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Can China take down the Ford Ranger Raptor? Great Wall Cannon Everest is the brand's toughest ute yet!

The Great Wall Everest is the brand's toughest truck yet.

Great Wall has peeled back the covers on its toughest ute yet, with the new Everest fitted-out with off-road kit to take the fight to vehicles like the Ford Ranger Raptor and Nissan Navara Warrior.

Revealed at the Chengdu International Auto Show, the Everest builds on the specification of the Great Wall Cannon with some serious equipment, increased wading depth and even a reinforced chassis.

The Everest (as in Mount) is a familiar name for Ford fans in Australia, which means it would likely have to change for our marker.

The story starts with the snorkel, which the brand says increases wading depth capability to 700mm, while 4300kg winch is also fitted, aided by chassis reinforcement to support the extra pulling power.

Great Wall Everest The snorkel means the Everest can wade deeper.

There's also a three locking differentials, while the 4WD system has been upgraded to include manually switchable 2H, 4H and 4L functions.

Make no mistake, this a shot across the bow of vehicles like the Ford Ranger Raptor, and Great Wall is taking it very seriously. That includes the fitment of a new Off-Road Expert modem, which automatically switches off the driving aids (thinks like sensors and the tractional and stability controls) to give the driver complete control. There's also a new creep mode and a four-wheel U-Turn function.

Great Wall Everest The Great Wall Cannon has toughened up.

The Everest is equipped with the brand's 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (120kW and 400Nm), which is paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic. It still measures some 5410mm in length, 1934mm in height and 1886mm in width, and rides ride on a 3230mm wheelbase. As standard, it will offer approach, departure and ramp breakover angles of 27 degrees, 25 degrees and 21.1 degrees respectively, though those numbers are yet to be updated for the Everest.

The Great Wall Everest is yet to be confirmed for the Australian market. GWM has been contacted for comment.