JAC Motors South Africa has announced it has extended its T6 bakkie range, adding a new “reliable” engine and drivetrain to the line-up. The powertrain in question is a 2.8-litre turbodiesel. See pricing below…


“We believe that the market’s need for a reliable and economical 2.8L turbodiesel engine is one of those examples where we can respond with tried and tested products,” said Karl-Heinz Göbel, CEO of JAC Motors South Africa. As a reminder, until the addition of the 2.8 TDI, the line-up comprised only 1.9-litre TDI and 2.0-litre petrol engines. “Our T6 2.8L TDI earned its tough workhorse credentials globally and ticked off all the boxes in terms of what the local market wants,” continued Göbel. The 2.8 TDI can be had with 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains. 


The four-cylinder diesel unit produces 68 kW and 210 Nm, the latter available from a lowly 1 800 r/min to 2 000 r/min. In the 4×2 model, the engine is coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. The 4×4 features a six-speed manual transmission. JAC claims an average fuel consumption figure of 7.9 L/100 km for the 4×2 and 10.5 L/100 km for the 4×4. 

JAC T6 pricing

As standard, all models ship with a five-year/150 000 km manufacturer’s warranty and a five-year/60 000 km service plan.

  • T6 2.0L VVT 4×2 Lux – R344 900
  • T6 2.8L TDI 4×2 Lux – R349 900
  • T6 1.9L TDI 4×2 Comfort – R374 900
  • T6 2.8L TDI 4×4 Lux – R399 900