New Range Rover goes to Morocco and back again


Land Rover

Land Rover has shown off the strength of the new Range Rover by sending one on a special road-trip.

The British marque teamed up with Airstream and chose one of the American firm's new 684 Series 2 aluminium travel trailer and hitched it to the new Rangie using the car's electrically-deployable tow bar.

A Range Rover Autobiography model with the 337bhp SDV8 engine was chosen for the challenge - to drive from Airstream's European home in the English Lake District, to the top of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco – and back again.

More European Airstream owners choose Land Rover products to tow their "silver bullets" than cars from any other manufacturer.

The journey started at the factory where Airstream finishes its European specification trailers in Tebay, just a few miles from the Scottish border, to Oukaïmeden, which is the highest ski resort in Africa.

The Range Rover took 11 days to pull the 2,399 kg Airstream 3,676 miles.
Ben Samuelson, whose firm Samuelson Wylie Associates planned and executed the trip, said:

"The new Range Rover's towing ability is nothing short of stunning. It pulled the two and a half tonne Airstream like it simply wasn't there.

"It didn't matter what we, or the weather, threw at it - it just did the job we asked of it without question, while truly cosseting us with its extraordinary luxury and refinement."