Land Rover broke cover with the new Range Rover sport and some particularly interesting new technology last week, some of it really exciting.
Late this year we will see the much rumoured Range Rover Sport. The new Sport shares the lighter but stronger aluminium platform and panels with the Range Rover and has a weight saving of nearly half a tonne over the outgoing model. Added to aerodynamic improvements and more efficient engines with lower CO2 levels, the new Sport will have a much reduced company car tax bill.
The weight saving contributes to improvements in drivability, add in Land Rovers own technology like active roll control, E-Diff and Damper control, the new Sport is an exciting prospect. The new car will have a look which takes much from the new Evoque and best of all , the target price is £20,000 less than the new Range Rover.
Tougher drink-driving laws from 1st June this year.
High risk offender will have to prove they have no alcohol dependency and refusing a blood test means you will be treated as high risk. It is also being discussed whether the French system of zero alcohol should be introduced, including the legal requirement to carry a breath analyser in your car at all times. In France it is require that you actually have two or a digital unit. That includes motorcycles. No-one has yet been prosecuted under this new law, but spot checks have been carried out. European drink driving laws vary and cross border prosecutions are virtually impossible as a result, these changes would if taken up, be one of the steps needed to align countries rules.