Land Rover North America has issued a recall notice for certain 1995 -2004 Discovery, Discovery II, and Range Rover Classic vehicles. The recall concerns faulty driveshaft couplings installed as service parts. The couplings may cause vibration and "exhibit the onset of joint separation."
That's why Land Rover's Journey of Discovery team stopped near Salzburg, Austria, to brush up on their snow and ice driving techniques. With World Rally Championship competitor and Paris Dakar rally veteran Ernest Loidl at the wheel, the team reviewed speed control, steering, traction, emergency braking, and more.
Euro NCAP recently tested the 2012 Range Rover Evoque 2.2-liter diesel five-door and awarded the Evoque with a five-star overall safety rating (out of a five stars total). The Evoque also scored 86% in the adult occupant tests, 75% in child occupant tests, 41% in pedestrian safety tests, and 86% on the 'safety assist' portion of the review.
There's a universal unwritten law of the automotive blogosphere that says every auto blog must have a "prepare your car for winter" post. Well, here's ours! Winter will be here before you know it, and it's always wise to have a well-prepared vehicle. Here are some practical steps you can take to prepare your Land Rover for the coming snow.
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.