The New Range Rover

Wow, this the first word that springs to mind when taking a glance into the engineering and the design of the new Range Rover. Land Rover, which has been at the fore front of 4×4 off road vehicles for the last couple of years, has really outdone itself this time. Not only has this 4×4 got stunning looks that will turn anybody’s head as it passes them, but it also is built for the rough terrain.

With Land Rover’s lustrous history stretching back to the Second World War; this off road vehicle was specifically designed for off road driving with reliability its main focus. Land Rovers off road capabilities are legendary amongst enthusiasts. Time has changed and so has the requirements for this type of vehicle, Land Rover has kept up with time by offering a superb line of vehicle. In the following section we will have a look at three offering from Land Rover.

Engine

Range Rover Vogue SE

The LR-SDV8 diesel engine has been specially designed for the Range Rover with a torque rating of 700Nm and 250Kw of power. In addition the CO2 emissions has been reduced by 10 percent to 299g/km. Rover makes use of the innovative parallel sequential turbo-charging to deliver balanced power and performance through the rev range. This Rover sports an acceleration of 5.4 seconds to 100 km/h.

Rover also offers a 4.4 Litre V8 turbo diesel with a power output of 250 kW.

For both engine options you have a choice of diesel or petrol variants.

Range Rover TDV6

The 3 litre V6 turbo diesel is rated at 190kW/600Nm although this variant does not produce the power of the V8 it is perfect for urban use.

Safety

Although the Range Rover will not be evaluated by ANCAP crash tests, it is almost certain that the Range Rover will have a 5 star rating with its emergency braking, radar cruise control and rigid body structure.

To improve safety Rover has incorporated several additional safety features such as:

  • ESP stability control;
  • ABS Braking;
  • Roll stability control;
  • Trailer stability assist;
  • Blind-spot monitoring;
  • Hill-descent control;
  • Variable operating height that may be manually adjusted;
  • Terrain Response system to assist the novice driver over rough terrain.

Interior and Exterior

This 4×4 has been refined like a refined wine with a kick. The all new Range rover has the most luxurious feel from every day driving and can be used on the toughest off road courses in South Africa and the rest of the world. This 4×4 comes in 3 different models, the HSE, which features a dark front grill and can be tailored to your specific needs, meaning that you can choose the interior colour that suits your lifestyle or just your style, no matter which colour you choose all is made in first grade leather. The sound system is just as impressive as the rest of the car.

Much like the HSE, the Vogue also has an imposing front grill which is colour coded to the vehicle, this model also feature the leather interior in the colour of your choice. The difference between the two models is the fact that the Vogue is the more luxurious of the two with heated driver seated that has a memory that can be set back to when changing drivers, the wheels can be bought in 20, 21 or 22 inch alloys, this vehicle also features the meridian sound system at power of 380W.

The Evoque is the smaller version of the three models and is the sportier version and has all the features of the HSE, the only difference as mentioned is the shape of the vehicle and obviously the price. The Evoque is the more on Road Town friendly driving vehicle and out of the three by far is the more luxurious model that offers the best of on road and off road. If you are looking for 4x4s to hire visit rental4x4.co.za

By |2012-12-14T07:40:14+00:00December 14th, 2012|Categories: Car, News|Tags: |0 Comments

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