New Range Rover revealed
Images of the new 2011 Range Rover – dubbed by JLR as “one of the world’s most complete luxury vehicles” have been unveiled.
Jaguar Land Rover took the wraps off the upgraded model as the Tata-owned company gears up for a September launch of the upmarket vehicle.
The new model, hailed by JLR as the “most capable and luxurious SUV in the world” includes a new, class-leading V8 diesel engine, new eight-speed transmission and other “external styling enhancements.”
And, for Range Rover connoisseurs, Land Rover is producing a special “autobiography black” 40th anniversary limited edition, described as “the ultimate incarnation of the Range Rover.”
Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director, said: “The 2011 Range Rover retains its position as one of the world’s most complete luxury vehicles, its combination of reduced CO2 emissions and superior engine performance continue to make it a clear industry benchmark.
“And with the introduction of our all-new ‘super diesel’ we see the Range Rover delivering over 30 mpg for the first time.”
Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern said of the 40th anniversary special edition model: “At the top of the range, the Autobiography Black 40th anniversary limited edition offers customers the option of complete exclusivity with unique colourway combinations as well as striking interior and exterior design features.
“Only 700 will be made globally.”
The new Range Rover goes into production as JLR celebrates a major increase in sales across the world.
JLR global sales in May 2010 were 19,053 vehicles, higher by 72 per cent compared to a year ago.
Jaguar sales for the month were 5,120, higher by 34 per cent, while Land Rover sales were 13,933, a 93 per cent increase.