It seems that many automotive journalists are rushing to slap the "iconic" label on nearly every new car that rolls off the line these days, but few can match Land Rover when it comes to being a truly iconic vehicle. This reputation was forged in some of the harshest environments ever to have been traversed by man in a four-wheeled vehicle. Over the years, modified versions of the Defender, Discovery, Freelander, Range Rover, and the Series III all met the challenge of the Camel Trophy event.
Very little impacts the overall performance your Land Rover more than the tires that are located at all four corners. No matter how much technology, power, torque, or electronic wizardry Land Rover tosses at its vehicles, it all must be translated to the terrain via the tires. Hence, tires impact a large number of factors beyond basic on and off-road traction.
Land Rover has given 2012 Range Rover buyers a wide range of colors from which to choose. All trims — the HSE, HSE LUX, Supercharged, and Autobiography — share the same 10 standard color choices. Buyers who are not satisfied with the basic shades that make up the standard selection can move up to the Range Rover Autobiography, which offers a total of 32 color options.
Land Rover's rugged and upright design character might cut a handsome profile, but it also makes for some rather blunt aerodynamics. Couple this with well-powered V8 engines and high curb weights, and you have a recipe for fuel economy numbers that make oil executives weep with joy. This is one part of Land Rover's heritage we are glad to see quickly fading.
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has officially been on sale here in the U.S. for one week and Land Rover retailers are reporting strong interest from shoppers looking at compact luxury SUVS. If you find yourself in this exclusive group, you will find that our Range Rover Evoque article collection will answer many of your questions. Below is every article we've posted over the past three months that features the Range Rover Evoque.