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Land Rover launches Range Stormer concept at Detroit

Land Rover unveiled its first ever concept show car, the Range Stormer today, 5 January, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Range Stormer is a high performance sports tourer SUV concept car, which showcases a future design direction for Land Rover. It also previews a new production model that will enter a fresh market segment for the company and will be an additional model line in the Land Rover portfolio. Future technologies previewed with the concept include an all-new platform that will be the basis for future full-size Land Rover models. Another innovation showcased with the concept vehicle is Terrain Response, a chassis control system designed to optimize the entire vehicle set-up, including suspension, powertrain, throttle response and traction control. The driver simply selects the appropriate Terrain Response setting from the six available and the vehicle does the rest, using technology that offers a choice of settings from 'dynamic' for high speed work to 'deep ruts' for extreme off-roading.

Information on the Range Stormer is available at a dedicated website, www.rangestormer.com.

- Also unveiled at the Detroit North American International Auto Show and on sale from April, the new Jaguar S-TYPE has been extensively re-worked and refined to achieve “a more athletic, contemporary look, with cleaner, tauter, more muscular lines and subtly modified proportions”. The use of aluminium rather than steel for the bonnet gives improved weight distribution and handling balance. The revised shape also brings tighter panel fits and enhanced performance, says Jaguar.



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