Wuling Rong Guang Pickup Launches In China11
China has a new mini pickup to choose from in the Wuling Rong Guang pickup. SAIC-GM-Wuling announced on Thursday that the truck is now available in single or crew cab variants.
The automaker said the Rong Guang is the ideal workhorse for the e-commerce industry with the ability to haul large loads and a local reputation for dependability. Even with the cargo space, the mini pickup can squeeze into tight parking areas and offers excellent maneuverability in China’s crowded roadways. The single-cab model is just 10 feet long, while the crew cab measures just over eight feet long.
Two engines are offered: a 1.5-liter and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a manual transmission. Electric power steering is standard, and the automakers said the tires offer “enhanced grip.”
The pickup is on sale now locally and starts at RMB 45,800 ($6,890 USD).
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I thought China needed less gasoline burning and more electric vehicles. This would be more “news” if these new trucks were electric.
[The single-cab model is just 10 feet long, while the crew cab measures just over eight feet long.]
Is that the total length, the bed length or it this statement length reversed?
The product web site at https://www.sgmw.com.cn/rongguang.html gives some hints (click the rightmost, or fitfh selection underneath the image with the row of five RongGuang models).
The cargo bed measures 3,150 mm, in both the single cab and crew cab versionsm (you can click underneath the first image to switch that image between the single cab and crew cab version).
The eight foot must be the length of the crew cab.
OTOH, the “Parameter table” at the bottom of the linked document is quite confusing.
It shows for both motorisations (1.5 and 1.8 L engine) columns with a “2” and “5” which I understand as the number of seats, in the “2” columns 3150 mm and in the “5” columns 2450 mm.
Could that mean that the cargo bed is shortened for the crew cab version, leaving the overall lenght of the vehicle unchanged? That must be it, when one counts the red dots on the side… There are nine of them, but in the crew cab version, the first red dot is on the door for the back row of seats.
This looks more like a real truck than a pickup:
• Cargo bed above the wheels, therefore in vehicle width
• cargo bed to be opened on the side instead of only at the back
$6,800 and a manual trans.
I want one
No need to overcompensate with a Silverado if you have a rong guang
Bring it here to the US and make it street legal !
You really don’t want this thing in the US. This is the equivalent of a Yugo with a bed… which is to say that GM can do much better than this.
Don’t forget they’ll charge 10 times as much! Just saying…. 🙂
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