Geely Radar RD6 Horizon – fastest pickup truck in the east

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Today the 2024 all-wheel drive version of the Radar RD6 pickup truck opened for blind reservations, meaning the price and other key details have still yet to be teased. We do however now know a lot more about the pickup truck from Geely including that the 4WD version is known as the Radar Horizon and that the acceleration time is 4.5 seconds making it the fastest production pickup truck bar the Tesla Cybertruck.

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Visually the new version is a little different from the rear-wheel drive version. Most noticeably RADAR is now written in large letter across what seems to be a more enclosed grille. On the back tailgate there is a more subtle 4WD badge. Dimensions remain unchanged at 5260,1900, 1880 mm (l/w/h), with a wheelbase of 3120 mm. The length, width and height of the cargo box are 1525, 1450, and 540 mm respectively giving 1200 liters of cargo space. A weak point of the rear-wheel drive version was the limited payload but this is now up at 865 kg.

Propelling the Radar Horizon RD6 is a dual high-performance permanent magnet synchronous electric drive system, with a peak total power of 315 kW and a peak torque of 594 Nm, enough to accelerate the pickup from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 km/h. Wading depth is 815 mm and the no-load climbing degree can reach 95%, and the full-load climbing degree can reach 65%. Turning radius is just 3.5 meters. There is now a super external discharge function with can provide maximum power of 21 kW which allows the pickup to operate as a far more effective work tool providing on site electrical power.

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The Radar Horizon RD6 has seven driving modes including off-road focussed ones and these can be switched using voice control. An intelligent all-terrain feedback system allows the pickup to adjust the torque distribution of all the four wheels.

The seven drive modes for the 4WD Radar Horizon RD6

Geely originally launched the rear-wheel drive version of the RD6 in 2022 and promised that the all-wheel drive version would be launched in 2023. It seems though that the longer wait might be worth it. Prices for the 2WD version are currently 145,800-268,800 (20,150 to 37,200 USD) yuan and we can expect prices for the all-wheel drive Horizon to carry a premium. Geely is already exporting the Radar and we can expect exports of the 4WD version as well.

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Sources: Autohome, Fast Technology

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