The Range Rover is a full-size four-wheel drive sport utility vehicle (SUV). It is produced by Land Rover, and serves as its flagship model. Land Rover is one of several auto manufacturers owned by Tata, the Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Group. The Range Rover was launched in 1970. It is now in its fourth generation. Land Rover has expanded the Range Rover model line to include different designs. They include the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
Range Rover: The History
In 2005, Land Rover launched another model under the Range Rover brand. The Range Rover Sport, which was based on the Land Rover Discovery platform. However, the new Range Rover Sport has the latest Range Rover platform. In 2011, the Range Rover Evoque was launched.
On 26 November 2004, Land Rover released the first photographs of the Range Rover Sport. This was to be a new model it planned to show to the public for the first time at the 2005. It is a production car development of the Range Stormer concept vehicle. Tis the company showcased in the 2004 North American International Auto Show. Though called the Range Rover Sport “L319”, it was not merely a new specification. It was adapted Discovery “L320”, or T5 Platform Discovery/LR3. It came with Range Rover exterior styling and interior seating and dash forms. The vehicle had a shortened wheelbase, smaller luggage capacity and a single rather than split tailgate. This was angled back for styling improvements. The entry model pricing was close to upper Discovery models. The Sport became the biggest seller of all the Land Rover products. This model was released for sale in late 2005 as a 2006 model.
Redesigning of The Range Rover
In 2013 a redesigned version was released for sale as a 2014 model year “L494”. Unlike the original and current Discovery, it is does not have a steel chassis rails. This Range Rover is based on the new D7u alloy Platform. It much more resembles current flagship Range Rover with closer equipment levels and capabilities in a smaller body style. Hence the L494 Range Rover Sport is around 400 kg lighter than the previous generation. It is high in performance due to its weight reduction.
The Range Rover Evoque, which went into production in July 2011. It has its roots in the Land Rover LRX concept car. It actually bears an almost identical resemblance. The vehicle is available with either a three-door or five-door hatchback body. It comes with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. There is also a 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine or one of two different power output 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines. In 2012, at the Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover unveiled a convertible concept. This featured four seats and a drop-down tailgate.