Originally Posted by codprawn
I DO know the difference!!! Only saw a small number of Santanas - most of them were the home grown genuine article!!!
Talking of which how the hell does Santana get away with what they are doing now? They used to build Land Rovers under licence - now they sell their "own" vehicle - seems splashing isn't restricted to the boat industry!!!
I have not seen a Santana in the flesh but I have a brochure sitting on my desk right now as it happens. In some respects it is a bit old fashioned even compared to a Land Rover! Part time 4WD and leaf springs, both of which are well past their sell by date, though the engine and interior is probably better, don't like the looks on the outside though, looks like whoever used to make bodykits for XR3i's has found a new job
I think they got a license to develop the old Series 3 as their own vehicle and the PS10 or whatever they call it, is the outcome.
There are spy shots of the new Defender on the web, looks the same outside except for a bonnet hump but the dash is more Discovery 3 in design, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your tastes! It looks ok to me though.