Range Rover switches to two-wheel for­mat

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

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.

Other news snip­pets: A strong fin­ish to 2010 with 11,000 world­wide sales is help­ing Saab look to­wards global sales of 80,000 in 2011, says sales chief Matthias Seidl, who is two months in to his role.

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.

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