A cheaper Chinese Jimny? This GWM Tank 100 has everyone fooled

Eric · Jan 17, 2022 02:44 PM

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If rumours are to be believed, it certainly does look like Great Wall Motor (GWM)'s subsidiary Tank is working on a Suzuki Jimny rival called the Tank 100. 

But is it really the case?

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We reached out to our colleagues from China, who said that these images are merely a render and have been floating on the interweb since last year.

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Original, unedited photo

Someone has clearly took images of the current-generation Suzuki Jimny and grafted on Tank’s family look. Definitely an impressive job, seeing that they managed to fool a number of media outlets.

Also Read: The Wey Tank 300 is a techier and more affordable Jeep Wrangler

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This Tank 500 is real, unlike the Tank 100

GWM’s Tank subsidiary currently offer two models, the Tank 300 and Tank 500. The latter is a Toyota Land Cruiser-rivalling SUV that just went on sale, with prices ranging between CNY 335,000 to CNY 395,000.

Also Read: This GWM Tank 500 wants you to forget about the Land Cruiser

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As for the adorable Suzuki Jimny, the model made its Malaysian debut in September 2021, five months after the Swift Sport.

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The sole Jimny variant offered in Malaysia is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine that does 102 PS and 130 Nm, hooked up to a four-speed automatic. It is priced at RM 168,900 (on-the-road without insurance and with SST discount, valid until 30-June 2022).

Also Read: All-new 2021 Suzuki Jimny launched in Malaysia, priced at RM 169k

Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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