Pre-sales for the Radar RD6 start at RMB 180,000 ($25,240), with the first production vehicles of the model already rolling off the line and deliveries set to begin in the fourth quarter.

Geely's Radar brand begins pre-sales of RD6 electric pickup-CnEVPost

Radar Auto, Geely's electric outdoor lifestyle vehicle brand, today began pre-sales of its first model, the RD6, and saw the first production vehicles of the electric pickup roll off the production line.

Pre-sale prices for the RD6 start at 180,000 yuan ($25,240) and Radar has not announced model-specific pre-sale prices like other electric car companies.

Chinese consumers can currently reserve the model by paying RMB 199 through channels including Radar's website and app to receive some exclusive benefits.

Radar also announced that the first production vehicles of the RD6 rolled off the production line at its factory in Zibo, Shandong province in eastern China.

Geely's Radar brand begins pre-sales of RD6 electric pickup-CnEVPost

This marks the mass production capability of Radar's production line at the Zibo plant and will provide guaranteed capacity for subsequent product deliveries, according to the brand's CEO Ling Shiquan.

Geely officially unveiled the Radar brand and its first model, the RD6, on July 12 and said the electric pickup will begin deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The Radar brand is Geely's answer to the US brand Rivian, which could be part of it completing its aggressive sales plan for the next few years.

Geely announced its "Smart Geely 2025" strategy on October 31 last year, aiming for total sales of 3.65 million units by 2025.

Radar is a fully capable independent brand with its own R&D facility in Hangzhou and a fully equipped EV production facility in Zibo, Geely said.

It is developing a complete portfolio of electric lifestyle vehicles, including pickups and SUVs as well as ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and other lifestyle products, Geely previously said.

The Radar RD6 is based on Geely's SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) electric platform and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 7 seconds with a range of up to 600 kilometers, Geely previously said.

Radar today announced more specifications for the RD6, showing that the model is equipped with a 200 kW electric drive and has a maximum 120 kW fast charging capability with a range of 120 km in 15 minutes of charging.

Geely's Radar brand begins pre-sales of RD6 electric pickup-CnEVPost

The model's CLTC range includes three options -- 350 km+, 550 km+ and 610 km+, according to information released by Radar today.

The Radar RD6 is 5,260 mm long, 1,900 mm model, 1,830 mm high and has a wheelbase of 3,120 mm.

Geely's Radar brand begins pre-sales of RD6 electric pickup-CnEVPost

The model supports 12 L2+ intelligent assisted driving features, including ACC adaptive cruise control, FCW forward collision warning and RCW rear collision warning.

It also supports external discharge with 6 kW of power in parking as well as while traveling.

Geely unveils electric outdoor lifestyle vehicle brand Radar and RD6 pickup

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