|The Santana PS-10 (image from dr-uf-loitsch.ch)|
In 2002 Santana introduced the PS-10 into its fleet and licensed the vehicle to Iveco which was named the Massif. It is fitted with the Iveco 3.0l common rail diesel and the ZF 6spd manual gearbox and LT230 transfer box for selectable rear wheel / 4wd options. The vehicle has parabolic leaf spring suspension rather than coil sprung like the Defender.
The website of Thomas & Beatrice (uf-dr-loitsch.ch) lead me to start thinking about the Santana as an alternative to the TD5 & TDCi (Puma) Defenders.
|Fully overland prepared (image from dr-uf-loitsch.ch|
The Land Rover boffs talk about the electronics in the TD5 and Puma engines as a weak point on the vehicle but with the right computer interface, majority of the issues can be diagnosed. I could not find any information relating to the PS-10 and Iveco Massif which indicated that the engine had full computer diagnostics which means that its a plus for the PS-10.
The vehicle of Thomas & Beatrice was very neatly prepared and brings . Here are a few more photos from their website:
Thomas & Beatrice - http://www.uf-dr-loitsch.ch/