JAC IV concept was designed in firm’s Italian facility in Milan
18 April 2010

This is Chinese car maker JAC's answer to the Smart Fortwo, which will be unveiled at next week's Bejing motor show.

The JAC IV concept was designed in the firm’s Italian facility in Milan, which was set up in 2005 at a cost of around £1.5 million.

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The facility focuses on the design of JAC's cars, and developing engineering techniques that can be fed back into the Chinese car maker's own research and development processes.

It has been revealed that the JAC IV concept has a hybrid powertrain, but full details won't be released until the Bejing motor show next Friday.

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14 April 2010

Looks good and on looks alone would choose it over a Fortwo.

They just need to sort out the engineering and quality now...

14 April 2010

It's a little strange that the on/off button is situated on the front bumper. Maybe crime is at an all time low in China and this is the new found confidence the Chinese Auto manufacturers are now taking.

I agree with sw4man in that I would choose it over a fortwo on looks alone.

14 April 2010

Smart move basing small car design in Italy. The results speak for themselves.

14 April 2010

Jon, it's not the on/off button.

It's part of the new sophisticated safety system.

When the car his an object from the front, the button is pressed, thereby stopping the motor !

Damned clever these Chinese.

Seriously, liked the design. As said before, hope the engineering is as good.

14 April 2010

[quote Lesbert]

Jon, it's not the on/off button.

It's part of the new sophisticated safety system.

When the car his an object from the front, the button is pressed, thereby stopping the motor !

Damned clever these Chinese.

Seriously, liked the design. As said before, hope the engineering is as good.

[/quote]Sorry Lesbert my mistake but surely you can see where I was coming from :-)

14 April 2010

The design center is in fact based in Turin not Milan.

14 April 2010

That's it. The Chinese copy Aston-Martin.

14 April 2010

[quote david RS]That's it. The Chinese copy Aston-Martin[/quote]

I thought it looked a bit IQ-ish as well.

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