Redesign With Style: The New Range Rover

by Mike Hunter


Range Rover in the RiverRange Rover Interior

The well-known SUV that started the craze, making it cool to own a luxury SUV that not only impresses but manages the off-road experience, has been completely re-engineered to be lighter and more fuel-efficient. Like most SUVs will become, the Range Rover uses new materials that make it lighter and stronger, offering more room with less bulk. The all-aluminum body shell has made the vehicle 39 percent lighter than its predecessor — a definite trend shaping the SUV market.

The New Range Rover, as it is called, also has a fresh new look, making it the fourth-generation redesign. Featuring what will likely become an iconic “Dark Atlas” front grill, this model also includes a body-colored front bumper, vent blades on the sides and a “new look” door handle. Options include more paint colors, interior colors and wheel sizes that range from 19-inch to 22-inch, to further personalize the vehicle, setting them apart from one another.

The LR-V8 5.0-liter engine powers this lighter model with exceptional refinement and precision. The mechanical technologies have been reinvented with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has been designed to match driver requirements with mechanical performance to take advantage of fuel economy and delivery of power. Other features include intelligent 4WD for performance off-road and exceptional traction capabilities on-road.

The interior styling is made to be easier and more convenient than past generations. The driver has a screen for instrumentation while a second console screen manages all other controls. Three-zone climate controls, navigation, communications and entertainment are all managed on a single screen with high-definition clarity and touchscreen technology. The exclusive sound system is by Meridian and is optimized for passenger enjoyment.

The New Range Rover
City MPG 14
Hwy MPG 20
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec
Transmission 8-speed Automatic
MSRP $83,545

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