Will a Range Rover Evoque be on the field for the 2013 Dakar Rally? Well, sort of. The British Excite Rallye Raid Team will be running the 2013 Dakar in a vehicle that looks a lot like a highly-modified Range Rover Evoque. The actual car is called the D4_WN5 and is built by RaBe Race Cars. The D4_WN5 has been in development over the past four years and as far as we can tell shares little to nothing in common with the production version of the Range Rover Evoque other than a superficial resemblance.
The starting point we go by for towing capacities are the Land Rover-specified limits seen in this post. The maximum towing capacity is the largest amount of weight allowed (trailer + load) when the Land Rover and the trailer are properly equipped. The proper equipment is typically an OEM hitch receiver and trailer wiring for the Land Rover combined with a braked trailer. However, towing capacities can be impacted by a number of variables.
The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is winding down but the automotive industry is still buzzing about the DC100 and DC100 Sport concept vehicles that made their debut on September 13th. Reinforcing just how significant the DC100 Sport is, Autoweek has named the DC100 Sport concept "Best in Show."
Recalls and technical service bulletins are two parts of a notification system designed to keep your Land Rover safe and up-to-date. Recall and TSB data is very useful for current owners as well as those who are shopping for a used Land Rover. Prospective owners will want to make sure the vehicle is current on all recalls. Current owners can benefit from doing a recall search in case they have missed a recall notice in the past.
If you read yesterday's post about the 2012 Range Rover Sport, you'll see much of the same here regarding the 2012 Land Rover LR4. The LR4 sees several interior technology updates for the 2012 model year, not the least of which is "Say What You See" voice controls, which replaces the current and somewhat fussy voice command system. Additional major technology changes have been made to the audio and navigation systems.