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News of  November 14, 2001


 


New Range Rover Unveiled

Range Rover 2003

Gaydon, Warwickshire – Land Rover has released the first photographs of the new Range Rover, which goes on sale in the UK in February 2002.

The all-new vehicle is powered by a choice of 4.4-litre petrol V8 and 3.0-litre turbodiesel six-cylinder engines. It has full-time four-wheel drive and uses independent suspension front and rear.

‘We believe the new Range Rover is the most capable vehicle in the world given its outstanding breadth of on- and off-road ability,’ said the chairman and chief executive officer of Land Rover, Bob Dover. ‘It is supremely capable off-road and one of the world’s finest luxury cars.’

The latest Range Rover is only the third all-new model in 31 years. ‘The exterior is thoroughly modern yet retains all the distinctive Range Rover styling cues,’ said Dover. ‘We believe it is essential that people instantly recognise the new vehicle as a Range Rover.’

Interior

Photo: Ford

The interior is more revolutionary. ‘We wanted to set the new Range Rover apart from all off-road competitors and also offer an interior that beats luxury saloon rivals,’ said Dover.

The vehicle features a host of technological innovations, to improve both on- and off-road ability.

The Range Rover is being built on a new production line at Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull and will be sold in 124 countries. Its world premiere is planned for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

(November 7, 2001)

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