Land Rover Range Rover – Top Luxury SUV



Range Rover is one of the premium brands available on Land Rover produced by British Leyland.

The first generation of Range Rover was produced from 1970 to 1996. It was available only in a two-door body up to 1981, although before this, four-door models were produced by specialist firms.

The early Range Rover was not designed as a luxury-type vehicle. The early Range Rovers had utilitarian interiors with vinyl seats, plastic dashboards and were designed to be washed down with a hose. Convenient features such as cloth/leather seats, carpeted floors, air conditioning, power steering, and wooden interior trim were fitted later.

The Range Rover used coil springs as opposed to leaf springs, four-wheel disc brakes, and permanent four-wheel drive. The Range Rover was powered by diesel engines and various Rover V8 engines.

Range Rover introduced as a three-door model in 1970 and five-door was not added until the early 1980s. Now, Range Rover is in its fourth generation. The first generation was from 1970 to 1996, the second generation was from 1994 to 2002, the third generation was from 2002 to 2012 and the latest generation which is the fourth generation was from 2012 to present. 


Expanded Line

Land Rover expanded the use of Range Rover sub-brand by introducing Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Sports. The Range Rover Sports came into production after the development of Range Rover Stormer concept vehicle, which was called Range Rover Sports “L320” then. In the Range Rover lineup, this has no new specification rather than the adaptation from Discovery “L319”.

Range Rover Sports became the best seller out of all the Land Rover products. This model released for sale in late 2004 as a 2004 model and redesigned its sports version in 2013 and was released for sale as a 2014 model year “L494”.

The Range Rover Evoque came into production in July 2011. It is available with a 3-door or 5-door hatchback body, front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive and with a 2-liter turbocharged petrol engine or 1 or 2 different power output 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines.

In March 2017 Land Rover unveiled a mid-size crossover using the Range Rover name and named the Range Rover Velar and uses the same platform as the Jaguar F-Pace, which serves as the basis for its design and it has a roofline running away on its bodywork.


Engines & Performance

Range Rover can keep up with its German competitor in terms of luxury and refinement, but what makes it differ from them is its mega off-road ability and huge towing power.

The Range Rover is also quite attractive and refined inside no matter which engine you choose, while the smooth 8-speed automatic gearbox contributes to a relaxed driving experience.

The Range Rover standard adaptive damping and air-suspension deliver an attractively composed ride, which is only set up when the large wheels thump into a badly repaired pothole. If comfort is your priority, the long-wheelbase car is even more indulging.

Additionally, the Range Rover’s steering is wellweighted and accurate, and the optional Active Lean Control to tighten body control even further can be added up.

Range Rover lovers can choose from 2 diesel engines and 2 supercharged petrol engines, alongside mild-hybrid and plug-in versions. 

The 3.0-litre V6 in the SDV6 delivers 271bhp between 3,500 and 4,250rpm from just 1,500rpm, making it more capable of dealing with the 2-tonne-plus bulk of the Range Rover. It does 0-62mph in a completely acceptable 7.9 seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 130mph.



The Autobiography model features a heated steering wheel, panoramic roof and a beautifully designed dash, while the SVAutobiography Dynamic is almost worth considering as a separate model.

It is the top of luxury, though, with almost every conceivable toy on it. That includes 24-way adjustable heated, massaging, cooled front seats, four-zone climate control, ebony quilted perforated semi-aniline leather upholstery and cabin pre-conditioning with remote function.


Previous generations of Range Rover models have suffered from reliability niggles in previous years and the Range Rover was no exception. Range Rover worked hard to improve its cars’ durability. Range Rover kits the Rover out with an attractive array of safety equipment as standard, including a full set of ABS, airbags, seatbelt reminders, ESP, trailer stability control, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.

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