AROnline takes a good look at the new Range Rover Velar at the Geneva Motor Show. It looks good in those early press photos, but how does it stand up to closer scrutiny?
Is the In Vogue edition the progenitor of all posh Range Rovers? Of course not, but this was the first factory effort – and the beginning of a long road towards the super-expensive Range Rovers of today.
JLR has unveiled teaser images of the the Velar – the fourth model in the Range Rover line-up. A sporting model set to battle the BMW X6, it’s based on the Jaguar F-Pace’s underpinnings.
In his final article looking at Land Rover’s Autobiography personalisation programme, David Morgan finds the Autobiography name being extended to the Range Rover Sport and Evoque, as well as the most exclusive version of the Land Rover Defender to be built. Perfecting the brilliant or gilding the lily? Since its launch at the 1993 London […]
The full story of the Rover V8 – and how it found its way from the USA to Solihull, and then become an unlikely hero…
The Range Rover Sport gains Ingenium power, semi-autonomous driving technologies, updated infotainment and a greater scope for personalisation for its 2017 model year facelift. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Ingenium turbodiesel is the smallest power unit yet fitted to the Sport, and clearly an effort at extending the appeal of the mid-range model, which has been on sale since 2013. The Ingenium […]
The Range Rover Evoque celebrated its fifth year of production at Halewood. With more than half a million sold globally in more than 180 countries since 2011, it’s Land Rover’s greatest sales success story. Since the first Evoque rolled off the production line on 4 July 2011, sales have increased five-fold from just over 22,000 in 2011 to […]
Five years on from launch, the Range Rover Evoque has been tweaked and fitted with JLR’s impressive Ingenium turbodiesel. Is it still the must-have crossover in the premium sector? We love the Range Rover Evoque at AROnline. It’s the car that brought super-profitability to Jaguar Land Rover, opened new markets for the company and delivered […]
Launched back in 1993, Land Rover’s Autobiography personalisation programme has offered Range Rover buyers an even greater opportunity to push the boundaries of exclusivity through bespoke colour and trim choices. In the first of two exhaustive articles charting the programme’s history, David Morgan looks at the Autobiography programme’s role on three generations of the Range Rover.
Keith’s been using the Range Rover P38 for a few weeks now – for both commuting and as a general hack – and, so far, nothing’s gone wrong. But there are jobs to do… The funniest aspect of owning a Range Rover P38 is listening to and absorbing all the opinions that people have about these fine […]
Keith Adams Regular readers are no doubt getting a real sense of déjà vu when reading this post. If that’s you, then you’d be right in thinking that, because last year after coming back to run the site, I posted an identically-titled blog, in which I introduced our new and rather nice Land Rover Freelander. Thanks […]
It seems ages since the latest generation L405 Range Rover was launched – and yet, it’s only now that I’ve finally driven one. Four years on from its triumphant launch, and with them being a relatively common sight on UK roads, it’s great to be able to put some perspective on what for many of us could well be the best all-rounder in the world.
The iconic Range Rover celebrates its 45th birthday this week, though who would have thought, in 1970, that a somewhat utilitarian attempt to move the Land Rover more upmarket would have resulted in one of the world’s most famous luxury brands of today? Over six million Range Rovers have rolled off the Solihull production line since that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]