Off-Road King Receives Striking Refinement
Land Rover Range Rover comes in with a sophisticated new look and performance. For 2007, the automaker has given its flagship fresh interior for added roominess and style, chassis enhancements and upgraded four-wheel-drive system.
The 2007 Range Rover’s front fascia was noticeably softened and mated with chunkier front bumper. The delicate folding cup found at the center console of the previous model of the vehicle was replaced by a simpler version enhanced by sliding covers. Cooled front seats and greater cargo capacity are made optional.
In addition, OEM Range Rover parts were also modified. For 2007, the 2.7 L AJD Diesel V6 engine will be replaced with new 3.6 L AJD-V8 from Ford. The latter generates 272 horsepower, far better than the 177 horsepower of the previous BMW Inline 6 engine.
Other changes for the 2007 model include the integration of Land Rover's Terrain Response system and solving Range Rover air suspension problems. Terrain Response system is capable of automatically adjusting the suspension, brakes, throttle, and electronic traction aids to deliver a comfortable ride all throughout the drive. According to auto critics, with the system around, driving on a rough terrain will not result to a bumpy ride. The system drives the car for the driver. Another worthy refinement is the upgrade of Brembo brakes for Range Rover 4.4 V8. The ignition switch of the vehicle was also moved. From the centre console, the switch was transferred to the dashboard.
The Supercharged Range Rover will also employ electronic rear differential. Electronic rear differential works with the standard electronic center locking differential to boost off-road prowess. Said feature is also aimed at enhancing on-road agility. The Supercharged version is also equipped with upgraded front brakes from Brembo, premium leather upholstery, adaptive front headlights, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and a ski sack attached to the rear center seat back. The power of the Supercharged version comes from the 4.2-liter supercharged V8 that boasts a remarkable 400 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.
The new Range Rover combines the conflicting functions of automobiles by delivering superb ergonomics and style with extreme performance of a rugged and mean off-road vehicle. Range Rover utilizes the basic formula of style, comfort, performance, reliability, and excellent off-road technology.
About the Author: Carol Mitchel is an executive assistant in one of the leading automotive magazine in Los Angeles, California. She is a certified car lover and loves extreme sports.