Geely Radar RD6 debuts – Hilux-sized EV pick-up truck built on SEA platform; Q4 2022 launch; 600 km range

Geely Radar RD6 debuts – Hilux-sized EV pick-up truck built on SEA platform; Q4 2022 launch; 600 km range

Chinese automaker Geely recently launched Radar Auto, which is described as a pure electric outdoors lifestyle vehicle brand. The first model to be introduced wearing the Radar badge is this, the RD6 all-electric pick-up truck.

Built on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), the RD6 will be offered with single- and dual-motor configurations. Official specifications will be announced in due course, although CarNewsChina reports a range of 600 km and power outputs ranging between 200 hp and nearly 400 hp

Also unknown are the RD6’s dimensions, but judging from the photos, it appears to be about the size of a Toyota Hilux/Ford Ranger/Mitsubishi Triton. Design-wise, the RD6 sports a rather modern-looking face, with a dashed light bar set upon a polygon-themed trim piece that links the DRLs integrated into the headlamps.

Geely Radar RD6 debuts – Hilux-sized EV pick-up truck built on SEA platform; Q4 2022 launch; 600 km range

Meanwhile, the lower apron consists of two large faux intakes flanking a slim lower intake with a silver-coloured skid plate. The Radar badge is prominently displayed on the bonnet that hides a front trunk (frunk), as well as on the doors.

Along the sides, we find recessed creases over the wheel arches and conventional door handles, while the charging port is located on the left side just above the rear wheel. As for the rear, there are two-piece taillights and a bed, the latter replete with a variety of charging outlets. These can be used for on-site work equipment or for other electrical accessories like when camping.

Geely Radar RD6 debuts – Hilux-sized EV pick-up truck built on SEA platform; Q4 2022 launch; 600 km range

We don’t get a clear shot of the interior, but we do spot a pair of screens inside, with one likely being a digital instrument cluster and the other for the infotainment system. Production and sales of the RD6 will begin in fourth quarter of 2022, although the company hasn’t confirmed if the EV pick-up truck will be exported to markets outside of China.

Radar Auto has its own R&D facility in Hangzhou and an EV plant in Zibo, Shandong. The company will offer a full portfolio of electric lifestyle vehicles that will not only include pick-up trucks, but also SUVs, ATVs and other “lifestyle products.” Lin Shi Quan, a veteran engineering lead at Geely Auto Group that has worked on the Lynk & Co and Geely Auto brands, is the CEO of Radar Auto.

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  • P1 should consider bring in and rebadge to compete with japanese rival..
    can test load with musang king..

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    • Raja Celup on Jul 13, 2022 at 1:33 pm

      Sell it higher price than Toyota Hilux. Jaguh kampung ada berani?

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    • HighIQ on Jul 13, 2022 at 1:49 pm

      Yes I agree.

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    • Celup King on Jul 14, 2022 at 12:13 am

      Come here habeslah Hailat! Just as X70 killed CRV and Fortuner, X50 killed Japanese Bsegment, the next Proton/Geely model will kill more.

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  • Fordist on Jul 13, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Proton X90 Pickup EV or Proton Arena EV?

    A FWD lifestyle truck?

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    • Jumbuck on Jul 13, 2022 at 8:27 pm

      Wait for Theophilus Chin to render it as new Proton Arena. For our market here better redesign the rear just like normal pickup rear trunk eg. Vertical tailight clusters, Number plate on bumper below (not on trunk panel) leaving entire trunk panel clean with only middle handle + third brake light. Only then we can accept it as proper pickup truck without a weirdo ugly design.

      As for engine option just use lower capacity diesel like Isuzu 1.9L turbo for cheaper road tax, even the 1.8L turbo petrol will suffice for daily use. High local contents parts means the price must below RM90K, kill the ubitiquos Hilux and entire pickup market once and for all. Let’s end the ridiculous pickup price trend which gonna breach the RM150k soon!

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      • Fordist on Jul 14, 2022 at 11:13 am

        You want cheap pickup truck?
        Almost every brand still give u cheaper option below RM 120k.

        Hilux 2.4Diesel 6AT 4X4 RM 111k.
        Cheaper fuel consumption than 1.5Petrol.

        Dmax 1.9 4×4 RM89k single cab,
        Comparable to Proton Arena 1.5L single cab, but more fuel efficient, more power, larger.

        You want Raptor as cheap as X70?
        Go buy used cheap Ranger for modi, get looks but not features.

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  • Anonymous80 on Jul 13, 2022 at 11:43 am

    This is nice, mari sini Malaisia

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  • SsangyongPickup on Jul 13, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Wah ini cantik. Affordable pickup with cheap road tax will help boost Malaysian economy. Not every new business owner can afford high road tax or have special commercial driving license. Van pun kena special lesen. stupid law that killed Malaysian SME.
    Hope proton sells this Pickup soon

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  • Tan Bee Leng on Jul 21, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    Geely/Proton have to improve their after sales service in Malaysia, in order to compete with Toyota, especially for spare parts availability.

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  • Steven Chan on Nov 28, 2022 at 9:36 am

    I am too happy to see a New EV Pick up to be launch in Malaysia
    The look is not bad as I am waiting now for the launch to get 1 soon
    Price Very reasonable Starting Rm110 k
    As we no need buy petrol or gasoline
    Just Charge and travel with Friendly Environment Pick Up Truck

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