GWM Tank 500 HEV: A Cheaper and Cleaner “Land Cruiser”

GWM Tank 500 HEV: A Cheaper and Cleaner “Land Cruiser”

The world learned about the Tank in 2022 at the Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand. Specifically, in December 2022, GWM unveiled the Tank 500 HEV. They announced it would be manufactured in Thailand and become available in Australia and New Zealand by mid-2024. However, much before Australia and New Zealand, it has been introduced in Pakistan by Sazgar Engineering, the local partners of China’s Great Wall Motors (GWM). In this blog, we’ll cover the specs and features of this imported (CBU) Land Cruiser look-alike SUV and provide information about the GWM Tank 500 HEV price in Pakistan.

GWM Tank 500 HEV Price in Pakistan

The luxury hybrid SUV, Tank 500, is now available in Pakistan at a price of Rs.4.5 crore. Bookings require a deposit of Rs.1.0 crore, with deliveries expected within 3-4 months.

Power and Performance

Powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol hybrid system, the Tank 500 produces an impressive combined output of 346 hp/615 Nm of torque. It features a 9-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

Key Features

The Tank 500 boasts a range of premium interior features including:

  • A 14.6-inch multimedia infotainment system
  • 12.3-inch instrument cluster
  • 360-degree surround camera 
  • 12 speakers
  • Nappa leather seats 
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Tri-zone climate control, and 
  • Ambient lighting with 16m colors.

Here’s a list of its premium exterior features:

  • Rear disc brake
  • Electric treadplate
  • Double wishbone (front suspension), multi-link non-independent (rear suspension)
  • LED Auto-off with following home headlamps
  • Front radar
  • LED high-mounted brake lamp
  • Shark fin antenna
  • 265/60 R18 tyres with alloy wheels
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Body color with Chromplate door handles
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Roof rack
  • Self-sucking tailgate
  • Chassis Guard Board
  • Outer back mount spare tyre.

Safety Features

The Tank 500 comes equipped with an intelligent 4×4 system with 11 driving modes, catering to various driving conditions. Safety features include: 

  • 6 airbags (Dual + front side + curtain airbags)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Aid kit
  • Lane Departure Warning + Lane Stay + Lane Center Stay + Emergency Lane Stay
  • Front Collision Warning + Automatic Emergency Braking + Pedestrian Safety Assistance
  • Rear Collision Warning (RCW)
  • Low-Speed Emergency Braking
  • Auto Collision Unlock
  • Emergency Brake Warning System
  • Uphill and Downhill Assist
  • Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH)
  • Adaptive Cruise + Intelligent Cruise Assistance + Intelligent Cornering
  • Collision Cut-off System
  • Driver Fatigue Monitor System
  • 360 view system
  • Off-road cruise control.

Market Reception and Comparison with Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Since its unveiling in 2021 and launch in 2022, the Tank 500 has aimed to challenge the Toyota LC Prado. The Tank 500 is positioned as a competitor to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. It’s slightly larger than the Prado, measuring 5,078mm long, 1,934mm wide, and 1,905mm tall, with a 2,850mm wheelbase.

However, its success in Pakistan remains to be seen, particularly among the affluent class, which has so far preferred Toyota Land Cruiser. What do you think?

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