Chinese company's first luxury pickup features German engineering

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The Poer crew cab from Great Wall Motors is the automaker's first luxury pickup
The Poer crew cab from Great Wall Motors is the automaker's first luxury pickup
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Chinese automaker GWM, or Great Wall Motors, launched its first full-size luxury pickup which includes some familiar German components.

The Poer crew cab truck features a choice of a 161-hp diesel with 295 lb.-ft. torque or 188-hp gasoline engine bolted to a German-produced ZF 8AT transmission. The diesel variant offers up to 295 lb.-ft. torque while the gas version is rated at 266 lb.-ft.

Driving assistance features come courtesy of the latest Bosch Generation 9.3 ESP system. The truck is available with automatic emergency braking, traction control, hill-start assist control, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping aid, traffic sign recognition, blindspot monitoring, reversing camera, reversing radar, curbside visibility and tire pressure monitoring.

Four-wheel drive is available though it’s not clear on GWM’s website if it comes standard. Six exterior colors and two interior options are offered. The Poer is a step up from GWM's midsize Pao pickup. 

While Poer will not be available in the U.S., it will be rolling out to Australia and other countries around the world. 

Poer Pickup

Poer Cabin

Poer Center Display