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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:34   #91
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Stupid question perhaps! What's the difference between an official TB review and 'so 'n' so: Driven'!?

PS: Enjoyed the review, but LR's a few leagues above mine.
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Stupid question perhaps! What's the difference between an official TB review and 'so 'n' so: Driven'!?

PS: Enjoyed the review, but LR's a few leagues above mine.
The devil is in the details! Compare this official review (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review)
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The devil is in the details! Compare this official review (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review)

Thanx! In fact, that is indeed one thing that prompted my query. At least I found this 'Driven' thing sufficiently detailed and covering almost every aspect, just as an official review. But I was wondering if there is any technical clause in the arrangement between the manufacturer and TB, that clamps on the level of criticism that can be made.

I used to think a 'Driven' review is one where the cost is not covered, or the vehicle is not provided, by the manufacturer, but then I noticed it is not so in this case.
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Amazing review of a suv which is certainly on many peoples wish list of things to buy before you die. I wish we did videos too along with the detailed review. Just saying would cater to a new segment of people.

This is a good review to watch.
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. But I was wondering if there is any technical clause in the arrangement between the manufacturer and TB, that clamps on the level of criticism that can be made.

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If there was such a technical clause on the level of criticism, we would not even entertain any such arrangement.
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Great review Ajmat! Ive read a number of reviews online and in magazines of the new Rangie, but somehow when its a member of TBHP writing it, it feels like one of us... Good to hear that we are being taken seriously in the automotive manufacturer community too...

Opinions on the new version: Great improvement (especially the all-aluminium chassis, game changer), super interiors, stayed true to the Range Rover essence on the outside, but WAY too expensive in India. I dont think even existing Vogue owners will upgrade as they will be paying about 30-40% more than they paid for their current vehicles. Its now approaching Bentley / Lambo / Ferrari territory! For a top line SUV, why not just go for a fully loaded Q7 (even the V12 D), Cayenne Turbo, or even a G63 AMG? They really need to rethink the price point of the car. Also, very valid point on the capability of Indian technicians to work on the aluminium body.
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Range Rover Sport coming mid-2013.

The new Range Rover Sport will have much greater visual differentiation from the standard Range Rover than before, design director Gerry McGovern has revealed.
The second-generation Range Rover Sport is due to be revealed in the middle of 2013 before going on sale at the end of the year.

Under the skin, the new Range Rover Sport will be closely related to the new Range Rover. The two will share Jaguar Land Rover’s Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA), a riveted and bonded aluminium monocoque that should help shave about 300kg from a base V6 diesel, taking it to about 2160kg.

An even lighter kerb weight would be achieved by fitting a four-cylinder diesel engine. Insiders have confirmed that this option is under evaluation for the new Range Rover Sport (but not the Range Rover)

Launch engines are likely to include a 255bhp V6 diesel as the entry-level unit, and a 334bhp twin-turbo V8 as the most potent oil-burner. A 503bhp V8 petrol is likely for the Supercharged variant.

http://www.autocarindia.com/News/327...-mid-2013.aspx
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A little late to the party, But thank you very much Ajmat for such a wonderfully crafted review.

I heard about the launch in Bangalore (from a friend and a land-rover owner) is on the 25th at Bangalore club.

I also heard that the on-road price in Bangalore will be close to 2.3 Cr and will be sold in parallel with the old generation. Considering the old diesel top-end(Autobiography me thinks) used to be in the 1.6-1.7 bracket - The difference is spectacular.
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A little late to the party, But thank you very much Ajmat for such a wonderfully crafted review.

I heard about the launch in Bangalore (from a friend and a land-rover owner) is on the 25th at Bangalore club.

I also heard that the on-road price in Bangalore will be close to 2.3 Cr and will be sold in parallel with the old generation. Considering the old diesel top-end(Autobiography me thinks) used to be in the 1.6-1.7 bracket - The difference is spectacular.
I doubt that it is Bangalore Club. They will not permit commercial launches to be hosted there!
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I bought a 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged last summer, love the car but now need to seriously consider the 2013. The power in that car is amazing. I own a Chevy Trailblazer TT as my other SUV (the TT has a Corvette engine), but my Range Rover blows it away in performance.
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JLR India has now launched the entry level Range Rover with the 3.0 litre TDV6 turbocharged diesel engine. The power plant generates 258 bhp and 600 Nm of torque, which is 81 bhp and 100 Nm less than the power and torque produced by the 4.4 litre V8 diesel engine respectively.


http://indianautosblog.com/2013/03/r...#ixzz2O4I19VkL
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Well laid out brief Ajmat, good job !!!
The pictures are amazing and I have the show room here just around the block to my home at Kochi.
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Prices for the long wheelbase Range Rover are announced:

Range Rover LWB 3.0 TDV6 Diesel Vogue – INR 2.08 crores

Range Rover LWB 4.4 SDV8 Diesel Vogue SE – INR 2.44 crores

Range Rover LWB 4.4 SDV8 Diesel Autobiography – INR 2.56 crores

Range Rover LWB 5.0 V8 SC Autobiography – INR 2.63 crores

Source: http://indianautosblog.com/2014/02/2...-prices-121194
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This is serious Bentley territory. Now 3+ Cr OTR for a luxury truck is something in India.
Overall, the Range Rover sales are going downwards in India because of the high price when compared to the previous generations. Not sure if the LWB versions will win back any ground.
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Default Updates to the 2015 Range Rover & Range Rover Sport

Land Rover has formally announced updates for the Range Rover Sport and its flagship SUV - Range Rover. These updates primarily focus on improving the vehicles off-road capability and better fuel efficiency.

A new feature called 'All-Terrain Progress Control' will be added to these SUVs which along with the 4-wheel drive system, automatically controls and regulates the speed of the vehicles as per a preset speed (between 1.8 km/h and 30 km/h). This system will be particularly useful to maintain a constant speed, while driving on off-road terrains, where momentum is crucial. It can be engaged while the vehicle is stationary or when in motion, and will work in both forward and reverse gear.

Land Rover's 3.0 litre, 6-cylinder diesel motor, which was previously twin-turbocharged, now uses a single ball-bearing turbocharger. Combined with a Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (LPEGR), a two-stage oil pump and revised fuel-injector nozzle design, it continues to produce the same power output of 258 PS and 600 Nm. Fuel efficiency has improved by 8.5% in the Range Rover TDV6 and by 5.7% in the Range Rover Sport TDV6. Power output on Range Rover Sport SDV6 (3.0L Supercharged Petrol) too has gone up to 306 PS and 700 Nm (increased by 14 PS and 100 Nm respectively) due to calibration changes to the partial sequential turbocharger. It also betters fuel efficiency by 7%. A V8 supercharged petrol engine too is available with the Range Rover derivatives.

Both, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport now come with a Head-Up Display, which projects key information into the windscreen such as vehicle speed, gear position, shift indicator, cruise-control information, navigation instructions and Traffic-Sign Recognition.

The colour palette too have been updated for both the Range Rover derivatives with the inclusion of 'Yulong White'. The Sport will also be offered in 'Kaikoura Stone' too.
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