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2019MY Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles | Why Oslo shines as a beacon of electric mobility | Uncovering Mia Suki’s unbridled passion | How Project Hero is optimizing crisis response for the Austrian Red Cross | A stunning Norwegian drive in the Range Rover Velar


N A V I G A T O R THE RANGE ROVER STORY 07 INSIGHT The Range Rover has been a mainstay on our roads ever since the first pre-production vehicles were built in 1967, and there’s now an exhibition at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing plant – where Range Rover vehicles have been manufactured since 1970 – that charts the inexorable rise of a uniquely British icon. ‘The Range Rover Story’ exhibition uncovers previously unseen artifacts and materials that track the five decades of the Range Rover from the pioneering car for all reasons to the definitive luxury SUV it is today. From the earliest sketches and a full-sized prototype replica crafted out of clay, to the modern day, cutting-edge Range Rover Velar (the first all-new Range Rover to be revealed since the Evoque in 2010), the exhibition illustrates the evolution of a one-of-a-kind vehicle. Visitors who want something more can also take a threehour manufacturing tour through the Solihull factory where the iconic cars are made. The tour further documents the mix of highly skilled manufacturing workers and state-of-the-art robots that is required to build a 2017 Range Rover, right down to the last nut and bolt. Accompanied by your own expert guide, the tour takes guests around the aluminum-intensive architecture body shop and final assembly sectors, where the latest model in the Range Rover family comes together. The exhibition and manufacturing tour – which has been curated with the help of long-serving staff members at the Solihull plant, some of whom have worked on Range Rover vehicles since the first prototype – documents the extensive, rich heritage of the brand with the cutting-edge technology that makes its manufacture possible and exciting today. FIND OUT MORE Why not book your place now, visit A clay replica with the iconic floating roof and grille variations. Below: the original driving chassis from the launch LAND ROVER SERVICING BECAUSE YOU GO FAR WE GO FURTHER European model shown. 18

08 NEWS EVOQUE LANDMARK European model shown. Six years after first going on sale and enjoying record sales, Land Rover has marked the occasion by releasing a special Landmark edition of the Range Rover Evoque. The luxury compact SUV, which established a new niche within this popular segment, achieved 18,000 sales across the world in March, underlying the immense popularity of the model. “The Evoque has been an indisputable success and continues to thrive,” says Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralf Speth. The celebratory Landmark edition has new dynamic detailing and a distinctive aesthetic, highlighted by the option of a new Moraine Blue color, inspired by the turquoise lakes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Evoque Landmark edition boasts a fixed panoramic roof in Carpathian Gray, 19-inch Gloss Dark Gray alloy wheels and Graphite Atlas grille, hood, fender vent and tailgate lettering, as well as Keyless Entry and Powered Gesture Tailgate convenience features as standard. FIND OUT MORE For more information about the Range Rover Evoque visit 19

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Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go above and beyond

Land Rover stands for not only the most capable premium vehicles, but a state of mind where a sense of curiosity, exploration and wonder informs all of life’s adventures. Encounter this throughout the latest issue of Land Rover Magazine, from meeting a herd of Ice Age survivors on the Dutch coast with the Land Rover Discovery, to the most innovative sustainable architecture on a Californian journey with the Range Rover Evoque

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