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GWM Tank 500 Ultra 2024 review: snapshot

The Tank 500 Ultra is the flagship model in the entire GWM range for now.

The Tank 500 Ultra is the flagship model in the entire GWM range for now.

Like the base Lux, it is powered by the same hybrid powertrain.

This means that under the bulky bonnet is a 180kW/380Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. It is paired to a 78kW/268Nm electric motor and battery pack. The combined power and torque outputs are 255kW and 648Nm, respectively.

Drive is sent to either the back or both axles via a nine-speed automatic. You’ll find the usual 2WD, 4WD high and 4WD low-range modes, along with nine drive settings according to conditions.

GWM says the official combined fuel consumption is 8.5L/100km.

Above and beyond the $66,490-drive-away Lux’s specification (that includes auto-levelling LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, side steps, powered and heated front seats, a 360-degree view camera set-up, electric rear diff lock and a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation cluster), the Ultra (from $73,990-driveaway) boasts Nappa leather, a panoramic sunroof, retractable side steps, a head-up display, vented and massaging front seats with memory, vented second-row seats, powered third-row bench, 12-speaker premium audio, double-layered glass, noise-cancelling tech, a front diff lock, ambient lighting and more.

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB), blind-spot monitor, lane-support systems and front/rear cross-traffic alert are also fitted.

The Tank 500 employs body-on-frame construction, with a double-wishbone independent coil sprung set-up up front and multi-link live axle coil sprung suspension out back. Towing capacity is 3000kg braked and 750kg unbraked. It also provides effective off-road clearances.

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LUX Hybrid 2.0L, —, 9 SP AUTO $66,490 2024 GWM Tank 500 2024 LUX Hybrid Pricing and Specs
Ultra Hybrid 2.0L, —, 9 SP AUTO $73,990 2024 GWM Tank 500 2024 Ultra Hybrid Pricing and Specs
Byron Mathioudakis
Contributing Journalist


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