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First Drive: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover

My Autobiography - the Range Rover Autobiography, that is.

by on Oct.07, 2009

When autumn leaves come tumbling down...it's time for the debut of the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, the most exclusive edition ever from the British marque.

When autumn leaves come tumbling down...it's time for the debut of the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, the most exclusive edition ever from the British marque.

It’s been said that the automobiles we buy are an extension of our personality.  For some, basic transportation is all that matters.  For others, nothing but the best will do.  Some just want an appliance on wheels, others a vehicle with a distinct personality.  There are those who are fine with an anonymous automobile that can blend in anywhere.

Then there are those who want to turn heads everywhere they drive, with a car that’s not just stylish but which offers the ultimate in performance and creature comfort.  That’s the sort of buyer Land Rover has in mind with its all-new, 2010 Range Rover Autobiography.

The aptly-named, top-line version of the updated 2010 luxury SUV is targeted at the most exclusive and demanding customers, folks who typically trade in every year or so, just so they aren’t missing out on the latest features, and who can afford just about anything they want, even after the past year’s economic meltdown.

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And what do you get for your $110,000 – about $15,000 more than an otherwise well-equipped but conventional Range Rover?

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First Drive: 2010 Land Rover LR4

Along with re-makes of 2010 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, British marque signals a new direction.

by on Aug.31, 2009

The 2010 Land Rover LR4 replaces and upgrades the old LR3. The new model features a bigger engine, a more refined interior, improved Terrain Control and a quieter ride.

The Land Rover LR4 replaces and upgrades the old LR3. The new model features a bigger engine, a more refined interior, improved Terrain Control and a quieter ride.

In its first new product introduction since the takeover of Jaguar and Land Rover by the Indian conglomerate Tata, Land Rover has introduced a trio of new luxury SUVs for the 2010 model year, the LR4, which replaces the LR3, a heavily reworked Range Rover Sport, and an all-new Range Rover.

Like many recent luxury entries, including the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Land Rover is playing the value card for a recession-weary buyer.  The new LR4, which will come in the door at a price of $51,750 (including D&D charges), is some 5.6 percent less expensive, comparably equipped, when compared the 2009 LR3.

On or Off Road!

On or Off Road!

Aside from the obviously cleaner and more modern appearance, including new fenders without plastic flares, hood, grille, lamps and air intakes, the LR4 has substantial chassis upgrades for better, less-nervous highway ride.  A new TRW variable-rack power steering system takes care of that, along with new suspension arms and knuckles that move the center of gravity closer to the roll center, which means far less body roll in fast corners.  The all-wheel-drive system carries a new center differential that biases more power to the rear tires on full-throttle acceleration.

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