2016 Range Rover Evoque refresh
What do you think of the facelifted Range Rover Evoque? I like it. Those headlights look more muscular to me - fresher and less glitzy – not that there was anything wrong with the old ones. We’re really looking forward to putting the new Ingenium engines to the test; they promise up to 68mpg in the eD4 Evoque (we’ll believe it when we see it…).
Sounds like it’ll be bristling with tech options too, with trickle-down gizmos coming from the Discovery Sport and the full-fat Range Rovers. All impressive stuff, and to be fair, most of the established gadgets work well. But is this becoming a bit overkill? Features like Attention Assist Estimation,which decides whether or not you’re feeling sleepy, make me think it might be.
Defender Challenge is back!
Woohoo, LRO is the official media partner for the 2015 Defender Challenge by Bowler! Why woohoo? Cos these events are massive fun to attend, and to report on in LRO. Expect more hill rallies this year than last year. Click here for full info and to find out when the six rounds are taking place.
This has to be one of my favourite stories for a long time: an AA patrolman recently improvised a condenser out of nothing more than a potato to get a Series I running again. That got me thinking – what other bushcraft bodges work?
We all know about eggs fixing radiators, and using goat’s milk as brake fluid (not sure how effective that one is…) but have you made any better discoveries? Email me! (email@example.com)
Finally (from the ridiculous to the sublime) you’ve got to love the Range Rover Sport hybrid that hauled a 2.5-tonne Airstream caravan to the Arctic. Mike took it around our Real World Test route for our current April 2015 issue, and I pinched it during a lunch break for a quick blast. And a quick blast it certainly was, punctuated by silent episodes of hybrid wizardry. I’ll not forget creeping past a fisherman on a greenlane in electric mode, without disturbing his fishing. The smugness was palpable.
TTFN folks. Nothing from me next week. I’ll be ogling muddy Land Rovers in a faraway land. Pity me.