The Great Wall Pao pickup initially debuted exclusively in the richest and most comfortable versions, but a little later the manufacturer prepared simpler versions of the model. You can distinguish them from the previously presented modifications by their simpler exterior design.
If the top versions of the Great Wall Pao are in many ways similar to the Ford and Toyota pickups, then the basic versions received a different front end design with a spider-like pattern of the radiator grille and other headlights. At the same time, the Chinese also completely abandoned the protective body kit around the perimeter of the body and chrome decor.
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Simplifications are also noticeable in the cabin, both in terms of decoration and equipment. For example, the layout of the central tunnel has been changed here, and instead of a digital tidy, simple versions of the model are equipped with an analog one. At the same time, such a pickup cannot be called “poor” – a 9.0-inch display of the multimedia system is installed on the front panel.
The utility Great Wall Pao 2020 can be ordered with either a standard (3,230 mm) or extended wheelbase (3,470 mm). In the first case, the car reaches a length of 5,362 mm, and the length of its cargo area is 1,520 mm. On a long wheelbase machine, these parameters are 5,602 and 1,760 mm, respectively.
As for the rich versions, the budget Great Wall Pao is equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol “turbo four” with a capacity of 190 hp. and 360 Nm. By default, a six-speed manual works with it, while an eight-speed automatic ZF is the privilege of more expensive versions.
The utilitarian Pao can also be ordered with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that develops 163 “mares” and 400 Nm of torque. Modifications with this engine have so far been exclusively mechanics, and the Chinese promise to bring the version with automatic transmission to the market in 2020.
The company believes that the available versions of the truck will be operated in a more severe mode, so based on this, they also reconfigured the rear suspension, installing leaf springs instead of springs. Note that in the base the car comes with a rigidly connected all-wheel drive, while for a surcharge, the pickup can be equipped with a rear differential lock.
The list of basic equipment of the utilitarian Great Wall Pao includes keyless entry, two airbags, a rear-view camera, an engine start button and cruise control, while two more airbags, as well as a “leather” interior and electric front seats are extra charge.
In the Celestial Empire, the price of a car varies from 13,800 to 18,000 dollars. So far, the pickup is presented exclusively in the domestic market, but at the end of 2020 the geography of its sales will be expanded – the car will appear in Australia, South Africa and Latin America. It is possible that Pao will eventually reach Russia.