The Coolest Chinese Pick Up Truck
Dandong Shu Guang are making some cool looking vehicles, trendy SUVs and this funky pick up truck. The Da Chai Shen which pretty much translates as Big Diesel God looks good both internally and externally.
The brochure we have for the Big Diesel God says that the pick up truck comes with European styling and quality driving as well as being a modern classic. On paper, the Da Chai Shen really talks the talk, but can it walk the walk?
Under the hood the truck comes with either a 2.2L Toyota supplied diesel engine that gives out a top speed of 130kph, if that doesnt work for you, there is the option of a 3.2L engine from FAW (First Automotive Works) but that only gives out a top speed of 120kph, but were sure that people who buy these trucks dont buy them for their top speeds but rather their carrying capacity, which by the way, isnt written in the trucks brochure. This truck is only available as a 5 speed manual, there is no automatic option. Also, the truck only offers 4 perhaps in the future 4 will be made available.
The Da Chai Shen is available as a crew cab which can sit 5 people comfortably in the supplied cream leather seats. The quality of the central consoles is rather good for a truck of its price, the design itself is rather quite amazing its nothing like what we would have expected from a Chinese pick up truck design. The stereo system appears to be rather hi-tech, much like the Roewe central console
The quality of the cars cabin is really, really very good. Did we already mention that?
The brochure says the Dai Chai Shen really saves oil apparently this truck costs $0.036 per km to run, which sounds pretty good. Shu Guang also offer the option of adding a turbo, which would add an extra 12 horses to the total number of horses available.
Want to know how much this pick up truck is? Well, the leather interior pick up we looked at is 62,000rmb, thats $8,101USD perhaps one of the best bargains on the road.