GWM Tank 800 is a 6-seater in spy shots

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Earlier this month we speculated that the forthcoming Tank 800 would be a six or seven seater. A new set of spy shots confirm that it will be a six seater. We previously expected the Tank 800 to launch around the end of the year but with the amount of stories now appearing about the car, it may well be sooner than we thought.

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From what we know the Tank 800 will be the most luxurious car yet from Great Wall Motor. A lot of comparisons are being made with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, most likely propagated by GWM itself. Those comparisons will probably be pretty empty on every front except size.

Again there are a set of camouflaged external pictures. Nothing suggests however that the car is much different to the concept originally shown at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. Style wise it is quite similar to a larger version of the Tank 500. Notably the Tank 800 stays with old school style door handles. At the back the light clusters seem to be in the shape of an inverted L.

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Inside the Tank 800 it is clearly no Cullinan with just a similar level of luxury as seen in previous Tank models such as the 500. What is news is that it will be the first three row Tank with a 2+2+2 seating arrangement. It’s believed that previous spy shots show a two row version of the Tank 800. Again the spy shots seems to show a brown interior leading us to question whether there are any other options.

Currently it’s believed that the Tank 800 will come with the same powertrain setup at the Tank 700 Hi4-T. This means that the Hi4-T plugin hybrid system is built around a 3.0T V6 engine rather than the 2.0T unit in the remainder of the Tank range. In the Tank 700 Hi4-T the engine is matched with a P2 electric motor giving a combined output of 385 kW and maximum torque of 800 Nm. The car uses a 9-speed automatic gearbox which has been optimized for hybrids. A single front mounted electric motor provides up to 120 kW of power and 400 Nm torque. Meanwhile the longitudinal petrol engine provides 265 kW power and 560 Nm torque. The battery will likely be the same Svolt 37.1 kWh unit as in the Tank 700 Hi4-T.

Undercarriage shots show there is a spare wheel mounted underneath. We also know there is double wishbone suspension both front and rear along with the Tank 800 being equipped with air suspension.

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Prices are likely to start at around 500,000 yuan (69,200 USD). It is possible that later an ICE version of the car will arrive but the at launch the Tank 800 will almost certainly get the PHEV treatment.

Source: Autohome

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