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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
S IMPLY CARS
By Andy Whi t e
FirstAmongEquals
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n my humble opinion, I have the answer to that
question. And that answer comes in the shape of the
brand new Range Rover Sport.
For years the name Range Rover has been synonymous with
the ultimate in driveability, performance and luxury both on
and off-road and this latest model increases the gap between
the best and the rest further still.
Of course the previous Range Rover Sport was always going
to be a tough act to follow. How can you improve a car that
many considered to be pretty near to perfection already? A
good question. And one that Andrew Polsinelli, Land Rover
North America's head of product planning, put to the best
source of knowledge available, existing Range Rover owners.
Their answer was a unanimous, "Don't change it, just make
it better."
Looking at the car, it would seem that Andrew took them at
their word. Let's start with looks, in fact. At first glance,
there's no disguising that this is every inch a Range Rover,
but look a little closer and you'll see a number of significant
changes in the car's physical appearance. The bluff front end
of the previous model has been softened with more curves
Lately, in the field of
four wheel drive
vehicles, SUVs, Off
Roaders, call them what
you will, there's never
been a bigger range of
makes and models vying
for your attention. They
all promise adventure
and performance, most
promise luxury too. But
can there really be one
vehicle that provides all
of those desirable
attributes in one
package?