You Can Get Luxury and Value in the Same Family SUV
The family SUV has a lot going for it. In many ways, it is the perfect vehicle. Enough space for five people to stretch out in, a large, 855-litre boot to swallow all their luggage, 190 mm of ground clearance to clear those middelmannetjies en route to the Bushveld lodge and more than enough luxuries to keep the trip to your destination comfortable and enjoyable.
The problem is that although the above is all many families need, some SUVs offer a lot more that they don’t need – and these added features also greatly inflate their prices. What if adjustable off-road suspension and a 4×4 system is just overkill?
The Perfect Family SUV
The perfect family SUV meets all your needs and is free from all the superfluous stuff that you won’t need and just serves to weigh it down – and destroy its fuel consumption. That is why the Landwind 5 might be just what you have been looking for. It has a normal 4×2 drivetrain but is high enough off the ground to tackle the worse dirt road while you are sitting high enough up to survey the scenery and make the most of your Kruger National Park experience. As a result, its 140 kW / 250 N.m turbocharged 2-litre petrol engine is more than man enough for the job of hauling it and its cargo around, especially with the choice of slick-shifting 6-speed manual or advanced 8-speed automatic transmission to deploy the power.
Of course, a family SUV must also have the de rigueur features that make road tripping so enjoyable and to this end, the Landwind 5 does not disappoint. Despite the expected luxury features such as air-conditioning and electric windows and mirrors, our Flagship model is particularly well kitted out. It boasts as standard that afore-mentioned 8-speed automatic gearbox, as well as cruise control, a leather-bound multi-function steering wheel, an electric sunroof, leather upholstery with power adjustment for the front seats, a CD/MP3/Aux audio system with six speakers, and electrically folding side mirrors. Safety equipment include ABS brakes with EBD, electronic stability control and four airbags.
All of this comes packaged in a svelte, modern body with arresting styling and smart 17-inch alloy wheels. What it more, peace of mind is part of the deal, because this family SUV is also covered by 3-year / 100 000-km warranty and a 5-year / 100 000-km service plan, including 24-hour roadside assistance. The perfect family SUV does exist. Test drive it at your Landwind dealer.