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China's Toyota LandCruiser Prado fighter: Meet the Great Wall Tank 500

The Great Wall Tank 500 has been revealed. (image credit AutoHome)

China's take on the Toyota LandCruiser Prado has been revealed with a new name, with the Great Wall Tank 500 unveiled at the Chengdu Motor Show.

The world's auto media was convinced that the new model - previewed in sketches and spy pics - would be called the Tank 600, but the model has been issued the 500 nomenclature, and is clearly designed to sit above the just-revealed Tank 400 in terms of luxury and comfort.

Billed as the answer to both the LandCruiser Prado, and even the Lexus LX series, Great Wall says its Tank 500 is in the "business of luxury off-road".

It lives up that claim with specs of 5070mm in length, 1934mm in height and 1905mm in width, with approach, departure and break over angles of 29.6 degrees, 24 degrees and 22 degrees. Wading depth is reportedly 800mm, too.

It's also fitted with 4WD, of course, as well as Great Wall's Terrain Management System.

Under the bonnet is Great Wall's 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 that will produce a sizeable 260kW and 500Nm, paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

So that's the off-road part covered, what about the luxury? Images from the show reveal a leather-soaked interior, including a giant central screen, leather seats and brushed-metal highlights.

What we don't know yet is wether the Tank 500 will make it to Australia, but we do know the brand here does have its eye on the Tank brand more generally, with the smaller 300 looking more and more likely, and even recently completing testing here.

So watch this space.