Tank: the brand specializing in 4x4s from Great Wall Motors is already present in Chile

Its first model is the GWM Tank 300, which will be offered in a single version, with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, retro design and off-road capabilities to tackle all types of roads. Price? 30,990,000.

A few weeks ago, we told you about the big change in strategy of one of the Chinese conglomerates with the largest presence in the country. We are referring to Great Wall Motors (GWM), which from now on will concentrate four other sub-brands under its name, all with different orientations, two of them well-known in the national market and two other new ones.

Thus GWM will be a major brand, under which we will find Poer (truck specialist), Haval (SUV), Tank (SUV) and Ora (electric vehicles). In each of them, the pillars of intelligence, new energies and security will be transversal in their respective product ranges.

After this announcement, GWM Chile -represented by Inchcape- today takes a new step with the official arrival of Tank. Launched in 2021 in China, a year later worldwide and with more than 300,000 units sold to date, this sub-brand specializes in high-performance and equipped 4×4 models.

Its first representative is the GWM Tank 300, an off-road vehicle more than 4.7 meters long, with a retro look, off-road capabilities and a series of available comfort and safety elements. “The first model in our new range of high-end off-road SUVs offers exceptional performance on all types of terrain, as well as a very high level of equipment, reasons why we are sure that it will become a benchmark in its segment” declared Fernando Maldonado, director of Great Wall Motors Chile.

In detail

Concretely, the Tank 300 has the following dimensions: 4,760 mm long, 1,930 mm wide and 1,903 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,750 mm, putting it on the same level as the Jeep Wrangler, the Land Rover Defender and the Ford Bronco (its main competitor). ), as for it, it is larger than the BAIC BJ40.

Regarding its trunk, it offers 675 liters, expandable to 1,635 liters with the second row of seats folding 180 degrees. It also includes an outdoor table and 12V and 220V outlets.

Aesthetically, its body stands out for its robust, quadriform design, in which various black elements stand out, including a front mask with a retro look, prominent bumpers and large fenders, which are combined with 17 rims also from the same tone.

Its lighting system is 100% LED and includes main lights, daytime running lights, position lights and fog lights. This technology provides better visibility, greater durability and a superior appearance. In addition, they have the Follow me Home function.

Added to all this is off-road equipment, with Cooper brand AT tires, roof bars, running boards and 4 front and rear tow hooks. Likewise, it has a place reserved for the installation of Winche.

Now, once inside, its cabin offers an interesting combination of luxury and technology, for which it integrates two 12.3″ screens – one for the digital dashboard and another for the multimedia system with connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android. air conditioning, air purifier, rear air vents, eight-speaker audio system and Infinity brand subwoofer, heated multifunction steering wheel, electric, heated and ventilated front seats; and electric sunroof, among others.

In terms of safety, the Tank 300 integrates six airbags, traction and descent control, brake assist (BA) and hill start (HHC); front and rear sensors, 360° camera, intelligent high beams and electronic anti-roll system (RMI).

Adds the following driving assistants – also called ADAS -: Lane Keeping and Centering (LKA and LCK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Driving in Traffic (TJA), Emergency Avoidance and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).

Engine and 4×4

The Tank 300 uses a traditional robust, but modular spar chassis, which allows it to integrate powerful thrusters and even hybrid or plug-in technology. In this case, it is powered by a 2.0 Turbo engine with 217 hp and 380 Nm of torque, managed by an 8-speed automatic transmission and with 4×4 traction with reduction gear (2H/4H/4L).

According to the brand, it delivers 12.3 km/l on the highway, 10.5 km/l on the combined cycle and 8.5 km/l in the city.

Among its off-road capabilities, it notes an attack angle of 33º and a departure angle of 34º. It has a ground clearance of 224 mm and a fording capacity of 700 mm.

Finally, the GWM Tank 300 will be available from December 15, in four colors (black, sand gray, orange and white), with a list price of $30,990,000 and a warranty of five or 150,000 kilometers, whichever comes first eventuality.

Thus, the Asian brand plans to sell 500 units of its new 4×4 per year.

Source: Latercera

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