In this issue, new Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.
THE NEW LAND ROVER
THE NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER IN A LAND FAR, FAR AWAY… JOHN ALEXANDER EDITOR’S LETTER Conor McNicholas, Editor Welcome to the new edition of LandRoverMagazine, the journal exclusive to LandRover owners. This issue we’re looking to both the future and the past. The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Range Rover. When it was launched in 1970 it was that rare thing – a game-changing product that was both beautiful and an instant commercial success. Early Range Rovers in good condition are now highly prized but, if you can’t find a pristine one, LandRover Classic Works can take a lived-in original model and deliver it back to you in perfect showroom condition through the Range Rover Reborn programme. To mark the model’s halfcentenary, we’re celebrating the wonderful bold colours offered for the Range Rover at launch in the 1970s. We gather three immaculate classic Rangies to lead a fashion shoot in all their vibrant glory. Bringing things right up to date, we take the latest model Range Rover on a journey of discovery through Dubai. Having developed enormously over the last five decades, this emirate is also now at the forefront of technology and luxury. In other adventures, we take the new Defender to the On the cover The current Range Rover celebrates its landmark birthday by exploring historic Dubai mountains of Andorra in the service of two inspirational young adventurers – Phoebe Smith and Dwayne Fields – as they prepare for their expedition to the South Pole and aim to inspire a generation of children to love the planet. Beyond the now, we look way ahead and meet some of the visionaries who are developing technologies that could change the future for all of us. Alongside, we have expert advice on how to make the most out of life’s failures, and a piece about the gourmet trend for eating insects. We hope there’s something for everyone. As always, we’d love to hear what you think of your magazine. Please do email us with any thoughts at: hello@ landrovermagazine.co.uk. Enjoy the issue. The New LandRover Defender relishes challenges and doesn’t care much for impossibilities. With permanent all-wheel-drive and world-first configurable Terrain Response technology, it has the capability to push boundaries even further. Tested in every condition in every environment on every surface you might encounter, it always comes out the other side, ready for the next challenge. Defender. An icon in a category of one. landrover.com Official WLTP Fuel Consumption for the LandRover Defender in mpg (I/100km): Combined 32.2-22.6 (8.8-12.5). Official WLTP CO2 Emissions 230-283 g/km. The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer’s tests in accordance with EU legislation. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. CO2 and fuel economy figures may vary according to factors such as driving styles, environmental conditions, load, wheel fitment and accessories fitted.
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In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.