Chinese manufacturer GWM has just unveiled its latest gem, the GWM Tank 700 Hi4-T Plug-in Hybrid 2024. This formidable SUV surpasses its predecessors, the Tank 300, 400, and 500 models, in terms of power and performance. Equipped with a brand-new 3.0-liter dual-turbo gasoline-electric motor, the Tank 700 Hi4-T offers an astonishing 386kW of power and an impressive 750 Nm of torque. This firmly places it at the top of GWM’s SUV range and positions it as a direct competitor to iconic models such as the Toyota LandCruiser and the Nissan Patrol.
With a robust and eye-catching design, the Tank 700 Hi4-T takes inspiration from renowned vehicles like the Brabus G-Wagon and previous generations of the Shelby Mustang. Its dimensions of 5113mm in length, 2061mm in width, and 1952mm in height, paired with a wheelbase of 3000mm, make it larger than the Series 300 but slightly smaller than the upcoming GMC Yukon.
This off-road vehicle follows a traditional body-on-frame construction, ensuring durability and off-road capability. The 4×4 all-wheel drive system provides excellent traction and stability, while features such as the low-range gearbox, air springs, and electronic disconnecting sway bar system enhance its versatility. Additionally, the Premiere Limited Edition comes with an extreme body kit, electromagnetic dampers, and 22-inch alloy wheels with high-performance Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
Although specific details about towing capacity, payload, wading depth, and off-road performance have not been released yet, previous models suggest that the Tank 700 Hi4-T will be competitive in these areas. The electrified V6 engine, while not significantly increasing torque compared to smaller engines, offers an additional 86kW of power and a wider torque range. Transmission functions are taken care of by a nine-speed automatic gearbox, consistent with GWM’s plug-in hybrid lineup.
Inside the Tank 700 Hi4-T, the interior design is as bold as the exterior. It features a two-tone white and black color scheme, luxurious leather upholstery, a star observation roof, and striking orange stitching and decorative details.
Although currently limited to the Chinese market, GWM-Haval Australia has expressed interest in bringing the Tank 700 to Australia. While further updates are expected, car enthusiasts can anticipate that the production version will have a more understated and sophisticated look.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the power and torque of the GWM Tank 700 Hi4-T?
A: The GWM Tank 700 Hi4-T generates an impressive 386kW of power and 750 Nm of torque.
Q: How does the Tank 700 Hi4-T compare to other GWM off-road SUVs?
A: The Tank 700 Hi4-T surpasses the Tank 300, Tank 400, and Tank 500, making it the most powerful off-road vehicle in GWM’s lineup.
Q: What are the dimensions of the Tank 700 Hi4-T?
A: The Tank 700 Hi4-T measures 5113mm in length, 2061mm in width, 1952mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 3000mm.
Q: Will the Tank 700 Hi4-T be available outside of China?
A: GWM-Haval Australia has shown interest in introducing the Tank 700 to the Australian market, although specific plans have not been confirmed yet. Currently, only 70 units are being produced exclusively for the Chinese market.