Jaecoo J7 previewed in Malaysia – CR-V rival with 1.6 turbo, 194hp/290Nm

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JAECOO Malaysia today unveiled their first SUV bet for Malaysia, the Jaecoo J7. For those who don’t know, Jaecoo is a brand under Chery, and this SUV is a segment-C model positioned as a premium off-road vehicle.

From several perspectives, the Jaecoo J7 indeed looks more premium compared to its competitors such as the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V. The Jaecoo J7 is expected to be officially launched around the second quarter of 2024.

The J7 is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine with an output of 197hp and 290Nm of torque, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. There are two variant options: front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (AWD).

The Jaecoo J7 has a ground clearance of 200mm with the ability to wade through water up to a depth of 600mm. It is also capable of towing up to 1,300kg, and its roof rack can accommodate up to 75kg.

Standard features of the Jaecoo J7 include layered LED headlights, LED DRLs, 19-inch Aurora rims, leather-wrapped seats, 64-color ambient lighting, seven driving modes, and a 50W wireless charger.

Other features include a head-up display, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14.8-inch infotainment system, seats with cooling function, dual-zone air conditioning, and a panoramic sunroof.

Safety features are also quite comprehensive, such as Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Lane Keeping, Curve Speed Assistance, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, and Parking Assistance.

The price has not been announced yet, but according to Jaecoo, the price of this SUV will be around that of the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, which is priced at RM159,800. Can it compete with existing players in the Malaysian market?

Oh yes, the Jaecoo J7 will also be locally assembled (CKD) from the beginning. Interesting?

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