Affordable Luxury SUVs in South Africa
There is certainly no shortage of SUVs in South Africa today, ranging from the smallest little hatchback-based crossovers to the biggest, bundu-bashing 4×4 7-seaters made to conquer continents off-road. But what if you are not at one of these extremes and all you want is a comfortable 5-seat SUV with a suitably elevated driving position and sports-utility styling?
You want the ground clearance and suspension compliance to take on that bad dirt road to the lodge or the MTB trail but you don’t need the added weight, complexity, and cost demanded by all-wheel-drive. Then let us introduce one of the most affordable luxury crossover SUVs in South Africa.
The Landwind 5 is an excellent example of the new breed of crossover SUVs that has been available in South Africa for a good few years now. The logic behind its design is very simple and that is to cater to the need of the people we describe above. They want a comfortable, car-like driving experience with the advantage of a high vantage point and the layout and design of an SUV. And this is what the Landwind 5 delivers in spades. That is why we only offer it with a 4×2 drivetrain because that is all the majority of buyers want and need.
The drive will certainly be a comfortable one because the vehicle is equipped with everything that discerning motorists expect. The 4×2 Lux and 4×2 Flagship are both sold with a slick-shifting and modern 8-speed automatic gearbox. However, if you prefer a manual shift, the Lux is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox too. In terms of luxuries, air-conditioning, all-round reading lights, electric windows and mirrors, a radio / CD player with AUX port, and a power outlet in the huge 855-litre boot are standard equipment across the board. Safety equipment includes dual airbags and ABS brakes. The Flagship adds to these features cruise control, leather trim, electrically folding side mirrors, electric front seat adjustment, a multi-function steering wheel, an electric sunroof, front side airbags, and ESP.
All models are powered by the same 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivering 140 kW and 250 N.m, providing ample power for swift overtaking and effortless cruising. And taking on those dirt roads won’t be a problem, because the 190 mm of ground clearance is amongst the best of all the crossover SUVs in South Africa. Last but not least is the peace of mind you get from Landwind’s 3-year / 100 000-km warranty and 5-year / 100 000-km service plan, including 24-hour roadside assistance. Test drive a Landwind 5 today.