To be GWM about to provide it Ute Cannon an older brother?
An eagle-eyed reader shared pictures of what seems to be testing the GWM King Kong Cannon on Australian roads.
A spokesman for GWM Haval stated the King Kong Cannon was “nonetheless underneath analysis” for the Australian market. It isn’t unusual for automotive producers to check automobiles on Australian roads, even when they don’t seem to be endorsed for our market.
Measuring 5635mm lengthy, 1880mm large and 1815mm tall, King Kong Cannon is 200mm longer than GWM Ute is now obtainable. It’s carefully related to LDV T60 Mega Tubup to 5680mm in size.
Together with the longer mattress, the King Kong units itself other than the smaller Ute with its aggressive entrance finish impressed by the Nissan Titan.
Tail lights have a couple of trace HiLux about them, though the small print of the wheels, grille and sides of the physique are all pure GWM.
In China, its maker says King Kong is geared toward “younger entrepreneurs”. Energy comes from a alternative of two.0-litre engines: petrol making 146kW and turbo-diesel making 123kW.
The present Ute is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine manufactured and developed in-house by Nice Wall. It generates 120kW of energy and 400Nm of torque, which is shipped to the street through full-time four-wheel drive.
An eight-speed automated is customary, and a low-range and locked rear differential are customary.
Whereas the King Kong Cannon for Australia has but to be finalized, Nice Wall Motor is trying to broaden its attain domestically by means of each GWM and Haval, in addition to two different sub-brands.
Haval is anticipated to welcome Boxy Dargo SUV (often known as Haval Large Canine in China) Down earlier than the tip of 2022, together with coupe styling H6 GT SUV.
Sub-brand Ora Electrical can be on the way in which to Australia, led by Ora Cat 01 hatchback.
On the different finish of the spectrum, 300 tank for certain can be anticipated to seem within the close to future.
Gross sales from each Haval and GWM are robust in 2022. So far, it’s up 6.1%, led by the Haval Jolion and H6 SUVs.
Because of Adrian De Angelis for the pictures.