2011 Range Rover Evoque coupe

2011 Range Rover Evoque coupe

The Indian-owned British brand will officially present its long-awaited 2011 Range Rover Evoque crossover, which is based on the 2008 Land Rover LRX Coupe SUV concept, at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show. While a lot of fans of the brand will possibly frown at its ‘girlish’ design, I must admit that this is a very smart move by the reputed car manufacturer that clearly needed to introduce a luxury compact SUV that would be able to compete with such established players as Audi Q5 and BMW X3.

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Range Rover Sport-based Kahn Cosworth Sport 300

Range Rover Sport-based Kahn Cosworth Sport 300
Range Rover Sport-based Kahn Cosworth Sport 300

Kahn Design and Cosworth have finally presented their first baby: the Kahn Cosworth Sport 300 tuning program for the 2007 Range Rover Sport entry-luxury SUV. As usual, the upgrade package includes a remapped ECU module, as well as a set of new alloy wheels and lots of new plastic that turn a nice mud-plugger into a strictly street-bound rice rocket.

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2008 Arden Range Rover AR7 Highlander

Arden Range Rover AR7 Highlander: pumping out more power
Arden Range Rover AR7 Highlander

German tuner Arden has just revealed its new comprehensive personalization program for the 2008 Range Rover British luxury SUV. Although the body kit (actually the first thing that you see when your car comes back from the tuning studio) looks quite modest with only a few things like wider wheel arches, LED daytime running lights in the bumper and somewhat unusual exhaust tips on the back noticeable at the first glance, there are a lot of changes under the vehicle’s prominent hood and beyond its flashy light weight rims wrapped in low-profile rubber.

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Liberty Electric Range Rover: clean and quiet!

Liberty Electric Range Rover EV
Liberty Electric Range Rover EV

Liberty Electric Cars Ltd., a British start-up that only recently surfaced as subsidiary of Green Automotive Company in USA, plans to convert all sorts of luxury cars and SUVs (like the expensive 2008 Range Rover mentioned in the title) into electric vehicles. The idea behind the project is fairly simple: if you take an expensive car and add all the equipment and man hours into it, its price will double at best. Take a luxury car that costs around $100,000 and the price increase will be as marginal as a new set of lightweight wheels from a super-tuner like the German brand Brabus. If you add some environmentalist slogan to the mix, you clearly get a business case here.

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Land Rover LRX Coupe SUV concept

Land Rover Coupe SUV concept to debut in Detroit
Land Rover Coupe SUV Concept

Looks like the coupe-crossover-SUVs is the next big thing. If the oil-market doesn’t go bust wreaking havoc throughout the Middle East and Russia, half a dozen of the European premium marques will soon start selling their own versions of a luxury coupe-shaped SUV. Since BMW was the first who started digging the potential gold vein with its gorgeous X6, it is no wonder that their Land Rover LRX concept looks almost ready for a production line.

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Arden Range Rover SportAR6 Stronger tuning program

Arden Range Rover SportAR6 Stronger tuning program
Arden Range Rover SportAR6 Stronger

The new tuning program for the 2006 Range Rover Sport executive-class SUV by Arden makes the vehicle stronger in the literal sense. The British tuning specialist increases the new crossover’s maximum power by reworking the original 4.2-liter V8 Jaguar AJ-V8 supercharged engine with its displacement increased by almost 15 percent.

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2007 Land Rover Freelander SUV to sell as LR2

2007 Land Rover Freelander SUV to sell as LR2
2007 Land Rover Freelander / LR2

The British brand plans to unveil the redesigned Land Rover Freelander mid-size crossover SUV (in the U.S., it will sell as LR2) at the upcoming 2006 British Motor Show that will be held in July in London.

Compared to the outgoing model, the new car seems to look a lot classier with more streamlined design and less unpainted plastic. It is also nice to know that, as elegant and cool as it is, the vehicle retains its impressive off-road capabilities, although its prowess on a paved road (especially if you place it side by side with its main rival: the BMW X3) still needs to be proved.

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