GWM is coming for the Toyota Prado.

    The Tank 500 is the biggest, most luxurious, and most expensive model to grace GWM showrooms in Australia, and fills the hole left by the now-defunct Haval H9 locally.

    It’ll be offered exclusively with petrol hybrid power at launch, bucking the segment trend for turbo-diesel engines.

    Two models are offered, both of which come generously equipped.

    Sitting above the Tank 300, the Tank 500 will be a flagship product for GWM Australia.


    • 2024 GWM Tank 500 Lux: $66,490
    • 2024 GWM Tank 500 Ultra: $73,990

    All prices are drive-away.


    The Tank 500 features a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder hybrid powertrain with total system outputs of 255kW of power and 648Nm of torque.

    It uses a nine-speed hybrid automatic transmission paired with a full-time four-wheel drive system.

    Off-road equipment includes an All-Terrain Control System with 11 drive modes, selectable low-range gearing, and a rear differential lock.

    Fuel Economy

    GWM claims combined cycle fuel economy of 8.5L/100km, with the Tank 500 featuring an 80L fuel tank.


    The Tank 500 offers 224mm of ground clearance, with a wading depth of 800mm and approach, break over and departure angles of 30 degrees, 22.5 degrees and 24 degrees, respectively.

    It also boasts a braked towing capacity of 3000kg, and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The GWM Tank 500 is backed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    It also comes with seven years of roadside assist, and seven years of capped-price servicing.

    Service pricing and intervals haven’t been confirmed.


    The Tank 500 doesn’t yet have a safety rating, although GWM is “quietly confident” it will earn five stars when put through its paces by ANCAP.

    All models have a full suite of safety equipment, which includes:

    • Seven airbags
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Emergency lane-keep assist
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane centring
    • Front cross-traffic assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Traffic sign recognition

    Standard Equipment

    Specification highlights for the Lux include:

    • Automatic LED headlights
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Sunroof
    • Side steps
    • Black leatherette upholstery
    • 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support
    • Heated front seats
    • 14.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay
    • Wired Android Auto
    • 8-speaker sound system
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Semi-automatic parking assist
    • Surround-view camera with transparent chassis view
    • Electronic rear differential lock
    • Underbody protection

    The Ultra also includes:

    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • Heated, ventilated and massaging front seats with memory and welcome function
    • 12-speaker Infinity sound system
    • Second-row window shades
    • Power-folding third row
    • 64-colour ambient lighting
    • Power side steps
    • Electronic front differential lock
    • Soft-close power tailgate

    MORE: Everything GWM Tank 500

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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