March 15, 1987 |
The Range Rover, a $31,000, four-wheel-drive station wagon built in England and owned by people like the queen of England and the prince of Wales, will go on sale to American colonists this week. The luxurious 4x4, which will beat out the Jeep Grand Wagoneer for most expensive sport utility vehicle in the U.S. market, will officially debut tomorrow in 36 dealer showrooms around the country. To drum up interest in the car, which is the rich relative of the Land Rover, star of countless safari movies, the folks at Range Rover of North America invited auto writers to a hands-on preview last week at a secluded retreat near posh Tuxedo, N.Y., about 50 miles north of New York City.
February 4, 2013 |
The completely redesigned 2013 Range Rover is, predictably enough, the best one ever. As such, it retains its off-road primacy among luxury SUVs. When it comes to slogging through mud and sand, fording streams and tap dancing up rocky inclines, the Range Rover is the upmarket king of the hill. I know, I know. Who's going to go mudding and fording and bouncing off rocks in vehicles with base prices between $83,545 and $130,995? But thanks to the off-road driving programs afforded Range Rover customers, the number of owners taking their vehicles on mud-and-crud expeditions is doubtlessly higher than the luxury SUV general population.
March 1, 2015 |
Having consulted reliable marketing metrics, like the entrails of mountain goats, the folks at Land Rover decided there was going to be a significant bump in upmarket SUV sales. The British automaker's way of wangling an extra seat at that banquet was to expand its line of large, luxurious, and expensive Range Rover models to include a smaller guy with a smaller price tag: the Evoque. Introduced as a 2012 model, the compact Evoque was the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient and stylish Range Rover ever built.
April 29, 1994 |
I've discovered that Land Rover's Discovery has a lot in common with my Discovery. Like my 16-foot-9-inch Old Towne canoe, the newly arrived Land Rover compact sport utility is roomy, comfortable, tough, functional and intended to take me to out-of-the-way places. Like the Burger King at the top of Mount Everest, for example. The Discovery debuted in Europe back in 1989, but arrived here only a few weeks ago, after undergoing some revisions designed to make it more attractive to U.S. customers.
April 10, 1994 |
Toucans and parrots screeched. Jungle moss dangled from gleaming all- terrain vehicles. People who usually sell $30,000-to-$55,000 adventure-mobiles shuffled about in suede hiking boots and khaki safari duds as they snapped photos of patrons munching cheese cubes and fruit balls. In one corner of the sparkling, glass-enclosed Great Britains showroom at York and Terwood Roads last week, amid the Range Rovers and Jaguars, a clown twisted balloons into silly hats and other shapes.
August 12, 2012
A N ABINGTON Township police officer was hospitalized and an alleged bank robber was in custody Friday, after a car chase that began in Jenkintown and "wound all over Philadelphia," police said. Abington Deputy Police Chief John Livingood said that about 11:15 a.m. Aaron K.M. Thomas, 47, of West Philly, went into the PNC Bank on Old York Road near Township Line, tossed a plastic bag on the teller's counter, and said: "Fill it up. " He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove southbound on Broad Street in a black Range Rover.
August 11, 2012 |
An Abington Township police officer was hospitalized and an alleged bank robber was in custody Friday after a car chase that began in Jenkintown and "wound all over Philadelphia," police said. Police identified the suspect as Aaron K.M. Thomas, 47, of West Philadelphia. Thomas was awaiting arraignment Friday on robbery and related offenses, according to Abington Township Deputy Police Chief John Livingood. Livingood said that about 11:15 a.m. a man went into the PNC Bank at 123 Old York Road, tossed a plastic bag on the teller's counter, and said: "Fill it up. " No threats were made, no note was shown, and no bank employees were injured, Livingood said.
August 12, 2012 |
An Abington Township police officer was hospitalized and an alleged bank robber in custody Friday after a car chase that began in Jenkintown and "wound all over Philadelphia," police said. Police identified the suspect as Aaron K.M. Thomas, 47, of the 100 block of North 54th Street in West Philadelphia. He was awaiting arraignment Friday on robbery and related offenses, according to Abington Township Deputy Police Chief John Livingood. Livingood said that about 11:15 a.m. a man went into the PNC Bank at 123 Old York Rd., tossed a plastic bag onto the teller's counter, and said: "Fill it up. " No threats were made, no note was shown, and no bank employees were injured, Livingood said.
April 22, 2014 |
POLICE IN Collingdale, Delaware County have identified a person of interest in what they believe was an intentional hit-and-run that left a borough man seriously injured. Investigators want to talk to Conroy Williams, the owner of a black Range Rover that allegedly mowed down Joel Witherspoon, 36, early Saturday morning outside his home on Bedford Avenue. "It would behoove him to come and talk to us," Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams said of Williams, of Philadelphia. Adams said a detective interviewed Witherspoon yesterday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Witherspoon provided Williams' name.
May 19, 1989 |
The cover of the sales brochure for the new, improved Range Rover is in the form of a signed photograph by Lord Litchfield, the jet set's official cameraman. It depicts two inevitably tweedy English gentlemen in a grassy pasture overlooking the manor house. They are there with their hunting dogs and a green Range Rover, which is identified only by Litchfield's notation in the white margin beneath the picture. The folks at Range Rover of North America know, of course, that there are a limited number of English gentlemen in this country.