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Hawco Santana

Anyone know what the Story is with these Land Rover looking 4 x 4s?

What's their connection with VW?
 

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Saw one of those for sale in Tullow about 2 weeks ago, thought it was a new Defender and had been keeping an eye on Stuarts to see if they had any. I guess not.
 

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QUOTE (GSBellew @ Jan 25 2006, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well there is a VW dealer in Inverness called Hawco, beyond that I cant find anything.

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That's all I could see myself when I googled it. I'll have to make a call to that garage in the UK & find out for myself, curiousity is getting to me!

It has a 2.8 common rail engine, VW don't have any of those & also it's produced in Spain.
I wonder why the Autotrader have it under VW??
 

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anyone ever see a toyota hilux badged as a volkswagon, a guy in quinn cement in derrylin used to drive one,
came out of the uk somewhere , anyone know what thats about?
 

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They were built in Germany by VW, but all Toyota parts. A kind of agreement between the two, as Toyota had not got a foothold in Germany and VW had no pickup. This ran for a while, but don't know what happened since.

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The VW/Hilux was called the Taro, they're fairly common on mainland Europe.
 

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VW Taro Pics

Here's a few pics of then Taro, I presume that they are Hilux with a VW badge, Toyota Engine etc
Damn good machine if they are!
 

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Saw one of them in Dundalk not so long ago, the badge was in the same script as the Corrado badge.
 

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Tough machine. Can be throw'n into the ocean, driven into walls, placed on tall buildings and blowen up, set on fire and will still run. Local farmer has one here in Killucan, looks like he bought it from Top Gear, only it looks worse now.

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Saw a 06 D LWB pick-up Santana on the M7 last Saturday, pretty much a Land Rover with different head lights!
 
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