Speaking of pickup trucks, you may have the impression that it is a proper “tool car”, carrying goods and pulling goods to do dirty work, and the words comfort, enjoyment, and freedom have nothing to do with it. However, in recent years, with the gradual relaxation of policies in various places, and thanks to their strong off-road ability and good loading capacity, pickup truck models are increasingly favored by car buyers, and are a good partner to expand the radius of life after the hard SUV.
The pickup truck market has sprung up like vigor, and a number of new cars have followed. On January 12, the Foton Pickup Truck General was officially launched with three versions: the Pleasure Model (priced at 13.48-148,800 yuan), the Premium Model (priced at 14.78-161,800 yuan), and the flagship (priced at 15.18-165,800 yuan).
According to the official introduction, the new car is another new product launched by Foton Motor according to the development trend of passengerization, high-end and diversification of China’s pickup truck market, which is in line with the trend of industrial upgrading of China’s pickup truck industry. Is it a mule or a horse? Pull it out and walk to know. Walk! Brother Man took Meng Meng to experience this cannon general.
Domineering side leakage “national tide wind”
In recent years, the national tide is just right, the appearance design of the cannon general has integrated many elements of the Great Wall, PPT orange and Word blue two new appearance colors, for the Z generation of young people is more attractive.
The large front grille has a bit of beacon flavor when you look close, and the rectangular square frame in the grille seems to be made of green bricks, and the embedded FOTON alphabet is arranged in a regular arrangement like a stack and lookout. The headlights also adopt the popular split shape, the upper part of the light strip is like the sharp eyes of the enemy on the city wall, and the lower part of the lamp cavity is like a cannon barrel ready to fire.
In terms of size, the length, width and height of the Cannon General are 5630/1980/1920 (mm), and the overall visual effect is very burly. In addition, the body adopts a sporty blackened treatment in the front surround, hub, foot pedal, gantry, etc., and the wheel fender also has ingenious rivets to add a bit of domineering.
The cargo box size is 1805×1580×440 (mm), which has certain advantages over competing models in the same class.
The rear can see the feeling of the new American off-road big pickup, and the bright silver off-road rear rails and bilateral double exhaust buckles have some personality and fashion elements in addition to practicality, meeting the aesthetic pursuit of young users.
Keeping up with the wave of “pickup truck multiplication”
Coming to the car, you can clearly feel the “passenger car” style, less the ruggedness of traditional pickup trucks, and the blue and white double-color center console creates a light luxury atmosphere. The diamond-shaped leather covering, gold chrome strips, and imitation carbon fiber trim panels play a significant role in creating a sense of grade and sophistication. The interior also offers another “blue and brown” color scheme, and the casual and stylish combination can also see the trend of the current pickup truck transformation.
10.25-inch floating central control screen integrated 4G Internet of Vehicles T-LINK system, support intelligent voice interaction, but also mobile phone remote control, today’s pickup truck is no longer a ruthless cargo pulling machine, can bring users more enjoyment in the process of using the car. All models of this gun general come standard with one-button start, openable sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, leather seats and other practical equipment.
In addition, the whole car has embroidered Logo high-grade color-block seats, the main driver supports 6-way electric adjustment, keyless entry, automatic thermostatic air conditioning with PM2.5 filter, seven-color ambient lights, and a 7-inch LCD instrument panel to give you a comfortable and advanced driving experience.
In terms of safety, the General has also reached the level of passenger cars, and the whole vehicle is made of high-strength steel plates to meet the C-NCAP five-star safety collision standard. Standard equipped with dual airbags, four-wheel ventilated brake discs, the latest Bosch 9.3 version ESP, reversing image, cruise control, side airbags, side air curtains, pre-tensioned seat belts in the whole car, 6 radar probes and ADAS intelligent driving assistance system, giving you a full sense of safety in driving.
Inherit the century-old Cummins surging technology gene + the century-old ZF 8AT
The point is that the biggest highlight of this cannon general comes from the new powertrain, equipped with 2.0T diesel power inherited from the century-old Cummins surging technology gene, using the latest high-pressure common rail system and BorgWarner VGT turbocharger from Bosch of Germany, with a maximum power of 120kW and a peak torque of 390N·m, meeting the national six b emission standard, and the acceleration time of 100 kilometers is 14.27S, which is higher than competing models from the data alone.
The transmission part matches the famous ZF 8AT gearbox, which increases the carrying torque by 100N·m compared with the traditional 6AT, increases the shifting efficiency by 50%, increases the transmission efficiency by 14% and up to 96%, saves fuel consumption by 6%, and can upgrade the micro-hybrid, mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid and start-stop systems in the future.
In fact, after hand, the throttle control of the cannon general is “affinity”, and even girls do not need to take too long to get used to. In ECO mode, the power output is smooth, and the NVH performance in the car is remarkable, reducing the average noise by 5 decibels and the idle noise by 4% on the basis of ensuring the performance of the whole vehicle. In SPORT mode, you can feel a certain push back feeling, the response of the speed is more “aggressive”, and with the paddle shifters, it is more calm to overtake and go uphill under the condition of loading goods.
As one of the strengths of pickup trucks, BorgWarner’s timely four-wheel drive system + Eaton differential lock can fully meet the needs of many scenes.
From the product level analysis, in addition to retaining the functional attributes of pickup trucks, the general of the cannon is “passengerized” in the appearance and interior, and is closer to the increasingly young consumer group, so that it has the confidence to compete with opponents such as the Great Wall Cannon and Domain Tiger. From the brand level, we learned that Foton Pickup has set itself a sales target of 30,000+ this year, and the general of the artillery has a long way to go, while building an “culture + scene + value” audio-triangle pickup truck ecological chain, and a full-size hard-style pickup truck will be released at the end of the year.
With the further “lifting” of the domestic pickup policy in the future, Foton Pickup Truck, as one of the earliest national brands in China to enter the pickup truck industry, believes that it will seize the opportunity, explore a new world, and create its own national pickup culture.