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A pioneer of the luxury SUV segment, the Range Rover has been around for more than 50 years and has been continuously refined throughout.
Now, Land Rover’s fifth-generation flagship model, alias L460, is the new Range Rover, replacing the fourth-gen L405 that’s been around since 2012.
Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) is offering the new Range Rover L460 in the Standard Wheelbase (SWB) with HSE (High Specification Equipment) trimline.
It comes with a myriad of personalisation options, ranging from technologies and equipment, interior trim materials and finishes, and exterior colour schemes.
Fully-imported (CBU), the price starts from MYR 1,268,000 (duty-free), and goes up to MYR 2,488,000 (duty-paid), excluding on-road costs and options.
Each purchase comes with the Land Rover Care programme, consisting of a five-year warranty, five-year free service and three-year roadside assistance.
Weighing in at 2,585 KG, the new Range Rover L460 stands at 5,052 MM long, 2,047 MM wide, 1,870 MM tall, and with a wheelbase spanning 2,997 MM.
Refined with modern details instead of a complete overhaul, its familiar outlook now exudes a more luxuriously minimal and seamlessly solid silhouette, compared to its predecessor.
Clean and smoothly boxy, the rear end’s boat tail-esque design projects a very large demeanour. It features a subtle yet sporty roof-edge spoiler paired to the ‘Range Rover’ script, bordered by a black trim in the middle of the tailgate.
Adhering to the scheme, they are shaped elegantly boxy and are linked by the grille in a one-piece design.
They are digital LED units with Predictive Adaptive Front Lighting, and an updated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) signature graphic.
New and unique, installed is a ‘Hidden-Until-Lit’ tail lamp concept. Seamless, slit-like, and vertically positioned at the sides of the tailgate, they are made of full LED units.
The side mirrors are electronically adjusted and power folded with animated directional indicators, blind spot indicators, approach lights, and heating and auto-dimming functions.
It rides on a set of 22-Inch (23-Inch optional) Style 7023, diamond turned with gloss black contrasting finish, multi-spoke alloy rims.
The new Range Rover L460 has a sophisticatedly modern and highly premium designed dashboard, underpinned by a minimalistic nature.
Decked in black semi-aniline leather, there are natural wood veneers present along with subtle silver trimmings, accentuating the entire layout.
Installed is a 13.7-Inch Interactive Driver Display, with high-definition graphics and a configurable layout.
It supports full-screen 3D navigation, driving information and audio, and comes with an optional fully digital and coloured Heads-Up Display (HUD).
The Standard Wheelbase (SWB) features a five-seater configuration with black semi-aniline leather seats as standard.
It also comes with an optional leather-free upholstery, combining ‘Ultrafabrics’ and ‘Kvadrat’ Premium textile in multiple hue choices.
Built to be a pavement hugger, the very large and stocky silhouette offers plenty of head, shoulder and legroom, thus front and rear occupants get ample space.
The centre console, minimised of buttons and dials, makes room for the extra spacious armrest that has a large cavern storage compartment underneath.
Featuring an Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system, the two-horizontal-spoke all-black, leather steering wheel comes with multi-switches and an electrically adjustable steering column (tilt, telescopic).
There are multiple cup holders, a couple in the front and in the rear seating, and there are also four bottle holders, located at each side door pocket.
It gets wireless, USB and 12-V charging outlets, with the former featuring a phone signal booster, and the latter two strategically placed around the cabin.
Its signature split-tailgate that features a powered-gesture function, auto-folding loadspace cover and versatile loadspace floor, opens up to 818-Litres of boot space.
Plus, for more loading needs, it also supports a roof load capacity of 100 KG, and towing capacity of 3,500 KG.
Then, available as an option is the ‘Tailgate Event Suite’ specification, which sees mounted leather cushions, tailgate speakers and lighting installed in the boot.
The Range Rover L460 gets an Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) suite comprising of Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Assist, 3D Surround Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, Driver Condition Response, Lane Keep Assist, Park Assist, Front and Rear Parking Aid, Rear Collision Monitor, Rear Traffic Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter, Occupant Protection Assist and Trailer Stability Assist (TSA).
Passive safety includes airbags all-around (front-passenger seat detector), seat belts (illuminated buckles, reminders, pre-tensioners, anchors), ISOFIX (rear), parking sensors (front, rear), reverse parking camera, door ajar warning, Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Emergency Brake Assist, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Low Traction Launch, Dynamic Launch, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Brake Hold, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and perimetric alarm.
There are a total of eight terrain modes under the Terrain Response 2 configurable drive program.
The suite of ADAS will make long and short journeys less tiresome, at the same time easing the day-to-day manoeuvrability of its hugely elegant and expensively surfaced body.
Installed is a 13.1-Inch high-resolution curved floating glass central touchscreen, featuring the Pivi Pro infotainment system.
Equipped is a 1,600-W Meridian sound system, featuring a 34-speaker and subwoofer setup.
Co-developed with BMW, the new Range Rover L460 harbours the familiar 4.4-Litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine.
The mill produces 523 HP/390-KW at 5,500 to 6,000 RPM and 750 NM of torque at 1,800 to 4,600 RPM.
Mated to the engine is a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission.
Power is transmitted to all four wheels (AWD), and is fitted with an electronically active rear locking differential, anchoring the SUV to the asphalt.
It can go from 0 to 100 KM/H in 4.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 KM/H.
The new Range Rover L460 has Keyless Entry system, powered-gesture tailgate, three-zone auto-climate control, multi-function steering wheel, luggage tie-downs and hooks in loadspace, illuminated seat belt buckles, front and rear parking sensors, parking cameras, power adjustable seats, ClearSight interior rear-view mirror, automatic headlamps, flush deployable door handles (auto-deploy), rain sensing wipers, voice control and speed sensing door locks.
There are rear air-conditioning vents present.
Built on the Flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex) platform, it boasts 50% greater torsional rigidity than its predecessor with a static rigidity of 30,000 Nm per degree.
Then, standard is a four-corner air suspension for the chassis that uses a double-wishbone front and five-link rear setup.
Ultimately, all these elements provide for a solid and firm drive, very suitable as a daily driver. Inside and out, performance- and comfort-wise, overall ride quality is sublime.
Good sound insulation with the NVH aspects accounted for. The cabin is acoustically designed (Acoustic laminated windscreen), to enhance the in-car ambience and block out exterior noises.
The new chassis also features a steel front bulkhead with a closed-section arrangement, reducing transmission of noise and low-frequency vibrations from road surfaces into the cabin by as much as 24%.
Overall, the cabin is able to suppress unwanted noises well and make them barely noticeable even when cruising through bumpy asphalts.
The new Range Rover L460 is built with a sophisticatedly elegant appeal, while boasting uber space and practicality.
Its refined exterior is very well designed, with the clean and seamless lines donating a powerful overall contour, emphasising its commanding stature and presence.
The quality of the equipment and materials installed inside, is also impressive with the upscale, mature design and restrained detailing.
Overall, it bargains more than just good looks, it also provides an absolute driving pleasure with its engaging driving dynamics.