Recently, we have learned from the official that Great Wall Motors has released a set of renderings of new full-size pickup trucks based on the “Tank” platform. The new pickup will be powered by a 3.0T turbocharged 6-cylinder engine and can burst out with a maximum torque of 500 N·m, giving the new pickup a strong off-road capability.
In terms of appearance, judging from the official renderings, the new pickup will use a very strong polygonal grille, which is extremely aggressive; the lights on both sides are also designed with irregular shapes and blended with the front grille, which enhances the overall sense of the front face. The new car will also be equipped with dual five-spoke large-size wheels, with generous wheel eyebrows, making it full of aura. In terms of body size, the length of the new car is close to 6 meters, and the width of the body will exceed 2.1 meters.
Judging from the information received so far, the new pickup will be built on the “Tank” platform just released by Great Wall Motors. “Tank” is a globalized intelligent professional off-road platform. The models on this platform will have powerful power, intelligent off-road mode and ultimate off-road capability. It is worth mentioning that it will be featured by an active lifting suspension with a lifting range of 120mm, a wading depth of 965mm, and a climbing angle that can reach the industry’s limit.
In terms of power, the new pickup will be powered by a newly developed 3.0T turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a 48V light hybrid system. The maximum power can reach 354 horsepower (260 kilowatts), and the maximum torque can reach 500 N·m. This engine achieved a thermal efficiency of 38%; in terms of the transmission system, it will match a longitudinal 9-speed AT gearbox and an intelligent four-wheel-drive system with a central differential lock.
At present, GWM has built Haval H9 and Pao (P-series) pickups based on the “Tank” platform. Among them, H9 and P-series pickups rank first in the Chinese off-road SUV and pickup market segments respectively. At the end of this year, the WEY brand’s first SUV to use the “Tank” platform – TANK 300 will also be officially released. It is also worth mentioning that the above three vehicles are only entry-level models built by their respective brands based on the tank platform, and a number of large-scale vehicles will be launched on the platform in the future.