2008 Range Rover | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

2008 Range Rover

The is the brand’s flagship model and is truly a jewel in Land Rover’s crown. Engineers and designers have worked hand-in-hand to create this SUV heavyweight.

Range Rover has earned its reputation over decades of proven ability. That it is insanely comfortable only adds to the sensation. For more than four decades, the Range Rover is to the world what the low-slung sports cars are to the on-road scene. The Middle East sees Range Rover as a strong statement of power and wealth, and despite of proven off road capabilities, not many venture off the tarmac.

A big vehicle, the Range Rover has presence… lots of it. Its keywords match the mood: big, capable, luxurious, tough – a confident car in a confident world. And the confidence stems from its ‘command driving position’, imparting a sense of security and dominance to the driver.

The 2008 Range Rover comes with a choice of two powerful petrol engines. Heading the line-up is a supercharged 400 bhp, 4.2-litre engine, with maximum torque of 560 Nm. In addition, there is the normally aspirated 305 bhp, 4.4-litre
V8.

For those looking for extra sportiness in a SUV could do well to have a look at the range Rover Sport. Launched first in 2005 to combat vehicles like BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti FX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Lexus LX and Porsche Cayenne, the Sport comes with a choice of two powerplants – a supercharged 4.2-litre and a naturally aspirated 4.4 V8. The 2008 Range Rover Sport looks snazzy and places more emphasis on its on-road prowess than off.

In a segment that is getting increasingly competitive, Range Rover continues its dominance in the large luxury SUV market.

Technical Specifications
Engine4.2-litre supercharged V84.4-litre V8
Power400 bhp305 bhp
Torque560 Nm440 Nm
TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 294000 – upto 389000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

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