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GWM Tank 300 Ultra 4WD 2023 Review

Tank 300 4WD – Occasionally a vehicle comes along that just has something about it that crosses appeal boundaries. The GWM Tank 300 4WD is such a car.  GWM Tank 300 Ultra 4WD front quarter 3

I drove one a few weeks ago and both loved it and was frustrated by it at the same time.

First up it looks cool. It’s a chunky style and in the bright orange colour it certainly stood out.

Inside its comfortable, relatively spacious, and well laid out. The heated and ventilated front seats are supportive and allow enough room for my tall frame.

Where the frustration comes in is the clunky user interface and simply bad voice recognition. Little things like turning off the lane keep assist which I do every time is four layers in the central screen menu and sometimes the touch sensitivity isn’t the best.

Where I loved it is driving. Its not bad on road, with enough performance to keep you happy. However off road it excels. Front and rear diff locks, Multi 4WD choices and responsive feel in both steering and accelerator, places it right up there with the best 4WD’s around.

And the best part is that it is priced from a stunning $46,990 driveaway for the entry model. That’s value.

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I’m Rob Fraser

Readers can find a full review of the Tank 300 4WD Here


More GWM Tank 300 Ultra 4WD details

GWM Tank 300 sits in a competitive and crowded segment. It competes against mainly seven seat 4WDs as a five seat version only. It has a few features that the others don’t and with the Hybrid version can compete against the diesels.

However its stunning value proposition warrants a close look at the ‘Tank”

GWM Tank 300 Model walk Features

Full feature list, Tank 300 Lux petrol

Tank 300 Ultra petrol adds:

Tank 300 little Daily things that frustrate.

The Tank can be frustrating as mentioned. Little things like

These are all little things that I’m sure GWM will work out and recalibrate where necessary. But they exist now.


The Tank 300 petrol is offered in two trim levels, Lux and Ultra, and is available from:

ABN pricing is also available. Metallic paint is an additional $595.

What is good?

  • Looks cool.
  • 4WD Capability.
  • Comfortable to sit in and drive

What is not so good?

  • Frustrating intrusive safety technology.
  • Central screen touch sensitivity poor at times.
  • Some functions buried in screen menu but should be button

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Smaller 4WDs are a bit of a sparse offering. However, the Tank 300 will cross boundaries.

Buyers could look at Jeep Wrangler, which is a lot more expensive or the Jeep Compass Trailhawk.

Larger 4WDs include Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, SsangYong Rexton, Toyota Fortuner.

GWM Tank 300 Ultra 4WD final thoughts

This is a 4WD that leaves you with mixed feelings.

It seems well built, is comfortable inside. There is a large, clear central screen. However, user interface is frustrating. As is the intrusive safety features, especially the cruise control.

Off road it fights in a weight class well above its price range.

On sand it’s excellent, on dirt roads its smooth and compliant. The rough stuff it handles with ease. This is one a few vehicles that has front and rear diff locks and the least expensive by far.

I would be interested to drive the hybrid version, which would improve one issue of being thirsty along with extra power and torque.

The overall feel is practical, functional, spacious but has some issues that will be developed out as time passes.

There is nothing that even comes close to the capability, comfort and size for the price and that is a winning formula.

It should be on your list for a test drive.

GWM Tank 300


Tank 300 Ultra

Model Price $50,990 RDAP*
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl Turbo petrol Euro 5
Drivetrain 8 Sp AT 4WD dual range
Battery Capacity / type N/A
Power 162kW @ 5,500rpm
Torque 380Nm @ 1,800 – 3,600 rpm
Fuel ADR 9.5L/100km
Fuel on Test TBA L/100km
Fuel capacity 75L
Range (WLTP) / efficiency 926 km Max
Fast Charge / Home (240V) N/A
Safety Five-star ANCAP (Dec 2022)
CO2 Emissions 218g/km
0-100kmh/Top Speed TBA
Servicing 12 MTh / 15,000km – 5 yrs. Capped Price
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with
Roadside Assist 7Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 7
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
4WD / Towing 9 (4WD 5 / Towing 4)
Technology/connectivity 7
Value for Money 9

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.


Overall Length 4760mm
Wheelbase 2750mm
Width 1930mm
Height 1903mm
Wheels 18×8.0 Alloy
Tyres 265/60 R18
Max ground clearance 224mm
Wading Depth TBC
Approach 33 degrees
Rampover TBC
Departure angle 34 degrees
Turning Circle KTK 12.06m
Boot Capacity Min TBC
Boot capacity Max TBC
Battery Weight N/A
Kerb Weight 2155kg
Payload (kg) 397kg
GVM (kg) 2552kg
GCM 5052kg
Towing Capacity 2500kg
Tow Ball rating TBC

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