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R550,000 SUVs competing against the new Jaecoo J7 in South Africa

The Jaecoo J7 has officially landed in South Africa, adding another premium model to the country’s SUV catalogue at an attractive price

The Chinese vehicle is available in three specifications – Vortex, Glacier, and Inferno – which start at R549,999, R599,999, and R679,999, respectively.

Running on a 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol plant, the J7 produces 145kW and 290Nm and drives either the front or all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

It boasts an average fuel consumption of 7.5l/100km and features Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes on all variants, as well as Mud, Off-Road, Sand, and Snow on the all-wheel-drive units.

Every model comes with automatic LED lights, rain-sensing wipers, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a 50W wireless smartphone charger, a 360-degree camera system, front parking sensors, electric front seats, an eight-speaker Sony sound system, an electric tailgate, a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, a 13.2-inch infotainment unit, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and offline navigation.

Higher-tier options then add a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, ventilated and heated front seats, a 14.8-inch central screen, a heads-up display, intelligent high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist, automatic emergency braking, door-opening warning, child detection, and 19-inch alloys.

Each purchase of the new J7 is completed with a 5-year/150,000km warranty, a 4-year/70,000km service plan, and a 10-year/1-million kilometre engine warranty.

Fierce competition

These are the crossovers and SUVs competing against the new Jaecoo J7 in South Africa.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 Hybrid GR-Sport

  • Starting price – R543,700
  • Power – 90kW/142Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 4.3l/100km


Opel Mokka 1.2T GS Line

  • Starting price – R554,900
  • Power – 96kW/230Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.1l/100km


Mazda CX-5 2.0 Active

  • Starting price – R551,000
  • Power – 121kW/213Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.9l/100km


Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Max 1.6TGDI 290T Executive

  • Starting price – R559,900
  • Power – 145kW/290Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.0l/100km


Jeep Renegade 1.4T Limited

  • Starting price – R560,900
  • Power – 103kW/230Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 5.9l/100km


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T GLS

  • Starting price – R564,990
  • Power – 110kW/250Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.7l/100km


Nissan Qashqai 1.3T Visia

  • Starting price – R568,200
  • Power – 96kW/240Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.4l/100km


Kia Seltos 1.5 EX+

  • Starting price – R570,995
  • Power – 84kW/144Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.1l/100km


BAIC B40 Plus 2.0TDi

  • Starting price – R574,500
  • Power – 110kW/350Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 10.1l/100km


Ford Territory 1.8T Ambiente

  • Starting price – R576,000
  • Power – 138kW/318Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.0l/100km


Proton X50 1.5T Premium

  • Starting price – R579,900
  • Power – 130kW/255Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.1l/100km


Omoda C5 1.6TGDI 290T GT

  • Starting price – R589,990
  • Power – 145kW/290Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.8l/100km


Opel Grandland 1.6T

  • Starting price – R604,900
  • Power – 121kW/240Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.0l/100km


Peugeot 3008 1.6T Active

  • Starting price – R605,900
  • Power – 121kW/240Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.0l/100km


Haval H6 2.0GDIT 4WD Super Luxury

  • Starting price – R610,750
  • Power – 150kW/320Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.3l/100km


Audi Q2 35TFSI

  • Starting price – R612,400
  • Power – 110kW/250Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.1l/100km


Renault Koleos 2.5 Intens

  • Starting price – R620,999
  • Power – 126kW/233Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.1l/100km


Honda HR-V 1.5 Executive

  • Starting price – R622,900
  • Power – 89kW/145Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.0l/100km


VW Tiguan 1.4TSI

  • Starting price – R628,300
  • Power – 110kW/250Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.7/100km


Citroen C5 Aircross 1.6T Feel

  • Starting price – R639,900
  • Power – 121kW/240Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.9l/100km


Mahindra Scorpio-N 2.2D Z8 4XPlor Adventure

  • Starting price – R644,499
  • Power – 129kW/400Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.2l/100km


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