Most customers assume that a new Range Rover vehicle will be luxurious. Luxury and refinement are the hallmarks of the Range Rover brand, along with an underlying utilitarian level of performance. Land Rover demonstrated the latter in the 2013 Range Rover by towing an Airstream 684 Series 2 trailer from the UK to Africa and back.
First the facts: A 2013 Range Rover Autobiography armed with a 4.4-liter SDV8 diesel engine producing 339-hp and 516-ft lbs of torque towed a 5,300 lb Airstream trailer over 3,500 miles from the United Kingdom to African and back. The trip took 11 days and passed through famous landmarks that included the beach in Casablanca, the Marques de Riscal building in Rioja, the desert in Chichaoua, the race track in Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
The Range Rover was subjected to various weather systems, environments and terrain challenges and handled all with dignity and grace. The trip was organized by Ben Samuelson and his first Samuelson Wylie Associates. Mr. Samuelson was especially impressed by the vehicle’s stability and power. “The Range Rover’s Trailer Stability Assist meant that any sway in the trailer was dealt with before it ever started [and] there wasn’t an incline that slowed us down at all, even with a gross train weight of well over 5 tons.”
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