SUV and limousine
You can test it in Russia even today, the first test was held on the Khodynka field on November 9. The price of a new Range Rover starts at 4 million rubles. Orders are being taken now, however, while preference is given to those who already have a third-generation Range.
Well, there is reason to envy these people. But we were also lucky, we managed to ride on roads and off in Morocco. During the test, we stormed the fords, drove along the sand dunes, climbed up the mountain passes. It seemed that the car could do anything.
The fourth-generation machine noticeably lost weight. The body and some parts of the suspension are now aluminum, and the tailgate is made of plastic.
The salon at first seemed rustic. The design is restrained, but the quality of the materials corresponds to the class. Having traveled, I realized the advantage of this approach - the appearance of the interior does not bother with time.
Compared with the previous generation, the model of keys and switches on the front panel is half as much, a touch screen has appeared. And everything would be fine, but the graphics of the navigation system turned out to be unsatisfactory. Such graphics can be forgiven for a budget sedan, and certainly not a luxury car. Say, why not take the Google maps that Audi already uses? I hope that in the European versions the map graphics will be more interesting.
The provincial roads in Morocco are somewhat similar to ours. Only noticeable already and no markup (not even a hint). Formally, they can go in both directions. Therefore, to disperse, drivers pull over. Fortunately, oncoming ones are rare. On the roads there are more idly staggering people, sheep, skinny cows and donkeys. By the way, the latter stubbornly do not give way. They do not care about status and importance …
The customs of the police are also interesting. They, just like in Russia, can simply stop and check the documents. Well, if you break something … As they explained to me: the country is southern, it is better to agree on the spot. Remember the word "bakhshish", the rest is on the fingers and a mixture of languages. The amount of the fine depends on many factors. For example, from the steepness of the car. That is, looking at the new Range Rover, they will take a lot from me, I thought …
However, what do we need asphalt if Range Rover is at our disposal! From the road we slowly slide into the river. To overcome the ford, the novelty is better prepared than the previous model. The maximum depth of the overcome water barrier increased to 900 mm. To prevent the motor from drinking water, special snorkels (called Qween Mary) were made under the hood. Air entering through the slots in the engine compartment, passes between the upper and lower parts of the hood and only then enters the inlet pipes.
At the disposal of the driver there is also a new Terrain Response 2 system. Now it can automatically select a mode of movement on the surface. But if you do not trust electronics, press the button. Then the washer will be pulled out of the panel, and with its help you can select the mode manually.
A new six-cylinder diesel engine appeared. Although it is the most low-power in the range, I liked it more than other power units. Maximum 600 Nm of torque available from 2000 rpm. It pulls well on the intersection, and on the asphalt is quite dynamic. And after the assault on the mountain pass in the Atlas mountains (altitude 2700 m), the on-board computer gave out a consumption of 11 liters per 100 km. More than modest!