RD6, the first mass-produced pure electric pickup model under the RADAR brand owned by Geely, completed production in Shandong Province and opened for pre-sale on September 30, available for an initial price of 180,000 yuan ($25,295).
Geely’s RADAR brand, which focuses on electric pickup trucks, was officially released on July 12 earlier this year. On that day, RADAR’s first pure electric pickup truck, the RD6, based on a Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, also made its debut.
The RADAR RD6 is equipped with 200kW high-power three-in-one electric drive, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds. It adopts a Ni55 battery with high energy density, which can achieve 610 km in cruising range and has a maximum fast-charging of 120kW. The battery life can reach 120 km after charging for just 15 minutes.
In terms of intelligent configuration, the RADAR RD6 is equipped with double 12.3-inch large screens and a 9-inch full-color HUD (head-up display), which can engage in conversation between people and vehicles through voice control. It is equipped with 12 L2+ intelligent advanced driving assistance functions.
The RADAR RD6 adopts four-wheel independent suspension, has a body of nearly 5.3 meters and a minimum turning diameter of 12.2 meters, and is also equipped with a large 55-inch panoramic sunroof.
In addition, the RADAR RD6 supports ever-changing loading space and a full scenario discharge function, with three core loading spaces, including a 70L hidden storage front backup box, 48L rear seat storage space and a 1,200L rear trunk. It is equipped with a 6kW ultra-high power external discharge function in the rear trunk.
With the outdoor activity industry becoming a hot spot for development in China, RADAR cars are fully geared toward travel adventures. In the future, the brand’s product matrix focusing on outdoor scenarios includes medium-sized pure electric pickup trucks, medium-sized and large-sized new energy pickup trucks, full-size pure electric pickup trucks, off-road SUVs, ATVs and more, covering various power modes such as pure electric and “super hybrid” designs.
In recent years, with the lifting of a ban on pickup trucks in China and changing consumption ideas, the country’s pickup truck market is gradually heating up. In 2021, the sales volume of pickup trucks in China exceeded 500,000 vehicles for the first time, reaching 554,000 vehicles, up 12.83% year-on-year. According to the latest data from the China Passenger Car Association, in the first half of this year, the sales volume of pickup trucks domestically was 259,000.