It won’t be long before Father Christmas is loading up his sleigh with toys for all the good boys and girls across the world. But what if, for some reason, his flying reindeer needed a night off?
He’d have to go for an estate car and with all the miles he does, it’d be a diesel, naturally. Here’s Diesel Car’s top 3 sleigh alternatives.
1. Volvo V70
When it comes to big estate cars, Volvo wrote the book. Quick, comfortable and economical, we reckon the V70 would find favour with Father Christmas. The V70 boasts load compensating suspension, meaning he won’t break his back when it’s packed to the gills with toys and games. It’s also got a grocery bag hook, meaning he’ll have somewhere to stash the hundreds of cookies left out for him along the way. Not only would it have plenty of room for all the toys, it’s Scandanivian, just like ol’ Saint Nick.
2. Skoda Superb
There can’t be many people that face a bigger commute than Father Christmas. When undertaking such a huge journey you want to be comfortable. In the Superb there’s no doubt that Father Christmas would be. For toys in the boot there’s a variable load floor, while the roof bars mean any extras can be bagged and strapped down tight. It’s got a brilliant VW-sourced diesel engine powering it and can be had with four-wheel drive – perfect for getting across the ice of the North Pole!
3. Mercedes E-Class
Now, if Father Christmas has been a really good boy, he might find himself at the wheel of an E-Class. It’s packed with the kind of tech that could make his life a lot, lot easier. LED headlights will light up the night as he winds his way from house to house, while privacy glass will keep presents hidden from the prying eyes of children everywhere. And there’ll be no more dropping down the chimney, with the E-Class’ garage opener, he’ll be able to drive straight in to homes the world over.