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RANGE ROVER

2-door/4-door 5-seater estate car.

Big multi-purpose estate car with supreme cross-country abilities, due to permanent four-wheel drive and high ground clearance, yet much more civilised than any other competing machine. Mostly-aluminium body shell helps quell rust, four-wheel disc brakes stop the beast, and self-levelling rear suspension helps. The 100mph top speed is encouraging, the 12-15mpg not so! No four-door model until 1981, with automatic option and five-speed gearbox even later. Power steering optional, however, from 1973. Diesel and (USA only) 3.9-litre options arrived in the mid-1980s.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3528cc/3927cc (V8 OHV), 2393cc Diesel (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, four-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1970 to 2011  
Number produced:
200,000+ by 1989