Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
The letters RR are intimately familiar to connoisseurs of British luxury automobiles. But while they may correlate to two different vehicles, they both share a great deal. Luxury, status, heritage and fine craftsmanship define both. We're talking, of course, about Rolls-Royce and Range Rover. Each tops its respective class, but only the Range Rover has that go-anywhere capability. And for the upcoming model year, the latter has undergone a series of noteworthy revisions.
At the top of the list is a new 4.4-liter V8 turbo-diesel replacing the old 3.6-liter unit. Along with the supercharged V8 model, it is now coupled to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover has also carried out a series of cosmetic updates, upgrades to the Terrain Response system and has released a new Autobiography Black edition to commemorate the Range Rover's 40th anniversary. The diesel engine remains excluded from the North American line-up, but the other upgrades are expected to make their way across the Atlantic in short order.
Gallery: 2011 Land Rover Range Rover