Tank 300 SUV tells us what’s up


As you might know, China’s Great Wall Motors (GWM) has a bunch of brands under its umbrella, with the recent one being ‘Tank’. And, one product that is making a lot of buzz on social media lately is the Tank 300, a mid-size SUV that sells at a starting price of AUD 46,990 (in Australia).

The Tank 300 claims to be a capable off-roader built on a specially designed ladder frame chassis, which may be true, but the real reason it is making news is because of the way it looks, and.. the way it looks is.. well, a mix of two or three popular American nameplates. I mean, put Bronco Sport, Renegade and Wrangler into a blender, and the result would be the Tank 300.


Key exterior highlights include 17-inch wheels, matrix LED headlights, a sunroof, cornering lights, and front & rear fog lights. 17-inch all-terrain tyres are optionally available. Other off-road credentials include front & rear electronically-controlled differential locks, terrain control system, and tank turn.

For those interested to know the dimensions, the Tank 300 measures 4,760 mm long, 1,930 mm wide and 1,903 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. Just so you also know, the top-end Premium trim weighs 2,150 kg (4,740 lbs).

Inside, the dashboard design gives off G-Wagon vibes—which depending on your personal opinion, might or might not be a good thing. What I’m sure of, however, is that aviation-inspired shift lever—which indeed looks pretty cool. Key highlights inside include dual 12.3-inch displays, an 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a 4-way electrically adjustable front passenger seat, heating & ventilation function for front seats, dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, and a 9-speaker Infinity audio system.

As for ADAS, you got all the usual stuff, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Rollover Mitigation System, and a few more.


Just so you know, the Tank 300 boasts an approach, breakover and departure angles of 33, 34 and 23.1-degrees, respectively. It also boasts a ground clearance of 224 mm and a wading depth of 700 mm.

Powering the Tank 300 is a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine with output figures of 167 kW (227 metric hp) and 387 Nm (285 lb-ft). The engine is coupled with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the market, there’s also a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain on offer with combined figures of 258 kW (351 metric hp) and 615 Nm (454 lb-ft).

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