New York, New York – The new, fourth generation of Land Rover’s LR3 SUV was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, under its new name of Land Rover LR4. The new model uses a powerful and highly efficient V8 engine, with fresh exterior identity and premium cabin.
“The outgoing LR3 has well over 100 international awards to its name,” said Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director. “But for the new LR4, we’ve found ways to improve virtually every aspect of the vehicle’s design and engineering — some subtle, some major. New design signals comprehensive engineering change under the skin.”
The new V8 direction injection gasoline engine delivers 25 per cent more power and 19 per cent more torque than the previous 4.4-litre engine, with power and torque both accessible across the entire rev range to deliver immediate throttle response and effortless cruising ability, and a zero to 100 km/h time of 7.6 seconds.
Land Rover’s engineers have also transformed the LR4’s on-road ride and handling, and improved on the all-terrain capabilities of its predecessor. The comprehensive changes include new suspension components, revised steering, larger brakes, improved traction control, and enhancements to the Terrain Response system, which helps optimize the vehicle for virtually all on- or off-road driving situations.