The “Land Rover Range Rover”, generally known just as “Range Rover” is a full sized luxury “Sport Utility Vehicle” (SUV) from “Land Rover”, a marque of “Jaguar Land Rover”. The Range Rover was first launched in 1970 by “British Leyland”. Jaguar Land Rover has also extended the use of the “Land Rover Range Rover” sub-brand with the introduction of the Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar and the Range Rover Sport. However, Range Rover’s latest vehicle in their arsenal combines the comfort and luxury of the Velar and the performance of the Sport.
This is the “2018 Range Rover SVR”, Range Rover’s flagship SUV. In most cases it seems completely impractical to give an SUV the supercar treatment and technology. But Jaguar has gone and done just that and man have they done it in style.
The Rover SVR has been heavily redesigned for the 2018 model year. The 2018 SVR will feature a unique carbon fibre hood which can either be tinted to match the colour of the car or kept as exposed Gloss Black Carbon Fibre. The hood also contains two air vents to allow hot air to exit the engine bay. Even the front fenders contain air vents to allow additional cooling to the engine. The look is completed with Pixel LED headlights and distinct signature “Daytime Running Lights”.
Since this is a family SUV, comfort is still the first priority. With that in mind, Jaguar has completely loaded up the interiors with technology that can give even the highest trim of Mercedes a run for its money. The 2018 SVR has an exclusive steering wheel design with different finish options,
The SVR branding in key places is to remind the driver that he isn’t driving any ordinary Range Rover. It uses the “Touch Pro Duo” infotainment system straight out of the Range Rover Velar with a brilliant twin screen set-up and high-resolution graphics. The new lightweight SVR performance seats, covered in the finest Windsor leather are heated as standard and offer cooling as an option.
The 2018 Range Rover SVR is meant to be the ultimate crossover between a supercar and an SUV, which means Jaguar Land Rover has massive performance figures to match. The 2018 SVR features a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 which produces 575hp and 516 lb-ft of torque making it the most powerful engine in its class. It also boasts a new modified version of its “Air Suspension” which helps the 8-speed automatic transmission put all 575hp to the ground. Jaguar Land Rover claims that the SVR can do 0-100 kmph in 4.5 secs and tops out at 283 kmph, however it has never officially been timed.
Ever since the Range Rover SVR was first launched in 2015 there have been many variations of it and all have taken the world by surprise. Currently, having the most powerful engine in its class creates a good chance for it to shine brighter than the others. With competition like the BMW X5 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE 63S and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Jaguar Land Rover will have to keep their game up.
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