The 2013 Range Rover – Land Rover’s new Flagship SUV – has won its first major award as Top Gear Luxury car of the year.
The new Range Rover may not be hitting showrooms until 2013, but it’s already grabbed what Land Rover are calling its ‘First Major Award’ – the Top Gear Luxury Car of the Year gong.
Interestingly, it seems Land Rover are as sceptical as we were about the proclamation by the Sunday Times in October that the 2013 Range Rover was their luxury SUV of the year, despite never even driving it. Not that anyone is doubting the new Range Rover’s right to such a gong, just that it seemed odd to award it to a car that was still too new to judge.
But now the new Range Rover has been driven, and the award by Top Gear therefore has proper credentials, although no one will really be able to judge the new Range Rover properly until they’ve lived with for a week or more for a proper review – which won’t be happening until next year.
Top Gear Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Turner, said the new Range Rover is ‘…the stand-out machine in its category…the best of the best’. He went on to add:
Rather than playing safe and developing, the new Range Rover is an example of boundaries redefined, manufacturing technologies pushed, luxury taken to the next level.
From the daily slog to work to a cocooned blast across Europe, the Range Rover really can cope with anything. The ultimate car.
Praise indeed, and with real experience of the new Range Rover on which to judge the prize.
Unlike the Sunday Times.