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Great Wall going Toyota Land Cruiser Prado hunting! China's new Tank 600 coming soon with powerful turbo V6 engine: report

These “official” sketches of the Tank 600 have been published online ahead of its reveal. (Image credit: Xcar)

Great Wall’s emerging Tank sub-brand will reportedly soon add a fourth model, a large SUV that will have the Toyota LandCruiser Prado in its sights.

According to Xcar, the so-called Tank 600 will be revealed at the Chengdu motor show in late August, ahead of Chinese sales beginning in the fourth quarter of this year.

Aside from the “official” sketches published by the local publication, there’s very little information out there regarding the Tank 600, apart from one key detail: what’s under the bonnet.

Xcar claims the Tank 600 will be motivated by Great Wall’s new 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 engine, with its version outputting 260kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

While the ins and outs of the Tank 600’s four-wheel-drive system are yet to be confirmed, the Chinese publication says it will be mated to Great Wall’s fresh nine-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

The Tank 600 will reportedly be motivated by Great Wall’s new 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 engine. (Image credit: Xcar) The Tank 600 will reportedly be motivated by Great Wall’s new 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 engine. (Image credit: Xcar)

This engine-transmission combination is shared with the larger Tank 700, a Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series rival that was unveiled at April’s Shanghai motor show.

As reported, the Tank 700 is under study to become the flagship model in Tank’s incoming Australian line-up, while the smaller, Jeep Wrangler-rivalling Tank 300 is all but confirmed to kick off proceedings with a local launch early next year.

Needless to say, Great Wall is continuing to make moves here and aboard, so stay tuned as we find out more about its Tank plans.