Land Rover Range Rover Review
Sportiness and dynamism finds new peaks with each new off-road successor of this renowned British automaker Land Rover. The actual car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which is now acquired by Tata Motors cherishes each word of praise gained for the company by its solemnly desirable assets. One of these assets is the Land Rover Range Rover. The car is a large luxury four-wheel drive sport utility vehicle (SUV) launched by the company in 1970 and is presently flourishing across the boundaries in its forth generation. In its first generation the car has also served as the base for specialist utility vehicle.
Engine, mileage and variants
The luxurious SUV is available in 5 exclusive variants namely - the HSE variant, Vogue variant, Vogue variant, Autobiography variant and the Hybrid variant. Along with this these variants are also available in Long Wheelbase variants except the HSE variant, which give you a total of 9 options to choose from. The company further extends the preciseness of your choice with the 5 engine available, namely- TDV6 3.0 Litre Diesel, SDV6 3.0 Litre Hybrid Diesel, SDV8 4.4 Litre Diesel, LR-V8 5.0 Litre Petrol and LR-V8 Supercharged 5.0 Litre Petrol variant. The most powerful 5.0 Litre supercharged engine variant burns petrol to pour down a reservoir of maximum power of 510PS and a maximum torque of 625Nm between 2500-5500 rpm. This perfectly-engineered engine is meshed with a 8-speed automatic transmission, which efficiently distributes the highly concentrated power to all the four wheels and allows the car to establish a speed of 100km/h from stand-still in just 5.4 secs. Owing to its refinement the engine manages to fetch a fuel consumption value of 13.8 litres/100km, along with the majestic power and torque values it features.
Elegance and sportiness goes hands-in-hands to give the car a precisely robust and functional exterior design. The exterior designers have done an impeccable job by blending the functionality with authoritativeness displayed in the exterior design of the car. The extravagant and commanding front look of the car is a product of flowing and elegantly curved bonnet design blends seamlessly in the extravagant front fascia of the car, which is a product of the eye-catching, soul signature matrix grille integrated with Dark Atlas surround and Bright Chrome ribs and the elegantly shaped Xenon headlamps with LED lighting. The dimensions for the SUV reads - 4999mm x 2200mm x 1835mm (L x W x H). While the SUV has a long wheel base of 2922mm which adds to its stability and handling preciseness. The SUV also offers you a high off-road ground clearance of 295.5mm and a wading depth of 900mm, which particularly indicates the dynamic off-road capabilities of the elegant hunk.
The sportiness of the exteriors flows in the interiors too. The cockpit of the car is precisely configured to display a pure sense of ergonomics. This ergonomics is detailed by the Full TFT/LCD instrument cluster, heated leather and wooden trim covered 4-spoke multifunctional steering wheel which is power adjustable, 'Say What You See' intuitive voice control and Hard Disc Drive navigation system. The attributes like the large semi-aniline leather executive class seats, crystal clear Meridian Signature Reference audio system and two 8-inch LCD screens dedicated towards rear system entertainment. The luxury extends its charm in the face of spaciousness with the generous cargo volume of 909 litres.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
To make you feel the real essence of a responsive dynamism, the SUV gives you a sense of safety by enclosing you in a cozy envelop of safety features. This envelop comprises of the braking assists like the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Brake-force distribution and the Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and the stability assists like the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC) with available Terrain Response2 system, Hill Descent Control and Roll Stability Control. The other safety features encased to the car are front and rear parking assists, Active Speed Limiter (ASL), perimetric alarm with engine immobilisation, reverse traffic detection with blind spot monitoring and Isofix system.
The SUV features the same spirit of sportiness and functionality as its predecessor. The car is precisely crafted to feature an unbound functionality with its dynamic engine capabilities, precisely-calibrated handling and the safe and luxurious interiors.