Clarkson’s review criticized the Land Rover Hard Top for accessibility and poor road vision. Clarkson initially was excited to test the new model. However, he soon became shocked when he discovered that the vehicle had no rear doors or windows, which was shocking considering the price of the PS43,700.
After listing several problems, he said that the vehicle was not “even a very good van”.
The car’s rear doors were a nuisance in small spaces, and the bulkhead was “a big steal of space”, he said.
Clarkson stated that the blind spots in the vehicle were “horrendous” because there was not enough visibility from the rear windows.
He wrote in The Times that it looked like a normal five-door, with long wheels and steel wheels. However, when you open the rear doors, there is no seating.
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He did however praise the vehicle’s potential tax benefits, with drivers eligible to be paid favourable rates under the salary sacrifice program.
Land Rover claims that Benefit in Kind rates begin at PS117 for individuals who have paid up to 40% tax.
The new Land Rover Defender Defender received praises despite his opinions.
This car won the World Car Awards’ car design of year category earlier in the year.
Publited Sat, 21 August 2021 at 17:18.07 +0000