Published on December 27th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
GWM Tank 300 Gets 5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating
The highly-anticipated Tank 300 gets top marks from Australia’s safety rating agency.
Great Wall Motor (GWM) has taken much ground in the Oceania markets with their existing SUV brand, Haval. Now the time has come to expand their territory there with their new rugged SUV sub-brand, Tank. The Tank 300 is a hybrid electric vehicle the Australian press have been talking about since early 2021. While early test drives have been positive for this Chinese pseudo-Jeep, the company has yet to launch the Tank 300 in the Australian market. That all may change now that it has undergone crash testing at the Australian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).
“Normally, perceptions for such boxy 4x4s are more focused on the terrain performance. However, GWM TANK 300 is able to offer both performance and safety at the same time thanks to great engineering efforts put into the structure and tech level of this beast.” said Parker Shi, head of overseas division of GWM.
The GWM Tank 300, which sits on the same LEMON platform as the Ora Good Cat, received top marks from ANCAP. It scored 88% for Adult Occupant Protection, 89% for Child Occupant Protection, 81% for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 85% for Safety Assist. Very impressive overall.
“GWM TANK 300 is launched with hybrid model to show the commitment of GWM’s electrification strategy rollout is solid.” Parker added.
Here’s the press release with more.
The GWM TANK 300 HEV has today been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety.
GWM welcomes the fifth model gaining top level safety rating in the latest ANCAP test, thanks to its latest gen L.E.M.O.N. platform (Lightweight Electrification Multi-purpose Omni-protection, Networking) .
The GWM TANK 300 HEV was tested and assessed for its ability to physically protect occupants and other road users in a crash – through the suite of destructive crash tests – and its ability to prevent or minimize the severity of a crash with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist – through the range of active collision avoidance performance tests.
The overall 4 areas performance for GWM TANK 300 HEV as follows:
Adult Occupant Protection 88%
Child Occupant Protection 89%
Vulnerable Road User Protection 81%
Safety Assist 85%
Showcasing bold exterior design backed with world-class 4WD technology, a luxurious interior and advanced technology, the GWM Tank 300 is poised to become a strong option for those looking to explore various roads, tracks and beyond.
Built on GWM’s global off-road platform, the GWM Tank 300 has been designed to perform in all conditions. Generous ground clearance of 224mm matched to a 33° approach angle and 34° departure angle, combined with proven 4WD technology facilitate challenging off-road adventures.
The brand new GWM Tank 300 is now on sale in global regions in Middle East, China, Australia and other key markets, and expect to be launched in other regions in the following months, offering buyers unbeatable levels of toughness, sophistication and top level safety.