New Range Rover claims top 4×4 accolade

Now in its fourth generation, the new 2013 Range Rover is more sophisticated and capable than ever. Although it has only been available to order for a month, the new Range Rover is proving its worth as it claims a prestigious 4×4 award.

Judges at the Sunday Times said: “Since its launch in 1970 it has set the standard all others have tried – and usually failed – to reach”.

As the new Range Rover isn’t officially on sale yet, its early award success may suggest that it will follow in its ‘baby brother’s’ footsteps, as the Range Rover Evoque SUV embarked on a similar award-winning journey before it was released.

The new Range Rover combines the ever familiar off-road capability with the brands famous refined luxury. At a glance it offers the classic boxy shape of every Range Rover, with a few stylish enhancements as it features strong contours along its bonnet and flanks.

Under the bonnet of the new Range Rover there is a choice of three engines, one petrol and two diesels. The petrol engine is the most powerful in the range with a colossal 503bhp from a V8 unit.

The diesel engines include a 255bhp 3.0-litre V6 unit and a 334bhp 4.4-litre V8 unit.

These engines are supported by a sophisticated Terrain Response 2 system, which analyses road conditions and adapts the car’s driving accordingly.

The new Range Rover is available to order now, with first deliveries expected in January 2013.

Range Rover prices start from £71,295.

Range Rover vehicles are available from Perrys Range Rover dealerships.