Here's what to expect for the PH-spec Great Wall Cannon pick-up truck
Last week, Great Wall Motors (GWM) officially made its presence felt in the Philippines after previewing its initial lineup of vehicles. These included the Haval H6 HEV and the Haval Jolion crossovers. Both are available with electrified powertrains and offer plenty of features that will rival their closest competitors.
Apart from the two crossovers, GWM Philippines also previewed another vehicle, and it's meant to serve as the brand's workhorse. This is the 2023 GWM Cannon pick-up truck, and it's bigger, longer, and offers more space than its nearest rivals.
Set to make its official reveal at the 2023 Manila International Auto Show, the all-new Cannon, together with the Jolion and H6, are set to disrupt the local automotive scene. But what can interested buyers and show-goers expect from Great Wall's upcoming pick-up truck?
Thanks to insider information, we managed to get the “initial” specifications of the Cannon. Do note that the current specs are not yet final and may change over time before it debuts at this year's MIAS. For now, let's take a look at the possible specs the Cannon will have.
Beginning with its hardware, the new pick-up truck will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel that makes 161 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Don't expect to find a manual gearbox as all variants will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, the Cannon will be available in 4x2 and 4x4 versions, with the latter benefiting from torque-on-demand, as well as low-range gearing.
In terms of size, the Cannon will measure 5410mm long, 1934mm wide, and 1886mm tall. The bed, on the other hand, comes in at 1520mm long, 1520mm wide, and 540mm tall. Last but not least is its generous 3230mm wheelbase. Compared to its closest competitors, the Cannon is marginally bigger in terms of dimensions, bed size, and wheelbase.
When it comes to amenities and features, the Cannon will have plenty on offer. High-grade models will come with leather seats, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, power-adjustable front seats, a wireless charging pad for smartphones, a 220V power outlet, a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, automatic climate control, and a 6-speaker sound system.
Lesser variants, still come with the aforementioned 9-inch touchscreen and climate control but lose some of the niceties found on the top-of-the-line models. Gone is the digital instrument panel as it's replaced with a 3.5-inch multi-info display. The front seats are only manual-adjust while the wireless charging pad and 220V outlet are removed. Last but not least, it will only come with a 4-speaker sound system.
A bevy of intelligent driver-aids will also be available for the 2023 Cannon pick-up. These include:
-adaptive cruise control
-rear-cross traffic alert
-forward collision warning
-lane-center keeping assist
More details (and pricing) about the 2023 Cannon will be revealed at 2023 MIAS. But for now, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for any new information about GWM's newest vehicles.