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GMW Tank 300 in Malaysia – Rugged styling, tank turn function, launch Q3 2024

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DURING the Ora 07 preview last month, GWM Malaysia made a surprise reveal by showcasing the Tank 300, scheduled to be launched around the third quarter of this year.

The GWM Tank 300 is an SUV with a rugged appearance and a premium interior cabin, but with the unique ability to perform a ‘tank turn’.

The specific variant to be launched in Malaysia is not confirmed yet, but it is believed that the preview unit is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo petrol 4-cylinder engine with an output of 217hp and 380Nm of torque.

This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a part-time all-wheel-drive system with 2H, 4H, and 4L modes. The system is also equipped with front and rear differential locks.

Notably, the GWM Tank 300 features a ‘tank turn’ function. When activated, it locks the inner rear tires to enable the SUV to make tight turns in confined areas. This movement is similar to that of tracked vehicles such as tanks and excavators.

Visually, the SUV presents a classic 4×4 appearance with a boxy design and thick side cladding. The front end boasts round LED headlights with integrated fog lights in the bumper.

At the rear, there is an externally mounted spare tire door that opens to the side, reminiscent of classic Jeeps. The Tank 300 comes equipped with 18-inch rims and Michelin Primacy SUV tires.

Inside, you’ll notice that the interior is quite premium, possibly inspired by the Mercedes G-Class. With an upright dashboard, turbine air vents, a passenger-side grab handle, and a pair of 12.3-inch screens each, the interior exudes a premium feel.

The center console of the Tank 300 features slightly angular gear buttons, control buttons for the drive system, electronic parking brake, and driver assistance system.

Other features include automatic air conditioning, power seats, leather upholstery, Harman Infinity audio system, power sunroof, wireless charging pad, and paddle shifters.

The GWM Tank 300 also comes equipped with active safety systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

What are your thoughts on this rugged SUV with unique capabilities? What price range do you estimate it will fall into upon its launch?

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