Land Rover wanted to put the Range Rover Sport Hybrid to the test, and to do so, it sent a team on a very chilly road trip. The group hooked up a winterized Airstream to the back of the electrified SUV and drove it to the company's test center in the arctic circle.
Land Rover's Autobiography line is now entering its third decade of pimping out ultra-luxurious Range Rovers. The bigger question, though, is what the British SUV manufacturer has planned next to fend off the impending advances of Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Maybach.
An issue with the occupant classification system has prompted Land Rover to recall certain Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports for a software reflash, with another pair called in to have their supercharged engines replaced.
Land Rover will bring an updated Range Rover Evoque to the Geneva Motor Show, one fitted with a first for the brand: full-LED headlights. They'll be an option on the baby crossover when it goes on sale here in October this year.
Three separate recall campaigns will bring in 104,114 vehicles manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover - the bulk of them Range Rovers recalled for brake issues, with a handful of blinking Jaguar XKs thrown in for good measure.
Some of Land Rover's latest vehicles need a fix for their tire pressure monitoring system affecting about 28,037 units. The recall covers the 2013-2014 LR4, 2014 Range Rover and 2014 Range Rover Sport that have a build date between September 16, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
Jaguar Land Rover is clearly hitting the ground running with its new Special Vehicle Operations division. The only question is, what kind of ground surface is that, exactly? According to the latest intel coming in from the UK, that the skunkworks department could be focusing its attention next on a rough-and-tumble, off-road version of the Range Rover.
Even with the Evoque offering a somewhat lower point of entry, buying a new Range Rover was never going to be an affordable proposition. And Land Rover models are also getting more and more expensive, capped by ever loftier flagship models. And this is the most expensive one yet.
Tesla will soon put its all-electric Model X crossover on sale, and if it's anywhere near as successful as the brand's four-door sedan the Model S, then it'll be a hell of an attention getter for mainstream automakers. Land Rover isn't waiting for proof of the Model X's success, though.
For the past couple of decades, Land Rover has watched pretender after contender try to topple it from its throne as the world's ultimate purveyor of luxury SUVs. The British automaker has answered with an ever-expanding and ever-improving array of entries of its own, capped by a flagship Range Rover that seems to go more upscale every year, positioning itself as the high-riding counterpart to fellow British luxury marques like Jaguar and Bentley. It might even abide by the Leaping Cat, its sist
When this current generation of Range Rover first debuted for the 2013 model year, much was made of its aluminum-intensive superstructure, and the hundreds of pounds of curb weight – some 700 of the suckers – shed as a result. Not having had the opportunity to drive the newly lightened Range until early this past spring (as you can see from the photos), I'd taken the dynamically positive changes on faith before my test.