While the foreign press announced this bit of news in November, it's now making the media rounds here in the U.S. that Jaguar Land Rover has opted to skip the 2012 North American International Auto Show (Detroit). Instead, the company will showcase its products at Auto Expo 2012 (New Delhi) in Tata Motors' home market of India.
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).
Back in early August, we joked that the word 'Evoque' would eventually come to mean, "to collect awards at an alarming pace." As it turns out, we were right. Since August, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque has earned an astonishing number of awards. Two of the more recent accolades come from Auto123.com and Bloomberg News.
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.