Dealership Announces Tank 500 Will Arrive in Vietnam: Comparable to Land Cruiser, Equipped with Advanced Technology, and Features for Off-Road Enthusiasts

Published by on . Updated on 3 Jun 2024
Tank 500 Will Be the Largest SUV Distributed by GWM in Vietnam.
Tank 500 to Arrive in Vietnam

According to information from several dealerships, the Tank 500 is part of GWM Vietnam's launch plan. This model is expected to be introduced in Q1 2025, following the Tank 300 (Q4 2024) and Haval Jolion (Q3 2024). Additionally, in 2025, GWM Vietnam might introduce models such as Wey 80, Haval H9, Wey 03, Wey 05, and Wey 07 in sequence.

GWM Vietnam has not confirmed this information. Meanwhile, the Haval Vietnam fan page has recently posted several videos featuring the Tank 500, alongside the Tank 300 and Haval Jolion.

The price of the Tank 500 has not been revealed yet. However, it is speculated that the model will cost no less than 1.5 billion VND when it arrives in Vietnam. Given the estimated price of around 1.2 billion VND for the Tank 300, this figure is understandable.

Tank 500's Competitive Segment

The Tank 500 has dimensions comparable to the Toyota Land Cruiser. The vehicle measures 5,078 mm in length, 1,934 mm in width, 1,905 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,850 mm, slightly larger than the Fortuner.

If priced below 2 billion VND, the Tank 500 will directly compete with models like the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Highlights of the Tank 500

In Southeast Asia, the Tank 500 is one of GWM's flagship models in Thailand.

The Tank 500 has a completely different design compared to the Tank 300. While the Tank 300 has a Jeep-like style, the Tank 500 resembles a Land Cruiser. The Thai version features full LED lighting, several chrome details on the front and rear, 20-inch wheels, automatic electric side steps, and a rear-mounted spare wheel similar to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class or Land Rover Defender.

The interior of the Tank 500 is very modern, featuring a 14.6-inch central screen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a head-up display (HUD). Additionally, it includes an electronic gear lever, electrically adjustable front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, a three-zone climate control system, a 12-speaker Infinity sound system, and a panoramic sunroof. The vehicle offers a 7-seat configuration, providing ample space and comfort.

The Tank 500's performance is a strong point. In Thailand, the vehicle uses a 2.0L engine combined with an electric motor, delivering a total output of 350 horsepower and 616 Nm of torque. It comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission and 4WD. Notably, the Tank 500 features 11 terrain modes and electronic differential locks on both axles.

In terms of technology, the Tank 500 is on par with other vehicles in its price range or segment, featuring the ADAS safety package which includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, and an automatic reverse parking system.

Orignial article and pictures by AutoPro

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