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Spy shots of the upcoming Great Wall Shanhai Canon 6×6 pickup truck. The test car is still heavily camouflaged and the body doesn’t seem completely finished yet, but we can see this is going to be a big and badass Chinese double-cab pickup truck. It seems to be well over five meters long and at least 2 meters high.
The new Shanhai Canon 6×6 is a 6-wheel drive variant of the standard Shanhai Canon 4×4 pickup truck. The Shanhai Cannon is the most luxurious truck so far under Great Wall’s Canon (炮) series, aka Poer series, aka Pao series. ‘Shanhai’ (山海) can be best translated as ‘Mountains and Seas’, a nice name for an off-road capable pickup truck with a lot of shine.
The Shanhai Cannon is powered by a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 gasoline engine with an output of 360 hp and 500 Nm. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 6×6 version will get the same engine. Both the standard car and the 6×6 are based on Great Wall’s P71 new body-on-frame pickup truck platform.
A leaked slide from an Great Wall presentation for dealers, showing the 6×6 in production form. The truck looks very racy, giant tires, and a covered cargo bed. The slide mentions a launch in May 2021, but like so many cars in China, the 6×6 has been delayed due to the pandemic. Launch on the Chinese car market is bow expected for the second half of next year.
The bed is large enough to be useful. The rear axle looks massive, so it may me able to do some actual off-road work. The Shanhai Canon 6×6 will be the first mass-market 6-wheel drive pick-up truck made by a Chinese car brand, but if it sells other brand will certainly follow Great Wall’s lead.
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