All auto — popular cars and design: Land Rover
The Range Rover is a brand of automobile, the top luxury 4×4 (4 Wheel Drive in British English) model of Land Rover. The Range Rover was built on a box section ladder type chassis, much like the contemporary Series Land Rover, but utilised coil springs as opposed to leaf springs, permanent four wheel drive, disc brakes all round and powered by the lightweight Rover (ex Buick) V8 of 3528 cc (3947 cc in later variants). The vehicle proved popular in the UK and elsewhere in the world.
However, prior to 1987, Land Rover vehicles were only sold in America, through the grey market. Strong grey market demand led the Land Rover company began selling the Range Rover in the USA officially in 1987. From that time until 1993, the US marketing was all in the name of Range Rover—they were a one-product company. In 1993, with the arrival of the Defender 110 and the imminent arrival of the Discovery, the company changed its name to Land Rover USA.
From its inception, the Range Rover has been one of the most luxurious sport utility vehicles although it has always been built for off-road capability foremost.
Among enthusiasts, the original model is known as the Classic, the second generation is known as the P38A and the latest generation is known as the L322 or just «new Range Rover».