A curious beast, this. It looks as if after being built, it’s been through a-not-very good custom shop, and hacked about with. Certainly the grille about the slab-fronted machine looks an afterthought.
In all other respects the equipment is a quite impressive bit of hardware. A newly-introduced 3.5 litre V6 endows the vehicle with a useful quantity of grunt and allows those drivers who choose the 4×4 driveline (there’s a choice between front drive and all sorts of wheel drive) to make probably the most of the car’s traction.
Handling is very good otherwise wonderful, and also the 4×4 can deal easily with slippery road and track surfaces.