I am personally a fan of sedans and a little bit biased towards the three-box shape. Those are, of course, more aerodynamic, less fuel-hungry, more comfortable, and less prone to make you bankrupt. Sure, SUVs have their own set of advantages too, for these can be driven without any hiccups over broken roads, can be taken off the road, and then there is, of course, the case of better road presence.
The car you see above is the flagship SUV from Coventry. The Range Rover is a special car for JLR, as it not only defines the brand’s image in the country but also goes up against the best luxury sedans in the market.
Be it the standard version or the long-wheelbase one, the Range Rover feels like as big as a 3BHK house on wheels. With the added 200mm wheelbase, the long-wheelbase version has more than enough space to facilitate a luxurious environment inside. The design is unmistakably Range Rover too. For instance, the signature LR headlamps now come powered with a number of LEDs. The mesh grille gets a chrome lining, and the wide haunches just make the front look more intimidating. The rear gets familiar rectangular taillamps with two square LEDs.
The prodigious Range Rover, in my opinion, dwarfs any other luxury SUV in the segment, apart from the usual three-box sedans. And yes, it’s enticing enough to convert a sedan person to an SUV fanatic. More on the Rangie below.
To give you an idea on the sheer girth of the Land Rover Range Rover, we’ll only focus on the standard wheelbase car for now. So, the Range Rover is 5,200mm in length, 2,073mm in width, and 1,868mm in height. It has a staggering wheelbase of 2,922mm. The boot space is 900-litres with all the five-seats up, and it only increases if you start to put the other seats down for cargo area.
The Range Rover comes with four engine options. The entry-level motor is a 3.0-litre V6 diesel good for 255bhp and 600Nm of torque. Next is a 3.0-litre V6 petrol, which is capable of churning out 335bhp and 450Nm of torque. The higher-end models get a 4.4-litre V8, which churns out 335bhp and 740Nm of torque. The flagship engine here is the 5.0-litre V8 petrol, which produces 503bhp and a mind-boggling 625Nm of torque. All the engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
As expected from its size and girth, the Range Rover is not very promising when it comes to the fuel efficiency numbers. The 4.4-litre diesel delivers 11.49km/l while the 3.0-litre diesel goes one step ahead and is capable of delivering 13.33km/l. The 3.0-litre petrol and the 5.0-litre petrol deliver somewhere around 8km/l.
Saying that the Range Rover has a lengthy equipment list would be an understatement, for Land Rover has left no stone unturned in equipping its flagship SUV. Some of the features include the Touch Pro Duo system, individual screens for the rear seat passengers, 25-options for massage, 24-way adjustment for the front seats, ambient lighting, 21-inch alloy wheels, optional Pixel Laser lighting for the headlamp that uses 144 LEDs and lights up the road up to 500 metres, and a panoramic sunroof.
The Range Rover, as of early-2020, comes in fifteen shades, namely, Narvik Black, Fuji White, Santorini Black Metallic, Byron Blue Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic, Rosello Red Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Carpathian Grey Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Madagascar Orange Metallic, Rio Gold Metallic, Mescalito Black Metallic, Scafell Grey Metallic, Balmoral Blue Metallic, and Spectral British Racing Green.
All the details regarding the Land Rover Range Rover, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early-2020, the Land Rover Range Rover is available in ten variants, with two variants for the 3.0-litre petrol-automatic, three variants for the 5.0-litre petrol-automatic, two variants for the 3.0-litre diesel-automatic and three variants for the 4.4-litre diesel-automatic. The prices start at Rs. 1.82 crores for the 3.0 Vogue Diesel variant going all the way up to Rs. 4.05 crores for the 5.0 SV Autobiography Petrol LWB variant (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.
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