Last week Great Wall Motors (GWM) officially launched its all-new P Series Pickup, which will eventually be launched locally.
GWM is going straight for the big leagues with its new bakkie, stating that it will compete head-on with Toyota, Ford and other international mainstream pickup brands in the global market. It’s goal is to achieve annual sales of three million units by 2025.
The “P” in P Series stands for three things, according to GWM: Power, Peak and Perfect.
GWM claims it will feature the comfort of sedan, the off-road ability of an SUV, the recreational nature of station wagon and the loading capability of light truck.
In terms of car-like specs, it is equipped with 6-way electronically powered driver’s seat with heating, dual zone automatic air conditioning, over 100 sound insulation and absorption treatments, multi-link rear suspension and much more.
It’s also equipped with the latest in automatic driving technology, including ACC, lane keeping assist, intelligent driving assistance and other advanced driver assist functions, it may realize aided driving, environment awareness, programmed decision-making and other driver aid functions.
Great Wall’s new P Series Passenger Pickup is equipped with an eight-speed automatic, a 2.0 litre turbo engine, TOD intelligent four-wheel drive, high-strength armoured body, the latest generation of Bosch version 9.3 ESP, 360 View, Rear View Camera, Lane Departure Warning, intelligent forward view and all-round radars.