New Sany pickup looks like a Cybertruck wannabe
Sany, China’s largest manufacturer of trucks and construction machinery, is apparently also working on an all-electric pickup capable of competing with the still-unreleased Tesla Cybertruck.
The patent images recently published by CarNewsChina reveal a rather unusual-looking truck with contrasting front fenders that appear to overflow the hood. The front bumper is barely visible, concealed behind a giant fake grille with an illuminated badge and headlights mounted on it.
Mud tires wrapped around large wheel rims and supported by a generous ride height should grant the model plenty of off-road performance. Any specifics remain to be announced, however, as does the name of the truck. Sany already has electric trucks in production that come equipped with enormous battery packs (up to 423 kWh) and powertrains rated up to 551 PS (543 hp / 405 kW).
Sany previewed an unnamed pickup truck in early May this year, but that one looked completely different from the one patented this week. It seems highly unlikely that the design team would make a 180-degree turn and decide to redesign the model from the ground up. Furthermore, the May preview was of a double-cab truck, whereas these images show a single-cab version as well. In other words, we suppose that the Cybertruck rival that Sany patented this week is a brand-new model unrelated to the one shown in May.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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