Wanting to show that the all-new Range Rover holds a class-leading towing ability, Land Rover collaborated with trailer maker Airstream, considered as an American icon, to participate in an ultimate road-trip from Lake District in United Kingdom to the top of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and back.
Towing a newly launched Airstream 684 Series 2 aluminium travel trailer, a Range Rover Autobiography powered by a 339PS SDV8 engine took the ultimate challenge.
Range Rover and Airstream make the ideal pair, as most Airstream owners in Europe choose Land Rover vehicles to tow their travel trailers. The road trip commenced at Airstream’s trailer plant in Tebay, Cumbria. The Range Rover-Airstream pair then made its way to Oukaïmeden, Morroco, which is considered as the highest ski resort in Africa.
The pair passed several landmarks, like Land Rover’s plant in Solihull; Frank Gehry’s aluminium Marques de Riscal building in La Rioja; the beach near Casablanca; the desert outside Chichaoua; as well as the race track at Marrakesh.
The Range Rover-Airstream pair committed to cruised for more than 12 hours a day on every type of road. Ultimately, the all-new Range Rover cruised 3,676 miles in just 11 days, while towing 2,399 kg Airstream – a feat that demonstrates the vehicle’s class-leading towing ability.
Ben Samuelson, whose firm Samuelson Wylie Associates planned and executed the road trip, was very impressed by the all-new Range Rover. He described the Range Rover’s towing ability as “nothing short of stunning,” adding that the vehicle pulled the two-and-a-half ton Airstream like “it simply wasn’t there.”