The secrets behind the success of Range Rover revealed
There are no two ways about the fact that this century is the span of development. Gone are the days when people used to make the use of carthorses to carry out the quotidian tasks.
These days, vehicles are the significant mode of transportation. That being the case, automakers started providing people with comfort and sense of luxuriousness along with helping them move from one place to other. Though the auto industry went through many terrific changes, there is always some room for improvement. For this case, automakers are throwing their hats in the ring when it comes to the engine of the car. All of the automobile manufacturing brands are doing their best in producing sturdiest engines to get people to make the most of the drive right away. On that account, we witness something new every few days.
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Range Rover stands out amongst the best SUVs out there in the market. Not just because of the sexy looks, but also for the powerful engines. Range Rover has been in the limelight from decades due to the practicality this big boy offers.
Over the years, Range Rover has seen many upgrades and engines are no exception. In order to cope up with the demands of consumers, Range Rovers have always been equipped with superb engines, and that’s the very same reason these SUVs are have been the center of attention since the time their production started.
If you spend a moment just talking about Range Rover’s output on the road, it’s phenomenal. All the Range Rover engines are incredible, and that’s the very same reason this bad boy has been the focus of attention from decades. We dove into their past and found all the engines used in Range Rovers over the time which you probably didn’t know before. Let’s get into this:
Range Rover was brought in by a British company Land Rover in 1970. And since then, this move has gained Land Rover a huge applause around the globe. Range Rover has an expertise in building wonderful executive vehicles.
Range Rover vehicles came up in four different generations. The first generation came out between 1970 and 1996. The second generation of Range Rover vehicles were manufactured between 1994 and 2002. The third generation started in the year 2002 and ended in 2012. Since the year 2012 and until now, the fourth generation of Range Rover is on the go.
The engines equipped in Range Rover are an echelon apart from other automakers’ engines. Let’s have a look at Range Rover engines one by one. Off you go!
Range Rover Velar Prototype Engine (1969)
Range Rover kept its very first prototype a secret so that no other automaker could steal the idea. That the reason they named the first Range Rover as “Velar” that means veil.
The engine Range Rover Velar was equipped with was a V8 engine, though it was a trial car. This was a 3.5-liter petrol engine with immense power, and it was able to sprint the Velar from 0 to 60mph under just 15 seconds. This enabled Velar to get to a maximum speed of 100 miles per hour. That’s exciting, isn’t it? By and by, these engines were replaced by the TDi turbo diesel engines.
3 Door Range Rover Engine (1970)
There is no denying the fact that Range Rover Velar’s prototype was a successful move and it got Range Rover rolling straight after that. The Range Rover Velar, after the official launch, touched the skies of popularity thanks to its rare combination of elegant design and capability. With that, it was the first ever vehicle having the potential of the 4×4 drive. The engine installed into this was a 3528cc V8 engine coupled with an innovative carburetor called as Zenith. The purpose of designing Zenith was to supply air and petrol mixture to every bank. In addition to that, this monster was able to produce 132bhp along with 5000rpm. That’s mind-boggling.
4 Door Range Rover (1981)
It was 1981 when Range Rover introduced another model in the market. Yes, it took more than 11 years in doing so. The new model was a 4 door called Range Rover Classic. The Classic enhanced to the already hit Velar.
A project names Iceberg was initiated by the collaborative efforts of Range Rover and Perkins. Basically, the purpose of starting this project was to build a diesel engine variant of the already present 3.5-liter V8 petrol engine. Under the same banner, a turbocharged engine was also produced, be that as it may, it turned out to be a failure and the project came to a standstill. In the end, all was not lost as a 4.2-liter petrol engine was successfully chalked out by this project.
Second Generation Range Rover Engines (1994)
After 13 years of production of Range Rover Classic, 1994 was the year when the production of Second generation Range Rover kicked off. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the new generation was much more acceptable than the older one. The engine installed under the bonnet of the cars under this generation was a 300TDi diesel engine. Basically, it was a fine-tuned version of the previous V8 petrol engine and the performance set out by this engine was phenomenal. It had four cylinders with 2.5 liters capacity kicking off 111 brake horsepower.
Third Generation Range Rover Engines (2001)
The dominance of Range Rover over other brands is due to the reason that it keeps on improving each day. And Range Rover did the same with its third generation. The vehicles of the aforementioned generation had the outlook inspiration from the Italian speedboat Riva.
The vehicles under this generation came up with BMW’s 4.4-liter M62 V8 engine. The manual transmission was discontinued in the third generation, and automatic transmission was given the green light. Afterward, the 5.0-liter supercharged engine took place in the bonnet in third generation vehicles.
Range Stormer Concept (2004)
The Stormer concept car was unveiled to exhibit the future design direction of Range Rover. Directly after that, the purpose of this concept was to give the new technology a thumbs up.
Range Rover Sports Engines (2005)
Range Rover took the lead in the market with its first Sports SUV in 2005. Again, the Sport enjoyed a massive applause from the car enthusiasts due to the introduction of a handful of innovative technologies. Surely, it was a big hit in the market.
The Range Rover Sport was equipped with a 4.2-liter supercharged petrol engine made of aluminum. It is too known as Jaguar V8 engine producing a great thumping 390hp coupled with 550Nm torque. The engine installed into Sport was super sheer and resultantly reducing the overall weight of the vehicle. Later on, a 3.6-liter twin turbo diesel TDV8 engine swapped with the older engine.
Range Rover Evoque Engine (2011)
Range Rover Evoque was added up in Range Rover’s line-up in the year 2011. It was given the title ‘car of the year,’ and auto enthusiasts also beat the drums for the Evoque. The designing of Range Rover Evoque is simply mind-boggling, No ifs, ands, or buts about that.
Range Rover Evoque was provided with three different engines variants. Soon after that, Range Rover produced an Ingenium Turbocharged engine. Be that as it may, Range Rover Evoque is now obtainable with three 2-liter variants comprising an eD4 148bhp turbo diesel engine, a TD4 having 178bhp powertrain engine and a Si4 2-liter 237bhp turbocharged petrol engine. That’s quite impressive.
Fourth Generation Range Rover Engines (2012)
In 2012, Range Rover divulged its Fourth generation. The fourth generation vehicles are aluminum-made ultra-fine along with an extended wheelbase and floating roof. With that, Land Rover’s Terrain responsive system was installed.
There were a bunch of engine options available in fourth generation vehicles. Two of them were petrol engines including a 5.0-liter 3LR-V8 and LR-V8 supercharged engines, and if you spend a moment just talking about the diesel variants, a 3.0-liter TDV6 and a 4.4-liter SDV8 engine were included in the range along with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Fourth Generation Range Rover (2012)
In 2012, the Fourth generation of Range Rover came up in the market. This was the first generation made by Range Rover to feature a gossamer-thin all-aluminum body vehicle. In a very short period of time, the fourth generation received a widespread recognition. With that, the next version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system was installed in the fourth generation of Range Rover.
Range Rover Hybrid (2013)
The first ever hybrid made by Range Rover family was revealed in the year 2013. It not only came up with enhanced fuel economy and lower emissions, but the best part of the story is it did not come to terms with the capability. Instead, the capability was fantastic. In order to make the case, the vehicle jumped on a 16,000km journey from Solihull to Mumbai in an ultimate off-road driving test through the Himalayas. That’s exciting stuff, isn’t it?
Second Generation Range Rover Sport (2013)
Second generation Range Rover Sport was also divulged in the same year. For the nonce, several streets in New York were shut down to launch the vehicle, and it was made public by James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Whoa! The vehicle was equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering improved efficiencies.
Range Rover Sports SVR (2015)
Range Rover Sports SVR is the synonym of utmost power and high performance. A Special Vehicle Operations team produced the Range Rover Sports SVR for the first time. Having said that, the vehicle offers power more than one can shake a stick at and that’s the very same reason it’s called as the fastest Range Rover ever.
Range Rover SVAutobiography (2015)
Keeping up the legacy of providing utter luxury and refinement, Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover SVAutobiography in 2015. The special thing in this big boy is brushed aluminum finish and directing seating in the cabin. The engine in Range Rover SVAutobiography is sturdy enough to put up with the hurdles of the road. Its powerful V8 engine delivers on the road, and that’s the factor which makes this vehicle one of the best-selling SUVs in the market.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible (2015)
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible was also launched in 2015. This vehicle includes some of the arresting features including a Z-Folding Roof. There are no two ways about the fact that the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is the world’s first premium compact SUV with 4×4 drive. The engine does a very fine job.
Power comes in the all-wheel-drive Range Rover Evoque Convertible from a muscular turbocharged four-cylinder engine kicking off 240-horsepowers. Be that as it may, the engine can be a bit harsh at greater speeds.
New Range Rover Velar Engines (2017)
Range Rover Velar was again back in the rat race. Land Rover once again threw Range Rover Velar in the Ring in 2017, and it went one better than the previous Velar. Is it over garnishing? Alright, let me support my case and then we’ll see your rejection. Come on!
The new Velar has raised the expectations for SUVs out there in the market and provided auto enthusiasts with utmost comfort, technology, opulence, efficiency and performance on the road under a single body. I kid you not.
Let’s now spend a moment just talking about the engines this bad boy has got. There are a handful of options users may choose from when it comes to engines under the bonnet. The range starts with a base engine that’s a 2.0-liter diesel engine kicking off a muscular 178bhp. The range-topping is the one with whopping great 296bhp. Same is the case with petrol powered engines. There is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter base engine with 296bhp. Be that as it may, the pick of the range is a 3.0-liter supercharged petrol engine delivering 375bhp to take the Velar from 0 to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds.