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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

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XXXXXXX LEFT T H E R A N G E ROVER SPORT SVR IS IN A C L A S S O F I T S OWN, EXPERTLY B L E N D I N G E X C E P T I O N A L D Y N A M I C P E R F O R M A N C E W I T H U N R I V A L L E D B R E A D T H O F CAPABILITY 56

RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR You don’t have to be in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Slovenia or Switzerland to relish a thrilling Alpine drive, particularly when you want to add extra capability to the mix. Onelife ventured to St Austell, Cornwall, in the south west of the UK, to take on the ‘Cornish Alps’ – white-topped mountainous spoil heaps and deep moon-like pits created by over 200 years of mining some of the best China clay in the world. It’s a fitting environment to put the new Range Rover Sport SVR through its paces, as the high-grade ‘white gold’ extracted from the region is in constant demand for specialist premium applications, from superior paper finishes and quality materials production to castings for precision engineering. Indeed, excellence in design and engineering is at the heart of this most dynamic and capable luxury SUV. As you’d expect, the team at Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has gone above and beyond simply scrutinizing a few elements – their latest labor of love is a true progression where everything on the car has been evaluated and improved where possible. CONNECTED CONFIDENCE To fully explore these enhancements, Onelife needed someone with extensive experience of the previous Range Rover Sport SVR, as well as having the seasoned skills to handle the challenging location. Enter Ian Kitching, Global Lead Instructor for Land Rover Experience with over 32 years of experience demon s trating Land Rover vehicles in various conditions on every conceivable terrain and surface. It’s the first time Kitching‘s been acquainted with the new Range Rover Sport SVR, so he’s understandably eager to jump in. As soon as he settles in the cockpit and gets hands-on with the unique leather-rimmed steering wheel, his initial impression is that it’s a driver’s vehicle through and through. “I instantly get a commanding sense of connection and control. Just sitting in the race-inspired seat gives me confidence that makes me want to explore the SVR vehicle’s dynamic handling potential,” he says. In fact, the front seats are a key difference of the new model. Fully adjustable, these sculpted, figure-hugging, weight-saving and solid-backed performance seats also set new levels of comfort, with heating and a new optio nal cooling function built in. Looking around the luxurious interior, there’s an array of meticulous SVR-only details, such as satin-brushed aluminum trim and, if you open the new additional glove box, you'll find the owner’s manual with its exclusive embossed leather cover. 57

 

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Land Rover Magazine 39

 

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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