Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Best bet is to go for the most modern 2.5-litre diesel engine. Early cars have 100bhp, later get 115. It's barely enough to power Shogun Sports bulks and it's an unsophisticated and rather pedestrian engine, getting to 60mph in 16.3 seconds and onto a top speed of just 93mph. But, it is good for towing and offers much better fuel consumption than the smoother, but thirsty 3.0V6, which is available with 170 or 175bhp.

A four-speed gearbox is available on the 3.0V6.

It's bulky, awkward around town and off the pace on the motorway - especially in 2.5 TD diesel form. The steering is very vague, it rolls through corners and the ride is bouncy. It does pick up points for being very good off-road. It gets dual high/low ratio gearing, can switch between two or four-wheel drive and has plenty of ground clearance.