Chinese BAIC introduced a budget pickup truck with a length of more than 5 meters

B.A.W Calorie

B.A.W Calorie


The Chinese car brand BAW, which is part of the BAIC concern, has introduced a new large pickup truck for the home market.

The concept of the new model is interesting: the pickup, called Calorie, is positioned as a budget model. The cost of the basic version in China will start from 60 thousand yuan, which is approximately equivalent to 500 thousand rubles. How informs Chinese edition of Autohome, the new vehicle will be the most affordable full-size pickup truck in China. BAW Calorie will be produced in two versions, differing in length: due to the increase in the length of the wheelbase and the loading platform, modifications with a length of 5270 and 5520 mm will be offered.

To achieve low cost, the car was designed as simple as possible: for example, all modifications will be equipped exclusively with a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The body is devoid of complex stamped parts and plastic accessories. There is only one cabin option: two-row, four-seater.

But the list of basic equipment cannot be called poor: it will include electric power steering, air conditioning, an electronic dashboard combined into a single element with a multimedia system monitor, a rear-view camera, a tire pressure monitoring system and two front airbags.

The first cars will roll off the assembly line with a 144 hp two-liter petrol turbo engine with a maximum torque of 200 Nm. The declared load capacity is 800 kg.

Earlier it became known that cars manufactured by BAIC concern can get to the official Russian market through the distribution of the Kaliningrad Avtotor: a large taxi aggregator is called the customer of a large batch of BAIC U5 sedans, similar in size and characteristics to Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio

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