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First Drive: 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Traversing the land of fire and ice.

by on Jan.30, 2015

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery clambers out of a frigid Icelandic river crossing.

Legend has it that the ancient Vikings attempted to mislead potential invaders by naming an inhospitable spit of Arctic turf Greenland. Discovering its frozen wastes, the logic seemingly went, they’d steer clear of the even more dismally named Iceland. Visitors to the capital city of Reykjavik unfailingly find the humor in this tale – until the polar winds descend, as they did earlier this month, howling in windswept gusts approaching 100 miles an hour.

But it was precisely the sort of weather we had come looking for as we clambered into the new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, steering our way along the frozen coast and then heading into the interior of a volcanic island used as the backdrop for some of the most desolate winter scenes from the popular TV series, Game of Thrones.

The Last Word!

The Disco Sport, as it is commonly called, is the latest in a series of new products to emerge from the British maker’s design and engineering studios in recent years. With the top-line Range Rover family essentially complete, Land Rover is working on the second leg of its three-segment stool, the Sport being the first of several Discovery models to come.


First Drive: Land Rover LR4

We imagine an off-roading adventure honeymoon for newlyweds Wills and Kate.

by on May.04, 2011

Land Rovers are all about adventure and the LR4 is ready to deliver.

With the royal couple, Prince William and his princess, Kate, now officially hitched, it’s fun to fantasize about where the world’s most famous couple might take their honeymoon. The easy suggestion would be private tropical island lounging on the beach or snorkeling at an exclusive resort.

But Wills and Kate have shown that they have an adventurous side. Instead of the obvious choice of spending their time lounging at the water’s edge, what if we sent the future king and his bride on an off-roading adventure? Maybe ford some streams, climb some boulders and muck it up in the mud.

Get the Royal Treatment!

But what to drive? A Jeep? No, that seems rather unseemly for a future king. And so very … American. Toyota Land Cruiser? Great heritage, but the only land those behemoths generally cruise these days is paved. No, the royals really don’t have to look very far to find the ultimate in opulent off-roading.

This Land Rover LR4 would seem to be the perfect chariot for our young royals’ adventure. It has indisputable off-roading capability, but still coddles with exquisite leather and a finely tuned stereo. Best of all, it’s as British as tea and crumpets.