The all new Range Rover had its premiere at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and introduced some significant changes compared to previous generations. One major change is the implementation of a V6 diesel engine as an addition to the V8 featured on its predecessors, as well as the aluminum unibody structure.
Starting at the exterior, the monocoque structure made from lightweight aluminum provides for a much lighter vehicle, weighing as much as 1,000 pounds less then previous models, which also helps get a better fuel efficiency. This large SUV features xenon headlamps, LED taillights, heated windscreen, and rain sensing windscreen wipers.
Going on the more meaningful side of the Range Rover, this 4-wheel-drive all-terrain vehicle comes with three types of engines, two diesel and one petrol. There is a 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine, one 3.0-liter V6 diesel and a 4.4-liter V8 diesel. The V8 petrol engine provides 375 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. The V6 diesel is able to produce 256 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, and the V8 diesel puts out 339 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. It can get from 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds, with a top speed of 140 mph. There is 8-speed automatic transmission, with electronic power assisted steering and cornering brake control as some of the more meaningful features catering to a good stability and traction control.
The interior is very spacious and comfortable with the instrument panel and seats covered in high-quality leather. There is an 8-inch touchscreen and a Meridian Audio System with 13 loudspeakers and a dual channel subwoofer, as well as a hard disk drive navigation system.
With all these amazing features both on inside and outside, you could say that the latest Range Rover is one of the best ones designed so far, if not the best one. It packs a great amount of power under the hood, offers a roomy and luxurious interior, has top-notch safety features and provides a nice and stable ride on all-surfaces.
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