economic product from China seemed acceptable, but in 2022, when the Chery Arezzo 5 is available in the Iranian market, the J4 is considered unpleasant and backward.
A large part of the J4 front bumper is made of black plastic. The volume for the headlights and the bonnet reduces the simplicity of the car and makes it feel sportier. In the side view, there is a harmonious eye line along the handles. Dark plastic materials are not used inside the fenders and pedals entering the cabin; Guide mirrors and metal handles of the same color as the body are also mounted on the J4.
The J4 jack looks ugly from the side. This is exacerbated by the large size of the headlights, which delight the car from the side. 15-inch wheels with 185 mm tires are other disadvantages of the J4’s exterior. This car will probably be equipped with a five-spoke aluminum sports rim in 1401.
At the rear, the lack of black plastic is a plus for the J4, as most small sedans made in China have different conditions. The dimensions of the taillights with an oval-like design fit well with the overall size of the car. The size of the body and the lid of the trunk, the design of the place of installation of the license plate and the placement of the red hazard light inside the rear bumper are acceptable for this car class.
All in all, you can be satisfied with the J4’s body design as a $ 8,000 Chinese sedan. However, this conclusion is due to the Iranian market conditions and the lack of quality cars (even made in China). The J4 is produced with a length of 4,435 mm, a width of 1,725 mm and a ceiling height of 1,505 mm, with a wheelbase of 2,560 mm.
Interior design and dashboard view of Jack J4 Kerman Motor
The most important change of the J4 for the 1404 model is the installation of an 11-inch touch screen in the center of the dashboard. Behind the steering wheel, there is a flat structure with a TFT monitor for the trip computer. Also, a few pieces of silver plastic have been added to the steering wheel.
The quality of the plastic used for the J4 dashboard seems hard and cheap. This unpleasant material is also used for steering. Switches for air conditioning control and entertainment system are not significantly different from the previous model. From the published images, it can be concluded that apparently the production version of Kerman Motor will continue to be produced with a traditional handbrake and a normal start (with a switch).
The J4 chairs are suitable for four adults with synthetic leather, but no soft materials are used for the seats. Unlike the pictures of J4 available on Chinese sites, the Kerman Motor assembly version does not have a cream-colored seat and dashboard, and almost the entire interior is presented with dark gray devices.
Comfort in the second row and a 550-liter boot are the positives of the J4 jack with dimensions in the small sedan class.
Propulsion and technical equipment of Jerman K4 motor jack
As in previous years, the only engine available for the J4 is the naturally aspirated 1.5-liter model with 105 hp and 146 Nm of torque. Unlike other Chinese-class sedans, it does not use a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated or 1.5-liter turbo engine.
Jack J4, assembled by Kerman Motor, reaches a speed of 100 km / h 14 seconds after starting the movement and has a top speed of 170 km / h. This car is offered only with CVT automatic transmission and has an average fuel consumption of 5.6 to 7 liters of gasoline per hundred kilometers. J4 jack is produced with a net weight of 1100 kg.
Safety equipment and amenities of Jack J4 Kerman Motor
In terms of options, Jack J4 is one of the weakest Chinese cars in the Iranian market. This car comes with an automatic transmission; But at the moment, it does not have important features such as a park camera, satellite navigation and sunroof. This equipment may be available in 1401 for the J4.
TPMS tire pressure monitoring system, power steering equipped with audio system control keys, windows and electric side mirrors, leather upholstery, cruise control, trip computer, headlight height adjustment from inside, light sensor, traffic light, air pressure monitoring system Tires, driver and front passenger airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD electronic power distribution system between the wheels and the like.
The final price of Kerman Motor J4 jack and comparison with competitors
Despite its technical and comfort shortcomings, the Jack J4 is one of the cheapest cars in the world with an automatic transmission. The car is priced at 53,000 yuan with an average of $ 8,300 in China and is priced at $ 12,000 in a version equipped with a CVT gearbox and additional features. With these conditions, the price of Kerman Motor J4 jack in the Iranian market is estimated at about 450 to 500 million Tomans.
Chinese sedans in the Iranian market are not very diverse. Currently, Arezzo 5 turbocharger with 147 hp engine is priced at 700 million Tomans and has not been produced with a naturally aspirated engine since about 1398. Although the Arezzo 5 Turbo is about 50% more expensive than the J4; But it also offers more features and a better appearance.
Ordinary Dena Plus and automatic turbocharging are the most important competitors of J4 jack. Production and pre-sale of these cars by Iran Khodro is not enough for the market; But in terms of price, even with the manual transmission model in the range of 400 to 500 million tomans in the open market, they are more logical options than the J4 jack.
On paper, there is no Chinese competitor for the Kerman Motor J4 jack, and this car is apparently one of the few automatic sedans in Iran; But if the J4 model 1401 is priced at around 450 million tomans, second-hand and low-performance Chinese crossovers like the MVM X33 of car managers will look more attractive.