Great Wall Cannon gets ready to conquer the wilderness by storm

01-07-2022 10:10
Great Wall has attended the car expo in Chongqing, China with a special edition of its Cannon pickup truck (otherwise known as the Poer). Called Black Bullet, it targets serious off-roading enthusiasts.

Great Wall has attended the car expo in Chongqing, China with a special edition of its Cannon pickup truck (otherwise known as the Poer). Called Black Bullet, it targets serious off-roading enthusiasts.

To that end, it comes equipped with fender flares, a snorkel pipe, mud tires and a rugged bumper with a winch at the rear end. Both the body and the cabin sport orange accents. The seats inside boast black and white leather upholstery, making us wonder whether white is a good fit for a dirt truck.

A look behind the wheels, which are larger than in all other Cannon modifications out there, reveals adjustable shock absorbers with external air cylinders. The bottom benefits from additional metallic plating, and the ground clearance amounts to 255 mm (10 inches). As a result, the approach and departure angles make 31.5 and 21.6 degrees, respectively. Maximum wading depth is 900 mm (35 inches).

The infotainment system has been upgraded to display body tilt angle, atmospheric pressure and altitude. The standard trim already includes adaptive cruise control and other driving assists, as well as an all-around camera system and a 220V power socket for charging and using electric appliances.

Powering the truck is a 2.0-liter petrol turbo engine rated at 190 PS (187 hp / 140 kW) in tandem with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Electronic inter-wheel diff locks and a reduction gear carry the torque to all four wheels thanks to a part-time AWD system.

Prices in China start from 248,800 Yuan.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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