The JAC T8 – A Mighty Double Cab Bakkie

Few new affordable double cab bakkies look as good and offer as much as the new JAC T8 Lux and Super Lux derivatives. They are one of the most advanced bakkie ever developed by JAC Motors in its entire 58-year history and their efforts have paid off in spectacular fashion. If the JAC T8 exterior styling is anything to go by, the technology and safety features, the impressive T8 engine specs and the striking interior design and features make it a superb package. In South Africa’s highly competitive bakkie segment, the JAC T8 is certainly the bakkie to own!

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Reasons Why The JAC T8 Is A Superb Bakkie To Buy

When it comes to performance, the JAC T8 2.0L CTi will impress even the harshest of critics. Compared to the competition, it offers tremendous value for money thanks to a long list of convenience and safety features, while the T8 price puts it in a favourable position in a hotly contested bakkie market. The T8 line-up is stylishly luxurious and loaded with extras and boasts ample space for the entire family. The intelligent technologies in the T8 make it stand out even more while offering a safe, comfortable and practical vehicle. This double cab bakkie offers reasonably low running costs and decent fuel economy and comes standard with a five-year/100 000km warranty and five-year/100 000km service plan – making it an incredibly affordable, high-quality pickup.

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JAC T8 Engine Specs

The JAC T8’s 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine with an intercooler and Electrical Variable Geometry Turbocharger (EVGT), delivers 104 kW @ 3,600 rpm and 320 Nm torque, available between 1,600 to 2,600 rpm. The T8 Lux and Super Lux engine offers the following performance:

Engine Power Torque
JAC T8 2.0L CTi 104kW @ 3600 rpm 320Nm @ 1600 – 2600 rpm

For a more detailed breakdown of the JAC T8 bakkie engine specs for both the manual and automatic models is available in the latest JAC T8 brochure.

JAC T8 Fuel Consumption*

The JAC T8 fuel consumption is impressive for such a big double cab bakkie. The new T8 2.0L CTi Lux and Super Lux derivatives provide an average fuel consumption of 7.8-litres/100 km (combined cycle) in the 4×2 derivative, while its 76-litre tank provides a range of almost 1,000 kilometres – even better than the older model. The fuel consumption figures for the T8 models are:

Engine Fuel Consumption
JAC T8 2.0L CTi 7.8L/ 100km

*Subject to our Fuel Consumption Disclaimer

JAC T8 Safety Features

Safety forms part of JAC’s DNA and this philosophy has been passed on to the strong, rugged and stylish JAC T8 2024 double cab. The T8 line-up features a host of active and passive safety features included as standard, including:

  • ISOFIX (Child restraint system)*
  • Heated side mirrors*
  • Hill-start hold control (HHC)
  • Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)
  • Dual airbags
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Engine immobiliser (IMMO)
  • Cruise control system (CCS)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Brake override system (BOS)
  • 3 Rear seats with safety belts and adjustable headrests
  • Child safety lock
  • Driver & front passenger pre-tensioner seat belt
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Reverse camera
  • High mounted brake light
  • Auto lock @ 30 km/h
  • Central locking
  • Power window lock function
  • Remote with folding ignition key
  • Driver seat belt with alarm system
  • Door ajar warning light

The driver and passengers are in safe hands with a collapse-absorbing energy steering system, high tensile trapezoidal reinforced frame, sump protector and enhanced anti-collision beam.

JAC T8 Dimensions

The T8 double-cab has plenty of space inside for a comfortable drive in urban centres or the open roads. To give you a better indication of size – here are the dimensions of the JAC T8 pickup:

JAC T8 bakkie dimensions

  • Length: 5,325 mm
  • Width: 1,880 mm
  • Height: 1,830 mm
  • Wheelbase: 3,380 mm
  • Payload capacity: 900 kgs

JAC T8 Exterior Accessories

The T8 pickup is brimming with confidence with its stylish and streamlined exterior. It is sure to appeal to South Africans looking for something different, yet affordable. Some of the JAC T8 exterior features include:

  • Large hexagonal front black grille with embedded JAC badge
  • Modern Xenon headlamps with built-in LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog lamps integrated into the front bumper
  • Bold black wheel arches
  • Custom running boards and a style bar
  • Two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels with 265/60 R18 tyres
  • Unique ‘Double C’ LED tail-light design
  • Rear fog lamps

Please note, some features are model-dependent and we suggest contacting our Group1 sales team for more information.

JAC T8 Interior Accessories

The JAC T8 car has a fantastic amount of luxury equipment – making the T8’s interior even more exceptional. Some of the JAC T8 interior accessories include:

  • Power sunroof*
  • Automatic Up/Down + Anti clamp for all windows*
  • Electric driver seat*
  • Air conditioning with multifunction indicating instrument
  • 9-Inch colour touchscreen with radio/MP5
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Smartphone Connectivity
  • Power window with main auto-down function
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Leather bound multi-function steering wheel
  • Manual anti-glare of interior mirror
  • Trip computer
  • 6 Speakers
  • 12V accessory socket and USB
  • Electric rear windows
  • Updated leather seat design
  • Centre rear armrest*

Please note that some features are model-dependent and we recommend contacting our Group1 sales team for more information.

JAC T8 Review

The T8’s contemporary style complements its workmanlike appearance. The striking design with precise folds, design curves, and a stylish front fascia distinguish the T8 from the competition.

The JAC T8 range in South Africa has a rugged ladder frame suspension with rear integral bridge support which means no job is too big for this incredible addition to the JAC light commercial vehicle range.

The T8’s turning circle of 6.2 metres is pretty impressive for a big vehicle – making for easy urban- and off-road driving.

With a payload capacity of 900 kg and a maximum braked towing mass of 1,780 kg – the JAC T8 is surely making its closest rivals quiver.


Considering the incredible styling, the long list of exceptional features and the affordable retail price – few will argue that the JAC T8 is extremely well-positioned within the double-cab market.

The best way to experience the might of the T8 is by booking a test drive of this incredible double cab.

“The T8 2.0 CTi 4×4 promises formidable off-road performance thanks to its BorgWarner-sourced electronically-controlled time-sharing four-wheel-drive system.”Times LIVE

“The car is not only soft on the eyes and the budget, but on the road, it comes with an impressive display of features like speed-cruise control, power steering, airbags, and a multi-functional steering wheel. The suspension is just as soft and comfortable on gravel as on tarred roads.”The Namibian


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What engine is in the JAC T8?

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The JAC T8 is powered by a new 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. With added features like an intercooler and an Electrical Variable Geometry Turbocharger (EVGT), the T8 2023 model takes it up a notch and achieves peak performance 400 rpm earlier, at 1600 rpm.

Is the JAC T8 reliable?

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Yes, the JAC T8 is renowned for its robust build quality and overall reliability while offering an array of features. Not to mention modern styling and a spacious cabin, good fuel economy and low maintenance costs. With the T8, owners can enjoy the legendary reliability of JAC’s commercial range, all packaged in a ruggedly handsome design while offering good value for money across the range.

What JAC T8 variants are available?

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The new 2024 JAC T8 range includes the new T8 2.0L CTi 4×2 Lux, T8 2.0L CTi 4×4 Lux, 2.0L CTI 4×2 Super Lux and the 2.0L CTI 4×4 Super Lux, while the previous 2022 model range is available with a 1.9L TDi engine.

Is the JAC T8 safe?

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Absolutely. As one of the most affordable luxury bakkies in South Africa, the JAC T8 is loaded with safety features and driver-assist technologies. This includes dual airbags, traction control system (TCS), electronic stability control (ESC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), vehicle dynamics control (VDC) and hydraulic brake assist (HBA) among others.

Looking for JAC T8 reviews in South Africa?

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With the increased popularity of the JAC T8 range in South Africa, more motorists have taken to the road which means you should be able to find some JAC T8 reviews online, including on this page.

Looking for the JAC T8 price?

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When looking at everything that comes standard with the JAC T8, this luxury double cab bakkie offers tremendous value for money. The JAC T8 starting price at Group1 is R399,900*.

* Price accurate as of June 2024.

Does the JAC T8 come with a warranty and how long?

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Yes, the JAC T8 comes standard with a five-year/100 000km warranty and five-year/100 000km service plan – making it an incredibly affordable, high-quality pickup.

How much cargo space does the JAC T8 have?

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In addition to ample storage space inside the cabin, the JAC T8 has a good amount of cargo space, approximately 1,085ℓ.

What is the load capacity of the JAC T8?

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The JAC T8 payload is 900 kg with the double-skinned load-box measuring 1 520mm × 1 520mm × 470mm. It also has a maximum braked towing capacity of 2,000 kg.