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A Tale of Two Brands: How Land Rover Makes 14 MPG Sexy - Forbes

Discussion in 'Hummer Forum' started by GMTC_Admin, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. GMTC_Admin

    GMTC_Admin Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

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    A Tale of Two Brands: How Land Rover Makes 14 MPG Sexy
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  2. Johnny_Buchanan

    Johnny_Buchanan Rockstar 100 Posts

    Interesting article. However, from a European perspective I do not - and never did - see the comparision between Hummer and LR as very valid.

    For us - well, for me and the people I know - Hummer was a bling bling brand (with the possible exception of H1) whilst Land Rover was/is Land Rover. Meaning: Range, Evoque, Freelander - also but not limeted to - for the bling bling bridage, Disco for family man and Defender for farmer, military, utility etc.

    To me Land Rover is closer to Chevy/GMC/Caddy series of 4x4's and luxury SUV's, a working vehicle at heart, and yes there is an old SIII on my driveway.

    -J

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