The Range Rover SV Coupe, which was to be a limited-edition expensive version of the regular Range Rover, has been canceled before a single example has been built.
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Despite being a massively preposterous idea, 6-wheeled behemoths of the car world have gained popularity as limited-edition publicity stunts, even with their price tags blown up beyond the horizon. Now to accompany the Mercedes AMG G63 6X6 and the Hennessey Velociraptor 6X6, a yacht company named T.Fotiadis Design has released a 6-wheeled Range Rover SLT model which aims to spice up the “boring” ride.
V8 engines are synonymous with Range Rovers, ever since the first-gen model debuted way back in 1970. True, there is now a supercharged V6 and various turbodiesels (in other markets) on offer, but the V8 has always been the core powerplant in the range – especially in the Middle East.
Emirates Driving Institute (EDI) in the UAE announced the launch of its “Platinum Driving Course” a few months ago, where well-heeled customers can learn how to drive on a fleet of premium cars instead of the usual Nissan Sunnys. And we got the chance to go back to school to try it out.
The Takata airbag problem plagued most manufacturers and forced them to recall millions of vehicles during 2016. With the airbag-related problem still creating waves, 2017 started off with some more vehicles making a walk back to the dealer.
The month of August has registered a bunch of recalls in the U.S. that might affect the cars in our market as well. The Takata Airbag related problems continue to surface, with Jaguar Land Rover initiating a recall for the same in the past month.
We’re done with the Range Rover. It’s been almost 4 years since we bought it, and we were supposed to sell it years ago, but we kept it for this long because it was just so darn satisfying to drive around in. But we finally made up our minds and put it up for sale on just our genuinely-popular Facebook page, and sold it in less than a week.
We’ve driven the 2006 Range Rover. We’ve driven the 2010 Range Rover. Heck, we own a 2005 Range Rover. We’ve also driven all the smaller iterations of the Range Rover that have cropped up in the past decade, namely the Sport and the Evoque. But for one reason or another, we’ve never had the chance to drive the current-generation Range Rover. Doesn’t matter though, as the thing is selling like hot cakes, even in the current economy. However, we finally did manage to get our hands on one last week. Only, it was the long-wheelbase SV Autobiography version —
The rainy season is finally upon us in Dubai, if you can call it a season. It hardly rains around here, but when it does, it pours and brings parts of the city to a standstill. With mini-floods building up on dipped roads and certain underpasses, it’s one of those times when we really appreciate our Range Rover.
Does an SUV belong on a racetrack? There are several German brands trying to answer that question, but their offerings are so compromised in the pursuit of Nurburgring lap records that they hardly qualify as SUVs. And then there’s the new 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR, which set its own ‘Ring record for SUVs, however briefly it held. The difference between the SVR and other super-SUVs is that it can still go offroad. We drove one of these battering rams at a media event in New York last month.
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