Land Rover Owner December 2021

LRO is the world's biggest magazine dedicated entirely towards the Land and Range Rover enthusiast. Every issue you'll find our team of experts writing inspirational features on: - Adventure! Off-road adventures in some of the world's most spectacular countryside - Restoration! Inspiring tales of old Land and Range Rovers lovingly rescued and restored... - Maps! Tough tracks with OS maps for you to try - Rare models... find something unusual in every issue - Land Rovers and spare parts for sale... a fantastic range of parts & vehicles for sale, every month Plus the latest club news and events from around the world. Love Land Rovers? Love LRO!

United Kingdom
13 期号



18 Other luxury car makers, be afraid – very afraid ‘The devil is in the detail’ If you’ve ever met me, chances are you’ll have noticed that I’m always wearing something with the LRO logo on it – a polo shirt in the summer, or a jacket in the winter. So when I received an invite to preview the new Range Rover saying the dress code was ‘smart business’ I was a bit flummoxed. My normal business attire is hard-wearing clothing, suitable for greenlaning and off-roading – I guessed I’d have to dig out my suit. But what about the LRO branding? Back in the early 1990s LRO used to sell ties adorned with a Pete Wilford-drawn Land Rover and the words ‘I’m a Land Rover owner’ underneath. Perfect. As it turns out, I…

put a land rover on your drive from £1k

FREELANDER 1 £1K+ This was the best-selling 4x4 in Europe for five years, and that didn’t happen by accident. Freelander 1s are fun, chunky and loaded with character, and if you don’t need low ratio or towing abilities above 2000kg, they make affordable and practical runabouts, with much better offroad ability than many think. The few mechanical weak points have contributed to keeping values low – but these flaws are well documented, and specialists have had plenty of practice at putting them right. So what’s available at this daringly low £1k budget? The £500 dregs have mostly dropped out of existence, and according to there are probably under 1000 pre-millennium, roadworthy Freelanders in the UK. Rare enough to be interesting yet? There are still a few roadworthy pre-facelift (2004) models around the £1k…

world of land rovers

1st Sweeping between Electric Mountain (aka Dinorwig Power Station) and Llyn Peris, STEPHEN BROOKES’ 2008 2.4 TDCi Defender 110 Utility with panoramic windows, winch and roof rack is ideal for exploring Snowdonia. ▸ ‘The low camera angle, curving road and dazzling sky lend plenty of drama to this shot. Nice looking Defender too!’ NEIL WATTERSON EDITOR 2nd STEVE RAYBOULD captured this great shot of his mate Andy Ludford’s 2021 Defender 110 D300 HSE X-Dynamic, flexing its suspension during a great trip along Strata Florida in Wales, earlier this year in this. ▸ ‘I know where this was taken! Waggling a wheel always makes for a great photo and shows just how stiff the Defender body is.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR WIN! gear in the next issue of LRO To browse the full range of gear, go to 1st PRIZE Exmoor…

meet the new boss

There’s always a buzz when a new vehicle is launched, especially when it’s a Range Rover – Land Rover’s top-of-the-range model. What will it look like? What new kit will it feature? And how will it be even more luxurious than it currently is? The first question is answered by the photos – it looks familiar, like a meld of the existing L405 model and the Velar. The gloss black finish gives the ‘floating roof’ styling that traces its history back to the original model, and the castellated clamshell bonnet remains, even if it has a slightly lower profile than before. The shut-line has been minimised and continues right to the rear wings of the vehicle, where it culminates with an inlayed contrasting ingot. That’s one of only two lines on the Range…

first-ever mountain rescue l663

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team has taken delivery of the first-ever mountain rescue conversion of the new Defender. The 2.0-litre D250 S 110 was supplied by Lakeland Land Rover, who also oversaw the conversion. The vehicle is the result of an £85,000 appeal launched last year; the target was reached after one generous donation of nearly half the total. And £15,000 was given by Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton in return for Patterdale MRT’s oldest Defender – a Td5 that served the team for 16 years, and which this new one replaces. ‘We normally get 15 years out of a vehicle, but we held on to that one as we waited for the new Defender,’ says Neil Barrow, deputy leader of Patterdale MRT. The conversion involved internal cages to protect occupants from moving…

news in brief

Used Land Rovers dearer than new ones More than 30 per cent of nearly-new Land Rovers up to a year old are worth more than showroom examples, according to a recent report by Auto Trader. The inflated values, seen across various marques but particularly Land Rover, are attributed to high demand coupled with reduced supply thanks to semiconductor shortages. Halewood tooled up Press tools used for body manufacturing will be made in-house at JLR’s Halewood factory for the first time. The new press die manufacturing centre will mill the iron dies from raw castings. Staff are being trained how to build and operate the equipment. Terrain Response legal settlement Land Rover will no longer seek to prevent VW from importing vehicles to the US that are equipped with what the company had…