2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 12 July 2006 , 09:07:17 byEmil

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Land Rover Range Rover HSE

The 2007 Range Rover was revealed through some images released by Land Rover. It features a lot of new exterior elements like front grille and bumper, lamps, power vents and wheels. This is not all. The model now has two new powerful engine options, including a supercharged version. The first one is a normally aspirated 4.4-liter V8 that is able to produce 305 BHP and the second one is the 4.2-liter supercharged V8 mentioned above that can develop 400 BHP. The supercharged derivates are distinguished by additional styling modifications including mesh-design front grille and power vents, custom made 20-inch alloy wheels and black-on-silver badges. For dynamics it features sharper steering, crisper braking performance and improved air suspension. The model will be revealed at the North American International Auto Show in January and will be available in North America in the summer of 2005. The price and other details are still a mystery.

Land Rover today released images of its flagship vehicle, the 2007 Range Rover. In addition to its striking new exterior details?including front grille and bumper, power vents, lamps and wheels?the 2007 model gains two new powerful engine options, including a supercharged version.
?The Range Rover has always been the world?s most complete luxury vehicle,? says Land Rover?s managing director Matthew Taylor. ?With this new flagship for the company, we believe that the best luxury SUV in the world is now even better.?

Two new engines add to Range Rover?s performance upgrade. A normally aspirated 4.4-liter V8 engine produces 305bhp, while a supercharged 4.2-liter V8 produces 400bhp; making this the most powerful Land Rover ever.

Both engines are lightweight and use advanced torque-based engine management systems that, together with drive-by-wire throttle control and variable camshaft phasing (on the normally aspirated), continually adjust the engine to deliver optimum performance, fuel economy and emissions.

While the result is increased performance, the upgraded engines are expected to have better fuel economy than the outgoing V8.

The Range Rover retains its iconic shape, but there are subtle yet distinct changes. All Range Rovers for 2006 get a new front bumper design, new headlamps and taillights, a new front grille and revised power vents. New 19-inch alloy wheels are also offered. The supercharged derivatives are distinguished by additional styling modifications including mesh-design front grille and power vents, unique 20-inch alloy wheels, and special black-on-silver badges.

?We?ve only changed the design where we can provide subtle enhancements,? says Land Rover?s director of design Geoff Upex. ?The Range Rover is about grace and class, not extravagance.?
Additional enhancements for 2006 include:

Dynamics: Sharper steering, crisper braking performance, and improved air suspension.

Refinement: A quieter interior and additional color combinations.
Technology: Adaptive headlights, tire-pressure monitoring, touch-screen control for audio, phone and off-road driving information.
Safety: A rear-view camera that projects directly to the front-fascia screen.

Entertainment: Available rear seat entertainment package featuring a six-disc DVD changer, twin screens, and headphone pods, all fully integrated with the vehicle?s sound system.

The Range Rover for 2006 will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January, and will be available in North America in summer of 2005. It will be joined by Range Rover Sport, providing Land Rover with two premium vehicles at the top of its range.

Pricing and detailed specification will be announced closer to launch date.