After showing the first real-world photos of the all-new Wuling Journey last week, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) has now just revealed official interior design images of the first dedicated pickup from General Motors’ highly popular Chinese brand. This is the first time the joint venture has shown the cab of the new Journey and some additional details about this particular China-exclusive Wuling truck.
Like the rest of the brand’s classic family of commercial vehicles, the first images of the all-new Wuling Journey’s cabin show a fairly simple interior design focused mainly on practicality and ease of use. SGMW’s idea is to offer robust vehicles that can handle the workload and the passage of time at a low price, so the quality of materials and overall finish take a back seat.
Aesthetically, the Wuling Journey pickup’s cabin remains true to the “mechanical aesthetics” design concept that the brand applies to both the exterior and interior of its entry-level vehicles wearing the original red logo. In this sense, the dash of the new Journey has a simple layout of straight lines with vertical air vents and a minimalist look in a dark gray color scheme.
In conjunction with the chrome air conditioning vent bezels, the most prominent part of the new Wuling Journey’s dashboard is the central stack arrangement. It includes an eight-inch infotainment system touchscreen above an array of physical heating and ventilation controls.
In addition, SGMW has also shown some interesting details of the Journey pickup’s cargo box. In particular, it includes a highly modular system where the side panels of the box can be lowered just like the tailgate, forming a three-sided flatbed which improves the convenience and practicality of the box – covered with a special polymer that promises greater resistance.
The all-new Wuling Journey’s pre-order period has just started this Tuesday, February 2nd in the Chinese market, where it’s scheduled to go on sale in the first half of March. Wuling hopes to launch a new truck category and further expand its broad sales leadership in China, stating that the Journey is the first youth-focused pickup to meet the needs of young entrepreneurs in that country.