It will go on sale before the end of this year.
Great Wall continues to develop its new Tank brand: the other day its second model, marked with the 500 index, was shown in China. And it is strikingly different from the first-born of the brand, the Tank 300.
The “500th” Tank is not just bigger (its dimensions excluding the optional rear wheel – 4878x1934x1905 mm) of the “300th”. It has a completely different exterior and interior design and much richer equipment. In addition, it is the first production car built on a new scalable architecture with a longitudinal engine layout, front independent suspension and a continuous rear axle.
The Tank 500’s ground clearance is 224 mm – 18 mm more than the comparable Haval H9. The basic configuration of the SUV is equipped with 18-inch wheels. The angles of entry and exit are 29.6 and 24 degrees, the depth of the ford is 80 centimeters.
The only engine is a three-liter turbocharged V6 with 354 hp. and 500 Nm with an assistant in the form of a 48-volt starter-generator. It is combined with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive with an electromagnetic clutch for connecting the front axle. A transfer case with a reduction gear and a rear cross-axle differential lock are provided. An optional front lock will also be offered. The drive mode selection system can have up to 11 settings.
The three-row interior is trimmed with natural leather, the first two rows of seats are heated and ventilated. The driver’s interface consists of a 12.3-inch dashboard and a 14.6-inch multimedia tablet. There is also a head-up display, four-zone climate control, a panoramic roof. For a surcharge, you can get a two-tone body and electric retractable steps.
Pricing has not yet been announced, but the Tank 500 should appear on the Chinese market before the end of this year. Whether it will be sold in other countries is not clear. Later, on the same platform, several more “Tanks” and a large Great Wall X Cannon pickup truck, which have already been demonstrated earlier in the form of concepts, will be built.