2010 Range Rover

Here's a short video from Land Rover's 2010 range launch.


I don't like the new Range Rover bumper - the fog lights look a lot better where they were before. It looks too American for my taste.


The presenter also doesn't mention improved reliability during his speech.


The idea of a TFT screen for the instrument panel is interesting. This just seems like one more thing to fail, however.


I wonder how a 'de-teched' Range Rover would sell? Take out all those unreliable electronics and give us something that looks great and doesn't fall to pieces.


I doubt I will ever be able to afford a brand new Range Rover, so I am not Land Rover's target market. The more unreliable electronics they install also mean I'm far less likely to buy a secondhand one again.


This comes from someone faced with having to spend $1,000 to fix a broken radio in his 2003 model - the radio is part of a small computer that also handles voice control and lots of other useless features. When it breaks, the only option is a whole new computer. Imagine what you'll have to pay when that TFT display stops working?


Imagine the servicing bill for that 2010 model in five years' time - new air coils, new TFT display, broken motors on the seats, steering column, peeling bits of plastic, etc, etc... I can see the 2010's resale value plummeting the moment you drive it off the forecourt.

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Guess the make of last car I saw on the breakdown lane?

Answer - A newish Range Rover. If they carry on abusing their hard core fan base like this, they will destroy the brand.

Posted by Riz Din on June 15, 2009 at 07:30 AM GST #

Hmmm.....perhaps you should ask Airbus / Boeing how they get along with TFT display and how often they re-fit.

Posted by SJS on June 15, 2009 at 01:06 PM GST #

Atleast RR, unlike Airbus, doesn't have problems with its speed indicators...

Posted by Subtlety on June 22, 2009 at 01:41 PM GST #

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