Chinese automakers have a long and storied history of copying designs from the west. Take, for instance, the 2021 WEY Tank 300 off-road utility vehicle that shows a lot of 2021 Ford Bronco
influences up front.
Presented at the Chengdu Auto Show in July 2020, the body-on-frame SUV
aims to capture a piece of the Australian market next year. Registered with IP Australia, the 2022 Haval Tank 300 as it will be known in this part of the world is expected with two engine choices and two transmissions options.
Based on a customer survey, CarAdvice believes that a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder motor with an eight-speed auto will open the list with 167 kW and 387 Nm (224 horsepower and 285 pound-feet) of torque. The next level up would be a 2.4-liter turbo diesel with 135 kW and 480 Nm (181 horsepower and 354 pound-feet) on tap. Over in the Middle Kingdom, a twin-turbo V6 with 3.0 liters of displacement, a twin-turbo V6 with plug-in hybrid assistance, and a nine-speed automatic gearbox are…