The Land Rover and Range Rover Weekly 16
In this week’s round-up of all things Land Rover and Range Rover, PocketLint’s review of the Range Rover Evoque and a couple prepare for a 2000-mile drive in a 1974 Series III Land Rover.
2011 was a huge year for Land Rover. Our highlights for the year include revealing our first production hybrid vehicle (the Range_e), unveiling the DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts for the first time in Frankfurt, and last but by no means least, the launch of the Range Rover Evoque.
Since its launch, the Range Rover Evoque has acquired no less than 53 international awards and continues to spark universal excitement and praise. Most recently, technology experts PocketLint borrowed a Range Rover Evoque Coupe Prestige SD4 for a week and described it as ‘one of the most exciting cars on the market right now’, giving it a stellar 4.5 out of 5 star review. You can read the full review here.
Turning to the community now, a brave couple from Govilon will soon be embarking upon a 2000-mile drive around the UK’s 15 national parks in a 1974 Series III Land Rover. Why, you ask? They’re taking on the challenge in order to raise funds for the Abergavenny-based Longtown Mountain Rescue Team and the Mountain Rescue Benevolent Fund. Tim Jarvis, who plans to marry his partner Hannah Byrne in February, spent 10 months rebuilding the Series III that will accompany the couple on the journey. If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause, visit their JustGiving site. We wish them the very best of luck.
Remember, if you have any Land Rover stories or photos you’d like to share, e-mail us at uk.landrover (at) googlemail.com to get featured in our weekly round-up.