My Google Page Rank

JMC Philippines stirs up SUV Market with the New Orion


Dreamco Automobile Co. (exclusive distributor of JMC in the Philippines) is set to stir up the local mid-size SUV market with the all-new Orion S350.

The vehicle will debut at the 2012 Philippine International Motor Show in August.

Pronounced “oh-rah-yon” this SUV takes it name from the constellation Orion, the powerful hunter of Greek mythology. With a body length close to 4.8 meters and built on an all new platform shared with the tough Hunter Vigor pick-up. This 7-seater sports-ute is Dreamco’s first foray into the lucrative SUV segment.

“With the Orion, Dreamco is offering a rich yet practical alternative to the car buyer and SUV enthusiast,” says E.L. San Agustin, Sales and Marketing Director of JMC Philippines. “The SUV is out of the ordinary in terms of features and specifications versus the price points. We are proud of this locally assembled SUV in these days when most of the SUVs are CBU imports.”

The Orion will be assembled at Star Motor assembly plant in Sta Rosa, Laguna under the control and supervision of Dreamco Automobile Company, Inc.
“Local Assembly,” explains San Agustin “assures the buyer quality and workmanship only a Filipinos hand can impart. It also assures the availability of parts, one of the best warranty periods in the industry and the high attention to customer satisfaction”.

Positioned as a mid-size SUV the Orion is powered by TOPANTHER (JX4D24A4L) Dura-Torque 2.4-liter TDCi diesel engine (Manufactured by JMC in collaboration with Ford Motor Co.). This power plant produces 103kW of power and a torque of 290 Nm at a low 1,600 rpm. The driver will enjoy the pleasure of overtaking with great transient acceleration from 60 -100kph.

This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and mounted on an all-new chassis frame, with double wishbone coil spring independent front suspension and 5-link coil spring with lateral thrust pole rear suspension give the Orion an unmatched riding comfort that can be found only in high-end European SUVs.

Inside luxurious leather appointments abound as well simple yet functional combi-meter and dashboard layout. Dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) combine with the high strength passenger cabin construction to provide a safe ride for its occupants.

The Orion S350’s production capacity in a new plant in Jiangxi Province is over 300,000 units per year. Built with a close collaboration with Ford, JMC expects the Orion to lead the company’s unstoppable march into the global passenger vehicle market.

For more information on this release contact:

Raymond Gregory B. Tribdino, PR Consultant

+639209120832 / +639167729226


JMC Philippines is a division of Dreamco Automobile Company, Inc. which is part of the Star Motors Group, the only surviving 100% Filipino-owned car assembly operation in the Philippines to date.

The manufacturing facility in Sta. Rosa, Laguna boasts of world class assembly facilities with the strictest quality control levels gained from over 4 decades experience in the assembly of such brands as Mercedes Benz, Volvo and Nissan.

Dreamco Automobile’s assembly of JMC vehicles vastly contributes to the employment of over 200 technicians at the Star Motors plant as well as the development of local talent and local parts for use in JMC vehicles.

JMC is proud of its’ Philippine-made vehicles which has gained the trust and confidence of its dealers because of parts availability and quick response to dealer needs and the acceptance of the car buying public because of the high attention to customer service and attention to detail.

Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment

Security code

WestMinCom Commander leads bloodletting activity

27 Aug 2015 Hits:163 Be the first to comment!

The Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) led by its Commander, Lieutenant General Rustico Guerrero, conducted a bloodletting activity in collaboration with the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) and the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City West at the WestMinCom Gymnasium.Camp Navarro, Upper Calarian.Held in connection with the 9th anniversary celebration of the Command which is anchored on the theme, “Pagkakaisa Tungo sa Kapayapaan, at Pag-Unlad ng Bayan,” the bloodletting activity saw more than a hundred personnel of the Command undergo the screenings conducted by the Camp Navarro General Hospital (CNGH) led by its Chief Nurse, Lieutenant Colonel Mary Grace Patanindagat; and the ZCMC Blood Bank headed by Dr. Mary Ann Torregosa, Medical Specialist III.Around 75 units of blood donated by the personnel [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

Gov’t bullish over 2015 GDP target

27 Aug 2015 Hits:171 Be the first to comment!

With only four months left this year, the Philippine Government remains positive the country is well within reach of its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target.The Development Budget Coordination Committee [...] Read more

Alsons reports 41% jump in first-half 2015 income

27 Aug 2015 Hits:207 Be the first to comment!

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. (ACR) - the publicly-listed company of the Alcantara Group, reported a 41% rise in net Income attributable [...] Read more

Dumanquillas Bay protected landscape and seascape (DBPLS) turns 16

26 Aug 2015 Hits:220 Be the first to comment!

The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) held the 16th anniversary celebration of DBPLS in Barangay Danan, Vicenzo Sagun, Zamboanga del Sur with a simple program, lunch  and games – the [...] Read more

Beneficiaries in poorest province share impact of DSWD programs

26 Aug 2015 Hits:202 Be the first to comment!

“Ang tabang gihatag a DSWD labi pa sa pinansyal. Gipahibaw mi sa proseso, satuy-unun arun maka participar mi sa mga programa ug uban pang proyekto.” (More than the money, DSWD [...] Read more

Two men arrested for illegal drugs

22 Aug 2015 Hits:587 Be the first to comment!

The top wanted person in the police drug watch list in Barangay Malagutay and another suspected drug pusher were arrested by authorities yesterday. Operatives of Police Station 11 under Superintendent [...] Read more

DSWD implements P5.9-M Kalahi-CIDSS projects in Zamboanga Norte town

22 Aug 2015 Hits:290 Be the first to comment!

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is implementing seven projects worth PhP5.9 million in the municipality of Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte.The projects are being implemented through the Kapit-Bisig [...] Read more

Mindanao CSOs Ask Congress to Pass an Enhanced BBL

18 Aug 2015 Hits:1482 Be the first to comment!

Two of Zamboanga City’s peace-building civil society groups have joined the All Out Peace (AOP) movement organized mostly by Mindanao civil society networks in an appeal to Congress to pass [...] Read more

Villagers of mangrove community razed by 2013 war are rebuilding their houses and lives

18 Aug 2015 Hits:372 Be the first to comment!

Villagers of three coastal villages in Zamboanga City whose houses, bancas and other livelihood equipment were destroyed during the 2003 attack by Moro rebels signed an agreement on Thursday, August [...] Read more

DOST eyes 500,000 freelance web-based workers in provinces by 2016

18 Aug 2015 Hits:515 Be the first to comment!

The Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology (DOST-ICT) Office is aiming for 500,000 Filipinos in the countryside to work freelance via different online job platforms by 2016.This was [...] Read more

DOST, DOH to scale up eHealth innovations for inclusive health

18 Aug 2015 Hits:1174 Be the first to comment!

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in partnership with DOH and other institutions,  plans to deploy at least 100 [...] Read more

DTI reminds consumers on product quality and safety

13 Aug 2015 Hits:416 Be the first to comment!

The Department of Trade and Industry – Zamboanga City Office (DTI-ZCO) reminds the public to buy products such as Electrical Cords, Snap Switches, Light Bulbs, Fluorescent Lamps, and Household Appliances [...] Read more

DSWD promotes external convergence

13 Aug 2015 Hits:367 Be the first to comment!

Representatives from different line agencies joined the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region IX team yesterday to document programs and interventions provided to the residents of Sta. Cruz Island [...] Read more

DSWD trains visually impaired clients become independent

08 Aug 2015 Hits:469 Be the first to comment!

JemuelCarbajosa of the DSWD’s Area Vocational and Rehabilitation center led the training of visually-impaired clients on orientation and mobility yesterday.Some 18 blind individuals enrolled in AVRC were brought to different [...] Read more

Sec. Domingo spearheads ZamPen MSME Conference

08 Aug 2015 Hits:490 Be the first to comment!

The first-ever Zamboanga Peninsula Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Conference was successfully held last week in the city with no less than Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary [...] Read more

DA launched multiplier poultry farm project “Adopt a malnourish child”

07 Aug 2015 Hits:401 Be the first to comment!

“We wanted this project to succeed and become sustainable,” said Lucila Jaectin, Benefactor of the Multiplier Poultry Farm Project (MPFP), “Adopt a Malnourish Child” during its launching in Camanga, Tukuran, [...] Read more

DSWD strengthens local social welfare counterparts

07 Aug 2015 Hits:398 Be the first to comment!

To ensure timely provision and delivery of better quality Social Welfare and Development services to the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged, the Department of Social Welfare and Development intensifies its effort [...] Read more

Sangali cops feed 200 kids in Manicahan

06 Aug 2015 Hits:426 Be the first to comment!

When not on patrol protecting the community, policemen from Sangali Police Station are conducting feeding program for school children in an effort to make them closer to "Sir Chief" and [...] Read more

Four hurt in road accident

17 Mar 2015 Hits:770 Be the first to comment!

Four persons including a tricycle driver were injured in a road accident along MCLL Highway, Barangay Manicahan, this city, last Sunday. Police Station 3 commander Sr. Inspector Joel Tuttuh told Zamboanga [...] Read more