Towell Auto Centre (TAC) has announced its roll-out of both 2.8-litre, three-tonne and 3.8-litre, four-tonne JAC Motors light-duty trucks – powered by tough Cummins engine allegedly suitable for reliable and safe operation on a variety of road conditions – in Oman.

The 2.8-litre JAC truck boasts a maximum power of 107hp at 3600rpm with a maximum torque of 240Nm at 2000rpm, while the 3.8-litre model delivers a maximum power of 141hp at 2600 rpm and 450Nm of torque between 1200 to 2200rpm, giving them a performance “comparable to or at times exceeding their rivals”, according to TAC.

A spokesperson for TAC explained: “The four-tonne JAC trucks use a Cummins ISF diesel engine that meets Euro III emission standards. Cummins ISF engines are responsive and make the truck pretty flexible, regardless of what load is carried at the back, being able to merge well with the city traffic.”

“In addition, truck operators appreciate significantly lower noise levels with smoother engine operation. The Cummins engines in JAC trucks give the kind of exceptional performance and productivity that one expects from the world’s largest independent diesel engine manufacturer.”

JAC Motors is a significant commercial vehicle brand in China, and sells vehicles to more than 100 countries worldwide. Established as Jianghuai Automobile Co. in 1964, it has been listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2001.

The TAC spokesperson added: “Cummins has the best technology to meet the power requirement. The engines give JAC trucks a clear advantage, improving fuel economy and lowering operating costs, power and torque along with reliable and durable performance.”

TAC is the sole distributor of JAC light-duty trucks in Oman, with a network of 11 showrooms, 13 service outlets and 10 parts outlets across the country.