2023 GWM Tank 300
About the GWM Tank 300
Great Wall Motor’s Tank brand of rugged off-roaders has arrived in Australia, though these vehicles will be sold under the GWM banner.
The GWM Tank 300 is on sale now, priced from $55,990 drive-away.
It was the first vehicle sold under the Tank nameplate in China. The 300 is a rugged, body-on-frame SUV. The only powertrain – at least at first – is a turbocharged hybrid four-cylinder, something no other body-on-frame SUV can offer in Australia.
It’s expected to be joined by the larger GWM Tank 500 in due course, which is sized between the Toyota LandCruiser Prado and 300 Series but has an available plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The latter could be one of the six or seven electrified models CarExpert understands GWM willintroduce in Australia by the end of 2023.
The Tank 300 was originally revealed as a product of GWM’s upscale Wey brand, before the company decided to spin Tank off into its own brand.
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The Lux Hybrid features:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Auto-folding, heated exterior mirrors
- LED headlights and tail lights
- Daytime running lights
- Two-piece under-body guard
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Crawl Control
- Tank Turn
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Power driver’s seat
- ‘Comfort-Tek’ leather upholstery
- Microfibre and leather steering wheel
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Front and rear USB ports
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Nine-speaker audio system
- Ambient interior lighting
- DAB+ digital radio
- 12V power outlets (front and luggage cabin)
The Ultra Hybrid adds:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Nappa leather seats
- Heated and cooled front seats
- Power’s driver seat with massage function
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Wireless phone charging
- ‘Infinity’ branded nine-speaker sound system
- More ambient lighting colours
Price & Specs
A super modern interior is what you will find inside the GWM Tank 300. With a 12.3-inch touchscreen and aviation style gear lever, it's definietly a unique place to be.
What can you really say about the Tank? It looks fantastic, although a little inspired by some historic American and British models, no doubt. It will absolutely turn heads where ever it goes.
GWM Tank 300 Colours
Fossil Grey is standard, with the following finishes a $595 option:
- Dusk Orange
- Lunar Red
- Crystal Black
- Pearl White
How it Drives
The 2023 GWM Tank 300 uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 180kW of power at 5500-6000rpm and 380Nm of torque at 1700-4000rpm, paired with a 78kW/268Nm electric motor.
While GWM hasn’t published total system outputs in Australia, the company’s global site claims outputs of 224kW and 640Nm and a 0-100km/h time of 7.9 seconds.
Power is sent to all wheels through a nine-speed ‘Hybrid Automatic Transmission’ to a ‘torque-on-demand’ full-time four-wheel drive system.
The Tank 300 also comes with electronically controlled mechanical front and rear differential locks, a Tank Turn function to reduce the turning circle, and a crawl mode.
GWM Tank 300 Safety Rating
The just-launched 2023 GWM Tank 300 hybrid 4×4 has received the maximum five-star safety rating from crash tester ANCAP – based on Australian testing.
The Chinese SUV scored 88 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 81 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 85 per cent for safety assist features.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Rear cross-traffic alert with brake
- Adaptive cruise control
- Seven airbags (front, side, curtain and centre)
- Surround-view camera with ‘Transparent Chassis Function’
GWM Tank 300 Warranty
The 2023 GWM Tank 300 will be backed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and five years of roadside assistance.
There will also be five years of capped-price servicing, though prices have yet to be announced
GWM Tank 300 Fuel Economy
GWM Haval Australia has yet to publish fuel economy ratings for the GWM Tank 300. We’ll update this article once these are made available.
The global site says fuel economy will be between 9-10L/100km.
Depending on the variant, view the 2023 GWM TANK 300 fuel usage below.
All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km
|LUX PETROL||-||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC||-||-||9.5||-|
|ULTRA PETROL||-||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC||-||-||9.5||-|
|LUX HYBRID||-||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC||-||-||10.3||-|
|ULTRA HYBRID||-||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC||-||-||10.3||-|
GWM Tank 300 Dimensions
The 2023 GWM Tank 300 measures 4760mm long, 1930mm wide and 1903mm tall.
It rides a 2750mm wheelbase and has 224mm of ground clearance. Its approach angle is 33 degrees and its departure angle is 34 degrees.
Braked towing capacity is 2500kg.
Government approval documents list a tare mass of 2331kg and a gross vehicle mass of 2725kg.
The 2023 GWM TANK 300 measures 4760mm long, 1930mm wide and 1903mm tall, with a 2750mm tall wheelbase.
The 2023 GWM TANK 300 has a braked towing capacity of 2500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.
GWM Tank 300 Market Fit
The GWM Tank 300 is categorised as a Large SUV and has a price range of $46,990 to $60,990.