Colin-on-Cars – JAC grows its local base

Ahead of the imminent launch of the JAC T9 2,5-litre turbo-diesel large body double-cab, JAC Motors South Africa is showing a healthy sales performance on local shores, realising the exact sales numbers for the first semester of 2021 as recorded for the entire 2020 calendar year.

Since its market inception in 2017, its sales steadily grew despite new car sales declining by 2,8% and 21,9% in 2019 and 2020.

JAC Motors has grown its local dealer footprint over the last year from 30 to more than 50 dealers countrywide and in Namibia, making it more convenient for customers in the country’s outskirts to service their bakkies and trucks.

“The South African market is an important right-hand-drive market for the company, which is evident in the latest technology products being available to the local market,” says Karl-Heinz Göbel, CEO of JAC Motors South Africa. “Just a few weeks ago, we delivered our new N55 EV battery-electric truck to an ecstatic customer.”

During the first semester of this year, the company recorded year-over-year sales growth of 36,1%, with almost 300 000 units sold in the Chinese domestic market. The sales of commercial vehicles increased to 165 552 units, representing a 16,1% growth.

Passenger car sales increased by 78.8% during the same period, while electric vehicle sales increased to 55 611 units, a 225,1% year-over-year growth.

Export sales showed a 125,8% year-over-year growth, signalling JAC Motors’ ambition to establish an extensive global footprint. The company exports left and right-hand-drive vehicles to more than 130 countries, including South America, Africa, the Middle East, Central- and South-East Asia and Eastern Europe.

JAC Motors’ sales performance for 2020 in the Chinese domestic market recorded an impressive 7,6% year-over-year increase despite new-vehicle sales declining by 1,4% during the same period, mainly due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The inspiring performance of our Brand globally means the latest technology products, such as the exciting all-new T9 2.5-litre turbo-diesel large body double-cab, will soon be introduced in the local market,” concludes Göbel.

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