Range Rover switches to two-wheel format
THE Geneva motor show closes this weekend, so it’s a last chance to see lots of tasty newcomers ahead of sale, including this Range Rover Evoque racing cycle, developed by Land Rover to publicise the arrival of the Evoque per se.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director and a keen cyclist, said: “I wanted to create the ultimate accessory for the Range Rover Evoque – and what could be more perfect than an utterly contemporary, beautifully designed, bespoke Evoque bike. Like the Range Rover Evoque, the bike not only looks fantastic but is precision engineered for ultimate performance.”
Want one? Well, it has yet to get the production sign-off. The cabin-fibre monocoque frame is made by Karbona using F1 techniques.
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The man who bought Saab had to sell his Spyker sports car business last week to fund the future of the Swedish brand – and he was sorry to “see his baby go”.
Having come through a potentially disastrous recall problem which hit it hard, particularly in the US, Toyota believes it sets the benchmark for dealing with problems.