While they evoke an image of traversing the wilderness, in reality Land Rovers are more likely to be seen roaming country-club parking lots. The top-end Range Rover can be an imposing alternative to a large luxury sedan, with a cushy ride and an opulent interior. But some lesser models, such as the Evoque, are high on style and low on substance. Off-road capabilities remain first-rate on most models. However, others see a new emphasis on fuel economy and on-road manners. Powertrains and other components are shared with Jaguar, its corporate sibling under Tata Motors ownership. Reliability remains a serious concern.
Redesigned SUV is hurt by jerky powertrain and fussy tech.
Doors may look securely closed but they could open unexpectedly.
Faulty equipment might not hold the driver in place during a crash.
What this recall means to you and what actions you should take.