The Land Rover Range Rover first emerged from this off-road tradition in 1970. It was regarded as the first Land Rover civil enough to be driven by a person in a business suit. This particular two-door SUV was stylish, yet quite primitive by today’s standards, but it was immediately popular among wealthy U.K. consumers with a taste for the safari aesthetic. Years later and Land Rover has introduced their most refined and capable Range Rover SUV.
|Fourth Generation Land Rover Range Rover|
The fourth generation Land Rover Range Rover was developed from ground up to provide the world with the ultimate luxury SUV. Its internal DNA still carries the innovative spirit of the original design from over 40 years ago. The fourth generation Range Rover is the world’s first SUV to feature an advanced all-aluminium body structure. At just under 5m long, the new model has a very similar footprint to the outgoing Range Rover. However it has a smoother and more aerodynamic shape.
|First generation Range Rover|
Classic Range Rover design cues are visible on the SUV. These are the signature clamshell bonnet, the floating roof, and the graphic of the side fender vents. With its deep, imposing grille and distinctive headlamp graphics, the front-end retains a powerful Range Rover character. However, the rearward sloping grille, the more sculpted corners, along with the A-pillar angle, give the Range Rover a streamline look. The side fender vent graphic are now located on the surface of the front doors.
|Camera styled headlamp|
Lower down the door structure, distinctive accent graphics sweep around the body and flow into the rear of the SUV. The bold look of the floating roof is combined with a premium gloss black finish to the pillars. The front lamps, with LED light blade technology, give the fourth Land Rover Range Rover its trademark interlocking circles. The main beam units have technical graphics that resemble a high performance camera lens. At the rear, the lamps have a striking design that features LED technology.
|First advanced all-aluminum shell SUV|
The fourth generation Land Rover Range Rover is available with an ultra-efficient 254 hp (190 kW) 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel delivers effortless performance combined with unprecedented fuel economy. With 600 Nm of torque, both variants deliver outstanding performance along with exceptional efficiency. The SDV6 model hits 0-100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds. Its efficiency is further improved by a stop/start feature. The TDV6 needs 7.2-litres/100km. The magnificent SDV8 diesel power plant, engineered exclusively for the fourth generation Land Rover Range Rover, is now available as well.
|Powerful, efficient and economical engines|
The retuned 4.4-litre V8 power unit develops 250 kW (335 hp) and a staggering 700 Nm of torque.
The SDV8 delivers completely effortless performance, surging from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds, a full 1.0 second faster than the outgoing model. The powerful 380 kW (510 hp) 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine retains its place at the performance pinnacle of the Range Rover line-up. The engine has been excessively tuned to accelerate the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. For the first time ever the engine is fitted with a stop start system. All engines are paired with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox. The automatic transmission has been excessively tuned to offer smooth shifting and rapid response.
|Rear LED lights|
The fourth generation Land Rover Range Rover rides on an all-new state-of-the-art lightweight suspension architecture. The lightweight suspension delivers class-leading wheel travel, providing exceptional wheel articulation and composure to deal with the toughest conditions. A new version of the Terrain Response system is fitted in the Range Rover. The Terrain Response 2 features an Auto setting which uses sophisticated ‘intelligent’ systems to analyse the current driving conditions, and automatically select the most suitable terrain program.
Occupant safety is further improved by comprehensive safety features such as air bags and restraint systems. There are driver and passenger airbags, side curtain and thorax airbags (including the largest curtain airbag in current production), and active front seat belts which are linked to the vehicle’s emergency braking functions. The latest Bosch 6-piston brake modulator delivers faster responses and smoother operation.
The fourth generation Land Rover Range Rover offers an appealing and luxurious interior for all occupants to enjoy. The new model raises the experience for all occupants to a new level, with more space and comfort. Mounted high on the centre console is a large 8-inch touch screen display with the signature Range Rover control interface. This provides the primary control and display system for a wide range of infotainment features. Rear seats have adjustable recline and climate control. The luggage compartment is accessed via the power operated twin split tailgate. A full-size sliding panoramic glass roof creates a sensation of space and light for all occupants.
The fourth Land Rover Range Rover still carries considerable prestige visible on its predecessors. From an off-road perspective, it’s one of the most capable SUVs available at any price. From a luxury perspective, it’s probably the most elegant and distinctive utility vehicle on the market. Its traditional high pricing keeps all but the very rich from buying a Range Rover, a fact that only adds to the appeal of this elite 4×4.