The Spanish carmaker Santana built a licensed Land Rover in the late '50s, and they kept producing updated versions until Iveco purchased them.
In 1958, Land Rover sent complete knock-down kits (CKD) in Spain to be assembled as Land Rover by the Metalurgica de Sant Ana S.A. After the Land Rover Series II stopped, the Spanish factory continued to assemble the Series III, but with some minor improvements. Later on, Santana built its vehicles from scratch but based on the Land Rover parts. It was an agreement between the two companies, and the Spanish carmaker ended up with a license for the Series III.
That said, the Santana PS 10 was, in fact, a well built Land Rover Series III, which was the predecessor for the Defender. Its straight lines, body panels, and doors were similar to the Land Rover Series III. Still, it featured dual round headlights instead of single ones and vertical taillights instead of small, round ones found on the Defender or Series III. The pickup-truck version kept the same short-wheelbase from the Series III, with a slightly extended cabin so the driver and its passenger could adjust their seats. Some versions were fitted with three seats at the front, although the middle passenger should figure out how to avoid the transmission and gear-levers.
Unlike the Defender, which was already an all-wheel-drive vehicle, the Santana remained a 4x4 vehicle with low range gear and leaf springs. That made it less comfortable, but a very tough, rugged vehicle.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.8 TD
|Power:||92 KW @ 3600 RPM|
125 HP @ 3600 RPM
123 BHP @ 3600 RPM
|Torque:||203 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM|
275 Nm @ 1800 RPM
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||87 mph (140 km/h)|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||Manual, 5 Speed|
|Tire Size:||235/85 R16|
|Length:||178.8 in (4542 mm)|
|Width:||68.9 in (1750 mm)|
|Height:||78.8 in (2002 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||58.5/58.5 in (1,486/1,486 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||109.7 in (2786 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||7.9 in (201 mm)|
|Unladen Weight:||4290 lbs (1946 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||5203 lbs (2360 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|Combined:||23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||261.1 g/km|