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|DC100 Speculation: The New “Leisure” Land Rover?||Range Rover Evoque Special Edition Revealed in Beijing||
|While Land Rover has maintained from day one that the DC100 is the Defender, it seems that the company may be reconsidering that notion. The DC100 may find itself in the “leisure” category with the LR2 rather than the “utility” category with the Defender.||
Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engineered To Order division has revealed one of its first offerings: the 2012 Range Rover Evoque Special Edition. The Evoque SE is also known as the Victoria Beckham Evoque.
A. Kahn Design — commonly known as Project Kahn — has revealed a new bespoke Range Rover Evoque. When British designer Afzal Kahn took a pen to the Range Rover Evoque Coupe, he did so with respect to the Evoque's existing contours. The end result is subtle, but effective. Of course, buyers will get their own say in how the finished vehicle will look. Roof and exterior details can be painted to suit the owner, and the interior treatment can be equally unique.
The considerable industry might wielded by the BBC Top Gear franchise was focused on the 2012 Range Rover Evoque recently in the form of the BBC Top Gear Magazine 2011 Car of the Year award. Not only did the Evoque earn the publication's coveted 'of the year' award, TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson declared the Evoque his favorite new car of the year.
The Range Rover Evoque went on sale in the U.S. on October 3rd after a year-long marketing campaign that made the Evoque one of the most anticipated vehicles of the 2012 model year. Given the significant build-up of the Evoque by Land Rover itself and the automotive press, we were a little surprised that the all-new Evoque did not eclipse the Range Rover Sport as the best-selling Range Rover model during its introductory months.
One of the latest Range Rover body kits comes from German tuner Hamann. In addition to the body kit itself, Hamann is also offering a tuned exhaust system and an engine computer upgrade that takes the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 from 510-horsepower up to 530. Only a handful of interior options were pictured, but customers will be offered wood, Alcantara, carbon, leather, and aluminum interior trim details.
Land Rover recently celebrated its eighth year of affiliation with the China Exploration & Research Society (CERS). Land Rover vehicles not only provide vital transportation through difficult and remote terrain, but also provide shelter to expedition members enduring some of "the world's most extreme weather conditions along the way."