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A138 sedan will go on sale in September this year, while A137 hatchback is expected to hit the market at the end of this year. They will be powered by a Mitsubishi 1299cc 4G13 engine capable of 69Kw max that meets the Euro IV emission standards and consumes less than 5.5L in 100km's drive. A137 and A138 are co-developed by Jianghuai Auto and Italian company Pininfarina. They differ only at the rear.


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JAC A137 and A138 were first presented to the public as a concept cars at 2008 Auto China:
http://www.chinacarforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4057
 

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Jianghuai Auto to launch new A-class car in November.

September 17, 2008 - Anhui-based Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) which produce both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles, will launch its second sedan model -- a 1.3L A-class car named “Tongyue” (literarily meaning “happy together”), reported Beijing News on September 15.

Following the launch of the first sedan Binyue, JAC showcased its first A-class car at the 2008 Beijing auto show in April. The 1.3L new model is available in a sedan version and a hatchback version, code-named A137 and A138 respectively. The new A-class car will go on sale later this year, priced below 100,000 yuan ($14,598.5).

JAC has announced its plans to release the details of A137 and A138 apart from the price at the upcoming Chengdu auto show on September 20. Named Tongyue, the A-class model will be launched to the market around November, a top JAC executive disclosed.

source: Gasgoo.com
 

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Autohome already published pictures of production version of A138 with 1.3l engine. Suprisingly the car has monocolured front bumper without central part in black. Will that be reserved for top models only or was that characteristic of pre-production models?
With this new bumper the car looks less attractive and agressive IMO.








 

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Jianghuai to launch 1.3L Tongyue at Guangzhou show.

November 4, 2008 - Jianghuai Auto has recently announced that it will launch its new A-class car 1.3L Tongyue at the upcoming Guangzhou auto show later this month, said xinhuanet.com today. The 1.5L Tongyue model will be released in early 2009.

Previously codenamed Jianghuai A137 (hatchback) and Jianghuai A138 (sedan), the hatchback is officially named "Tongyue RS" and the sedan "Tongyue" now, to be priced between 59,900 yuan ($8,770) and 69,900 yuan. The sedan Tongyue (meaning "happy together" in Chinese) measures 4,155mm in length, 190mm longer than the hatchback Tongyue RS, but they have the same width and height.

The Tongyue sedan and hatchback will be powered by a Mitsubishi 1299cc 4G13 engine capable of 69Kw max that meets the Euro IV emission standards and consumes less than 5.5L in 100km's drive. The two five-speed manual models are co-developed by Jianghuai Auto and Italian company Pininfarina. They differ only at the rear.

Anhui-based Jianghuai Auto is also expected to roll out the 1.5L automatic versions of Tongyue (sedan) and Tongyue RS (hatchback), following the launch of the 1.5L Tongyue manual model early next year.

Currently the 1.3L manual models of Tongyue and Tongyue RS are available for ordering at Jianghuai's dealerships and can be picked up by customers immediately after the Guangzhou auto show by the end of this month.
 

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Re: Jianghuai (JAC) Tongyue and Tongyue RS (A138 & A137)

What no four way hazard flasher switch? I don't see it here.
Safety demands that it be in a place where you can reach out and push it when you need it.

Otherwise, albeit small, I like it.
 
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