By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
THERE is nothing exciting than seeing people appreciating and enquiring about the car you are driving around.
That was the case when I was test driving JMC Boarding single cab a few weeks ago.
The all new Boarding is yet another evident that the Chinese Motor Company, JMC just can’t run out of ideas as far as manufacturing cars is concern.
The Isuzu look-alike single cab bakkie which is currently available in the county is made to endure any challenge that comes with work-load of any kind.
Boasting of a well crafted interior that comes with leather seats, power steering, electric windows, a single CD player and the Aux Port and USB Port for the radio, the Boarding makes driving very comfortable. Top to that, this work-horse vehicle’s interior is also equipped with Air conditioning, remote control central locking and an adjustable steering column.
The vehicle comes with either two or four-wheel drive-trains, depending on the ‘package’ selected by the customer. The Boarding’ single cab has a gross vehicle weight of 2566 kg with outside dimensions of (LxWxH) 5005x1690x1645, and it has a load carrying capacity of 1106 litres. Mag wheels come as standard with tubeless tyre 251/70R15C.
Built strong and resilient, JMC also didn’t down-play themselves as far as the exterior design of the Boarding is concerned as it boast the perfect features such as a rear bumper and load body rubberising which are all available in the deluxe versions. The new front face is sleek and was specifically designed for higher cooling efficiency.
Boarding boasts of a 2.8-litre turbo diesel in line 4 cylinder engine. Maximum output is at 84kW at 3600 rpm with a maximum torque of 235Nm at 2300 rpm.
Boarding has a reasonable low mass of 1 605 kg that helps and aids and complement the fuel consumption which is 8 L/100km. Economically as it come, the vehicle boast of a fair acceleration that sees its take off time clocking from 0-100km/h.
Currently price for Boarding start from R194 880 that comes with a three-year or 100km warranty while service plans are offered as optional.