Nice Wall Motors (GWM) has launched the brand new Tank 700 Hi4-T at this 12 months’s Auto Guangzhou, which can initially be provided in ‘Restricted Version’ guise. Pre-orders have already began in China and solely 70 models might be provided within the first batch of ‘Restricted Version’ models, every priced at 700,000 yuan (RM456,634).
The Tank model was launched by GWM in 2021, with the primary mannequin being the Tank 300. Beforehand a mannequin beneath Wey, which itself is a model beneath GWM, Tank has since grown in recognition sufficient to grow to be its personal unbiased model. The mannequin line-up presently consists of the Tank 300, 400 and 500, with the 700 being the newest to be added.
No prizes for guessing the Tank 700 to be an off-road SUV, and a big one at that, measuring in at 5,113 mm lengthy, 2,061 mm large, 1,952 mm tall and with a wheelbase of three,000 mm in line with CarNewsChina. It additionally has a water wading depth of 970 mm when put in a particular drive mode – 900 mm in regular mode.
Design-wise, there’s clear inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, with the Tank 700 sporting a equally boxy form, chunky wheel arches in addition to sharp strains and creases. The SUV additionally will get fairly just a few carbon-fibre items on the outside, together with on the entrance bumper, bonnet, roof and a rear spoiler.
Driving on 22-inch wheels, the Tank 700 is a body-on-frame automobile that’s powered by the corporate’s Hi4-T plug-in hybrid system. This already exists for the Tank 400 and 500, however the 700’s model is the primary to be based mostly round a 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine moderately than a 2.0 litre turbocharged inline-four unit.
By itself, the V6 serves up 364 PS (360 hp or 268 kW) and 500 Nm of torque. The electrical motor is built-in right into a nine-speed automated transmission to kind what the corporate calls a P2 format, leading to a complete system output of 525 PS (517 hp or 386 kW) and 750 Nm. In electric-only mode, the Tank 700’s 37.1-kWh battery within the rear gives an estimated vary of 90 km.
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