Despite being on sale for only a month, the new L405 Range Rover has been placed top in the 4x4 category in the Sunday Times Driving Top 100 Cars.
Judges from the motoring section of the UK's influential newspaper were impressed by the all-new model saying, 'Since its launch in 1970 it has set the standard all others have tried - and usually failed - to reach. It is the only car in the world in which you would feel equally comfortable driving across the Sahara, going shooting or giving it to the doorman at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco.'
No journalist has driven the car yet, but a passenger ride with Land Rover’s Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross was enough to convince the jurors. The new Range Rover is the fourth generation of the iconic go-anywhere vehicle. It is the world’s first all-aluminium monocoque SUV and features Terrain Response 2 which uses sophisticated ‘intelligent’ systems to analyse the current driving conditions, and automatically select the most suitable terrain setting. The car is on sale now with prices starting at £71,295, and the first customer deliveries in the UK will start in January 2013.
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