Range Rover 2011 Dominates Luxury SUV Segment

Luxury Cars: Retaining its crown as king of the luxury SUV market, the highly-anticipated 2011 Range Rover is expected to crush the competition with its new lineup of luxury enhancements.

Enhancements to the 2011 Range Rover include improvements to both the sport utility vehicle’s overall design aesthetics, as well as advanced powertrain options. Under the hood is a 5.0-liter, 510 horsepower supercharged engine, which delivers an uncompromised level of performance with 375 lbs-ft of torque. For those looking for even more speed, a 510-horse power engine, which offers 461-lbs ft of torque, is also available. The naturally aspirated SUV is capable of reaching 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds while the supercharged V8 option rushes to 60 mph in a mere 5.9 seconds.

Additional advancements include improvements to the Range Rover's Terrain Response® system. The Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control features a state-of-the-art suspension system with adaptive dynamics, which is designed to provide more precise control of body motions on severe gradients. The 2011 Range Rover also offers active safety controls such as adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist, as well as available blind spot monitoring, automatic high beam assist and a surround camera system.

While the new Range Rover has yet to hit the market, car experts agree that the luxury SUV is a force to be reckoned with.

"You’ll enjoy the on and off-road capabilities of the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover," according to "This vehicle offers it all in one attractive package. From the overall style of the exterior to the luxury of the interior, the Range Rover is a pleasure to all five senses."

And with an engine/transmission combination that returns an average fuel economy of 25 mpg, Edmund's correspondent, Paul Lienert, agrees that the new 2011 Range Rover is a smart consumer buy.

"Shockingly good fuel economy for any SUV, let alone a Range Rover," says Lienert.

In addition to the newly revised exterior design — which features new Juniper grilles and side vents — the 2011 Range Rover offers a wide array of custom interior accents. With lavish European trim, a 12-inch thin film transistor screen, laminated privacy glass, optional reclining rear seats, and a Harmon/Kardon, 1,200-watt, 19-speaker audio system, the 2011 Range Rover exudes both luxury and innovation.

“The 2011 Range Rover retains its position as one of the world's most complete luxury vehicles,” according to Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director. “World-class engine performance and driving refinement combined with upscale interior enhancements, offer unparalleled luxury and comfort which continue to make Range Rover a clear industry benchmark.”

In celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary, Range Rover has introduced a limited edition Autobiography Black model. Presented in a unique Barolo Black finish, the exclusive model features 20-inch diamond turned alloy wheels, a Titan grille mesh, an "Autobiography Black" tailgate badge, as well as embossed logos throughout.

Christina Stewart

In her role as managing editor, Christina has developed a keen eye for all things luxury and is considered by many to be an expert within her field. Christina has covered a wide range of luxury lifestyle topics and finds passion in international travel, fast cars, and fabulous handbags. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a degree in both journalism and English. While attend...(Read More)

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