Every now and then there’s a mix-up when I go to pick up my test vehicle. It happens rarely, but sometimes I go to get one vehicle, but end up with a completely different one. Such was the case with the Lincoln MKX. We’ll call this a happy accident, because there’s an extremely slim possibility (ok, ZERO) that I’d have taken the time to book one for a week – but I’d have missed out on one fantastic vehicle.
I really love the look of the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport (all-new in 2015) – not to be confused with the LR4 or Evoque! When I saw it at the auto show last February I expected it to be expensive, but not so… I asked my wife what she thought the price was – she’s really good at getting the price within $1,000 in 99% of vehicles. “Considering it’s a Land Rover: $80-100k” OK, but what do you think it should cost? “I think $60-80,000 would be acceptable with the options and trim level” How ‘bout $50k the way it’s kitted out? Eyes bug out – I think she’s rather impressed!! But what about after a week – will we still be enamoured with it?
Range Rover and Land Rover are world-renowned for their tough, go-anywhere prowess and in some cases incredible reliability. From drug dealers to Rap stars to Royal families – this is the quintessential vehicle brand that defines status, yet at the same time it is used around the world as a work-horse on farms, estates and in the U.K. it’s the go-to vehicle for towing horses and other farm animals. The Range Rover Evoque is brand new and nothing like any other Range Rover or Land Rover ever built.
It’s been a while since I’ve driven a Volvo CUV, so when the opportunity came up to take the all-new XC60 for a week I jumped at the chance. I’d eyeballed the XC60 from the moment I spotted it at the auto show last year and every time I saw one on the road it grabbed my attention right away. It’s definitely one of the best looking CUV’s on the road at the moment – but what’s it like to live with on a day to day basis?