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Range Rover (L405)
2016 Range Rover Autobiography
Overview
Manufacturer
Production2012–2021
AssemblySolihull Plant, England
DesignerGerry McGovern (2006) [1][2]
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size to full-size luxury 4x4 Sport utility vehicle
Body style5-door 4x4 / SUV
Long wheelbase 5-door 4x4 / SUV
LayoutFront-engine, four-wheel drive
PlatformJLR D7u[3]
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor
Transmission8-speed automatic (ZF 8HP)
Hybrid drivetrain
Battery13.1 kWh Lithium ion (PHEV)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,922 mm (115.0 in)
3,122 mm (122.9 in) (Long wheelbase)
Length4,999 mm (196.8 in)
5,199 mm (204.7 in) (Long wheelbase)
Width1,984 mm (78.1 in) (body)
2,073 mm (81.6 in) (mirrors folded)
2,220 mm (87.4 in) (mirrors extended)
Height1,835 mm (72.2 in)
Kerb weight2,160–2,360 kg (4,762–5,203 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorRange Rover (L322)
SuccessorRange Rover (L460)

The Range Rover (L405) is a mid-size to full-size luxury 4x4 / sport utility vehicle,[5] made under the Land Rover brand by Jaguar Land Rover. It is the fourth generation of the original, main Range Rover series. It uses an all-aluminium monocoque unitary body structure, instead of the third generation's steel unibody — making it the first production 4x4 to do so, resulting in a reduction of 420 kg (926 lb) compared to its predecessor.

Range Rover (2012-2021)

Range Rover IV introduction at Paris Motor Show, 2012
Range Rover IV introduction at Paris Motor Show, 2012

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.[6] Sales of Range Rover began in late 2012.

Early models include a choice of two petrol (5.0-litre 375 PS LR-V8 and 510PS LR-V8 Supercharged) and two diesel (3.0-litre 258PS TDV6 and 4.4-litre 339PS SDV8) engines, all with an eight-speed automatic transmission.[7]

Japan models went on sale in January 2013. Early models include 5.0 V8 Vogue (375PS), 5.0 V8 Supercharged Vogue (510PS), Autobiography (510PS), and SVAutobiography Dynamic (550PS).[8]


Specifications

The 4th generation (L405) Range Rover again uses a unitary monocoque body-shell, but contrary to the previous model, it is made from all-aluminium rather than steel,[9] including unique high-strength alloy, up to 50% recycled aluminium; and production takes place in an all new aluminium facility at Land Rover's Solihull site.[5]

The all-aluminium monocoque body structure is a first for a 4x4 SUV platform, according to Land Rover, resulting in a remarkable 39 percent lighter body-shell, and a reduction of 420 kg (926 lb) compared to its predecessor.[9] The Range Rover has a new version of Terrain Response, dubbed Terrain Response 2.[6]

Powertrain

The Range Rover has two diesel engines options and three petrol engines;

All engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Gears are selected from the Drive Select rotary shifter on the centre console or the driver can also manually select gears via the paddle shift controls on the steering wheel.

The car has permanent four-wheel drive with 50/50 torque split and a two-speed transfer case for high and low range options.

Model Engine type Power Torque 0-60 mph (0–97 km/h) Max speed CO2 emissions
Petrol
2.0 L Ingenium Plug-in Hybrid 1,999 cc (122 cu in) I4 + 85KW ELECTRIC MOTOR 404 PS (297 kW; 398 hp) 640 N⋅m (472 lb⋅ft) 6.8 secs 137 mph (220 km/h) 72 g/km
3.0 L Supercharged (340 PS) 2,995 cc (183 cu in) V6 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) 7.4 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 254 g/km
3.0 L Supercharged (380 PS) 2,995 cc (183 cu in) V6 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) 6.9 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 254 g/km
5.0 L (2012–2013) 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 375 PS (276 kW; 370 hp) 510 N⋅m (376 lb⋅ft) 6.5 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 299 g/km
5.0 L Supercharged (2013–2016) 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) 625 N⋅m (461 lb⋅ft) 5.1 secs 155 mph (249 km/h) 322 g/km
5.0 L Supercharged (2017–) 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 525 PS (386 kW; 518 hp) 625 N⋅m (461 lb⋅ft) 5.4 secs 155 mph (249 km/h) 304 g/km
5.0 L Supercharged SVAutobiography (2015–2016) 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) 680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft) 4.5 secs 162 mph (261 km/h) 322 g/km
5.0 L Supercharged SVAutobiography (2017–) 4,999 cc (305 cu in) V8 565 PS (416 kW; 557 hp) 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) 4.3 secs 176 mph (283 km/h) 290 g/km
Diesel
3.0 L TDV6 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) 7.4 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 196 g/km
3.0 L SDV6 (250 PS) 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) 8.0 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 200 g/km
3.0 L SDV6 (275 PS) 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 275 PS (202 kW; 271 hp) 625 N⋅m (461 lb⋅ft) 7.9 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 200 g/km
3.0 L SDV6 (300 PS) 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) 650 N⋅m (479 lb⋅ft) 7.4 secs 130 mph (209 km/h) 209 g/km
3.0 L SDV6 Hybrid 2,993 cc (183 cu in) V6 + 35KW ELECTRIC MOTOR 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) 6.5 secs 135 mph (217 km/h) 169 g/km
4.4 L SDV8 4,367 cc (266 cu in) V8 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) 740 N⋅m (546 lb⋅ft) 6.9 secs 135 mph (217 km/h) 229 g/km

Suspension

The Range Rover has electronic cross-linked air suspension with variable ride height. Multiple suspension modes are provided as standard, including: access, normal on-road, off-road and extended height. The car has an automated load leveling mechanism.

Adaptive dynamics continuously analyse vehicle movements over 500 times per second, reacting instantaneously to road conditions and driver actions. Variable dampers adjust to maintain a composed and balanced ride. The dynamic response system independently adjusts and monitors front and rear suspension units, reducing the amount of body roll during cornering, as well as enhancing control and stability at higher speeds.

Terrain Response

The Range Rover's all-terrain capability features a new second generation Terrain Response system. The system monitors ground conditions to determine the most appropriate response to the terrain and automatically optimises vehicle settings. The system provides settings for grass, gravel, snow, mud, sand, and rock crawl, Terrain Response technology instantly reconfigures transmission, suspension, and traction settings. Controlled Acceleration Control prevents excessive speeds downhill, and Hill Start Assist prevents the vehicle from inadvertently rolling backwards.

Safety

The Range Rover has driver and passenger airbags (side, seat-front, thorax and pelvis), plus airbags to protect rear-seat passengers.

Other safety aids include cornering brake control, which helps to maintain stability when cornering by adjusting the driver's generated brake pressure, along with dynamic stability control to maintain control by reducing engine torque and applying braking to the appropriate wheel and correcting understeer or oversteer.

Euro NCAP test results
Land Rover Range Rover, Large Off-Road (2012)[10]
Test Points %
Overall:
Adult occupant: 33 91%
Child occupant: 41 84%
Pedestrian: 23 63%
Safety assist: 6 86%

Range Rover Long-Wheelbase, Autobiography Black (2014–present)

The vehicles were unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Deliveries of long-wheelbase Range Rover models were set to begin in late Q1 2014.

The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black is a limited version of the 2014 Range Rover Long-Wheelbase for the US market, with the first 25 units in Valloire White pearlescent body colour.

Changes include front grille and side vents and badging in black enamel and chrome, signature rear lamps, a chrome accent finish to the tailgate and auxiliary vents to the front and new exclusive 7-spoke 21-inch wheels with a high gloss polished finish.

More changes are individualized front and rear seating package, bespoke seat cover design, adjustable 18-way front seat, two individual fully adjustable rear seats, new rear center console (electrically deployable tables covered in black leather), 10.2-inch rear seat entertainment screens, tread plates with an illuminated 'Autobiography Black' script, a choice of 3 interior colour schemes (Ebony/Lunar, Espresso/Tan, Dark Cherry/Ivory).

Early models included Supercharged and Autobiography trim levels with either a three-across bench seat or individual rear seats with a center console.[11]

Range Rover SV Coupe (Cancelled)

In 2018, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the limited edition Range Rover SV Coupe at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show. The variant was supposed to be the first two-door Range Rover SUV and would seat four passengers. It would have also been the fastest Range Rover ever built. The vehicle was expected to go on sale in 2020 as 2021 model year vehicle with availability being limited to 999 units. However, in January 2019, Jaguar Land Rover announced that Range Rover SV Coupe has been cancelled due financial constraints and due to the Range Rover SV Coupe containing tons of very expensive unique parts that are incompatible with other Range Rover variants, as JLR was in severe dangerous financial trouble at the time. JLR also notified all customers that placed orders and reservations for the Range Rover SV Coupe, that development on the Range Rover SV Coupe has been cancelled and that they will not be receiving the vehicle due to the cancellation of the Range Rover SV Coupe variant. Jaguar Land Rover stated that funding and investments towards development for the cancelled Range Rover SV Coupe will instead be spent on developing electric crossovers and SUVs, as part of efforts for JLR to return to profitability.[12]

Gallery

References

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  10. ^ "Euro NCAP – Range Rover 3.0 TD 'Vogue', LHD (2012)". euroncap.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. Report
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