Published on March 22nd, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
GWM Tank 500 has just launched in China
Great Wall Motors is now offering the new GWM Tank 500 to the Chinese market. It was first showcased at the Chengdu Motor Show 2021, where is gained some attention. Since then, it has been one of the most watched SUV’s, especially for those who couldn’t get their hands on the new Toyota Land Cruiser as GWM is about to open an office in Malaysia very soon.
The Tank 500 is offered in 6 different variants. Nicknamed ‘China’s Prado’, the SUV has a similar look to the Prado with its overall design coming from classical Chinese cultural architecture. The front of car features a shield shaped grille with chrome strips. Most of the SUV’s exterior features differ depending on variant. The sportier variants come with a rear spare tyre carrier while the more luxurious variants don’t.
The dimensions of the Tank 500 measure in at a length of 5070mm, a width of 1934mm and a height of 1905mm. It is offered as a 5-seater or 7-seater. It has a really tough body that has an approach angle is 29.6°, a departure angle of 24.0°minimum, ground clearance of 224mm, support for tank U-turn and a ‘creep mode’ feature.
The interior of the vehicle is very luxurious compared to your usual SUV with premium leather fitted all around the insides. It is equipped with a 14.6-inch central infotainment display and a 12.3-inch instrument display for the driver. All variants come with full-speed adaptive cruise, a built-in driving recording device, wireless phone charging, voice recognition, rear privacy glass and more.
Safety options for the SUV are as standard. They include Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping, Road Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control and a 360-degree camera.
Under the bonnet, the Tank 500 is powered by a 3.0T V6 engine that can produce 354PS and 500Nm of torque. This engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that can complete a century sprint in 7.3 seconds. According to WLTC, the vehicle has a fuel consumption of 10.79 litres per 100km.