There are many pretenders to the sport-utility vehicle throne and at the top end of the luxury SUV market, the Land Rover Range Rover stands out like a beacon. Land Rover has built their reputation on developing vehicles that give superior performance in off-road conditions. The Range Rover has stood the test of time since its early beginnings when it was dubbed as a Rover civil enough that it can be driven by anyone in a business suit. The Land Rover Range Rover is presently going through a new generation revitalisation and despite the change it still has an air of affluence and superiority. The Range Rover is easily a very competent off road vehicle and it also provides a level of luxury that is unsurpassed in the market, offering elegance and distinctiveness.
The vehicles price is befitting its luxury and elegance and only the rich are likely to grab a new model when it comes out. In 2003 the Range Rover saw its latest design change. Much of this new design came not in its appearance but in what is found underneath the hood.
The new Land rover uses a unibody construction, which was engineered by BMW when it had owned Land Rover in the latter part of the twentieth century. The vehicle also boasts a fully independent suspension. These modifications made to the vehicle have enhanced its performance when driving on pavements, giving a more comfortable ride and controlled handling.
There is no loss in the vehicles all terrain ability due to the new engineering changes. The latest range Rover comes as a four door, five-seater SUV. The Land Rover Range Rover comes with the standard four wheel drive, and has an air suspension system that is height adjustable and gives the vehicle close to eleven inches of ground room.
The suspension also provides ample approach and departure angles. The Range Rover HSE has a 4.4 litre V8 engine that gives 305 horsepower, which is up from the previous 282 horsepower, and the Range Rover Supercharged model comes in with a 4.2 liter engine with 400 horsepower.
These two engines are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The HSE's engine attains a 14 mpg in the city and close to 19 mpg on the highways. The supercharged attains 13 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highways. Utilising what was good in the older model and mixing them with the more modern elements, the Land Rover Range Rover's cabin design has seen few changes.
The cabin's rigid seat position, massive steering wheel and older style dash, is reminiscent of the older Range Rover models. However the navigation system which offers on and off road mapping, walnut inlays, and leather seats all combine to bring the vehicle into the modern era and stamping its class as a luxury vehicle. The rear seats have much more room and the cargo room is just about ordinary due to the floor being high.
For those who are more concerned about technology and desire the most luxurious SUV around the Land Rover Range Rover is the right fit for you.
Written on behalf of Total Fleet Lease Hire UK
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