LAND ROVER LR2
The fourth new model from Land Rover in a four year time span, the LR2 joined the Range Rover (2002), LR3 (2004) and Range Rover Sport (2005) in the British automaker’s growing lineup of SUVs and crossovers.
Inside the cabin, all occupants will be pampered in luxury. Standard creature comfort features include Bluetooth connectivity, high definition digital/satellite radio, a truly innovative navigational system, a panoramic moonroof, 2-zoned automatic climate control, Alpine audio, leather upholstery, heated seating and more. In fact, it’s difficult not to agree that the LR2 provides some of the most solid value in the entire luxury SUV market
The ultra-high strength steel construction standards of the 2010 LR2 Land Rover protect occupants and encompass the more-than-adequately powerful 3.2L inline six cylinder engine that produces 230 horsepower at 6300 RPM. Also, 234 lb-ft of torque is generated at 3200 RPMS.
Although not huge, the 2010 LR2 Rover is big. 177.1 inches in length, 75.1 inches in width and a whopping 68.5 inches in height of big, in fact. Even with a curb weight of 4255 pounds and a 104.7 inch wheelbase, the LR2 still provides excellent cornering with little lean. Its electronic all-wheel-drive system makes it faster and more responsive to any other 5-seated SUV ever manufactured according to many industry experts. In addition, the Terrain Response system assists drivers by offering separate settings for mud, sand, grass/snow and pavement.
Tiguan, a combination of the words Tiger and Iguana, won over Nanuk, Namib, Rockton and Samun, all brainstormed by VW’s marketing department.
Power for the Tiguan will come from VW’s proven 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, cranking out 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque – and will be sent through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. This “high-performance turbocharging” significantly reduces fuel consumption and emissions, while delivering respectable performance. Front-wheel drive will be standard with an all-wheel drive system available.
The available features, including a panoramic sunroof, 6.5-inch touch screen navigation system, rear-view camera, bi-Xenon headlights and even a parking assist program.