February 9, 2002


New Range Rover wins award at Chicago Auto Show

Chicago, Illinois – eMOTION! REPORTS.com, an automotive and aerospace industries research and analysis site announced its first annual vehicle awards. Categories include Car of the Year, SUV of the Year, Car of the Decade, and a special award, SUV of the year 2003.

“We are pleased to announce that our first SUV of the Year 2003 award goes to the new Range Rover,” said eMOTION! REPORTS.com Publisher Myron D. Stokes. “We have also created a special category to honour the accomplishments of one of the world’s most famous brands, Land Rover.”

“I don’t believe,” said Stokes, “that the reasons for this special award can be stated any more eloquently than those stated by our selection committee: ‘Although only having opportunity to observe advance renderings, a pre-production version of the vehicle and note listed features and
mechanicals, inclusive of the 4.4L V8 powerplant, it was enough to determine that it has profound potential to take on and best all comers.'”

“It is indeed an honour to accept this award for the 2003 Range Rover,” said Steve McKnight, vice-president and general manager, Land Rover North America. “The new Range Rover takes into account everything we’ve learned over forty years of building the most capable four-wheel drive vehicles in the world. With class-leading technology and stunning interior and exterior styling, we feel we’ve truly raised the bar.”

The award from eMOTION! was the first in the world for the new Range Rover, but has since been joined by Britain’s TOP GEAR Magazine’s “Car of the Year” award. Sales of the highly praised vehicle begin in Europe later this month, and in North America in June with prices starting at about U.S.$70,000.

The new Range Rover can be seen on a special website, www.rangerover.landrover.com

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