The new Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a luxurious large family car that is surprisingly fun to drive. Upmarket and sporty, it’s something of a rarity in a sector where vehicles are either one or the other.
It might come as a surprise to many, but the original Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Sport’s predecessor, was the company’s top selling car between 2005 and 2012. Consumers loved the idea of owning a Range Rover but simply couldn’t afford it. Not only did the Range Rover Sport offer an affordable alternative, but it was also enough to satisfy customers who also wanted an injection of something sportier in their life. What held the model back, though, was certain drawbacks; it was a bit wet behind the ears, a bit naive. This second generation version is a big improvement; it’s bigger, tougher, lighter, more accurate, sharper.
Whilst the SUV sector is dominated by German manufacturers, including BMW and Mercedes, the used Range Rover Sport is certainly capable of giving them a run for their money. Whereas the German’s don’t have to be all things to all men, the Range Rover Sport HSE pretty
Some people might see the Land Rover Discovery Sport as the immediate replacement for the outgoing Freelander, but we think that would be rather lazy, because this is a very different car that deserves to carve its own name. Sure, it’s another off-roader, and sure it will compete with the Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3 for sales, but it houses styling derived from the Evoque, has more length than the Freelander and has a 5+2 seating arrangement. Let’s take a closer look at what the Land Rover Discovery Sport offers.
Similarities And Differences
Underneath its skin, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport has similarities to the Evoque, but there are differences too. They both share the front suspension setup, as well as the steel chassis. But differences come in the form of a brand new rear structure that makes the Land Rover Discovery Sport longer, as well as extending the wheelbase. Moreover,
Don’t be fooled: Although the new Range Rover Evoque hatchback might look very similar to its predecessor, a lot has changed underneath the skin so that this rugged beauty is now a very different, very mightier proposition. Efficiency is much better, an exciting new fleet of diesel units have been introduction, and equipment is improved. As such, this SUV hatch continues to set all the important precedents in its sector.
Naturally, its rivals were waiting for Land Rover to trip and stumble because surely the Evoque couldn’t keep being this good. But are the changes that have been implemented enough to keep the buyers happy? Let’s take a closer look with our review.
Range Rover Evoque Test Drive
A lot has changed at Land Rover in recent years. The Discovery Sport has all but replaced the ageing Freelander, but perhaps the biggest changes have come with the engines – namely the production
Clarkson of Top Gear on top of a US aircraft carrier gives his view of the Land Rover concept car. Here is an excerpt. Link to full article is below.
Land Rover reveals Discovery Vision concept in New York
Normally we wouldn’t bother with the launch hoopla surrounding a new car, but this time we’re making an exception. Topgear.com is currently sitting on the deck of a US aircraft carrier, the HMSS Intrepid, there’s a Virgin Galactic spaceship about 20ft away, not to mention a Lockheed SR-71, Concorde, and a bloody Space Shuttle (Intrepid is an amazing floating aviation museum these days.) Plus, we’ve just been treated to a spectacular laser show, as if the Manhattan skyline wasn’t a crazy enough backdrop. Sci-fi and showbiz: and all to usher in a Land Rover concept
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