Land Rover 101 - The Range of Rover

A. J. Mueller

The LR4 is Land Rover's most off-road-capable vehicle. Even though it's shorter than the Range Rover, it's available with seating for seven - and its high roof gives it excellent cargo space and headroom. Land Rover's other mid-size SUV, the confusingly named Range Rover Sport, is based on the same chassis as the LR4 - it's not a particularly sporty model, just a smaller Range Rover. Perhaps it should have been called Range Rover Mini instead.

Model Name: Discovery
Length: 178.7 in
Wheelbase: 100.0 in
Engine: Rover 3.9L V-8, 182 hp

Model Name: Discovery Series II
Length: 185.2 in
Wheelbase: 100.0 in
Engines: Rover 4.0L V-8, 188 hp
Rover 4.6L V-8, 217 hp

Model Names: LR3 (U.S.),
Discovery 3 (elsewhere)
Length: 190.9 in
Wheelbase: 113.6 in
Engines: Ford 4.0L V-6, 216 hp
Jaguar 4.4L V-8, 300 hp

Model Names: LR4 (U.S.),
Discovery 4 (elsewhere)
base price: $48,100
Length: 190.1 in
Wheelbase: 113.6 in
Engine: Jaguar Land Rover 5.0L V-8, 375 hp

Model Name: Range Rover Sport
Base Price range: $60,495-$74,195
Length: 188.3-188.5 in
Wheelbase: 108.0 in
Engines: Jaguar 4.4L V-8, 300 hp
Jaguar 4.2L supercharged V-8, 390 hp
Jaguar Land Rover 5.0L V-8, 375 hp
Jaguar Land Rover 5.0L supercharged V-8, 510 hp

Hugely informative piece, yet I consider it to be ultimately rubbish. First off, it does a wonderful job at annihilating any beliefs Land Rover is still alive or even kicking-. And, makes no mention of future product planning; I mean, where is any mention of its hugely anticipated LRX, to change perceptions all its designs need be oblong, rustic and technologically primitive-I'm-too-sleek-to-incorporate-any-new-technologies. Come on, this isn't a mustang. Where's the British in it? Innovation anyone. It's a slippery slope the article makes no mention of! But, that's just me, u know.

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