FAW Hongta T340 Pickup Has Watched Way Too Many Ford Explorer Commercials

From most angles, the FAW Hongta T340 looks pretty much like just another pickup truck. Its face, however, strongly resembles that of the fifth-gen, pre-facelift Ford Explorer SUV. Coincidence? Yeah, right.

As many as eight different versions of the truck, priced between 106,800 and 135,800 yuan ($16,760 – $21,310), were launched in China. All models are powered by a 2.5-liter turbo-diesel unit, good for 129 PS (127 HP) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which on some, higher-spec models, feeds all four wheels. According to Autohome, the T340 also has a 210 mm (8.2 inches) ground clearance.

Customers can opt for regular or long-wheelbase versions of the truck, the former measuring 5,330 mm (209.8 in) in length, 1,880 mm (74 in) in width and 1,825 mm (71.8 in) in height, with a 3,095 mm (121.8 in) wheelbase. Meanwhile, the LWB measures 5,640 mm (222 in) in length and its wheelbase is 3,405 mm (134 in) long. All models come equipped with 265/65 R17 tires.

As for safety and convenience features, there’s ABS, rear parking sensors, central locking, a multi-function steering wheel, trip computer, 6-inch infotainment display, power windows, electrically-adjustable mirrors and more.

Overall, it’s not a bad-looking truck – although Ford’s designers (unwillingly) have to take most of the credit for that…

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