2013 Model Year

Wow, didn’t realize how slow the touchscreens in the ALL NEW Range Rover & Range Rover Sport were!

Video review below cued up to the touchscreen review – look how long it takes for the AV screen to appear after hitting the button – what year is this? 2002?  No wait, it’s the “ALL NEW” 2014 Range Rover Sport.


And same for the Range Rover in this comparison between it, an A8 and the new S-Class.  The Range Rover is an amazing vehicle and the review is clear that it was their car of the year BUT it just fails completely when you compare the tech with the older A8 and the new S-Class.  It’s embarrassing.

Can you believe how slow it is in responding, how is the GPS screen not appearing instantaneously – or at least give some kind of loading indicator?  Instead it seems you press the button and wait a second.

And something I’ve complained about since they first revealed it in 2010 – the drivers virtual gauge cluster.  When you compare the graphics to what Mercedes is doing with the exact same tech it is…  Can you guess?  EMBARASSING!

Rumors of a big upgrade coming for 2015 are hopefully true, but knowing Land Rover it will probably be 2012 tech.

Sixty-Five Years of Land Rover – Official Booklet


I posted this timeline graphic last week, and here’s the entire booklet for download:

Sixty-Five Years of Land Rover (PDF)


2013 Range Rover Wading Depth Illustrations, almost 36”

More from the new Range Rover: The Trail Less Traveled App


While still on the fence – it’s this picture that’s pushing me towards a Range Rover vs. a new Range Rover Sport

Decisions, decisions – It’s like 2004 all over again! 

Extremely impressed with the new Range Rover Sport, so much so that I’m actually considering one.  It does look even better in person, the overly Evoque cues seems to diminish in real life.

But after seeing this image from the 65th Anniversary celebration:


All I see is an Evoque on the left and a Range Rover on the right.  To the point where I have to actually study the vehicle on the left because a somewhat quick glance just looks like an Evoque to me.

Is it just a bad color choice for this image?  Is it the visual proximity to the Range Rover? 

Or is it just a big Evoque?

New iOS app for the All-New Range Rover, Range Rover: The Trail Less Traveled – images

It looks like this new app possibly got approved before Land Rover realized it because there has been no publicity that I’ve seen.  It’s a fun little interactive/informational app; lots of pics, videos and illustrations.  It’s designed for both the iPhone & iPad.  The graphics comparing the various generations are great.  I’ll post some of those below.  Also through this new app I discovered another official app that’s been out since November- the 2013 Range Rover Specifications Guide.

Range Rover: The Trail Less Traveled

2013 Range Rover Specifications Guide