In the first seven months of this year, the growth rate of China’s pickup truck market was 28.8%, which is a well deserved pastry. Among them, the performance of Chang’an Automobile, SAIC Maxus, Jiangling Automobile and Zhengzhou Nissan is very eye-catching, which is also a stimulus for China SINOTRUK vgv who wants to make a difference in the passenger car market. As a continuation of Weichai Yingzhi, although SINOTRUK vgv may not participate in Chengdu auto show, we have obtained the exclusive spy photo of its cross-border pickup – vx7 sports pickup. Let’s have a look!
From the front, SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 has a unique shape different from other pickup trucks on the market. SINOTRUK vgv “cross border” pickup vx7 has huge headlights, and many L-shaped elements like sports style passenger cars are added under the lamp group. China SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 has a very complex medium network design. The elements such as big mouth shape, horizontal bar elements and square ornaments are mixed together, which makes it feel like watching transformers in the 1980s.
From the side, China SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 looks like a large car with its tail removed. Compared with the works of Changan Automobile, SAIC Maxus, Jiangling Automobile, Zhengzhou Nissan and other brands with high growth rate in the market, the container of China SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 looks almost empty. Anyway, there seems to be an unspeakable awkward feeling.
From the rear side, the rear of SINOTRUK vgv “crossover” pickup vx7 will be equipped with a very large light group, just because this model we photographed is a test vehicle and makes up for a group of lights of other models. It is worth mentioning that China SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 does not seem to reserve a position for installing the rear pedal for the vehicle. The height raised from the side also makes it difficult for people to take and put items from outside the car. This unique design myauto is really a little incomprehensible.
From the perspective of the container itself, the “cross-border” pickup vx7 of SINOTRUK vgv is very deep and short. Compared with the works of Changan Automobile, SAIC Maxus, Jiangling Automobile, Zhengzhou Nissan and other brands, its loading space is really worthless. The so-called sports pickup is about moving a shape and playing the edge ball of the pickup.
In terms of interior decoration, SINOTRUK vgv “crossover” pickup vx7 follows the design style of passenger cars and integrates some truck elements. For example, large central control screen, one click start, knob shift, etc. These are the standard actions of passenger cars. The air-conditioning outlet in the shape of return has the smell of a truck. The interior of China SINOTRUK vgv “crossover” pickup vx7 is mixed and matched with light coffee and black, and a large number of chrome plated elements are used for decoration. Generally speaking, myauto feels very refreshing.
After the container occupies a certain space, we can see that the rear leg space of China SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 is quite narrow, which is not very friendly to the rear passengers. Moreover, there is a relatively high raised platform in the middle of the rear row, so if five people travel, the passengers sitting in the middle of the rear row will be more uncomfortable.
Overall, as a pioneer of a new market segment, SINOTRUK vgv “cross border” pickup vx7 has unique design and product personality. And in many aspects, we can see the efforts made by SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 to please users. However, as an ordinary passenger car, the large size of China SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 does not bring enough passenger space. As a pickup truck, its loading performance is very limited. In addition, the deliberately raised container height and the absence of boarding pedals make it very inconvenient for SINOTRUK vgv “cross-border” pickup vx7 to pick up and place goods. These factors make myauto not very optimistic about this work. From the current information, it seems that the “cross-border” pickup vx7 of SINOTRUK vgv will not appear at the Chengdu auto show, or it is very likely that SINOTRUK vgv will not participate in the Chengdu auto show. It all depends on fate!
Tips：Pickup trucks like vx7 may be common to European and American pickup riders, but it is a bold attempt in China. It will take some time for Chinese pickup riders to accept it.