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Jetour PH previews T2 and Dashing PHEV

These cars will launch at MIAS 2024

Catch two of Jetour's latest vehicles at this year's MIAS. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Jetour Auto Philippines is looking to leave a strong impression on the public this coming Manila International Auto Show as it previews its two latest vehicles ahead of time to the motoring media—the T2 SUV and the Dashing PHEV.

The former will retail for P2,498,000, while the latter will cost P1,950,000.

It looks similar to another boxy off-roader, but it sure does look good. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The star of the show is the T2 SUV. It may look very similar to a certain off-roader, but you can tell that Jetour took the design to another level with changes of its own. There’s a futuristic boxy motif going on across the lighting elements and the body lines.

There are neon accents found on the tow hook, the roof rails, and the center caps of the 20-inch wheels, and it’s available in four colors: Stone Gray, Bora Blue, Techno Black, and Gobi Beige.

These additional accessories are found on the Terrain variant. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The standard model (called Beyond) is P2,498,000, but pay P100,000 extra to get the Terrain variant, and it adds matte paint, more cargo storage, and a deployable ladder.

A luxurious cabin with an outdoorsy take. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The five seats are upholstered in black leather, and continue the futuristic boxy motif. If the large panoramic roof wasn’t enough eye candy for you, there’s configurable ambient lighting, a 10.1-inch digital gauge cluster, and an expansive 15.6-inch infotainment screen with proper smartphone integration.

A wireless charger, a 12-speaker Sony sound system, and a complete suite of active driver-assistance systems like a “540° camera,” adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist are present.

The T2 has some serious off-road chops, and has been tested on local roads. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Of course, this also has the grunt to match. A 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line-four with 250hp and 390Nm sends power through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

It has proper off-road chops, too. There’s 220mm of ground clearance, a BorgWarner 4WD system with an automatic locking differential, and an automatic drive mode called X Smart Mode.

It's hard to tell the difference between this and the standard model, honestly. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Meanwhile, the Dashing PHEV is the best iteration of the model. It’s only available in two colors (Oceanic Blue and Icelandic White), and has 20-inch wheels that hide blue brake calipers.

Only 10 units will be released in the Philippines, as indicated by a brass plate found under the hood.

The interior receives additional goodies like a heads-up display and a different center console. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The interior is similar as well, but the vehicle has a different center console layout, wood trim across the dashboard with white upholstery, and a heads-up display. Otherwise, it’s identical to the regular Dashing just with more features added.

The 'up to 1,000km' figure both sounds tantalizing and too good to be true at the same time. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The main story is the i-DM plug-in hybrid system. It mates a turbocharged 1.5-liter in-line-four and two electric motors for a power output of 322hp and 545Nm, with “up to 1,000km” of combined range, but it can reportedly do an impressive 100km of EV-only driving. Charging is courtesy of GB/T and Type 2 connectors on the right side of the car.

So, which one are you eyeing? PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Reservations for the T2 are already open on the distributor’s website, but both models will be officially launched next month at the Manila International Auto Show on April 4-7.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.