Land Rover Range Rover

Overview of the car

SUV

Automatic

Petrol

N/A

105 Litres

10 AirBags

5 Seater

2 Years/Unlimited kilometers

Performance Metrics
225

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
5.5

seconds

0-100 kph
13

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
4999 cc
Max Power
510 bhp
Torque
63.7 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
8

Dimensions

Wheel Base
3120 mm
Ground Clearance
N/A
Bootspace
535 ltrs
Turning Circle
13 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Electronic Cross Linked Air Suspension (with Variable Ride Height)
Rear Suspension
Electronic Cross Linked Air Suspension (with Variable Ride Height)
Steering Type
Power assisted (Electric)
Tyres
Front: 265/65 R21
Rear: 265/65 R21
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Disc
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Waftability, go-anywhere ability proper luxury.

What you won’t like?

Exorbitant price.

TorqueX Says

Everything a Range Rover stands for, only better.

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Autocar Review

Land Rover Range Rover Review, Road Test

Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover Sport – it’s a car that’s never quite lived up to the last word in its name. Sure, it has always represented its brand name very well, being able to traverse any and all sorts of terrain with consummate ease, but sporty it was not. Yes, you could have the standard car with a 503bhp V8 under the bonnet, but it was still a bit of a hot-rod – power and not much else. Surely this, the SVR, is the version to finally make us believe. That’s because it’s the product of Jaguar Land Rover’s new in-house Special Vehicle Operations division, or SVO. That’s right, JLR finally has a proper alternative to BMW M and Mercedes-AMG, and this is the first Land Rover vehicle to come from it. It was also, until very recently, the fastest SUV to ever lap the Nürburgring, with a time of just 8min 14sec. It’s clearly something a little more special, then.

For a start, it does a good job in the looks department, and that’s because it’s got enough flash without being too over the top. These dual-purpose vehicles need to have a little subtlety if they’re going to be proper ‘sleepers’ at the traffic lights, but then when you’re spending so much on a car so special, you want it to stand out from the V6 diesels of the world. So, even if you forego the Estoril Blue paint, you still get 21-inch chrome wheels, a ferocious rear diffuser with quad tailpipes flanking it, an aggressive front bumper with massive air intakes and a pair of glossy black vents down the flanks.

Big rear diffuser, massive vents and intakes, loads of gloss black and 21-inch wheels, but it still retains that elegant Range Rover shape. Just the right mix if you ask us.

The interior doesn’t disappoint either, what with its good spread of colours and materials. We like the front seats, which appear to be the same wing-backed buckets you find in an F-type, and the rear seats are even individually shaped to mimic the ones at the front. There is some carbon-fibre trim on the dash and the dials are all digital, like in the full-size Range Rover, but that aside, it’s no different from the run-of-the-mill Range Rover Sport. We would have liked a bit more unique trim and definitely a sportier steering wheel.

What’s not at all ordinary? The engine. It’s still a 5.0-litre supercharged V8, but it’s been plucked straight out of the Jaguar F-type R Coupe, so it packs 542bhp and 69.4kgm of torque! And a lot of beautiful noise – in fact, this is the loudest SUV we’ve ever driven, and the gritty rumble you hear when the ‘loud’ button on the dash is depressed is a huge part of this car’s charm. 0-100kph is dealt with in just 5.2sec, and with all the drive settings at their most aggressive, this thing feels sportscar-quick. The eight-speed ZF automatic might take a moment to match up to the motor’s urgency off the line, but once on the move, it’s quick and seamless. Also quick and seamless is the SVR’s supercar-like fuel consumption; the supercharged V8 and 2.3 tonne of weight really take their toll. It’s a good thing it has a 105-litre fuel tank.

It’s still a Range Rover, of course, and to that end, gets the latest Terrain Response 2 traction control system, albeit with one difference. Apart from the various off-road modes, there’s also a ‘Dynamic’ setting that lowers and firms up the reworked air suspension. Overall, the car is firmer than the standard car, but despite this and the 21-inch wheels, the ride is still pretty good. In the handling department, it’s not the underpinnings that let the SVR down, it’s the car’s inherent Range Rover traits. It feels solid and tough over a rocky verge, but it also feels heavy and ponderous through bends, and you sit very high up, which is great for off-roading, but not for cornering. There’s also a fair bit of body roll, only enhanced by the driver’s tall centre of gravity. The steering is quick and easy, but not the last word in sharpness, and despite 275-section rubber at all four corners, the grip can be overwhelmed quite easily when you push a little.

It’s still a Range Rover, so its abilities off-road are unaffected by all the sporty bits.

So, it’s a bit of a mixed bag, the RRS SVR. On one hand, you have lots of aural drama, addictive acceleration and sharp looks mixed with proper off-road ability and good comfort too. But then for an all-out performance SUV, it simply doesn’t feel sporty enough from behind the wheel. And at Rs 2.03 crore, it’s a good deal more expensive than most of the other options too. It all depends how you plan to use your sports luxury SUV, of course. If you love driving and like to regularly push your car to its limit, this is not the sports SUV for you. If, however, all you crave is the sensation of power, an enthralling engine note and a good amount of presence, the SVR does all that. Oh, and it can climb straight up a mountain without breaking a sweat as well.

 

 

Fact File

 

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price (Delhi) Rs 2.03 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Engine

Type V8, 5000cc, supercharged petrol
Power 542.48bhp at 6000-6500rpm
Torque 69.40kgm at 3500-4000rpm

Transmission

Gearbox 8-speed automatic

Dimensions

Length 4856mm
Width 2073mm
Height 1780mm
Wheel base 2923mm

Chassis & Body

Weight 2335kg

Performance

0-20 0.79s
0-40 1.62s
0-60 2.48s
0-80 3.70s
0-100 5.23s
0-120 6.91s
0-140 8.97s
0-160 11.43s
0-180 14.61s
0-200 18.65s
0-220 23.62s

Acceleration in gear

20-80kph in 3rd gear 3.04s
40-100kph in 4th gear 4.04s
 
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (10)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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