New Range Rover 2013

*Amrinder Hundal*

Hundal Hunterz
New Range Rover 2013
Iconic car brands that absolutely don¡¯t need to reinvent themselves always go through a difficult time when a new generation model is due tobe developed.
The Range Rover is a classic example. It has taken more thanfour decades for just the fourth generation of the model to be launched and in terms of intrinsic abilities for which the brand is legendary, all of them probably would be good enough to handle the rough and tumble of the great outdoors.
So, progress has to be measured in small increments of improvement over the previous generation and in terms of just how much better its best can be.
The latest example of that from the Land Rover family is the new Range Rover, model year 2013. It is a bit wider, and longer. It is sprung a couple of centimetres taller from the ground and is now capable of wading through deeper waters.So, obviously you can explore more off the beaten track (not that the previous gen models were yet to be spotted on certain continents).
But, in keeping with the times even the most iconic vehicles need to change as a mark of progress and that is what the new Range Rover has also beenput through.Performance
The new Range Rover¡¯s engine line up features lighter, smaller and yet powerful petrol and diesel engines. The vehicle¡¯s performance has benefited immensely from the weight savings, so much so that the new, efficient 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engine manages to the match the outgoing TDV8 modelin performance. The engine delivers 258PS of peak power and a peak torque of 600Nm. But, paired with the new ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox andif assisted by the Stop/Start, the powertrain manages to lower CO2 emissions by 22 per cent to196g per km.
The other diesel engine option is the 339PS 4.4-litre SDV8 ¡®super diesel¡¯ engine that is saidto have been exclusively designed for the Range Rover. The engine has got a 9 per cent boost in power and manages the 0 to 100 kmph sprint in 6.9 seconds. Peak torque available is 700Nm.
The petrol engine that I got to drive during the trip to Moroccowas the 5.0-litre LR V8 that generates a peak power of 375PS and a peak torque of 510Nm. These engines are also paired with the 8-speed ZF autogearbox. The top of the line is the supercharged version of thesame V8 petrol engine, which generates a peak power of 510 PS and about 625Nm of peak torque. This engine manages to get the new Range Rover to cross the 0 to 100 kmph mark within 5.4 seconds.