Posts from ‘Land Rover’

Feb
04
2024 Range Rover Velar

2024 Range Rover Velar

This week, Land Rover announced the opening of customer orders for its updated 2024 Range Rover Velar. The five-seat, midsize-class Velar debuted in 2017 to fill the gap between brand’s compact Evoque and flagship Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. This proved to be a smart decision, at least at first, as more than 17,000 units found homes in 2018 and 2019. It has cooled considerably since then with just 8,565 models sold in 2022, though we’re not sure how much of that is due to waning demand or post-COVID supply-chain issues.

Jan
11
1985 Jaguar XJ6, The End of Jaguar

1985 Jaguar XJ6

Met my dad for lunch recently. From our table at a nearby eatery we had an excellent view of the street. My dad, who has a mild curiosity about happenings in the auto world, commented occasionally on vehicles passing the restaurant. While we worked to polish off the chips and salsa before our enchiladas arrived, dad took note of a crossover he couldn’t identify.

Feb
21
1987 Suzuki Samurai

1987 Suzuki Samurai

Sometime in the middle of the Eighties, Americans developed an appetite—albeit a modest one—for pint-sized sport-utility vehicles with legitimate off-road capability. Early on the scene were the Suzuki Samurai and the Daihatsu Rocky. Few people actually recall Daihatsu’s brief flirtation with the U.S. market—briefly, Daihatsu sold cars Stateside between 1988 and 1992. Only two models were ever offered here: the aforementioned Rocky, and a subcompact car dubbed Charade.

Mar
01
Land Rover Defender 110 SE

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE in Pangea Green (a $710 option) with white contrast roof (a $870 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE

ClassPremium Compact SUV

Miles driven: 182

Fuel used: 12.6 gallons

Nov
04
1991 Chevrolet Blazer, Best Looking SUVs

1991 Chevrolet Blazer

Ever-toughening vehicle-safety expectations mean that late-model vehicles tend to be more homogeneous from a styling standpoint than vintage cars and trucks–even those from just a few decades ago. Still, automakers can shock us. The new-for-2020 Kia Telluride, for example, stands out as both attractive and distinct looking.

Feb
03
Classic SUV Ads

1970 GMC Jimmy

We can pretend that this whole crossover thing came out of nowhere, but that really isn’t the case. In reality, utility vehicles have been with us nearly as long as the automobile has–it’s just that the “trucks” were generally marginalized as commercial vehicles and mostly dismissed by the average family-vehicle consumer.

Jan
31
2019 Land Rover Sport HSE

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE in Firenze Red (a $710 color option)

Quick Spin

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE P360

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 293

Fuel used: 15.3 gallons

Nov
24
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Mustang Mach-E Review

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Nov
19
2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender 90

Los Angeles Auto ShowThe 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show marks the North American debut of the 2020 Land Rover Defender, after the vehicle’s world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this year. The original Land Rover Defender was a rugged, tradition-bound off-road vehicle that was developed in the early 1980s and last sold in the U.S. market in 1997. The 2020 Defender is a thorough re-imagining of the original; it maintains the boxy basic profile, but adds smoother, more refined styling and a host of up-to-date technology features.

Nov
17
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Jeep Wrangler Diesel

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.