Great Wall Black Bullet Concept Overlanding Rig Debuts In China

As the third largest country in the world by land area, China is ripe for land adventures, and the Great Wall Black Bullet concept is ready for action. Debuting this week at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show, the Black Bullet overlander appears to be based on the existing Great Wall P-Series pickup (also called Pao), modified with a few cool features that set it up for a robust cross-continent. journey.

Most obvious is a well-integrated intake snorkel (à la Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro) which should provide the powertrain with clean, dry, dust-free air. And compared to the production Pao truck, the Black Bullet gets a taller front bumper that’s been redesigned for extra wheel clearance and approach angle. The bumper also takes on orange accents and there is a winch hidden under the license plate to aid in salvage missions. The rear bumper also receives a winch and orange tow hooks, matching the front well.

Aggressive muddy-terrain tires mounted on beadlock (or at least imitation beadlock) wheels should offer a bit more ground clearance and traction in off-road situations. Oversized wheel arch extensions with orange mounting bolts provide coverage for larger rolling stock.

The Great Wall Black Bullet also gets an unusual bed-mounted stand. Possibly serving as an oversized gear basket – allowing for two-tier loading in combination with the cargo box – the bed rack paint scheme matches the rest of the vehicle’s satin black and orange. Inside, the concept pickup dresses the interior of the production Pao with a two-tone black and gray upholstery, with padded seat seams.

Great Wall did not confirm exactly what was under the hood of the Black Bullet overlander, although we doubt that it diverges too far from the P-series. That means a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated. to an eight-speed automatic transmission, producing 197 horsepower (147 kilowatts). Production is also a mystery, but whether or not the automaker puts the Black Bullet in dealership showrooms, we bet building a replica wouldn’t be too difficult for the enterprising Pao owner.

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