Reviews: Range Rover
Features: Design a vehicle for the elderly (“Rover James”/Fiat Multipla) • Range Rover vs an autonomous military machine
Guest: James McAvoy
Original air date: February 24, 2013
Clarkson and Hammond believe that elderly people would be better on the road if they had a car designed especially for them, so the pair make one out of a Fiat Multipla with many things that an elderly driver will like, before testing how well their creation fares by taking it to Christchurch, Dorset, and borrowing a few elderly ladies to tell them what they think. Meanwhile, May tests out the new Range Rover in London, before heading to the Nevada Automotive Test Centre in Nevada, to see how good it is off-road in a 10 miles (16 kilometres) race against a autonomous military machine, the TerraMax, and James McAvoy drives around the track as the latest star in the Kia Cee’d.
Note: The trio gave their thanks and respect for Richard Briers in the studio before the episode ended, who provided his voice for the Sat-Nav system of Clarkson and Hammond’s creation in the ‘Making a Car for Elderly People’ film. He died a week before the episode’s broadcast.