Chinese brand Dongfeng unveils its own version of the Cybertruck

  • Chinese brand Dongfeng launched a concept EV pickup truck
  • It looks a lot like the Tesla Cybertruck
  • The concept gets rid of the stainless steel body and sharp edges while retaining the futuristic look

Published on Jun 26, 2024 at 3:26 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on Jun 28, 2024 at 1:31 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The Tesla Cybertruck is easily one of the most talked-about vehicles of all time, and it has seen a fair bit of chatter about its sharp edges — which the Chinese brand Dongfeng didn’t like, so it decided to create its own version of the Cybertruck by adding some curves while maintaining the ‘futuristic’ appearance.

Dubbed the ‘Concept Pickup Truck,’ it’s hard to miss the odd resemblance it shares with the Cybertruck, but we’re not surprised here.

This vehicle is the Chinese automaker’s attempt at fixing what it thought was wrong with it.

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Not Dongfeng’s first rodeo

Dongfeng isn’t like other car manufacturers, and it heavily takes inspiration from world-famous vehicles.

What are we talking about, you ask?

There has been a certain SUV called the Dongfeng M-Terrain, which looks an awful lot like the Hummer EV.

However, that came out almost two years ago, and this year, we got a Chinese Cybertruck copycat.

Unlike this DIY off-road Cybertruck, it’s not a custom project.

The Dongfeng concept may not have the sharpened edges, but that’s certainly not the only thing defining the Cybertruck.

It has a wide LED strip on the front, albeit slightly higher than on the Tesla.

There’s also an illuminated logo and a frunk.

Drawing inspiration from the Tesla Cybertruck

Moreover, it appears that the Cybertruck wasn’t its only inspiration — because it features suicide rear doors and retractable side steps.

Now, which car would that be? A Rolls-Royce, perhaps.

But that seems to be the end of it because there are more of the Tesla pickup truck elements to be seen.

The concept houses a special feature — there’s a tent that pops out of the truck’s bed.

Conveniently, Tesla, too, happens to offer a tent attachment for the Cybertruck for road trips.

It may be a blatant knockoff, but Dongfeng didn’t just focus on the visuals here.

The Chinese automaker claims that the pickup truck’s electric motors produce a massive 1,305 horsepower output.

It’s based on a Dongfeng skateboard EV platform, so take those numbers with a grain of salt.

For context, Tesla’s pickup truck has an output of 845 hp on its top-end tri-motor trim.

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Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth is a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. He has been writing for a few years now, and on his free time you would find him gaming when he's not procrastinating.