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Review of 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV

Posted on: August 22, 2011 | In Land Rover

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV is one of the first Land Rover's to hit the market that is aiming for a different crowd. Since Land Rover was first intruded it has been consistently known as an SUV that people are going to buy if they are into going off roading, and wanting something that is going to stand the test of time and be easy to clean after these road trips. However, the Evoque is something that is entirely different. This model has an interior that has been designed by Victoria Beckham, while offering something to those that are more than likely not going to see much off roading in their future, but rather some long commutes to work and the country club. So just what can people expect with the Evoque?

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV

First off, they are not going to have as much head room as they are used to in the Land Rover offerings. The reason for this is that the roof sits much lower than the traditional SUV's that are offered by the brand. Which is something that people are going to have to get used to. And those that have sit in one of these are quick to point out that the leg room is just as inadequate. Those that are riding in the back better hope that they are not claustrophobic, as this SUV could make them have an episode in which they will be dying to get out of the SUV.

So just how does it drive? Most people are finding that driving the Evoque is nothing like driving the other Land Rover SUV's that are on the market. They do not feel as though they are sitting up as tall and they may find that the driving this is more similar to driving a car. Which is something that Land Rover was trying to make sure that they aced, which they did. Those that do drive it are going to find that most of the controls are focused around the touch screen that is found on the dashboard, which is something that was borrowed from Jaguar, and seems to make the Evoque slightly more luxurious. Taking turns is something that the Evoque does very well since it is not as tall and the risk of roll over is not as high as in traditional Land Rovers. The Evoque can do some off roading, however, the person should not be buying this for that ability since it is never going to compete with the original Land Rover's in that category.

So is the Evoque something that people should consider? It is different that other models that have been released by Land Rover and this is making it something of interest to those that can afford it. And being able to afford it is the key, as the base model is around $45,000. However, even with that being said, the person is going to find that the Evoque is geared to be one of the best selling Land Rover's that is out there. So don't be surprised when you start to see these cursing down the road and parked in your office parking lot as they are intriguing to so many that want to have the next best thing.

2011 Land Rover Discovery

Posted on: October 22, 2010 | In Land Rover

2011 Land Rover Discovery is the most traditional Land Rover sold in North America. The 2011 2011 Discovery’s closest competitors include the Acura MDX, the Lexus GX 470, and the Volvo XC90. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 217-horsepower engine that achieves 12-mpg in the city and 16-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2011 2011 Discovery is a carryover from 2003. The centre-locking differential distributes the engine power equally between the driving axles, reducing the risk of wheel slip and enhancing 2011 Land Rover Discovery’s already impressive off-road credentials.



New colours for 2011 land rover Discovery include Maya Gold and Helsinki Blue. Also available will be Adriatic Blue and Giverny Green, previously only available on the Range Rover. Completing the changes for 2011 are revised badging in Range Rover style with raised lettering in a Brunel finish.


2011 land rover Discovery trim improvements include heated electric door mirrors for the E and S models, while GS models also gain a heated front screen, powerfold mirrors, a single slot CD player and twin electric sunroofs. E and S specification models now gain heated electric door mirrors, a valuable safety addition for winter driving; whilst the GS models also gain a heated front screen, powerfold mirrors, a single slot CD player and twin electric sunroofs.2011 land rover Discovery Series II accomplishes both goals admirably. Though The 2011 land rover Discovery’s fully boxed, seam-welded 14-gauge steel frame is the heart of its protection, the vehicle offers a variety of additional body-related enhancements. Chief among these is a steel inner-body cage that lies between the frame and the outer sheet metals.


Finally, doors are composed of corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy with large steel impact beams, while the rest of the exterior body panels – including the roof – are composed of double-sided galvanized steel. In the event of temporary brain drain, Land Rover has prepared The 2011 land rover Discovery for those that might push it too far. The suspension has been upgraded since its inception to include modified Range Rover axles with a wider front and rear track for a more stable ride, plus a new Watts linkage rear suspension. A fairly robust 300 lb-ft of torque available at a low 2,600 rpm, 50 lb-ft greater than the old model, gives it a decent level of oomph off the line. Additionally all 2011 land rover Discovery models will be fitted with Automatic Drive-Away Locking. This fully automatic system locks all of the doors as the vehicle moves away. The system will detect when the driver or passengers wish to exit the vehicle and will unlock all of the doors and doors are also unlocked when the engine is switched off. For 2011, the land rover Discovery receives additional revisions to enhance its appeal with families.



2011 Land Rover Freelander

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2011 land rover Freelander remains the king of off-roading among compact 4x4s. With just a glance, you immediately recognize it as a 2011 Land Rover freelander. It’s nimble. It’s energetic. There are four available models for 2011 of the new Land Rover Freelander. They are the Land Rover Freelander S, SE, SE3 and HSE. Each offering unique combinations of interior and exterior features. Standard convenience features include; power windows, heated windshield, and specific to Freelander S includes cloth seats, 16 inch alloy wheels and an AM/FM stereo with an in the dash Compact Disc player.


2011 Land Rover Freelander SE comes with comfort and luxury packages which include leather seating surfaces, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear cargo cover and roof-rails. 2011 land rover Freelander SE3 you’ll find a 3-door design letting you decide to go convertible if you want to, thanks to a new removable hardtop.


2011 land rover freelander’s interior sees splashes of fake aluminum around the instrument cluster, down the sides of the center console and around the shifter. Trim rings around the gauges also bring an air of sophistication. 2011 land rover Freelander S, SE and HSE models continue forward, while a new Sport version will be offered. Featuring newer, more supportive seats trimmed in Alpaca leather, the HSE boasts finer details all around the cockpit for a more luxurious ambience. The Sport package sees the vehicle lowered by 30 mm, with firmed up springs and dampers, and eighteen inch wheels fitted with road-only performance tires. Its full-time four-wheel drive and a host of high-tech electronic systems, such as Hill Descent Control and Electronic Traction Control, allow the Freelander to wade through water, climb and descend slippery slopes, and give superb driver control when the going gets tough.


As well as being an international best-seller, 2011 land rover Freelander also invented a new segment – the compact premium 4×4 sector. The latest changes are designed to improve the premium nature of 2011 land rover Freelander, and make it an even more desirable and successful vehicle. The cabin has been comprehensively restyled, to improve comfort and the feeling of luxury. Its higher, “command” driving position allows driver and passengers to see more, and the full-time 4×4 system plus electronic controls offer more security when conditions turn treacherous – in snow, heavy rain or when hitting slippery patches on tarmac. There is a new facia, new instruments, new switchgear, new door trims and new seats that offer better body and under-thigh comfort, plus new upholstery fabrics. Premium car buyers expect premium cabins, and 2011 land rover freelander are confident they will be impressed with the new interior. The rugged good looks are there. The go-anywhere stance is there. Nevertheless The 2011 land rover Freelander looks much better, and offers a fresh enough makeover to cause current owners to trade up.

2011 Land Rover Range Rover

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2011 land rover Range Rover moves the bar for style, prestige, luxury, and capability. 2011 land rover Range Rover’s status as the ultimate luxury sport-utility, the vehicle’s unique profile also confirms its all-around versatility. You might say it looks refined, but not wimpy. You’d be right. The result of this blend of luxury and toughness is a look that’s sophisticated without seeming ostentatious. Polished, but not impractical. It’s the look that defined this vehicle category before there was a category. You won’t find needless vanities like gold finish or lettering on a 2011 land rover Range Rover.


That you’re driving a Range Rover speaks for itself. Because while it’s true that possessions do not make the individual, a 2011 land rover Range Rover – like a split-bamboo fly rod or a well-used passport – does say a certain something about the person who owns one.


What you won’t notice at first glance is that The 2011 land rover Range Rover is loaded with technology and BMW engineering. What you will notice once you open the door is that it comes with a beautiful interior. The audio system comes with 12 speakers and a Digital Signal Processing (DSP) amplifier. A six-disc CD player is mounted in the glove box. The Radio Data System (RDS) provides the driver with additional information about traffic and weather conditions. There’s plenty of room for gear and tailgating. The cargo area is longer and taller than before. Luggage hooks on the floor of the cargo area are designed to keep items secure. A full-size spare tire is stored in a well under the cargo floor. A power sunroof is standard. Safety equipment is comprehensive. Eight air bags come standard: front, side, and head air bags for driver and front-seat passenger, as well as head air bags for rear outboard passengers. Security is also a high priority, which comes with deadlocks and an ultrasonic alarm system.


Overall, the new Range Rover is taller, wider, longer, and higher off the ground than ever before. It’s more than 9 inches wider, with a wheelbase that is more than 5 inches wider than that of its predecessor. This model also clears the ground by 2.6 inches more than last year’s version, with a whopping eleven inches of ground clearance. Everything about The 2011 Range Rover is totally new, save for the badges and tailgate latch. It’s quicker and more agile on the road. Legendary off-road prowess comes in a cabin that will coddle and comfort you, as well as nestle you in the latest in safety refinements. Though easily recognized as a Range Rover, 2011 land rover range rover’s exterior is completely new and cuts a distinctive profile. 2011 land rover Range Rover retains Land Rover’s legendary off-road capability, but what’s most amazing is its vastly improved handling on the road. In short, 2011 land rover Range Rover lives up to its reputation as the standard to which other SUVs aspire. It is a pleasure to drive and it’s easy on the eyes.

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Posted on: October 6, 2010 | In Land Rover

The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers excellent driving experience. The 2011 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is available in two trim levels – Range Rover Sport HSE and Range Rover Sport Supercharged. The car has got some useful standard features such as dual-zone, automatic climate control, surround-sound AM/FM/CD stereo with six-disc, windows and central locking, seven-inch, touch-screen LCD display with a picture-in-picture monitor of 4X4 settings, power outside mirrors, eight-way power front seats, DVD-based GPS navigation system with voice recognition, three memory settings for driver’s seat and mirrors, cruise control, in-dash changer and auxiliary audio inputs, front and rear park assist. The Range Rover Sport HSE has been priced at $56,085 and Range Rover Sport Supercharged comes at $69,085.

The safety features available with The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport are antilock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and brake assist, dual-stage frontal air bags, full-coverage side curtain air bags, front seat-mounted side air bags, child safety seat anchors (LATCH), all-terrain traction control and Dynamic Stability Control. The Range Rover Sport HSE is equipped with 4.4-liter dohc 32-valve 4.4-liter V8 generating 300 horsepower. Alternatively, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged has got 4.2-liter dohc 32-valve supercharged V8 engine offering 380 horsepower at 5750 RPM and 410 pound-feet of torque at 3500 RPM. The engine has got 6-speed CommandShift automatic transmission facility. Thanks to 6-speed CommandShift automatic transmission. The 2011 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has been manufactured in Solihull, England. The car is also available with the basic warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles.