Land Rover Range Rover is 2012 BBC Top Gear Luxury Car of the Year

BBC Top Gear magazine has announced that the new Range Rover is their unanimous choice for ‘Luxury Car of the Year’. This fourth generation model…

BBC Top Gear magazine has announced that the new Range Rover is their unanimous choice for ‘Luxury Car of the Year’. This fourth generation model has impressed judges with its luxurious interiors, advanced technologies offered on the SUV. Unsurpassable performance and handling has resulted in the 2013 Range Rover receiving this prestigious award.

Editor-in-Chief of Top Gear, Mr Charlie Turner announced these awards for the new Range Rover which has raised the bar where luxury features are concerned not to forget its quality and comforts along with handling and performance.

The new Range Rover is seen with best in class four zone climate control system, redesigned and comfortable seating with multi mode massage function and the option for executive arrangement of rear row seats. Easy connectivity for mobile devices and smartphones coupled with LED technology, ambient and mood lighting are seen in its interiors, while exteriors are designed on clean and distinct lines.

Safety features are at their peak in the 2013 Range Rover right from Intelligent Emergency Braking, Advanced Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Reverse Traffic Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Electric Power Assisted Steering and Park Assist. An added feature is the Queue Assist Feature which permits the vehicle to operate at slow speeds down to a standstill. The new Range Rover is now available in India.

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  • All-New Range Rover declared Top Gear magazine’s Luxury Car of the Year
  • Fourth generation model acclaimed as “the ultimate car”
  • Ultra-premium interior and design with advanced technologies combine to make most luxurious Range Rover ever

Whitley, Warwickshire, 6 December 2012: Land Rover’s all-new, fourth generation Range Rover has received its first major award, being declared the Luxury Car of the Year by Top Gear magazine.

Announcing the honour in the new issue of Top Gear, Editor-in-Chief Charlie Turner hailed the Range Rover as the “stand-out machine in its category… the best of the best”.

He said: “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. ”

The award, judged by Top Gear’s motoring journalists and the presenters of the Top Gear TV programme, provides an early and independent seal of approval for Land Rover’s commitment to creating a vehicle that delivers excellence in its driving and handling performance and superb quality and comfort.

Presenting the new flagship model at the Paris Motor sSow in September, John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said: “We set out to create not just the world’s finest luxury SUV but the world’s finest luxury vehicle.”

The elements that make the new Range Rover such a strong proposition in the luxury car market extend from its clean and contemporary exterior design to its modern, pure and well-thought-out interior.

Premium features that deliver a peerless luxury experience for everyone on board include high-end Meridian sound systems; a best-in-class four-zone climate control system; redesigned seating with a multi-mode massage function and the option of an executive arrangement for the rear seats; seamless connectivity for linking and using mobile devices; and the use of LED technology to create sophisticated ambient lighting.

Advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies have also been deployed to take performance and safety to a higher level. These include two-channel Dynamic Response active lean control, and Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable damping and Electric Power Assisted Steering, with a Park Assist function to help drivers negotiate tight parking spots. The Adaptive Cruise Control has gained a new Queue Assist feature that allows it to operate at slow speeds down to a standstill.

Further safety elements include Intelligent Emergency Braking with Advanced Brake Assist; Blind Spot Monitoring with a new Closing Vehicle Sensing feature; and Reverse Traffic Detection, that warns of potential collisions when making reversing manoeuvres. The driver can also gain a 360-degree view around the vehicle with the Surround Camera System, including a T-junction view that improves sightlines when making turns. The all-new Range Rover was recently awarded the top Euro NCAP safety rating of 5 stars.