By Amithash Bhatt   |  August 16, 2013


The Range Rover from Land Rover has been the most prestigious offering by the marque. It is a luxury sport utility vehicle with a long history of high level craftsmanship and a legendary off-road prowess to go by. Driving in the All-New Range Rover makes passengers feel like royalty. It is smooth and poised on-road and off with which occupants feel classy and sophisticated at once. It is one of the best luxury vehicles available in the world which speaks a language of raw power and panache in equal measure. Its strong personality is hard to ignore.

The Land Rover names were first used on bare bones all-wheel drive vehicles by Rover group in 1948. The Range Rover emerged in 1970 and was termed as the first classy Land Rover capable of being driven by up-market persons. Now in its fourth generation the All-New Range Rover signifies power and prestige.

Powertrain & Performance

The All-New Range Rover is available in multiple diesel and petrol engines. Out of four diesel variants one of them is powered by a 4.4L SDV8 diesel engine that generates 334.4 bhp of power and 700 Nm of torque. There is a 3.0L TDV6 diesel engine which is capable of producing 254.5 bhp and maximum torque of 600 Nm. On the other hand, the petrol version is driven by a 5.0L Supercharged V8 Petrol Engine that can generate 503 bhp of power and 625 Nm of torque.

The All-New Range Rover is equipped with a smooth and intuitive 8-speed automatic transmission with Drive Select Rotary Shifter and paddle shift control on steering wheel column. The All-New Range Rover can achieve a maximum speed of 218 km/h and can sprint 0-100 km/h in a cool 6.9 sec.

A fully independent electronic air suspension with variable ride height and adaptive dynamics makes it easy to ride in all kinds of conditions. The All-New Range Rover has a permanent all wheel drive system with high and low range and an all Terrain Response system.

Build & Styling

The All-New Range Rover showcases a distinctive profile that makes it stand out proudly in a crowd of luxury SUVs. It looks trim, muscular and athletic. The overall boxy structure with just enough curvature suggests strength and power, where it goes. The older 3-bar grille is replaced with new aggressive looking silver grille which offers a commanding on-road presence. The clamshell tailgate is perfectly suited for picnic or heavy cargo load. The All-New Range Rover comes with stylish alloys of 5-split spoke 20-inch design. Unique new front lamps are fitted with adaptive Xenon headlamps which have automatic on function and directional lighting.

The well appointed interior is spacious with abundant use of leather and wood. The cabin is fully insulated from outside noise so that passenger can enjoy a quite ride. A throne-like driving seat offers excellent visibility. Neatly laid out buttons and switches are easy to access and operate from the driver seat. All four passengers can enjoy decent legroom, headroom and shoulder space. Stately leather glove box lids, centre vents and lower dash panel enhance the luxurious appeal of the cabin.

A neat layout of button cluster helps activate Hill Descent Control, air suspension, Terrain Response and transmission controls. The steering wheel comes with five way toggle switches which controls a host of interior functions. A four-zone air conditioning system helps keep all corners ventilated with fresh air. A multi-changer CD system and a new 8-inch high-resolution touch screen display with dual-view technology are standard. A USB port and a dedicated iPod connection are provided for the entertainment system. A voice activated Bluetooth wireless communication system and Meridian Surround Sound audio system with 825 watt output comes installed in the cabin.

The Ranger Rovers come equipped with ABS, Hill Descent Control, Dynamic Response, Electronic Traction Control and Cornering Brake Control. Passengers are protected by eight airbags. Surround Camera System aid for better driving in the All-New Range Rover.


Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Powerful Engines
    •  8 Speed Automatic Transmission
    •  Four Zone Automatic AC
  • Cons

    • Expensive