China’s got a new Tank –  Tank 800 from GWM spy shots

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New spy shots of the Tank 800 from Great Wall Motor (GWM) have emerged. Although still heavily camouflaged on the outside we can see from the interior shots that the car is getting close to production ready.

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The Tank range is growing fast and currently consists of the Tank 300, Tank 330, Tank 400, Tank 500, and Tank 700. GWM’s new addition to its Tank range will likely be the new flagship model and largest yet in the series.

Chinese media are saying the Tank 800 will used the same powertrain as the Tank 700 Hi4-T which has a PHEV system based around a 3.0T V6 twin-turbo engine and a nine-speed HAT gearbox together with an electric motor. The setup provides at total of 385 kW power and 850 Nm torque.

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However, it is possible that the car will initially launch with the 3.0T engine with a 48V hybrid setup before later launching a Hi4-T version. This has been done with most Tank models so far with the exception of the Tank 700.

Design wise the Tank 800 seems to be more on the lines of the boxy Tank 300 and Tank 500 rather than the more unusually angled Tank 400 and Tank 700. At the front there is a straight on imposing grille with square light clusters to the sides.

Inside the front dashboard seems to have been largely finalised and is in line with the Tank 500. One notable addition is a line of physical buttons below the large central screen. We also can get a cheeky glimpse of what the Tank 800 will look like thanks to the car image on the screen.

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The general layout of the center console is very similar to the Tank 500 which a chunky drive shifter and rotating drive mode selector. There seems to be a fair amount of chrome decoration inside and the interior seems spacious.

Some serious off-roading should be possible in the Tank 800 and it features air suspension and double wishbone both at the front and rear.

The concept for the Tank 800 originally showed at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show and it should be the largest and most luxurious car in the series. Sales are likely to begin later this year.

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  1. Does the TANK 800 have three rows of seats? Wil it be available in Australia? What is the approximate cost of it?


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