The fourth-generation Range Rover

Tata Motors is gearing up to launch its new generation Range Rover at the Paris Auto Show today.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
Tata Motors Thursday unveiled the next-generation Range Rover in London, two weeks before the vehicle is launched at the Paris Motor Show on September 27.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
The Range Rover is the first SUV from Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover stable to use an all-aluminium monocoque body, making the vehicle lighter by as much as 120 kg compared to its predecessor. A monocoque body supports the vehicle's structural load, without just enveloping the structure, thus reducing the load of the internal frame that bears most of the weight.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
Despite the slight increase in dimensions—it is 27 mm longer than its predecessor—the vehicle stays overall shorter than rivals like the Audi Q7 or Mercedes-Benz GL.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
The new Range Rover will also be the first Land Rover offering to feature a hybrid variant—a diesel.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
The five-door off-roader will be available in three engine variants—V8 petrol, V8 diesel and V6 diesel.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
The company has spent £1 billion on the entire project. This is because the Range Rover's new architecture demanded technology enhancements for the manufacturing processes too.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
Most Range Rover variants will likely breach £100,000 in the UK, but interestingly the entry variant starts at £72,000—the same price as the outgoing Range Rover.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
Codenamed L405, the new Range Rover, especially the headlamps and the grille, bears a slight resemblance to the popular Evoque.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
This fourth-generation vehicle, which was announced in August 2012, is marginally lengthier than the outgoing version and equipped with a new version of the Terrain Response feature, which can sense the terrain the vehicle is in and adjust its setting accordingly.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
The new design's wheelbase has been stretched by 40mm. It also sits a little lower and has a slightly wider body compared with the outgoing version.
The fourth-generation Range Rover
The Range Rover models accounted for nearly 14 per cent of Land Rover sales in fiscal 2012.

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................