JAC Refine S3

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JAC Refine S3
ManufacturerJAC Motors
Also calledHeyue S30
DR4 (Italy)
EVO4 (Italy)
JAC S3 (Persian Gulf)
JAC Sei 3 (Mexico)
JAC JS3 (Egypt,Lebanon)
Model years2013–Present
AssemblyHefei, China
Ciudad Sahagún, Mexico
Kerman, Iran (KMC)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact CUV
Body style5-door station wagon
RelatedJAC Heyue A30
JAC Refine S2
Engine1.5 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
Dual-clutch transmission
Wheelbase2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Length4,325 mm (170.3 in)
4,345 mm (171.1 in) (2019 facelift)
Width1,765 mm (69.5 in)
Height1,660–1,685 mm (65.4–66.3 in)
1,640 mm (64.6 in) (2019 facelift)
Curb weight1,255–1,275 kg (2,767–2,811 lb)

The JAC Refine S3 is a Compact CUV produced by JAC Motors under the Refine sub-brand.


Originally launched on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show as the Heyue S30 under the Heyue sub-brand, the compact crossover was quickly rebranded to Refine S3 shortly after during the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.[1][2]

Pricing of the Refine S3 was revealed later during the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show with prices ranging from 65,800 yuan to 84,800 yuan. The JAC Refine S3 is powered by the HFC4GB2.3E 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine producing 113hp mated to a selection of 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, and CVT gearboxes.[3] The facelifted Refine S3 crossover was launched on the 2016 Chengdu Auto Show in China.[4]

2016 facelift[edit]

The 2016 facelift includes redesigned grilles, triangle shaped fog lights, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and an updated interior. It also introduces the new JAC corporate logo.[5]

2019 facelift[edit]

At the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, JAC Motors released the redesigned 2019 JAC Refine S3. The 2019 facelift features a redesigned front fascia and a restyled rear bumper resulting in a 20mm increase in the vehicle length. The interior of 2019 model has also been adjusted with the floating central control large screen greatly improved with enhanced visual effect. The instrument panel display is double-cylinder design with high display resolution and adjustable brightness.[6]

The 2019 JAC Refine S3 is powered by the same HFC4GB2.3E 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine producing 114hp, and equipped with a large speed ratio gearbox for higher transmission efficiency.[6]


  1. ^ "JAC Heyue S30 arrives at the Shanghai Auto Show". 19 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Official Photos of the new JAC Refine S3 for the Chinese auto market". 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ "JAC Refine S3 SUV".
  4. ^ "JAC Refine S3 SUV debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show". 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Facelifted JAC Refine S3 Launched On The Chengdu Auto Show In China". 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Facelifted: JAC Motors Released 2019 JAC Refine S3 At 2019 Shanghai Auto Show". 11 July 2023.

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