Range Rover

The cars : Range Rover development history

The cars : Range Rover development history

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the premium SUV is a fixture and fitting of 21st century life in the UK. However, Rover brought the concept to Europe in 1970 – and led the way from there on in… A new star is born IT IS an overused expression these days – “market niche”… but back […]

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The cars : Range Rover P38 development history

The cars : Range Rover P38 development history

It took Rover 24 years to replace the Range Rover – but when it did, it largely got the recipe right… Taking that fine old car into the 21st century was never going to be easy. Replacing the irreplaceable BY the mid-to-late-1980s, the Range Rover’s transformation into luxury express was well underway; one only had […]

Concepts and Prototypes : Range Rover L322

Concepts and Prototypes : Range Rover L322

Development on the new Range Rover started in 1995, and it went through several metamorphoses before management were completely happy with the direction it was going in…. Land Rover and BMW produced competing design proposals, and it was the British iteration of the concept that won through at the end of the day. Former Rover […]

News : High-power Evoque set for launch in Geneva

News : High-power Evoque set for launch in Geneva

The Range Rover Evoque Autobiography will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show and it promises to be the most focused version yet, with more power and sharper responses – giving the car real GTI-matching pace. The Dynamic derivative is powered by a 282bhp version of the Evoque’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, with keener response promised […]

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News : LWB and luxury Rangies put on the style

News : LWB and luxury Rangies put on the style

Land Rover is extending the customer appeal of its family of luxury vehicles with the launch of a new long-wheelbase Range Rover (above) and the addition of an exclusive specification – the Range Rover Autobiography Black. It’s the first series production Range Rover long wheelbase since the 1992-1995 Classic LSE and this new model will […]

By October 28, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
Events : Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 reaches half-way point

Events : Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 reaches half-way point

Three Range Rover Hybrid prototypes have progressed from the hot deserts of Uzbekistan to the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan as the Silk Trail 2013 expedition is poised to enter China. The vehicles have spent the last week across dusty desert roads running parallel to the legendary Silk Trail trading route, held back only by a […]

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News : Wraps come off the hybrid Range Rovers

News : Wraps come off the hybrid Range Rovers

Land Rover has unviled the new Range Rover Hybrid and Range Rover Sport Hybrid models. They’re described by their maker as the world’s first premium diesel SUV hybrids – but, more importantly, clearly demonstrate the flexibility of the new Premium Lightweight Architecture. The headline figures for the new Hybrids are 336bhp, 516lb ft, 169g/km and […]

Video : Range Rover Sport takes on Spitfire

Video : Range Rover Sport takes on Spitfire

John Slavin The latest Range Rover has won plenty if praise from the motoring press, AROnline included. Indeed, Land Rover is so proud of its creation that it decided that its curtain-raiser for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed would be to challenge a Vickers Supermarine Spitfire to a drag race.  The 1945 Spitfire has […]

By July 8, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Drive Story : Range Rover Sport V8 Supercharged

Drive Story : Range Rover Sport V8 Supercharged

Getting to know Wales… the easy way The first gasp happened in the mountains on the climb out of Sennybridge, a small town located in the Brecon Beacons. A ragged landscape, broadly brush-stroked in the deepest greens and browns, strewn with sandy-coloured boulders, unfolded under a deep blue sky and opened out before us. Moments […]

Blog : Our future is safe in their hands

Blog : Our future is safe in their hands

Keith Adams Apologies for being quiet on AROnline for a little while this week, but I’ve just returned from a couple of days spent with Jaguar Land Rover for the launch of the Range Rover Sport model. As the middle model in its three-car line-up, the commercial success of this model is vitally important to its […]

Drive Story : Range Rover Classic – early vs late

Drive Story : Range Rover Classic – early vs late

The original Range Rover enjoyed a 26-year production run, during which time it was almost unanimiously regarded as the best off-roader in the world… bar none. That’s an exceptionally long production run. To see just how well the Rangie held up during such a long run, we compare a 1971 and 1993 cars. Does purity […]

News : RR Sport sets Pikes Peak record

News : RR Sport sets Pikes Peak record

The Range Rover Sport established the record for a production-standard SUV and broke the record for any kind of production-standard vehicle on the Pikes Pike International Hill Climb course,  venue of the spectacular annual competition known as ‘The Race To the Clouds’. The Range Rover Sport completed the 12.42-mile asphalt course in 12 minutes 35.61 […]

News : 2013 Range Rover Sport revealed

News : 2013 Range Rover Sport revealed

David Ross, Honest John Land Rover has unveiled the new Range Rover Sport which is set to go on sale this September with prices expected to start at around £55,000. Land Rover is calling it the ‘fastest, most agile and most responsive’ model it’s ever built yet thanks to weight saving it will be more […]

News : Range Rover Evoque gets nine-speeds

News : Range Rover Evoque gets nine-speeds

Land Rover is to show the first passenger car to be fitted with a nine-speed gearbox at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The automatic gearbox, developed by ZF, will be fitted initially to the Range Rover Evoque, and should offer improved economy, reduced emissions and a quieter ride. It also has the benefit of offering […]

By February 27, 2013 43 Comments Read More →
Video : Range Rover L405 TV advert

Video : Range Rover L405 TV advert

Living the Range Rover dream Who says that off-roaders are all about the school-run and choking up city streets? The latest generation Range Rover, the L405 is in the running to be one of the best all-round cars in the world, combining superb interior ambiance, great on-road dynamics and excellent off-road ability. This advert gives […]

News : Range Rover L405 tows Airstream to Morocco

News : Range Rover L405 tows Airstream to Morocco

In order to demonstrate the class-leading towing ability of the all-new Range Rover, Land Rover teamed up with an American icon to take part in the ultimate road-trip to one of the highest points in Africa. With a newly-launched Airstream 684 Series 2 aluminium travel trailer hitched to its electrically-deployable tow bar, a Range Rover […]

Concepts : Land Rover LRX

Concepts : Land Rover LRX

The second ever Land Rover concept was revealed at the 2008 Detroit motor show, after being previewed to the press in December 2007. It was a design masterpiece, and few would have suspected that it would go into production with almost unchanged styling just three years later. In fact, we’re struggling to think of any car […]

By November 28, 2012 31 Comments Read More →
What the papers say : Range Rover L405

What the papers say : Range Rover L405

Keith Adams The journalists are back from Morocco having sampled the fourth generation Range Rover on some of the world’s most demanding roads for the first time. The question is whether the new car, which has consumed hundreds of millions in development resources is the leap forward over the outgoing L322 – itself hardly shabby […]

By October 28, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
News : Range Rover built on £370m UK investment

News : Range Rover built on £370m UK investment

Jaguar Land Rover has invested £370 million to upgrade its UK manufacturing facilities and increase productivity as it prepares to launch the fourth generation Range Rover in 170 countries around the world. Sales of the L405 are to begin this month following a three-year engineering project, supporting 1000 jobs in design, product development and manufacturing […]

By September 7, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
News : Range Rover details revealed

News : Range Rover details revealed

Keith Adams So, the darling of the UK motor industry, Land Rover, has finally revealed full details of its flagship, the fourth generation Range Rover. As expected, the latest Rangie majors on luxury, now being thought of in terms as a credible all-round rival to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8. As well as, of […]

By September 6, 2012 23 Comments Read More →