Until then, though, let’s take a deeper dive into the smallest vehicle to wear the Range Rover badge, the Evoque. The Evoque is available in three different trims: Pure, Prestige, and Dynamic. Pure represents the base (but still amazingly well-equipped) model, while Prestige is the luxury oriented offering and Dynamic has a sportier lean. Both the Prestige and Dynamic are strikingly similar, except for a few very minor areas. Still, the Prestige is slightly more expensive to start (by about $900), while the Dynamic is pricier overall.
In the world of mid-size trucks, competition is interesting, at least if your reference is the full-size truck market. Ford, really, is a non-player and Chevrolet, GMC and Dodge come to market with obviously aging designs. That leaves Toyota among the major players to fight with Nissan and Honda (of all people) for the bulk of the mid-size market. My time in the Nissan Frontier made me wonder why Nissan isn’t among the majors, the same way I did when I drove the Titan last year. That’s because, to a car guy, the Nissans have a lot of appeal due to their superior driving dynamics.
When we were invited to drive the 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup, we suspected it would be somewhat impressive. Its little brother, the F-150 has never let us down, and after our recent week with the SVT Raptor, we knew that Ford had some good things on its horizon. What we found with the updated work truck, besides a nice evolution of past Fords, was a notable level of refinement in a vehicle that feels like it can do it all.
For those of you interested in some of the vehicles we miss out on in the U.S., we have here these spy photos of the single cab Volkswagen Amarok. The VW pickup is shown here with no camouflage.