The FAW Linghe (FAC) brand announced that the 2019 Leishen pickup has been put on sale. The new pickup is powered by a 2.5T diesel engine and is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The price is 93,800-11,900 yuan (~US$13,333 – US$16,915).
Leishen in Chinese means “thunder god”, FAW-Linghe is a joint venture brand between FAW and Shanghai Feihe Group, a company produces mainly in trunks, but also produces pickups and SUV, FAC Leishen pickup is the first pickup model from FAW Linghe brand.
The front face of FAC Leishen pickup features a black grille design to create a large mouth-like front face style. It is equipped with halogen headlights as standard, which is mainly economic and practical. The pickup has two versions of short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase, the short-wheelbase version is 3095mm, and the wheelbase of the long-wheelbase version is 3405mm.
In terms of interior, the overall design of FAC Leishen pickup is also traditional style. In the configuration part, the new pickup is equipped with braking force distribution, ABS anti-lock, multi-function steering wheel, USB interface, electric adjustment of exterior mirrors, etc. High trim models will also provide 8-inch central control screen, navigation, Bluetooth phone, faux leather seat fabric, reversing image and so on.
In the power section, FAC Leishen pickup is powered by a 129-horsepower Isuzu 2.5T diesel turbocharged engine with a peak torque of 320 Nm. For the transmission system, it is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission, and some models are equipped with a time-sharing four-wheel drive system.