Land Rover is a British car manufacturer that has specialized in producing four-wheel drive, off-road capable vehicles. The first Land Rover was released in 1948 and its name was created by the Rover Company meaning a utilitarian 4WD off-roading vehicle, but now most of the Land Rover vehicles comprise mostly of upmarket and luxury sport-utility cars.
In this article, we will take a brief look at the 10 Most Popular LR models in BE FORWARD.
Range Rover Sport (SUV)
The Range Rover Sport is a mid-size luxury SUV produced by Jaguar Land Rover from 2005 to the present. There are two generations of Range Rover Sports (the L320 and L494) with the production of the second generation commencing in 2013.
The standard SE model comes with a 340 hp supercharged V6 petrol engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with electronic air suspension, and 4WD. A turbocharged 254 hp V6 diesel is available as an option.
Standard features include a Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10-inch touch screens, HD Radio, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, five USB ports, eight speakers, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Other features are dual-zone automatic climate control, a digital gauge cluster, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, push-button start, leather upholstery, heated side mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate, LED headlights, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Standard safety features include forward collision warning with brake assist, parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera.
Range Rover Evoque (SUV)
Range Rover Evoque is a luxury subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover since 2011 and is still in production. There are two generations of the Evoque, with the first generation produced between 2011 and 2018, and the second generation produce from 2018 to the present. The Evoque is available as a three-door or five-door model
The standard SE comes with standard features such as the InControl Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, power-adjustable front seats, push-button start, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and navigation. The higher trims come with extra features such as a 10-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker Meridian sound system, a hands-free power liftgate, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and keyless entry, while the top of the range autobiography features ventilated front seats, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with a massage function, a heated steering wheel, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, HD Radio, satellite radio, and a 16-speaker Meridian surround-sound system.
The 2018 Evoque is fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with 237 hp as standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that puts out 286 hp as an option. These engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. These engines have an average consumption of 10.8 km/l and 10.6 km/l respectively.
Freelander 2 (SUV)
The Land Rover Freelander is a compact crossover SUV that was manufactured by Land Rover from 1997 to 2015. There are two generations of the Freelander available as a three- or five-door, five-passenger vehicle, with 2006 marking the end of the first generation and beginning of the second generation.
The Freelander comes fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-4 petrol engine with 240 hp, but the 2.2-liter TD4 diesel engine with 160 hp is the most popular with pretty good performance. There is also an option of 3.2-liter V6 petrol (available until 2008) with 230 hp. These engines transfer power to the wheels via a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The Freelander 2 like other Land Rovers is available in several trims beginning with the standard S trim, followed by GS, SE, XS, or the higher HSE. The S trim does not have much to offer in terms of features, the GS trim is better, with features like front foglights, cruise control, and rear parking sensors. The SE trim adds heated seats, while the XS trim features electric adjustment for the driver and passenger, front parking sensors, and part-leather seats. The higher HSE trim comes with full leather upholstery and sat-nav.
Range Rover (SUV)
The Range Rover is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured by British company Jaguar Land Rover. The Range Rover is now in its fourth generation, with the first model introduced in 1969.
Standard features of the Range Rover include two 10-inch touch screens, push-button start, a Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with navigation, 13 speakers, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, a digital gauge cluster, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and 16-way power-adjustable front seats, a Wi-Fi hot spot, heated side mirrors, a heated windshield, an adaptive air suspension, LED headlights, a hands-free power liftgate, and 19-inch alloy wheels and. The HSE trim extra features such as a panoramic sunroof, 20-way adjustable front seats, power soft-closing doors, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and 20-inch wheels, while the autobiography features a 29-speaker stereo, crawl control, a locking rear differential, quad-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, and massaging front seats that are both ventilated and heated.
Standard safety features include parking sensors, a rearview camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, forward collision warning with brake assist, and lane departure warning, while high-end trims have extra features such as blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, parallel park assists, traffic sign recognition, a driver drowsiness monitor, and 360-degree parking sensors.
The standard SE model comes fitted with a supercharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with 340 hp, with an optional turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 diesel with 254 hp also available.
These engines transfer power to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Discovery 4 (SUV)
The Land Rover Discovery 4 is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured by Landrover from 2009 to 2016. The Discovery 4 seats five people in two rows, with a seat seven option also available. The third-row seat is spacious, even for taller passengers.
The standard SE trim comes with standard features which include an InControl infotainment system with a 10-inch touch screen, navigation, a 10-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, USB port, dual-zone automatic climate control, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, proximity keyless entry, a hands-free power tailgate, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Standard driver assists include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors. Other optional features include heated front and second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, third-row seating, the Terrain Response 2 system, a two-speed transfer case, and an adaptive air suspension.
Standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, a driver drowsiness monitor, and traffic sign recognition.
The base SE model comes fitted with a supercharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with 340 hp, alternatively, you can opt for a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 diesel with 254 hp also available. These engines transfer power to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Land Rover Freelander is a compact crossover SUV manufactured in Britain by Land Rover. The production of this first-generation Freelander began in 1997 and ended in 2006.
The Freelander is available as a five-door station wagon and a three-door Hardback and Softback with all having five seats.
The Freelander has a high seating position, large windscreen, and thin A-pillars accord the driver with a commanding view of the road. The cabin is airy, quiet, and spacious enough to comfortably accommodate three medium-built adults in the back.
The interior trim is available in either cloth, Alcantara, or leather upholstery.
Interior features include a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, air conditioning, an AM/FM radio, CD Player (CD changer in some models).
The Freelander comes fitted with a 2.5-liter inline-6 petrol engine with 187 hp, or a 1.8-liter inline-4 diesel engine with 134 hp. These engines have an average consumption of 7.8 km/l and 10.6 km/l respectively. These engines are mated with a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
Discovery 3 (SUV)
The Land Rover Discovery 3 is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured by Landrover from 2004 to 2009. The Discovery 3 seats five people in two rows, with a seat seven option also available. The third-row seat is spacious, even for taller passengers.
The interior styling of the Discovery 3 is so distinctive. With high-end trims getting perks of walnut trim and premium leather with new stitching.
The Disco 3 is so spacious, with great leg-, shoulder-, and foot room on the second-row seats, and the third row features an elevated roof that equates to more headroom enough to fit adults.
Standard features on the Discovery 3 include dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and rear parking sensors. The upper trims get extra features like power heated mirrors, bi-xenon headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system with off-road features, rear climate control, front parking sensors, a power-adjustable steering column with memory function, an eight-way power-adjustable seat for the front passenger, and a 550-watt premium surround sound. Other extra options include a cooler box, adaptive front lighting, and Sirius Satellite Radio.
The Discovery 3 comes fitted with a 4.4-liter V8 petrol engine with 304 hp, and an optional turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-6 diesel engine with 188 hp. These engines are mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Discovery Sport (SUV)
Land Rover Discovery Sport is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by British company Jaguar Land Rover since 2014. There are two generations of this car, with the first one’s production ending in 2019 and the second commencing in 2019.
The standard Discovery Sport comes in a five-seat configuration, with a three-row seven-seat option also available. Other standard configurations include eight-way power-adjustable front seats and partial leather upholstery. Higher trims feature leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, and heated rear seats. The first and second rows are both spacious enough for adults, but the third row has limited space, adults won’t be comfortable.
Standard features of the Discovery Sport include satellite radio, HD Radio, an infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, Bluetooth, three USB ports, and a 10/11-speakers audio system.
The Discovery Sport comes fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 petrol engine with 200 hp, or the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 diesel engine with 164 hp. These engines transfer power to the wheels via a six-speed manual, eight-speed automatic, or nine-speed automatic transmission.
These engines have an average fuel consumption of 13 km/l and 23.8 km/l respectively.
The Land Rover Discovery is a medium-size luxury SUV manufactured by the British company Land Rover. The Discovery was introduced in 1989, with its third-generation model released in 2017.
The Discovery’s interior is upscale with luxury features all over the place, with levels of comfort increasing as you climb up on the available trims. Some of the features include front heated leather seats with optional massage function for the driver, power-adjustable seats; second-row seats with recline adjustments, and fore-and-aft. Third-row with reasonable comfort.
Standard infotainment features include the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10.2-inch display, a Wi-Fi hotspot, nine USB ports, navigation, and an optional rear-seat entertainment system. Standard on HSE trims is a 10-speaker Meridian audio system, but while the HSE Luxury trims come with a 14-speaker system.
The third-generation Discovery is available with one of two engines on offer: a standard supercharged 3.0-liter inline-6 petrol with 340 hp or a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 diesel with 254 hp. These engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Land Rover Defender is an offroad utility vehicle manufactured by Land Rover from 1984 to 2015. A new Defender that is completely different from the previous one was released in September 2019. This new Defender like the previous Defender is available as 90 (short wheelbase) and 110 (long wheelbase).
The new Defender comes in a five-seat configuration as standard. The seats are comfortable and supportive whether it’s on a grueling off-road adventure or long trips, plus they also offer great outward visibility. The second row has ample head- and legroom even for tall occupants. There is an option for a third-row in the 110, which makes the car a seven-seater, but the third-row seats are a bit cramped and are best suited for medium-built adults. There is also an option for a front-row middle jump seat that makes the car a six-seater. Since the jump seat rests above the transmission tunnel, it sits a little higher and is narrower too. Note there is no option that has both the jump seat and the third row.
The new Defender is also available in a short-wheelbase with three doors. This is named the Defender 90, it comes with the front jump seat as standard, its rear seat few inches short of legroom.
Standard features of the Defender include a 10-inch touch-screen infotainment system, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless charging. Optional features include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an air quality sensor, tri-zone automatic climate control, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, cabin air purification, a 10 or 14-speaker Meridian stereo, a panoramic roof, a front center console refrigerator, and a household-style power outlet.
The new Defender comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 petrol engine with 296 hp as standard, while the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 petrol engine with 395 hp. These engines are mated with an eight-speed transmission
Land Rovers are great cars and have been for many years. In this article, we have briefly reviewed some of their popular models, and have arrived at this conclusion. These are all great cars that come with a great mix of luxury, off-roading abilities, reliability, state-of-the-art technologies, and safety.
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Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya