Tank 500 announced with 7 luxury seats and Hybrid drivetrain.

GWM is growing bigger and the next vehicle is it’s expansion in Australia is the Tank 500. Designed to replace the H9 from a few years back, the Tank 500 is a large 7 seat wagon built with family comfort and fuel economy in mind.

*some photos and pictures are sourced online and show the overseas version. Australian released vehicle may differ.

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On the Outside

The Tank 500 is a large SUV with bold lines and subtle highlights. Like its smaller sibling the Tank 300, there will be two grades on release with the Lux arriving months earlier than the Ultra. LED headlights and DRL’s will adorn either side of the large front grille while color coded bumpers, parking sensors and door handles will ensure a classy unified look.

Not much more is known until official specifications are released but the overseas Tank 500 measures 5078mm in length, 1934mm wide and 1905mm high.

Four colors have been slated for release being the black, white, silver and gold.

On the Inside

Similar to the Tank 300, only luxury will be offered initially with both models having a full leather interior, heated front seats and sunroof. The interior is set to be black themed although a lighter tan trim and a white trim is available overseas. Confirmation of color combinations will come from GWM with the official release.

A large 14 inch touchscreen will display Apple carplay and Android Auto in it’s full glory as well as a super clear view of your surroundings with the 360 degree camera system.

A 12 inch display is set inside the instrument cluster to provide full digital readouts as well as important information.

Power Delivery

Following GWM’s vision of an electronic future, the Tank 500 will be available with a 2.0 litre turbo charged hybrid engine similar to the Tank 300. This sporty little engine will push out 255kW of power with 648Nm of torque. Coupled with a 9 speed auto transmission with full-time 4WD driveline, the Tank 500 will be no slouch either with a braked towing capacity of 3,000kg.

World class intelligent 4WD technology will almost let you drive the Tank 500 anywhere. There will be an all terrain control sytem with 11 modes as well as a low range and rear differential lock which will give you exceptional off road capabilities.


The Tank 500 has just been announced with various websites reporting it’s arrival. Expectations will be that stock will be available in the coming months for the Lux and later in the year for the Ultra.

Ralph D’Silva GWM have starting taking pre-orders so customers can secure the first vehicles available once stock arrives at the dealership. You can contact us by calling (03) 8595 6759 or email us by clicking here.

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The Patrol becomes a Warrior

Hot along the heels of the successful Navara Warrior, Premcar is again busy engineering another tough brute for Nissan.

The Nissan Patrol has been a legendary Australian icon for over 60 years and the current model is set to get upgrades to make it look, feel and sound more aggressive as well as increasing its off road capabilities.

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On the Outside

Complementing it’s already rugged looks, the Patrol Warrior will have new 18 inch alloy wheels wrapped with Geolander all terrain tyres. These wheels sit underneath a liftkit that adds 50mm to its body height and brings the total body clearance to 323mm for those deep off roads.

Premcar have used their extensive experience from the Navara to upgrade the Hydraulic body Motion Control Suspension (HBMC). The engineering team should be applauded for their work on finetuning the suspension to ensure one of the most comfortable rides available in a large off roader.

Black fender flares will give it a wider stance while side badging and a Red Warrior bash plate will break up the body color and give the patrol a tougher look.

The most noticeable and probably the most anticipated inclusion would be the bi-modal exhaust system with dual side exhaust outlets. This will give the Patrol the voice that it deserves from it’s V8 engine direct from the factory without any modifications.

On the Inside

There was not much need to change inside the Patrol. Based on the Patrol Ti, you still get the premium interior with leather accentuated seats, steering wheel and door trims.

Comfort is managed with tri zone climate control and independent air conditioning control in the second row. An 8 inch screen provides the entertainment through the 6 speaker system and has plenty of real estate for the built in satellite navigation and 360 degree cameras.

The warrior completely blacks out the interior with high gloss clear coated trim and alcantara door and dash inlays.


The Patrol Warrior will only be available in only 4 external colours being Brilliant Silver, Moonstone White, Gun Metallic or Black Obsidian and only the black interior will be available.


As the Patrol Warrior is locally modified and endorsed wholly by Nissan, it is fully covered by Nissan’s 5 year unlimited km warranty. It is fully ADR compliant and will pass all registration and insurance requirements.


While no official release date has been announced, Ralph D’Silva Nissan is starting to take pre orders to ensure eager customers priority access to our first shipments.

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You can contact us on 03 8595 6754 or our website here : https://www.ralphdsilvanissan.com.au/