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GWM Tank 500 Unveiled as Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Rival

Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) best known for making quality SUVs has just unveiled the Tank 500 as a further extension of their off-road focused SUVs lineup. The Tank 500 will be put on display at this year’s Chegdu Motor Show later this month.

According to information the Tank 500 will measure 5,050 mm long, 1,934 mm wide and 1,905 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. This will make it slightly larger than the SUV it is being pitted against; the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado which is 4,825 mm long, 1,885 mm wide and 1,890 mm tall and has  a wheelbase of 2,790 mm.

The GWM Tank 500

The GWM Tank 500 sits on a ladder-on-frame chassis that utilizes an independent front axle and solid beam rear axle to give it more of an edge in off-roading conditions. Although no official information has been released as far as the technical details are concerned, however according to motoring media the Tank 600 will get a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine supplemented by a 48-volt battery with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The engine is believed to deliver nearly 350 hp of power and 500 Nm of torque.

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Tank 500 won’t be the largest product to spawn from GWM’s new arm, bear in mind the Tank 300 has already been launched (pictured below). As per reports there will be a larger 700, 800 and X-Cannon model being planned to compete against more established SUVs and pickups in global markets.


GWM Tank 300

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