Guangzhou Motor Show, the new A108 saloon car, designed and
developed by Pininfarina for the Chinese carmaker JAC,
has secured the Best Car in Show award.
first fruits of the design and engineering collaboration between JAC and
Pininfarina, which got underway in 2005, are the A108 3-box
saloon and the 2-box variant, the A107, for which
Pininfarina developed the styling and the engineering.
The two cars share a few immediately recognisable stylistic
elements such as the graphics of the front headlights, which
sinuously embrace grille, giving the nose a sporty, elegant,
exclusive line. The meticulously balanced proportions of the
3-box saloon give it a touch of class that is only usually
evident in up-market cars.
There is a pleasant interplay between the concave and convex
surfaces on the well proportioned sides, which give the car
a solid, agile profile. Pininfarina paid a great deal of
attention to the design of the rear volumes in order to
ensure that each variant has a character of its own, while
sharing the same front.
While the 3-box model successfully conveys the impression of
a luxury premium car that is difficult to find in such a
small car, the two-box A107 has a sporty image that is
created by the absence of the boot volume. The ergonomic
interiors are carefully furnished, with innovative elements.
The simple, sophisticated lines create a youthful but
elegant passenger compartment. Great care was taken to
optimise the use of space, where both passenger comfort and
luggage loading are concerned.