Choosing a Used Range Rover Model

When looking for a used Range Rover in Frisco, it should be an informed decision from a reputable dealership, not an impulse buy. It is important to do your homework to ensure you are getting the best pre-owned vehicle for your money. Here at Land Rover Frisco, we will make sure you have plenty of option to choose from along with these tips on choosing a model year:

 

The first-gen Range Rover model was distributed from the 1980’s to 1995, and is admired by brand enthusiasts as the “Range Rover Classic”. While the availability of these models may be scarce, the early Range Rovers are offered in both short and long wheelbase styles with a V8 engine. With luxurious leather surfaces, an automatic transmission and power accessories; the early 1990’s versions are true symbols of the brand’s roots.

The second-gen Rover came out in 1996 as the P38 trim with an impressive luxury factor featuring an upgraded plush interior and modern comfort features. The P38 Range Rover was produced until 2002 with the choice of either a 4.0 liter or 4.6 liter V8 engine.

The next redesign of the Range Rover was released in 2003 with a partnership between BMW and Land Rover. The model was originally powered by a V8 BMW engine until the 2006 model which came with a JLR V8 instead along with a new transmission. More upgrades in equipment and power came in 2010 to gave the Range Rover yet another facelift.

If you are looking for the most recent updates on a used Range Rover, the 2013 model year was when the model truly developed into an ultra-luxury SUV, unmatched by the competition. The Jaguar Land Rover brand has stood behind their image throughout the years with the newest Range Rovers being a futuristic twist on the iconic classic Rover.

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Ultra-Luxury Model Coming to the Range Rover Lineup?

Land Rover is open to taking on the challenge of competing against the Bentley Bentasyga with a new model to sit at the top of their luxury lineup. While the Range Rover Autobiography is already positioned as a premium luxury SUV, they want to take it one step further and enter the ultra-luxury market.

The head of Land Rover’s design team, Gerry McGovern told Automotive News Europe, “Why not? It really wouldn’t be a huge step to come out with a halo model to top off the lineup, we certainly have experience in the SUV market.”

The Range Rover family currently has 4 variants available including Range Rover itself, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar and among each model is several trim options.

The size overlap in coming out with a new model wouldn’t be an issue for Land Rover as the Range Rover Sport and Velar models are similar in size.The halo model would appeal to a new set of customers, very likely the chauffeured crowd, with a plusher model to redefine the concept of luxury for the brand.

After seeing the colossal increase in Bentley sales, it is possible the Range Rover caught on to the fact that large, expensive SUV models are back in style. We can only speculate on the motivations behind considering a new addition to the already expansive lineup.

Carat Duchatelet and several other coachbuilders have already approached Land Rover offering expanded and first-class trimmed Range Rovers. Even before the Range Rover Autobiography trim was released, armorers were looking to get in on the ultra-luxury improvements to come up with a halo model for the lineup.

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Driving the 2019 Range Rover Plug-Ins

Land Rover is changing the hybrid landscape with the release of the 2019 Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport PHEV.

Both of the new plug-in hybrid vehicles utilize a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission combined with an electric motor. The total power output is just short of a whopping 400 horsepower.

When it comes to the electric range, most commuters will have enough charge to drive back and forth from work with a 31-mile electric-only range. The vehicle is designed to bring together the optimum balance between battery capacity and vehicle weight.

The best way to drive the hybrid is to let the onboard systems take charge to recommend the times ideal for activating the electric motor or the gas engine. You also have the flexibility of manually controlling the power, so you can choose when to drive it on full electric.

Say you are taking a long trip to camp out at the beach. The Range Rover hybrids can use gas power driving the long highway miles and then electric power to cut down on the pollution as you are driving through the sand.  

Speaking of the electric range functionality for off-road terrain, both PHEV models can rough through the muddy waters or rough terrain on electric power alone. There is no other 4×4 vehicle that compares to the driving experience encompassed by the Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport PHEV.

If you plan to engage in water fording in electric mode, it is a good idea to raise the suspension system to avoid muddy deposits from decaying the exhaust system. The PHEV models keep the same 35.4 water fording capability of the standard Range Rover but they recommend to take caution when preparing for a water crossing.

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What’s in Store for the Next-Gen Defender?

While production stopped early last year on the Land Rover Defender, the Special Vehicle Operations(SVO) team is reportedly considering a hardcore Defender SVX.

Right now the concept is rumoring across multiple auto news networks with hints that the vehicle will be coming to market in the next few years.

Drivers are already getting excited about what Land Rover has in store for the reinvented SVX. 

Gerry McGovern, the design head at Land Rover feels that the “ultimate capability machine is the Defender”.

The new Discovery badge will fit right in with the outgoing Defender, filling the void until the Defender SVX is formally announced. The Discovery SVX not only boasts off-road elegance but is backed by the go-anywhere, do-anything durability.

The SVX badge is affixed to the vehicle is a symbol of excellence as the SVO team takes all terrain driving seriously. From the concept that Jaguar Land Rover revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, the Discovery SVX concept will be coming to production in 2018.

While specific details on the new Defender are still unknown, the Special Vehicle Operations dedicated their efforts to make sure the Discovery SVX had extreme off-road capabilities.

We can only expect the Defender to follow suit and be packed with off-road features and rugged design.

The concept for the Discovery SVX includes Land Rover’s exclusive Terrain Response system, anti-roll system secured on hydraulics and driving mode selection. It is also fitted with 20 inch, 275/55 Wrangler all terrain tires and under the hood is the supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine.

The proposed Defender will have a premium edge on the market with the SVX badge backing the durability. Chances are, we could even see an electric or hybrid version of the Defender.

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All Terrain Precision in the Discovery SVX

The Special Vehicle Operations team at Jaguar Land Rover had been focusing on Range Rovers and supercharged F-Types, but they invited the challenge of building a raptor-like off-roader for the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. They crafted a new Discovery SVX packed with features to adapt to all terrains for true off-road excitement.

This Discovery SVX offers much more ground clearance when compared with the basic Discovery along with enhanced dampers, revised knuckles and 4-corner air suspension. These improvements make the 32 inch all terrain Goodyear Wrangler tires a perfect fit for the upgraded SVX.

While the Discovery SVX incorporates the standard off-road features such as electronic locking differentials for the rear wheels and active center, but the fun doesn’t stop there. This model has a full suite of safety features refined by Land Rover including Digital Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, All-Terrain Progress Control, Adaptive Dynamics and Hill Descent Control.

The Terrain Response system revolutionizes the way the SVX handles rough terrain by controlling the braking intensity and traction control.

Another feature that is particularly noteworthy is the Hydraulic Active Roll Control which promotes off-road traction by improving wheel articulation as well as the breakover, approach and departure angles to help it climb steep inclines.

The SVO team used off-road exploration as the inspiration for the Discovery SVX but that doesn’t mean the engine is lacking in horsepower. It is equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that puts out a whopping 518 hp. A twin speed transfer case and 8-speed automatic make it a dream for drivers who value acceleration.

To top it off, the Discovery SVX has power-assisted steering functionality with variable ratio electric which is vital to keeping the wheels pointed straight and preventing the vehicle from tipping over.

In the area of visual improvements, the SVX boasts a Tectonic gray color, orange-finished recovery hooks, front and rear skid plates and an anti-glare hood.

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