We all know that the state of some of our Nigerian roads are best left to the imagination. If you’ve got a low car such as a saloon, you can attest to the fact that the pot-hole riddled, untarred and uneven roads are not your friend! We’ve compiled a list of four cars that would be perfect for most of these road conditions such as traveling out of town to your villages this Christmas.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
This complete family car combines off-road prowess with excellent drivability and comfort. It comes in two Powertrain options – the V6 and V8, but with three engine options, the 3.6 litre V6 which is 295 horsepower, then there is a 5.7 litre V8 which brings out 360 horsepower. Finally the most efficient being the 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel. This lap of luxury has a starting price of $29,995.
Nissan Xterra Pro-4X
The Pro 4X was built deliberately for off road conditions and can crawl up rocky and bumpy roads without fear of body damage. It comes with a locking rear differential, hill descent control as well as hill assist to you do not slide backwards. With a starting price of $34,013 and the promise of fuel efficiency, the Xterra may be the car for you or not.
Land Rover, Range Rover
At first, second and even third glance, the Range Rover does not look like a car built for off-road purposes. But, this car has great off-road capabilities. The Range Rover comes packed with long travel air suspension and computer controlled terrain response which makes it perfect to overcome any challenge the road may throw at it. It can provide foot of ground clearance by raising up on its springs. Has a starting price of $42,000.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is synonymous with off-road driving. It is a whooping 5.7 litre, 381 horsepower V8 vehicle. The system of the Land Cruiser is based on Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension that allows for more suspension in slow speed road conditions. With such impressive tech additions it is no wonder the Land cruiser has a starting price of $80,000.