New Radar brand reveals RD6 electric ute


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A new brand called Radar has launched with its first new model, the RD6 ute.

Geely has announced an all-new car brand, Radar Auto, which has launched with the unveiling of its first model, the RD6.

An all-electric lifestyle ute, the model sits perfectly within what the Radar brand represents, according to Geely: “The Radar brand is “starting with trucks but is much more than just trucks.” Radar was created for a new generation of global consumers who demand vehicles that are as sustainable as their adventures into nature.”

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The model sits on top Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture and uses an all-electric drivetrain. Offered as either a single or dual-cab ute, it’s dimensionally similar to the Toyota Hilux – or most new dual-cab utes on sale in Australia.

Due to the use of SEA, space has been maximized considerably, allowing for a ‘front trunk’ under the hood as well as a truck bed that boasts external charging facilities.

Commenting on the design of the new RD6 ute, car designer Peter Horbury says: “The Radar product portfolio is focused on electric pick-up trucks and SUVs, this direction challenges us to mix functionality and usability with aesthetic form. Our aim is to let Radar users expand their horizons and explore nature in a sustainable way.”

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While Radar is yet to announce any details of the drivetrain underneath, CarNewsCHina reports speculated outputs of between 150-300kW, depending on drivetrain specification, and an electric driving range of up to 600km.

Radar is yet to confirm market plans, including if it will produce cars in right-hand drive and enter markets such as Australia.

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