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MAR-APR 2013

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Te new Range Rover���s unmatched breadth of capability is also refected in its tremendously strong structure with enhanced body geometry for: all-terrain conditions, wading depth (which has improved by 200mm to 900mm), and its position as the best towing vehicle in its class with a 3,500kg trailer capability. To ensure exceptional durability and reliability, the new Range Rover was subjected to Land Rover���s punishing on-and off-road test and development regime, with a fleet of development vehicles covering countless thousands of miles over 18 months of arduous tests in over 20 countries with extremes of climate and road surfaces. Land Rover teamed up with Airstream to take part in the ultimate road-trip to one of the highest points in Africa. With an Airstream 684 Series 2 aluminum travel trailer hitched to its electrically-deployable tow bar, a Range Rover Autobiography with a 339PS SDV8 engine drove from Airstream���s European home in the English Lake District, to the top of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco - and back. Often on the move for more than 12 hours a day on every type of road and driving 52 slmag.net condition imaginable, the Rover rose to the challenge of towing the two and a half ton Airstream 3,676 miles in just 11 days. ���Half way through Spain, we encountered horrendous side winds, the type that sees articulated trucks tipped onto their side, but the Range Rover���s Trailer Stability Assist meant any sway in the trailer was dealt with before it ever started���, said Ben Samuelson, whose frm Samuelson Wylie Associates planned and executed the trip. Te luxurious interior has a modern and pure character, incorporating distinctive Range Rover design cues, but with a fresh and very contemporary treatment. Te cabin's strong, architectural forms are emphasized by extremely clean and elegant surfaces executed using the fnest leathers and veneers. Te interior is packed with a full suite of premium features to provide both front and rear seat passengers with the same peerless luxury experience. Notable amenities include power upper and lower tailgates, cooler compartments, an exclusive Meridian surround sound music system, a full digital instrument cluster, a central eight-inch touch-screen with

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