The Range Rover is the top luxury 4x4 (four wheel drive) model of Land Rover. The Range Rover was built on a box section ladder type chassis, much like the contemporary Series Land Rover, but utilised coil springs as opposed to leaf springs, permanent four wheel drive, disc brakes all round and powered by the lightweight Rover V8 engine of 3528 cc (3947 cc in later variants - and is now powered by a Jaguar V8 of 4.4 litres).
The Range Rover was the first luxury 4x4 and continues to be one of the most luxurious sport utility vehicles built. Despite the high level of luxury the Range Rover has always been built with off-road capability foremost.
The original Range Rover model introduced in 1970 is known as the Classic and continued in production until 1994, when it was replaced by the second generation (P38A). This second generation Range Rover was even more luxurious and technologically much improved. The latest third generation Range Rover was introduced in 2003 and saw the model move even further up-market. In 2005 an all-new sports tourer 4x4, the Range Rover Sport, powered by a 4.2-litre supercharged V8 engine, and is priced to fit between the new Land Rover LR3 (Discovery) and the Range Rover, was introduced to widespread critical acclaim.
The Range Rover was the first luxury 4x4 and continues to be one of the most luxurious sport utility vehicles built. Despite the high level of luxury the Range Rover has always been built with off-road capability foremost, and many would say that the Range Rover is the finest offroader in the world. The one drawback for many owners is the heavy thirst of the Range Rover petrol engines and the high cost of servicing through Land Rover dealerships.
Offsite Range Rover Links:
Land Rover Owners Club - the Landy club for Central Europe.
Landy Poland - the premier and original Polish Land Rover Club.
UK - Get cheap car insurance for Range Rovers here.
International 4x4 Off Road Adventure Club, Gorzow, Poland
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