Published on 09 Jan 2013 by Dan Read
According to Land Rover, the Range Rover is the vehicle of choice for European Airstream trailer owners. But our images aren’t proof of Range Rover’s claim, they were taken during a 4,000 mile road trip that Ben Samuelson and his PR team carried out to demonstrate the new off-roader.
The trip took them from the UK to Morocco and back again, and showed off the towing ability of the fourth generation SUV that was first exhibited at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Although the publicity stunt isn’t necessary to prove what the Range Rover is capable of, the combination of the new Airstream 684 Series 2 trailer and the latest Range Rover driving 3,676 miles in 11 days has provided us with some breath-taking photos of an adventure that covered English country lanes, the open roads of Spain and eventually, the hairpins surrounding the High Atlas in central Morocco.
With 700Nm of torque and systems like Range Rover’s Trailer Stability Assist and the electrically-deployed tow bar in place, the latest generation is well equipped for this type of job, but we’re more impressed with the fourth generation’s use of a full aluminium monocoque chassis to lower the base weight. A total of 420kg has been trimmed from the 2580kg that the current model carries around, so performance and economy are increased.