At the April 2021 Shanghai Motor Show, Great Wall will unveil its fifth sub-brand, the Tank. Under this brand, exclusively full-fledged SUVs will be produced, while its firstborn will be the frame Wey Tank 300, shown in two thousand and twenty.
Initially, the latter was intended specifically for the Wey brand, but now they decided to give it to crossovers, and the SUV under development was renamed – from now on it is simply “Tank 300”. By the way, it should appear in Russia as well, and by the end of this year.
In the meantime, the Chinese have decided to attract attention with the Cybertank 300 show car. Despite the catchy name, the cyberpunk style of this car is not very pronounced, but in the appearance of the car, solutions from the Mercedes-AMG G63 can be traced.
The prototype has massive bumpers, a hood with an air intake, a roof strip and wide sills. Its interior is completely white, with round turbine-shaped air vents.
It is known that the Cybertank 300 is driven by a 2.0-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 227 hp. (387 Nm) and an eight-speed automatic. By the way, the serial SUV will receive the same units.
Returning to the Tank brand, its emblem will be the stylized letter “T”, while the Chinese are planning to create a separate dealer network for it. At the moment, five new models are under development for the brand. Some of them will be shown at an exhibition in Shanghai.
For example, the public will be able to see the flagship of the line – it will be a 5.2-meter car with a brutal exterior design and a luxurious interior for four people. Technically, such a car is unified with a large Great Wall pickup truck, the premiere of which, again, should take place just the other day.
It is known that the truck has a new 3.0-liter V6 petrol turbo engine with the 6Z30 index. The latter is installed longitudinally on the frame, and its output is 354 hp. and 500 Nm (320 Nm is available already at 1,000 rpm). The unit works in conjunction with a nine-speed automatic, capable of withstanding a torque of up to 600 Nm.
Plus, the pickup will also have a hybrid modification with an electric motor integrated into the gearbox. On this version, the box can withstand up to 750 Nm of torque.
Great Wall’s plans are truly ambitious. So, over the next five years, they plan to bring the volume of sales of Tank brand SUVs to 500,000 vehicles annually.