compare it! BMW X1 versus the Range Rover Evoque | drive it!

Range Rover is synonymous with off-road luxury. With the new compact SUV Evoque, Land Rover has now launched a smaller, more affordable model. The vehicle is not for anyone who wants to keep a low profile.Thanks to its unusual design, it's likely to remain a head turner for quite a while. Competitors in the premium SUV market have been eyeing the newcomer suspiciously. The BMW X1 has an established fan club and is considered to be the sportiest SUV in its class. Can the Evoque give the BMW a run for its money?

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Civil war has raged in Somalia for more than 20 years. Now millions of people are struggling just to survive. Somalia is a failed state with no real government. But the East African country once had close ties with Germany. Now Germany is trying to help Somalia in its battle against hunger, poverty, and corruption.





Gabriel Wiese - Cork Furniture Designer | euromaxx
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