There has been a lot of media coverage depicting washed out roads and stranded vehicles with Hurricane Irene sweeping through the East Coast over the weekend. We're sure more than one LR4 owner took advantage of the 27.6-inch maximum wading depth, but driving through flood waters is always a risky proposition. Unfortunately, it is a situation that most of us will have to face at one time or another.
If you live near Pebble Beach, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, or San Francisco you are in luck. Land Rover has announced it is launching a multi-city test drive event centered around the 2012 Range Rover Evoque. The test drive opportunities will begin in Pebble Beach, California, on August 18th. The Evoque test drive tour supplements a series of rollout events taking place at Land Rover retailers across the country.
Introductory 2011 Land Rover LR4 prices range from $48,500.00 for the Land Rover LR4 V8 up to $57,665.00 for the Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX. A variety of options are available for each trim. The Land Rover LR4 is Land Rover's only seven seat offering for the U.S. market in 2011.
Land Rover has experienced a rather tumultuous past when it comes to the ownership of the brand. In 2008, Tata Motors acquired the Jaguar and Land Rover businesses from Ford as part of a package deal worth $2.3 billion. When it was announced that an Indian company was taking over the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, many watchers of the domestic U.S. automotive market were cautiously optimistic.
Yesterday we passed on the news that the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque took home Auto Express' Car of the Year honors. However, the Range Rover Evoque has to share some of the glory with 2011 Discovery 4. The Discovery 4 took home top honors in the Best Large SUV category for the second year in a row. All told, the Discovery series has appeared on the Auto Express winner's list for seven consecutive years.