On Kiev streets, not so long ago, a rather rare SUV was noticed, which is very similar to the previous generation Land Rover Defenfer. This is the IVECO Massif model, which Georgetto Giugiaro worked on. The machine was produced at the Spanish plant Santana from 2007 to 2011. It is based on the Spanish jeep Santana PS-10 – a licensed Land Rover Defender, but substantially redesigned.
In addition to the modified design of the bow, as well as other interiors, the frame machine received a more powerful chassis. Instead of the spring suspension, leaf springs appeared – two in front and four in the back. The front driving axle is detachable, with manual disconnection of the hub. Of course, there is a transfer case and a lowered row.
A long-wheelbase car with a 5-door body was captured in Kiev, although short-base three-doors and even pickups were also produced. The latter have a lifting capacity of up to 1100 kg. In the spring of 2008, we were able to test these cars on the roads in the suburbs of Verona.
IVECO Massif: Mountain Massif
The IVECO Massif SUV was equipped with a three-liter turbodiesel engine: in the HPI version, it developed 146 hp, and in the HPT version (with variable turbine geometry) – 176 “horses”. In the first case, the maximum torque was 350 nm at 1400 2800 rpm, and in the second – 400 Nm at 1250 – 3000 rpm. Gearbox – mechanical, 6-speed, brand ZF.
A couple of years ago, an Italian-Spanish SUV from Dudaro appeared on an auto sales site in Ukraine at a price of $ 20,000.