Tesla Motors Announces Senior Engineering and Manufacturing Executives

Peter Rawlinson, Vice President and Chief Vehicle Engineer, is responsible for the technical execution and delivery of the Model S, and for leading a world-class vehicle engineering team. He led vehicle engineering at Corus Automotive, an advanced engineering consulting firm. Rawlinson guided projects, including for the Jaguar X and F types; Land Rover Freelander and Discovery; Ford Fiesta; Honda Accord; BMW 5-Series; and Bentley Continental.

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First Drive: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

First Drive: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Land Rover Luxury SUV Review - Automobile Magazine
It comes as no surprise the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport shares its upgraded engines and transmission with the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover.

Hypothetically, it Goes Off-Road, too
It seems unlikely the celebrity couple you see cruising around Hollywood in a Range Rover Sport will ever venture off-road, but customers in the Middle East are quite fond of playing in the desert with Land Rovers, and thus there is a new feature on the terrain response system to facilitate better launches in the sand. The sand mode now includes a launch control feature that allows just enough wheel slip to get the vehicles moving yet prevents it from digging down to bedrock. Sadly we weren’t able to find any sand outside of Edinburgh, Scotland to test the system.

Photo Gallery: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Land Rover Luxury SUV Review – Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Land Rover Luxury SUV Review – Automobile Magazine

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First Drive: 2010 Land Rover LR4

First Drive: 2010 Land Rover LR4
2010 Land Rover LR4 - Land Rover SUV Review - Automobile Magazine
What’s in a name, anyway?

Inside
Aside from the engine, the area of greatest improvement for the LR4 is the interior. Gone is the confusing and unintuitive infotainment system and in its place is an easy to use touch-screen unit. All of the materials used, from the dash to the door panels, are softer and more luxurious than the LR3’s. There’s a new steering wheel with better controls for everything from infotainment functions to the cruise control. Those very familiar with the ordering guide for the LR3 will notice two new interior colors. There are new seats for the first and second row passengers, but not for those forced to ride in the optional third row. LR4s with the optional Premium Leather pack also gain adjustable side bolsters in the front bucket seats. A new ambient lighting system uses white LEDs to highlight the metal door handles and the center console area when the headlights are on.

Photo Gallery: 2010 Land Rover LR4 – Land Rover SUV Review – Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2010 Land Rover LR4 – Land Rover SUV Review – Automobile Magazine

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