After debuting in July, the electric pickup truck, the Radar RD6, has finally launched in China with an initial price of 178,800 yuan. This model is based on the Geely Haoyue VX11 SUV, which will also form the basis of the seven-seater Proton X90 SUV that will be launched next year.
Measuring 5,260 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,830 mm high with a wheelbase of 3,120 mm, the Radar RD6 is almost the same size as the Toyota Hilux. According to Car News China, the double-cab version of the Toyota pickup is 5,325 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,815 mm high with a wheelbase of 3,085 mm.
Next are two 86 kWh battery variants that use an NMC (nickel-cobalt-manganese) ternary battery that offers a range of 550 km, while the highest-range RD6 gets a 100 kWh NMC ternary battery for 632 km, and supports 120 kW charging.
Propulsion for the Radar RD6 comes from a single rear axle motor producing 200 kW or 272 PS, which will propel the RD6 from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds.
The RD6 also has a minimum turning radius of 6.1 m. While this means the RD6 doesn’t have front axle drive for full 4WD, the SEA architecture built on top of it offers that possibility.
On the interior, much of the front end of the cabin appears to take inspiration from Geely Haoyue. Additionally, there are dual 12.3-inch displays, along with a nine-inch full-color head-up display for the driver, and the cab of the pickup truck gets 72-color ambient lighting.
In terms of safety equipment, the Radar RD6 gets Level 2+ driving assistance, including intelligent pilot, autonomous emergency braking, rear collision warning and more with a total of 12 active safety functions, as well as passive safety with six airbags.
The cargo bed of the Radar RD6 features six electrical outlets that can supply up to 2,000 watts, which Radar says is equivalent to a supply of up to five household air conditioners. In addition to 1,200 liters of external cargo, the RD6 can also accommodate 70 liters of luggage space, as well as 48 liters of valuables cargo.
In China, the Radar RD6 starts at 178,800 yuan for the base variant, and goes up to 268,800 yuan for the top version with the largest 100 kWh battery that delivers a range of up to 632 km.