The introduction of a new Range Rover is always an occasion celebrated by Jaguar Land Rover and the fans of the flagship vehicle alike. After all, this vehicle has only reached its 5th generation in over 50 years of its iconic and illustrious history. There have been many SUVs that came and gone and many versions of other iconic and important automotive makes however, such is the accomplishment and durability of Range Rover that it has never felt the need to replace the generation in such urgency.
Engineers at Land Rover have their hands full when it comes to launching a new generation of their flagship Range Rover. Not only it is the most important occasion because a new generation of Range Rover hardly becomes ready after a decade or so and this makes it one of the most anticipated events of a decade, but the newcomer has to future-proof itself for the next decade as well so it can give its rivals a run for their money.
Although this vehicle is huge and practically larger than any previous generation that came in before, thanks to technological advancements, it is easier to navigate through urban settings or uneven surfaces. Let’s take a detailed look at the most eagerly awaited SUV of the year.
Work of Art Range Rover Engines
Range Rover is provided with a trio of powertrains. First comes a turbocharged inline-six with a 48-volt hybrid system dubbed P400 that develops 395 hp. Then comes a 4.4-litres 523 hp V8 called P530. It’s more powerful and lively than the base offer. Soon there is a plug-in hybrid option going to be available producing 434 hp with 48 miles of electric-only driving possibility. If want reconditioned and used Range Rover engines for sale, BM Engine Works is highly recommended.
There are three choices of diesel drivetrain as well. It starts with D250 producing 250 hp and 600 Nm of torque with 0-60 mph time of 7.5 seconds. A step up in this range is the D300 which produces 301 hp and 650 Nm of torque. 0-60 mph acceleration is attained in 6.3 seconds and the top speed goes up to 135 mph. the most powerful offering in the same displacement is the D350 which is a 3.0-litre diesel engine producing 351 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Acceleration timing is 5.6 seconds and top speed is limited to 145 mph.
Simple Yet Dignified Exterior
It could be a bit of a struggle for anyone to spot the differences between the outgoing and the new coming Range Rover. However, when you park both vehicles side by side, only then you can see the clear difference between the two.
The first thing that you notice is the smoother and less cluttered overall body transformation. Without a doubt, bettering the outgoing model was a huge challenge. However, Gerry McGovern who acts as the chief creative officer is a magician when it comes to creating minimalist and simple yet elegant designs. Range Rover is known to have kept the same reclining roofline, clamshell bonnet, and floating roof. All the above permanent features have been reimagined. The whole body has no extra bend or line other than necessary. The front area is smoother than ever directing the airflow where required and the back is as graceful as ever. It’s a car that makes you feel important and announce that you have arrived.
A Range Rover is not fulfilling its character if you are not provided with the ultimate modern luxury within its cabin. You no longer have to rely on cow skin to cover the seats anymore as new and sustainable alternatives such as the Ultrafabric and Kvadrat are taking over and proving to be more comfortable and pleasing to the eyes.
You have the option to get a selection of plated metals, ceramics, and mosaic that gives an expensive and luxurious feel and environment. There are club tables, self-closing doors and plenty of legroom at the back.
You get a commanding driving position and you get assistance from apple Carplay and Android Auto. Instead of confusing with multiple screens, you are provided with one large screen that provides every infotainment and driver-aid function you could imagine.
It does not matter if you buy the long wheel-based or short wheel-based version, you get plenty of space at the back and can stack enough suitcases or golf bags as you desire.
On-Road Handling and Ride Comfort
The spaceship-grade technology makes this vehicle’s handling and ride comfort extraordinary. A new chassis called MLA-Flex that works with integrated chassis control and added tensile steel in critical areas of the body delivers a stiffer structure. A fully independent air suspension supports a firmer drive and an electronic roll control system provides the possibility of tighter cornering without body roll. It also checks the imperfections on the road ahead via eHorizon tech in the GPS to prime the suspension. Due to those remarkable technologies, this leviathan can handle a corner like a sports car and provide a creamy smooth ride bear in mind it is not a slouch when it comes to off-roading either.
If you are interested to know what the British think is a modern British luxury vehicle should be like then no need to go any further than the new Range Rover. No other British automotive brand has ever taken advantage of traditional craftsmanship, engineering superiority and the latest technology the way Land Rover has. Range Rover was never a dull vehicle and has always excelled as a luxury, family and SUV and the new generation has enhanced in every department.