Great Wall’s challenger to the Toyota HiLux will be priced from $33,990 drive-away.

    The all-new Great Wall Cannon ute will feature a suite of active safety features across its range, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane-keeping assist. The cabin packs seven airbags.

    Standard kit includes a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while Great Wall has also previewed the option of a surround-view camera and an extendable ladder to access the tray.

    Pricing for the Cannon-L and Cannon-X sitting above the base Cannon hasn’t been revealed.

    Power in the Cannon will come from a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 120kW and 400Nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    A $33,990 drive-away starting price makes the Cannon slightly more expensive than the entry-level LDV T60 ($28,990 drive-away for ABN holders), but around $10,000 less than even the cheapest dual-cab Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger with a pickup body.

    While a multi-link rear suspension is available in up-spec models on the Chinese market, all Cannon models here will feature a leaf-spring rear suspension like most rivals.

    At 5410mm long, 1934mm wide and 1886mm tall with a 3230mm wheelbase, the Great Wall Ute is sized similarly to a Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux.

    The all-new Great Wall Cannon will be here late this year.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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