Land Rover Reviews
Rugged 4x4 workhorses or cool-as-heck swanky new-money chariots for WAGs and school-runners – the Land Rover of the 21st Century is both; splitting its products fairly evenly into the workhorses (Land Rover) and blingmobiles (Range Rover). Of course it’s not quite as simple as that – Land Rover continues to push upmarket with the Discovery – and all Range Rover models are formidable off-road. Nevertheless, it is the Land Rover name that is synonymous with rugged off-road 4x4s and SUVs, and is one of British car manufacturing most enduring brands.
A survivor of the British Leyland-owned brands, Land Rover is still based in the UK with headquarters in Gaydon and factories in the Midlands and on Merseyside.
However, it is owned by Indian company Tata Motors along with fellow British-based car maker Jaguar. Together they form Jaguar Land Rover under the Tata Motors name.
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Land Rover reviews will inevitably refer to the SUVs’ ability to cope with even the most difficult terrain and weather conditions and Land Rover cars are used by everybody from the army to mountain rescue teams.
Those Land Rover reviews have also lauded the brand’s superb All-Terrain system which can adapt a car to cope with a host of different weather conditions and surfaces.
Land Rover ratings in Euro NCAP safety tests are traditionally impressive with recent models awarded five-star ratings.
New technology such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to prevent rollovers and improve grip round corners is standard on all Land Rover cars and this emphasis on safety goes a long way to explain the impressive Land Rover ratings in safety tests.
There’s no denying a Land Rover car is an impressive celebration of British engineering excellence, but premium interior materials and the latest gadgets and technology also mean a Land Rover will often be the very comfortable as well.
In recent years Land Rover has begun to shed its ‘gas-guzzler’ image with more efficient engines and smaller, but no less capable, cars.
Land Rover is even investigating greener technology including hybrid and electric vehicles as it looks to improve the efficiency and running costs of its range – which in the larger Land Rover cars can still be relatively high.
These greener, more style-conscious cars have led to new Land Rover reviews focusing more on their design and on-road ability for cars such as the Range Rover Evoque.
In fact, a Range Rover is often seen as a status symbol in UK towns and cities. Range Rover models comprise Land Rover’s more performance-, luxury- and design-orientated SUVs.
Land Rover cars will not be the cheapest option available to buy or to run but they are increasingly popular in the UK, particularly during the winter months when ice and snow arrives.
Land Rover reviews can be found on every Land Rover model currently on sale in the MotorTorque review section along with Land Rover ratings.
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