The Land Rover Range Rover is a classic Land Rover vehicle. It is more widely referred to as simply “Range Rover. “If you are fortunate to own this classic Land Rover SUV, be sure to add the Land Rover Range Rover repair manual to your toolbox.
The Range Rover was first introduced in 1970 when Land Rover was a part of British Leyland Motor Company. This classic member of the Land Rover family is enjoying its 4th generation.
The first-generation Range Rover was manufactured from 1970-1996. Until 1981 though, this SUV was only available as a 2-door model. The first-generation Range Rover was designed to be very utilitarian. It had a plastic and vinyl interior so that it could easily be cleaned. This generation was built using a body-on-frame design. It had coil springs, 4-wheel drive, and 4-wheel disc brakes. In 1981 Land Rover would debut the Range Rover with a 4 door option.
From 1994-2002 Land Rover would release the 2nd generation Range Rover. Some of the highlighted updates for this generation include a newer version of the V8 engine and the option to have a 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine. This option was directly the result of BMW’s influence since BMW owned Land Rover by this time.
The 2nd generation Range Rover was also the first to offer satellite navigation as an option. This generation was upgraded to help stay competitive in the SUV market.
Land Rover Range Rover’s 3rd generation ran from 2002-2012. The vehicles in this generation had automatic transmission standard. Additionally, this generation saw the use of fiber optics and Bluetooth technology integrated into the vehicle. In model year 06, there were slight changes to the exterior. Land Rover slightly updated the front and the rear lights. By the model year 2010 Land Rover would update the exterior again. This second update would include revamped fascia, grills, and tail lights.
The interior had stayed pretty much the same until 2010. The updated interior at this time was to help bring the inside in line with the luxury feel to the vehicle.
The 4th generation of the Range Rover began in 2014. This generation includes a hybrid electric powered vehicle.
There are many Range Rovers on the road today. They are enjoyed as a classic SUV. To help keep your Range Rover in optimal running shape, you should have the Land Rover Range Rover service manual on hand.