Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Range Rover Receives BBC Top Gear Car Of The Year Award
Gaydon, Warwickshire, 28 February 2002 – The new Range Rover has just received BBC Top Gear’s Car of the Year 2002 award. Land Rover’s director for design Geoff Upex collected the award in London from the editor of BBC Top Gear Magazine Kevin Blick and BBC Top Gear TV presenter Jason Barlow.
The new Range Rover was revealed at the Detroit Motor Show in January and is the product of a £1 billion investment programme including more than £200 million in new production facilities at Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing plant in the West Midlands.
BBC Top Gear Magazine editor Kevin Blick described the Range Rover as ‘luxurious, versatile and imposing’ and cited its world-class interior, peerless refinement and excellent driving characteristics. He concluded: ‘It’s not just a 4x4 – the Range Rover makes a case for itself as the ultimate grand tourer’.
Prices for the award-winning Range Rover start at £42,995 for the Td6 SE rising to £59,995 for the flagship Range Rover V8 Vogue. The new Range Rover will be available through the Land Rover UK dealer network from 15 March 2002.