In Russia, certification of Tank brand cars has begun, under which Great Wall Motors produces premium crossovers and SUVs.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 competitor called the Tank 500 should be the first to receive the Vehicle Type Approval (OTTS). It has already begun to pass the relevant tests, as a trusted source told Chinese Automobiles.
Earlier it was reported that a more compact Tank 300 would also appear in Russia. In April 2021, the Tank 300 was brought to Russia for demonstration to Haval dealers. Now, Chinese brands have changed their strategy: they are trying to offer more expensive models and equipment for the Russian Federation. Tank 500 is definitely one of them.
Tank 500 dimensions are 5070 x 1934 x 1905 mm with a wheelbase of 2850 mm. The clearance is 224 mm, the angles of entry and exit are 29.6 and 24 degrees, respectively. The car received a three-liter V6 engine with two turbines with a capacity of 354 hp. with 500 Nm of torque. It is also equipped with a 9-speed preselective transmission and an all-wheel drive system.
In China, the Tank 500 costs from 335 to 395 thousand yuan, that is, about 3-3.5 million rubles in terms of our money.
It was previously announced that a separate dealer network would be created for the Tank brand in Russia.