JAC motors was proud to announce its latest SUV the ‘Beauty+’ S2. It was introduced to the market on August 31, 2015. When the JAC S3 was showcased on the internet releasing conference in 2014, it automatically gained fame overnight. When the S2 was released on the internet, it gained 2 million fans. It automatically became a hit on both BBS and SNS. Because of its appealing exterior and interior designs, it has gained the favor of the younger customers especially those who fall under the 90’s young generation. It also has intelligent and safety features, which make it more of a hit.
The JAC S2 has front and rear fog lights, power adjustable exterior rear-view mirror and a rear window wiper. Its wheels are made of alloy and it has a centrally mounted fuel tank. It also has a rear spoiler and an outside rear view mirror turn indicator. An integrated antenna and roof rail are also included. It uses ventilated discs for the front brake tire and discs for the rear brake. Its headlights are adjustable.
The JAC S2 has 2 variants, the JAC S2 VVT MT and the CVT. Both almost have the same features except for the curb weight. The curb weight for the MT is 1,155 kg while for the VT it is 1,175 kg.
For the interior design of the S2, it does not contain any eccentric features of other Chinese manufactured cars. There are areas inside the vehicle that are wrapped in dark finished aluminum that is something nice and which matches well with the stitched leather upholstery. The arm rests, seats and other gauges are laid in leather. Controls are located in areas that are easy to spot. The trip computer that is located in the middle of the instrument cluster gives it a basic feel. The overall interior makes the vehicle look more expensive than its actual value. The space inside the S2 is fair enough and is good under its class. Though the vehicle is considerably high because of its deep tubbed chassis, it is high enough to keep water away from seeping inside the vehicle.
Technology & Safety Features
When it comes to the tech and safety features, the S2 does not disappoint as it is well-loaded. It has a cruise and steering audio controls. The 7-inch touch screen has a clean look. It is simple and easy to navigate compared to other Chinese brand touch screens that can be quite confusing. The touchscreen features allow you to access the parking camera. Tire pressure monitor that monitors and displays tire temperature and pressure. It is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. When it comes to sound quality, the S2 offers clear and crisp sound. Sound quality is retained even when the volume is turned up high.
Platform & Chassis
The platform and chassis of any vehicle is essential as it gauges the quality and experience of the drive. For the wheels and tires of a JAC S2, it has a 16-inch alloy wheel size, for the tire size, it is a 205/55 R16. The tire type is radial and the wheel size is R16. For the transmission, it is a manual 5-speed transmission. The front suspension is a MacPhearson Strut and the rear transmission is a Torsion beam. For the steering, it has an electric power steering type, with a tilt and telescopic steering column. The steering gear type is a rack and pinion type. The JAC S2 has a 5.5m turning radius and has an adjustable steering column.
Engine & Drivetrain
The engine and drivetrain of the JAC S2 is composed of the following: 4 cylinders with 4 valves per cylinder. It has a valve configuration of DOHC and its engine is powered with 1.5L gasoline with 4 cylinder and 16 valve DOHC. It has a fuel capacity of 42L. Its engine displacement is 1,499 cc, power of 111 hp, top speed of 160 km/h, and a torque of 146 Nm. It seats 5 with a front-wheel-drive and a manual transmission type. For the size of the vehicle; its length is 4,135 mm, width is 1,750 mm and height is 1,568 mm. Its wheelbase is 2,490 mm with a turning circle of 11.0 m. its ground clearance is 200 mm with a trunk capacity of 450 L. The JAC S2 is a 5-door, 5-seater, SUV crossover.