Recently, we obtained some detailed patent drawings of SAIC Maxus new pickup truck on the website of the patent office. According to our previous understanding, SAIC pickup truck is expected to launch a T70 modified pickup truck, or named T80, by the end of this year. In the future, the product sequence of SAIC pickup truck will be T70 / T80 / T90. From the perspective of bumper modeling, this set of new patent drawings is likely to be part of the pictures of T80 pickup truck.
From the patent map, the size of the new car’s central network will be relatively large, roughly showing a square outline, the middle and upper part is the letter logo of Maxus, and the middle part is also designed with a front camera. There are fog lamp areas on both sides of the bumper. From the shape, LED lamp strips may be provided. The shapes on both sides of the China open are basically consistent with the lower edge of the headlights of the current T70 pickup truck, so it is speculated that the set of patent drawings is designed for the modified model T80 of the T70 pickup truck.
Another patent picture shows the shape of the center console. Compared with the current T70 pickup truck, there are some changes in details. For example, the brand-new multi-functional flat bottom steering wheel has a more passenger car feel than the old one. In addition, a raised decorative belt is designed in front of the co pilot, which is expected to add brand letter logo or model name to highlight the sense of luxury. The central part is still an embedded central control screen, and the air conditioning control area below the screen is likely to be replaced with a touch style, which is quite different from the T70.
The patent drawing of the auxiliary instrument panel area has also been published, which will be obviously different from the old model in terms of modeling. The front is the storage compartment, or with wireless charging function. The front is 12V power interface and two USB sockets. The shape of the shift lever is similar to that of the T90, which means that the T80 will provide automatic transmission. And a knob is designed in the front right, which is expected to be the driving mode switching or all terrain mode knob. The mechanical handbrake and water cup holder at the rear are conventional. The rear of the armrest box is equipped with rear air conditioning outlet and 12V power supply at the rear. In addition, 220V power supply may be added.
Conclusion: SAIC T70 pickup truck made its debut at the Shanghai auto show in 2019. It has been more than 2 years since now. During this period, more passenger pickup trucks have emerged, and the competition is becoming more and more fierce, which reduces the freshness of SAIC T70. Therefore, it is imperative to launch the modified model at this time. From the patent map exposed this time, there will be obvious changes in the front of the new car, and the interior atmosphere will become more user-friendly, which can improve a certain product power. The car is expected to be unveiled in 2021. We will wait and see.