Land Rover and Alfardan Premier Motors Co, the exclusive importer of Land Rover in Qatar, unveiled the all-new Range Rover at a programme in Doha yesterday.
Lighter, stronger and with new levels of refinement, the fourth generation of Range Rover was revealed yesterday at an invitation-only gala event hosted by Alfardan Premier Motors Co.
The world’s first SUV with a revolutionary lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure is 39% lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model, enabling total vehicle weight savings of up to 420kg. The lightweight aluminium platform has delivered significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with a transformation in fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
In addition to the strong and rigid lightweight body, new aluminium front and rear chassis architecture has been developed with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. While the luxurious ride has been retained, the vehicle’s handling and agility have been significantly improved. The new suspension architecture delivers flatter, more confident cornering, with natural and intuitive steering feel.
The fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the all-new model has been developed from the ground up, capturing the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago.
The all-new Range Rover reinforces its position as the world’s most refined and capable luxury SUV and has a clean and elegant shape which is derived from a fresh interpretation of Range Rover design cues. While instantly recognisable as a Range Rover, the new vehicle takes a significant step forward with a bold evolution of the model’s iconic design language.
Justin Weaving, regional sales director of Jaguar Land Rover MENAP, introduced the new vehicle yesterday saying: “With the Land Rover strength at its heart, the new model has been engineered from the ground up to be the most capable and refined Range Rover ever. While maintaining the essential, unique character of the vehicle that blends luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability, the new design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling.”
Rabih Ataya, general manager of Alfardan Premier Motors, said that the all-new Range Rover has already received an overwhelming response from customers in Qatar, with pre-orders far exceeding expectations. “The Range Rover is a true icon which has attracted a loyal following, and with the introduction of the all-new Range Rover to our showroom, we expect this to continue for many years to come.”
The Land Rover showroom is located at Alfardan Plaza on Al Sadd Street, with opening hours from 9am to 9pm, Saturday through Thursday.