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Range Rover, 86 and BRZ, and A-Class get five-star ANCAP rating

In the latest round of crash testing performed by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ coupe twins, Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback and Range Rover luxury SUV have been awarded a maximum five star rating. With dual front, side and driver’s knee airbags, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ received 34...

2013 Range Rover: supercharged 3.0L V6 added to line-up

A new engine option has been announced for the latest-generation Range Rover that recently went on sale in Australia. The 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine that debuted in the Jaguar XJ limo in 2012 will make its way into the luxury off-roader and be available in Australia from the fourth quarter of 2013...

Range Rover long-wheelbase to lead product expansion

Long-awaited confirmation that Land Rover will build a long-wheelbase Range Rover came at the launch of the short-wheelbase model in Morocco this week. Manufacturing manager of the company's Solihull factory, Peter Gray, said the flexibility of the new all-aluminium PLA platform reduces the complexity of  building various models on the same line...

Land Rover looking at multiple new model opportunities

Land Rover is looking at multiple new model opportunities that will stretch the brand by increasing the design parameters of each and every model in their current line-up. Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern gave the example of the 2013 Range Rover and the Range Rover Evoque “As having done the two bookends of the Range Rover vehicle”...

Range Rover will beat new wave of super-luxury SUVs

A $320,000-plus Range Rover could become a permanent fixture in showrooms as Land Rover aims to future-proof its iconic off-roader from a raft of new super-luxury SUVs. Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati and Lamborghini are all launching SUVs over the next few years as the high-end prestige and performance brands chase a slice of the lucrative segment...

Land Rover 60th Anniversary Trek - Birdsville to Broome

LEG 3: EL QUESTRO TO BROOME – 1094 kilometres It’s only when you head to somewhere like Darwin in our far north that you truly realise just how big and brown is this fair land of ours. Words - David Twomey Photography Mark Watson and David Twomey I was excited about starting the third leg of Land Rover’s epic trek across the north of Australia but as I said this wide brown land of ours is even wider and browner when you realise it is six hours of flying just to get to the start of Leg Three...

Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary Cross Australia – Second Leg

Alice Springs to El Questro – 1702 kilometres   Words - Anthony Crawford, Photography – Mark Watson & Anthony Crawford When I heard about this epic journey by chance, I threw my hand up and yelled “I’m there”. Well, wouldn’t you? God knows what's going to happen with my workload over the six days that I will be absent from the office...