The Range Rover is an SUV the F segment produced by Land Rover in Solihull, England since 1970.
It was introduced in June 1970, with three-door body, permanent four-wheel drive, four-speed synchronous transmission and disc brakes on all wheels.
In 1981 the brand put on sale a version of five doors. This version continued to be marketed under the name of Range Rover.
The second generation of this SUV presented, like its predecessor, five doors; but a new engine that gave more power and was gentler handling, in addition to being more luxurious, with a stronger chassis and incorporated anti-lock braking. In 2000 the Bavarian brand sold Land Rover to the US company Ford Motor Company for US $ 2,700 million, which led to the second generation stop production in 2001.
The third generation of the Range Rover has been sold since 2002. Its platform used by Land Rover came from the successful BMW X5, only that the Range Rover incorporated the all-terrain solutions of the brand with which it became more capable. Its V8 engine of BMW origin provided 286 HP and a L6 diesel of 3.0 liters and 177 HP.
In 2005 (due to the change BMW-Ford) received an external update and motorizations. Its engines are a 4.2-liter V8 gasoline and 296 hp, in the version supercharged 396 hp maximum power and a turbodiesel V8 3.6-liter and 272 hp with common-rail direct injection and variable geometry turbocharger. The Range Rover Sport a smaller model launched in 2005 and inspired by the Range Stormer prototype, does not share a platform with the Range Rover but with the Land Rover Discovery.
In 2007, it received an internal update with better materials, in addition to adding the Terrain Response system (installed for the first time in the LR3), which added greater off-road capacity, putting it at the top of its category.
With a long tradition behind it, the Range Rover is considered the most useful luxury sports car, given its high technology applied to overcome asphalt roads or dirt roads. Its design has been little modified over time, and it is worth mentioning that 47 years of its existence has only had 3 complete and 6 partial redesigns.
In 2012 The fourth generation of the exclusive Range Rover range has been developed from the ground up. The new model captures the innovative spirit and emblematic design of the original model whose launch revolutionized the world of the automotive industry forty years ago. It has new models (HSE, Vogue, Supercharged, Autobiography and Autobiography Ultimate Edition). The range of V8 engines includes the TDV8 4.4 diesel and V8 Supercharged petrol units. The TDV8 engine incorporates eight-speed transmission with Drive Select with cam change and offers exceptional levels of power and consumption.