As the year 2024 kick starts and people begin to plan for the year; making vital decisions about their priorities for the new year, a luxury automobile will expectedly feature on your To-Do list.

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Many will have to check out the Jetour brand, being one of the latest automobiles in the Nigeria’s market.

Dashing, a current model lineup of Jetour is currently attracting a great deal of interest among new vehicle fans in the country. It is a compact crossover SUV produced by Jetour.

Jetour, a sub-brand under Chery’s umbrella targeting younger car buyers, unveiled its latest Dashing SUV in April 2022.

Now, the Jetour Dashing making waves globally is available in the Nigerian market, says Jetour Nigeria Mobility Service.

Jetour currently has nine different SUVs, with petrol and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) powertrains. But the Dashing is the first vehicle to feature the brand’s new Kunlun Architecture. Jetour says it will use this architecture for an entire series of new cars, ranging from pickup to trucks, SUVs and 4×4 off-roaders.

The design of Dashing focuses on the latest fashion trend. It aims at the overseas market of A-class SUV and combines fashion with intelligence.

The borderless-style air intake grille, overall large fastback shape, and bilateral four-outlet exhaust ports highlight the aesthetics and dynamic figure.

The Jetour Dashing measures 4,590/1,900/1,685mm with a 2,720mm wheelbase.

To attract young buyers, the Jetour Dashing features a progressive design with sharply cut lines and sporty touches.

It also has pop-out door handles and large 20-inch alloy wheels.

The front boasts a split-headlight setup and a grille that protrudes into the car’s body.

The rear features a boomerang styled taillight design, roof spoiler and the diffuser-style bumper.

The simple yet impressive interior features multi-colour ambient lighting, a double-D-cut multi-function steering, an 8-inch instrument panel, a HUD projection screen and large 15.6-inch touchscreen multimedia unit which is equipped with the third-generation Snapdragon high-performance chip, and supports AutoNavi, Tencent, and Baidu navigation maps.

Other prominent features are voice recognition, a wireless charging pad on the centre console, panoramic roof as standard across the range, and Level2+ driving assistance functions that include cruise control and lane change assist.

Jetour Dashing conventional petrol engine is available in Nigeria and it comes with two engine options with a 1.5-litre turbo engine mated to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission or a 1.6-litre turbo engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

The 1.5-litre turbo engine has a maximum power output of 156 hp and a peak torque of 230 Nm.

The 1.6-litre turbo engine develops a maximum power of 197 hp and a peak torque of 290 Nm.