Yet another January 1st is right around the corner, which means it is time to take a look at the top five Land Rover and Range Rover news stories of 2011. This year saw Land Rover introduce a new Range Rover model, introduced two new concept vehicles, broadened its global reach, and set new milestones.
Terrain management systems are becoming more common throughout the industry. As technology improves, many 4x4 buyers are demanding more automation, safety, and versatility from their vehicles rather than "one size fits all" terrain handling solutions. What we are comparing today are the selectable terrain programs found in Land Rover, Ford, and Jeep vehicles.
Today we have something that is fun and (hopefully) at least a bit educational. Land Rover has a long history of choosing regions, cities, and natural landscapes as inspiration for colors. What we have done is listed all the 2012 model year colors along with some historical colors and provided a bit of background on the origins of the name (or, at least, have taken our best guess).
Over the coming weeks, we will be assembling one-on-one specification comparisons of Land Rover vehicles versus some of their nearest competitors. To kick things off, we have laid out some basic specs for all current model year Land Rovers along with two chief competitors for each model. We have included the MSRP of the trim listed, engine size, horsepower, and MPG.
We are deviating from our regularly scheduled Land Rover programming today to bring you some additional background on another off-road vehicle sold by Tata Motors: the Safari DiCOR 2.2 VVT. While the Tata Safari DiCOR is certainly not in the same class as any of the Land Rover vehicles, the Safari does feature some degree of capability off the pavement. In fact, Tata markets the Safari as an "All Terrain Conqueror."