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2008 Vehicle Model Guide


Land RoverIn the 2008 fleet of Britain's Land Rover, there are four different sport utility vehicles. The fancy flagship Range Rover tops the line with a supercharged edition that's the most powerful Land Rover ever. Range Rover Sport, a sport tourer model, gears for long-distance driving with supercharged and naturally-aspirated engine choices, while the LR3 mid-size SUV stocks sophisticated mechanical hardware for heavy-duty, four-wheel-drive (4WD), off-road performance. A new compact-class SUV comes ashore wearing the badge of LR2 and serves as a larger and more powerful successor to Freelander, Land Rover's previous small-class SUV.

2008 Land Rover Range RoverRange Rover
For 2008, more luxury gear goes into the flagship Land Rover SUV such as a four-zone air conditioning system and optional climate-control windshield and side windows. The Range Rover contains mechanical hardware for serious off-pavement roaming plus a five-seat cabin laced with every conceivable accessory for luxurious comfort. The Range Rover HSE stocks an aluminum, 4.4-liter V8 with 305 horsepower through a six-speed automatic with H-gate for CommandShift manual mode, which operates even in lthe owest range 4WD. Range Rover Supercharged packs a 4.2-liter V8 supercharger pumping 400 horsepower. Optional high-polished 20-inch alloy wheels are another new option for 2008 models.

2008 Land Rover LR3LR3
Land Rover's mid-size LR3 projects a stepped roofline and blunt face with distinctive, double-bar grille. The cabin contains bucket seats up front, a second-row bench for three and the optional two-seat, third tier that's standard on deluxe HSE models. Engine choices for the LR3 are a 4.0-liter V6 developing 216 horsepower or the 4.4-liter V8 worth 300 horsepower. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission with CommandShift manual mode. LR3's 4WD mechanism has a two-speed, electronically-shifted transfer case that always working in either high range for normal driving or low range for off-road crawling.

2008 Land Rover Range Rover SportRange Rover Sport
This SUV resembles the streamlined Range Rover, but rides on the LR3's platform with a six-inch wheelbase snip. It's designed for road running as well as off-road duty with 4WD equipment aboard. The plush cabin creates room for five with twin sport buckets on the first row and a folding bench for three. Like the Range Rover, the Sport shows two V8 engine choices with naturally-aspirated and supercharged modes. The 4.4-liter natural plant nets 300 horsepower, while the 4.2-liter supercharged unit speeds to 390 horsepower. Each engine gets the six-speed automatic gearbox with CommandShift mapping.

2008 Land Rover LR2LR2
Marked by a boxy profile, new the LR2 borrows some styling cues from the fancy Range Rover flagship. It packs a forceful 3.2-liter, six-in-line engine designed by Volvo of Sweden, channelling all of its 230-horsepower output through an always-engaged, all-wheel-drive (AWD) system to deliver sure-footed traction on rain-slick pavement and off-road trails. LR2's five-seat passenger compartment is a luxurious space laced with a panoramic sunroof, seven air bags and sophisticated vehicle controls like four-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC), all-terrain dynamic stability control (DSC), roll stability control (RSC) and hill descent control (HDC).

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