Where were you when the world changed? I was in Utah.
I went to Page, Utah to learn about the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover, and to drive it on some great, deserted public roads, both paved and unpaved. I also got a chance to explore the Range Rover's capabilities in off-road situations, guided by the supremely capable Land Rover Driving Instructors.
So how did the world change? The all-new Range Rover went to the top of my list of favorite SUVs in one giant leap, by losing 700 lbs without losing an inch, and improving on already legendary capabilities with even more sophisticated, driver-friendly technologies.
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover will carry a hefty price tag. The base model with a naturally-aspirated engine starts at $83,545; HSE trim starts at $88,545. The Supercharged starts at $99,995, and the full-zoot Autobiography includes just about every option at $130,995. Naturally-aspirated models are EPA-rated to achieve 14 mpg city/20 highway, and supercharged models are rumored to get 13 mpg city/19 highway (not with me behind the wheel). All Land Rovers come with a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty. Let's drive.