Land Rover Range Rover, a SUV has 3 Petrol cars and 8 Diesel cars available in India in 16 colours, namely, Aintree Green, Baltic Blue, Barolo Black, Barossa, Causeway Grey, Firenze Red, Fuji White, Indus Silver, Ipanema Sand, Luxor, Mariana Black, Marmaris Teal, Nara Bronze, Orkney Grey, Santorini Black and Siberian Silver. Introduced in 1970, Range Rover is considered to be one of the early models in the SUV segment. Initially it wasn’t meant to be a luxury car, but with the changing time, it too got magnificent with superior quality and efficiency. Except the original one, the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque are the two models that have been launched as revamped versions. However, the Range Rover has got three different models itself Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography.
Range Rover’s main purpose has always been to be able to travel in every nuke and corner and to enhance on and off road performance and they have achieved immense success in the same.
The Range Rover thrusts certain variations in the three different models. The Sport has splendour appearance and has big wheel, squared out shapes and large windows. The aluminium body possess gentle curves and moulded corners. Three lines of the lower accent graphics, rooflines, and continuous waistline sets standard for the Range Rover. The near-flush glazing and gloss black pillars emphasizes the footing roof. The Range Rover Evoque has unique and distinctive appearance than the others. The rising beltline, muscular shoulder and tapered roof comprehend to provide an inimitable looks. The overall length, width(including mirror), height, wheelbase of Range Rover are 5.2, 2.22, 1.84, 3.12 meter respectively while it stands at 4.85, 2.22, 2.92 and 1.78 meters in case of Sport, and 4.4, 2.12, 1.64 and 2.66 meters in Evoque.
Interior & Features
Each model furnishes sumptuous view and possesses a massive glass area. The interior is spacious with strategic arrangement of buttons presented in a smoothly organized way through a touch screen, for the ease of driving. Range Rover Evoque has its idiosyncratic features. It avails an option to set the lightning and create a customized ambience by adjusting five colours and several brightness configurations. CD, iPod, radio or USB can be used as per convenience with the 19 or 29 speaker Meridian audio systems. Five digital cameras mounted on the car provide an all-around coloured and touch screen view. The front headrests feature an eight-inch screen, a pair of white fire digital headphones and one USB along with dedicated remote control creating a startling presentation. The rear seat arrangement is ideal while it is also bestowed with a special sitting arrangement called Executive Class.
The three different models of Range Rover have different engine structures and transmission. Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography have an engine capacity of 2993, 4367, 4999 cc with maximum power as 182/4000, 250/3500 and 375/6000kW/rpm while the torque output being between 600/2000, 740/2000 and 350/3500 Nm/rpm respectively. All of them using a 4WD Drive-Train and eight-speed automatic transmission. The regular Range Rover Sport supports a capacity of 2993 cc, maximum power being in the range of 215/4000 kW/rpm with maximum torque between 600/2000 Nm/rpm. It too possesses an eight-speed automatic transmission and single speed transfer box for high range only. In case of Evoque, the engine capacity stands at 2179 cc with a maximum power variation between 140/3500 kW/rpm and maximum torque between 420/2000 Nm/rpm.
Fuel economy of 13.33 kmpl by the 2993 cc ,11.49 kmpl by the 4367 cc ,7.81 kmpl by the 4999 cc Diesel - powered variant.
Performance and Handling
The model’s puissant metallic frame provides a virtuous performance using adaptive dynamics in driving. It’s on and off the road performance under all-weather condition provides an impressive edge over others. The six cylinder 3-liter turbo diesel V6 engine has got a proficient performance index and takes around 7.5 seconds to reach 0-100 kmph. However, the high-speed performance holds chances for improvement.
The diesel driven Evoque is also a quality performer.
The model mainly competes with Porsche Cayenne Mercedes-Benz ML350, Audi Q5, etc.