The Land Rover and Range Rover Weekly 19
In this week’s round-up of all things Land Rover and Range Rover, the new Range Rover Sport advert, Which? figures reveal the running costs of the Range Rover Evoque in comparison with competitors and a history of Land Rover narrated by Ranulph Fiennes.
This week we were thrilled to be able to release the latest, greatest Range Rover Sport ad (see below). Revealed on our Facebook pages on Wednesday, “Positively Charged” visualises the vehicle’s creation in an apt feat of engineering and science. Those of you who interested in physics will notice that the advert features the famous Hadron Collider. What did you think of the ad? Let us know in the comment box at the bottom of this post. If you have not seen it yet, then click play below to watch it.
Meanwhile, new figures by Which? emerged this week which revealed that the running costs of the Range Rover Evoque are the lowest in its class. Over a three-year period, the Range Rover Evoque will be cheaper to keep going than rivals such the Audi Q3 and Q5, and BMW X1 and X3, costing less than £20,000. These figures take into account include all the main factors in cost of ownership, including depreciation, fuel, servicing and VED tax.
Turning now to the rich heritage of Land Rover, we stumbled across this series of videos which highlights the story behind our brand as narrated by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The series covers the evolution of the utility Series models to the creation and progression of the luxury Range Rover brand. If you’re curious about Land Rover’s heritage, you can watch the series here.
This week, temperatures have plummeted as a cold snap has descended upon Europe and the UK. In these conditions, the roads can be treacherous and we advise all drivers to take care. In light of this, we’d like to take a moment to remind you that our Winter Driving Courses are still available at the low price of £99 per person. They include advice on how to prepare your vehicle for winter, how to prepare for difficult travelling conditions and demonstrate some basic driving techniques that will help you in rain, ice and snow.
We leave you this week with a picture from this photo by British Red Cross social media manager Jamie Sport from this week’s ‘A Day in the Life’ project. It proudly displays the Defender 110 that we loaned to the British Red Cross for the tour, alongside a customised emergency response Discovery. 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.