The fourth-generation Range Rover has been launched onto the Irish Market. It’s more luxurious and hi-tech than ever before. The new Range Rover marks history in being the lightest Range Rover ever built, its lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure results in an impressive 420 kilogram weight saving over its predecessor. Therefore its fuel efficiency has seen an improvement, with CO2 emissions reduced too. Its roofline is lower then before and therefore more aerodynamic, it’s smarter in appearance too, yet still instantly recognisable as a Range Rover.
Prices for the new Range Rover commence from €119,355 for the 3.0-litre TDV6 model. It’s available across three trim specifications, SE, Vogue and Autobiography. Just some items of the standard equipment includes, EBA, Electronic Air Suspension, Xenon headlamps, LED rear lights, rear view camera, climate control, mood lighting, cruise control, Bluetooth & USB connectivity and a hard disk navigation system.
We had a brief drive in the 3.0-litre TDV6 model, it’s a proficient unit, delivering 258hp and an impressive 600Nm of torque. The most notable difference to this new Range Rover over its predecessor is its handling traits on the road. As a result of its significant weight reduction the Range Rover can tackle twisty sections of road with remarkable poise. Should your journey require you to go off-road the new Range Rover is equipped with Land Rover’s new Terrain Response 2 system. It will automatically select a drive setting from one of five different terrain settings.
Land Rover Ireland forecast sales of approximately 60 units for 2013. Sales of any vehicle over €100,000 in this difficult climate will be complex to achieve, nonetheless this all-new Range Rover is an astonishing piece of engineering. For those that can afford one, they will certainly be impressed.