Range Rover Servicing
The Range Rover is a largest luxury 4x4 SUV produced by the British car maker. The model which was launched in 1970, has now in its third regeneration. The Range Rover has been developed by Land Rover as its premium brand, though also giving its brand name to the Range Rover Sport and the Range Rover Evoque.
The first-generation Range Rover was produced between 1970 and 1996. The original car was not designed as a luxury-type 4x4. The early Range Rovers had fairly basic feel with a utilitarian interior with vinyl seats and plastic dashboards that were designed to be washed down with a hose.The Luxuries of Convenience features such as power assisted steering, carpeted floors, air conditioning, cloth/leather seats, and wooden interior trim were fitted later.
This Range Rover was a H frame design with a box section ladder type chassis. The Range Rover utilised coiled springs as opposed to leaf springs and permanent four wheel drive, and four-wheel disc brakes. This Gen1 Range Rover was originally powered by the Buick derived Rover 3.5litre V8 engine producing 135hp, fuel injection increased power to 155hp in 1984 and later bored out to 3.9litre in 1990 and to a 4.2 two years later.
25 years after the introduction of the first-generation Range Rover, the second-generation Range Rover P38A was introduced in 1995 model, with an updated version of the Rover V8 engine. There was also the option of a 2.5 litre BMW turbo-diesel. This was the first Diesel injection in a Land Rover before the common rails were introduced. This new model offered more equipment and premium trims, positioning the vehicle to face the increased competition in the SUV marketplace.
In 2002, the third-generation model was introduced which saw the flag ship model move further up-market. Planned and developed under BMW ownership the third generation was to share components and systems with the BMW E39. The entertainment system Radio Function, Navigation System, Television and Telecommunications systems, as well as the automotive computer bus system.