Production Maxus electric pickup truck leaked [Update]

Update: TopElectricSUV.com has got its hands on the specifications of the new Maxus electric pickup truck. Check them out in the table below:

AspectSpecifications
Length5,365 mm (211.2 in.)
Width1,900 mm (74.8 in.)
Height1,809 mm (71.2 in.)
Curb Weight2,270 kg (5,004 lbs.)
Gross Weight3,495 kg (7,705 lbs.)
Motor TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Motor Power130 kW (174 hp)
Motor Torque310 Nm (229 lb.-ft.)
Top Speed105 km/h (65 mph)
Battery Pack TypeLithium Iron Phosphate
Battery Pack Capacity88.55 kWh
Range (NEDC)535 km (332 miles)

The upcoming Maxus electric pickup truck has leaked in images published on sohu.com, and it could go on sale in the coming months. This model is the road-going version of the MAXUS NEW EV electric pickup truck concept from the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show.

The production version of the Maxus New EV concept has a less dramatic design, but it’s also typically Chinese. The front-end has bigger headlamps and redesigned grille, bumpers, and tail lamps. The large brand lettering in chrome at the back and the roof box have been omitted. A small EV badge, with the letter E painted metallic blue, denotes the electric pickup truck.

Maxus electric pickup rear leak
The new Maxus electric pickup truck measures 5,365 mm (211.2 in.) in length, 1,900 mm (74.8 in.) in width, and 1,809 mm (71.2 in.) in height. Image Source: sohu.com

In December 2020, the diesel variant of the Maxus pickup truck was seen in spy pictures posted on autohome.com.cn. The ICE and BEV variants will carry the same exterior and interior design in the interest of cost of ease of manufacturing with changes only to the styling and badges. Both vehicles could be launched as part of the next-gen Maxus T60 pickup truck series.

New Maxus pickup T60 interior spy shot
The spy shot of the ICE variant’s interior suggests that it is faithful to what we saw on the concept version. Image Source: sohu.com

The Maxus NEW EV electric pickup truck concept is the BEV version of the ‘Maxus NEW pickup truck’ concept, which SAIC unveiled at the 2020 Chengdu Auto Show last September. The first concept previewed the new generation Maxus T60, and by that, the subsequent concept foreshadows a Maxus T60 electric.

The Maxus NEW EV electric pickup features a noticeably aggressive front end that could be a bit too much for say European customers but is typical of Chinese SUVs and pickup trucks. A gigantic grille that covers almost the entire face, ultra-thin headlights, a large brand logo and loads of shiny applications would need toning down when it leaves for an overseas assignment.

From the sides, the Maxus electric pickup truck looks traditional thanks to conventional proportions. A high ground clearance makes it sporty, and that paired with the rugged squarish fenders and the chunky sport bars, gives it the adventure readiness that lifestyle pickup owners expect.

At the rear, the Maxus NEW EV electric pickup truck concept flaunts snazzy lights covering almost the entire tailgate. The rear combination lamps are enclosed by C-shaped end-to-end light guides that virtually box in a gigantic brand logo in the center on a gloss-black panel. Up top, there’s a compact roof box that’s more of a visual enrichment than a practical storage space. Clearly, this model is built for unmissable road presence wherever it goes.

The Maxus electric pickup truck concept features an upscale cabin with a modern design and layout. The dashboard isn’t as large as that of traditional pickup trucks, nor is the floor console, and this means more space for occupants and storage. There’s no conventional vertically positioned center console either. A large fully digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system are clubbed into a seamless single panel, which lends a minimalist touch. Look closely and you’ll spot an electronic gearshift lever as well. 5G, Level 4 autonomous driving and many other new-age technologies are present in the concept which could trickle into the production model in a phased manner.

Maxus Euniq electric vehicles to launch in Europe this year

SAIC plans to launch dozens of new energy vehicles, including BEVs, and expects new energy vehicles to start accounting for more than 30% of sales by 2025. The company has confirmed that it will launch Maxus Euniq EVs in European markets this year.

Featurerd Image Source: sohu.com