Arguably the Best All-Rounder Manual and Automatic SUV for Sale Today
What do you want in an SUV? There was once a time when an SUV was a hulking, heavy-duty 4×4 with a transfer case and dual-range transmission to transport passengers well beyond where the roads end.
In fact, there are many of those still around and if your idea is to have a go-anywhere vehicle and you don’t mind the truck-like handling, huge weight, and poor fuel consumption, that may be just the vehicle for you. But if what you really want is one of a new generation of SUV now for sale that offers you a fine blend of SUV and car features, you’ve come to the right place.
Landwind 5 – The Automatic Choice
The Landwind 5 is one of a new breed of crossover SUV for sale today – and it is just what the current generation of outdoor-minded drivers have been asking for: A modern, attractive 4×2 SUV with all the ride height you need to traverse the worst dirt roads, but without all that heavy 4×4 running gear unnecessarily churning away underneath. If you don’t need bundu-bashing ability, why drag along that transfer case, locking differentials, and extra driveshafts? You want a modern SUV with all the advantages the raised ride height confers, without any of the disadvantages of a traditional, old-school SUV.
The Landwind 5 is offered in Lux manual and automatic and Flagship automatic models. The manual has six gears and the self-shifters have one of the most modern and efficient automatic transmissions currently for sale in an SUV with no fewer than eight ratios. This makes for a short first gear for a punchy getaway and a tall, low-revving eight gear for efficient highway cruising. The engine is a 2-litre turbocharged petrol unit with 140 kW and 250 N.m.
Two Specification Levels
In terms of safety and security, the Lux is generously equipped with ABS brakes (with EBD), dual airbags, park-distance control, an automatic window closer, and an anti-theft immobiliser. Luxury equipment includes air-conditioning, a power outlet in the boot, front and rear reading lights, electric windows and mirrors, and a single-disc CD / MP3 audio system with radio and AUX port. The Flagship adds several safety and luxury features to this list, including side airbags, dynamic stability control, traction control, 4-way electrically adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, an electric sunroof, leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, and electrically folding side mirrors.
In fact, the Flagship model is easily the most compelling automatic SUV for sale today in terms of the blend of luxury and value for money it offers. Now everyone can travel more!