Unemployed uaw 2012-03-14 23:59:53
The Ford F-150 has just picked up a doppelganger in China.
According to CarNewsChina, Jianghuai Auto Corporation has just
unveiled its new 4R3 pickup, and sure enough, the vehicle looks
to be a near carbon copy of America’s best-selling truck. JAC
reportedly wants to provide buyers in China, Africa and South
America with a larger, inexpensive work vehicle. While the
appearances of the Ford F-Series and 4R3 visuals differ ever so
slightly, the similarities far outweigh the incongruities.
According to CNC, JAC is a fairly small automaker in the
People’s Republic that specializes in rebodied Hyundai cars,
SUVs and pickups.
Word has it the 4R3 will be powered by a 2.8-liter diesel four-
cylinder engine generating just 108 horsepower and 177 pound-
feet of torque. There’s no word on cost at this point. The JAC
4R3 is set to debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April, though
there’s no telling how long the vehicle will be on the market
before the company gets a call from the lawyers in Dearborn.
Head over to CarNewsChina.com for a better look at the F-150
It also has a wonderful new feature, especially for the chinese
market – the ability to see over the steering wheel.
1 hour ago
Actually, F-150 looks 200% better than the JAC.
1 hour ago
The Wise One
This is the first taste of moving manufacturing from the US to
china by large multinational corporations! China is a communist
country with no copyright laws. What would you prefer – cheap
chinese made goods or a job at home in the US – even if it pays
a little less? I wonder what Ford has to say about this and also
the US government, which bailed out the auto manufacturing
industry only a few years ago.
1 hour ago
I wonder if Americans will “JAC-off” on this no low-cost truck
if its sold here?
2 hours ago
Why should anyone be surprised at a Chinese-knockoff of an
American icon truck! Considering our companies have been using
Chinese labor for years, it was only a matter of time. I’ll bet
they’re not using the same quality control or materials as Ford.
And a 108hp diesel in a full-sized truck!!?! Ha. Good luck with
towing up any hill. As for copying a Ford truck, I doubt there
was much trouble shipping one into a Chinese port, especially
with the cooperation of the Chinese Government. Chevy Silverado
and Dodge Ram are next.. unless GM qand FIAT cut deals.
3 hours ago
I bet they disassembled a F150 and copied part for part. Been
doing this a long time, but not at this level!!!!
3 hours ago
Wonder if BYD will sell them , you know the Chinese automaker
that has the deal with the UAW and GM to sell cars at old GM
dealership lots .
Might just buy one if they cam here .
6 hours ago
I will buy one too
7 hours ago
I’ll bet it’s a POS
8 hours ago
Wow! A small truck with a diesel engine that is a good idea. I
wonder what the fuel mileage will be? Can we buy them here in
the US? I am so tired of this over priced “Union Labor” making
truck’s so expensive. I will buy one of these just to send a
message at the high price rise in trucks will not be tolerated.
Cut some of union over pay and benifets and get the prices back
to what a normal working family can afford!!
Bible studies 2012-03-14 23:59:55
All hail free trade! Heil freihandel!
Liberals are v 2012-03-14 23:59:56
President Obama no longer has the Jews to get money for his next
campaign, he has to do what Clinton did, take millions in bribes from
Too_many_tools 2012-03-14 23:59:58
Cool…when can we expect to buy it at Harbor Freight?
Bob urz 2012-03-15 01:22:43
Wait for the 20% of coupon before you buy it.
seriously, a two ton truck powered by 108hp.
get on the free way at rush hour with that
a few times and the car payment will hop scared
right out of your billfold.
Too_many_tools 2012-03-15 01:22:44
I wonder if they will do “double coupon” on it.
Dougc 2012-03-15 01:22:49
I didn’t bother searching the story elsewhere, but it wouldn’t surprise
me if they had all the factory tooling built by the cheapest bidders….
and where might they have been? 😉
Well, it is a diesel, so it would have somewhat-more torque than a gas
Also, in backwater nations smaller engines are often *preferred*,
believe it or not…. I had a 1982 full-size Chevy pickup for a few
months that had a inline-6 with a 4-speed manual trans, and was told
that it was a quite desirable vehicle south of the (US) border. The
small engine saves gas, has a carb so you can fix everything yourself
(no engine computer), the engine didn’t have enough torque to stress the
rest of the drivetrain and if the transmission ever did have problems,,,
it was a manual, so it was pretty easy to fix too.
It was slow on the uptake, yes…. On a cross-country trip I floored it
and I think it got up to a bit over 70 MPH. But it got me where I was
Too_many_tools 2012-03-15 01:22:52
Maybe it is time for Americans to move to China for employment?
It worked for the Chinese years ago to move to America for
Too_many_tools 2012-03-15 01:22:53
America doesn’t want to hear it but smaller vehicles are in our
Just wait until America starts paying the REAL rate for fuel.
The real question is are you ready financially for paying 2x to 3x the
current rate for gas?