On December 30, the new Shanhai Cannon pickup truck under Great Wall Motors (GWM) was launched at the 2022 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The truck is available in gasoline and diesel versions, with a price range of 258,800 – 301,800 RMB (37,500 – 43,700 USD) and 228,800 – 248,800 RMB (33,100 – 36,000 USD), respectively.
The Shanhai Cannon, based on GWM’s P71 new body-on-frame pickup truck platform, is the most luxurious truck so far under GWM’s Canon (炮) series, aka Poer series or Pao series.
‘Shanhai’ (山海) can be best translated as ‘Mountains and Seas’, a nice name for an off-road capable pickup truck with a lot of shine.
The tailgate can split in the center and open sideways, also the first in China.
The trunk bed adopts a three-wall design that can be controlled electronically to form a waterproof tent.
Furthermore, the Shanhai Cannon has a 3.3-ton towing capacity. It comes standard with high-mount brake lights and dual 220V power ports inside and outside the car. GWM claims that the Shanhai Cannon covers outdoor scenarios from leisure fishing, outdoor camping, to long-distance travel.
The Shanhai Cannon is big with dimensions of 5440/1991/1924mm with a 3350mm wheelbase.
The interior is covered with soft leather-like materials and comes with a 14.6-inch central control screen and a 12.3-inch instrument panel.
In terms of safety, the Shanhai Cannon is equipped with GWM’s Coffee Pilot driving assistance system that supports functions such as intelligent entering/exiting ramps, avoidance of interchanges, lane change protection, distraction and fatigue monitoring, avoidance of large vehicles, and identification of confusing intersections.
The seats are equipped with heating, ventilation, and massage functions. The rear seat can slide electronically to facilitate entering and exiting the car.
The Shanhai Cannon gasoline version is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 gasoline engine with an output of 260 kW and 500 Nm. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The diesel version is powered by a 2.4T engine that outputs 135 kW and 480 Nm, with a maximum thermal efficiency of 42%.
More to come
In the future, GWM plans to launch HEV and PHEV versions of the Shanhai Cannon.