Range Rover Hybrids reach India after 15 500 km drive from UK

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Range Rover Hybrid reach India after km drive from UK final Mumbai

What better way to and prove a car s reliability then go on a road trip spanning 14 and a variety of terrain? Land thinks so, and has sent a group of Rover Hybrid prototypes at Frankfurt 2013 alongside the Rover Sport Hybrid) on a to India from UK. It is the final test before the model is for production.

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Recently, the Silk Trail expedition entered the 14th and country on the journey from to Mumbai when it passed Nepal and reached the town of on the border with India. At point, over 15,500 km has covered, with 1,700 km on the journey to Mumbai.

Leaving high altitudes and the peaks of the the three prototypes were on flatter but more hazardous passing paddy fields and forests. The heat and humidity, and the and unpredictability of the traffic, have increasing. The responsiveness of the engine, and its to accelerate strongly, enabled overtaking manoeuvres on roads with trucks and buses.

The seventh of the expedition’s eight-week started by crossing a deep ravine on the Friendship Bridge the town of Zhangmu in China the village of Kodari in Nepal. the Range Rover Hybrids given permission to drive across the bridge with the required to follow them on foot.

On the other side of the bridge lay a to Kathmandu of merely 136 km – but the traffic was so and the roads so severely potholed, the Range Rover again had to on its class leading (590 mm) articulation to ride smoothly the bumps. Even so, this distance took three an indication of the challenges that lie ahead in the next week on busy roads.

The next leg of the journey, from to Pokhara, a town surrounded by of the ten highest mountains in the world, was a 203 km of road demanding eight of unwavering concentration. Every of road space was contested by tricycles, horse-drawn carts, motorbikes, cars, mini-buses, trucks, roving cows, water buffalo, loose and fearless pedestrians.

The Range commanding driving position was allowing drivers to see further the road and recognise hazards The need for regular braking kept the Hybrid motor’s recharged, ensuring that it the 3.0 litre SDV6 diesel and further improved fuel despite the ever-changing pace of

The three Range Rover prototypes were then to cross the bridge over the River and into India, for the stretch to the expedition’s destination, the of Mumbai. More on the Range Hybrid here .

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