The world’s most refined and capable SUV, The fourth-gen of the iconic Land Rover Range Rover line, was launched in November-2012 on India. It costs approximately Rs. 2.18 crore (on-road, Mumbai) for the top-end Autobiography variant. It will be manufactured at Land Rover’s plant in Solihull, UK, and in India authorized dealers will sell them as CBU’s.
Since the launch in India, the folk at JLR has managed to deliver around 3 new models Range Rover till date. Now the Kerala’s first Range Rover has arrived and is owned by Vice Chairman of Indiana Hospital Mr. Abdul Latheef from Kasargod, Kerala (near Mangalore). The sources at AutoGadget say the Range Rover was bought by him from the dealer at Mumbai.
In United States, JLR faces a problem every manufacturer would like to have: the waiting list is so long that Land Rover can’t handle it. At the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention, Land Rover dealers were told that the British automaker is trying to get as many Range Rovers to America as possible, but demand is tight worldwide.
“We are asking for as many vehicles as we can get. The vehicle is sold out for six months to a year”, said Chris Marchand, executive vice president of operations at Jaguar Land Rover North America.
(Special thanks to Shafeer Arikady for sharing the picture of Kerala’s first 2013 Range Rover.)
Also see – 2013 Land Rover Range Rover SUV launched in India at Rs. 1.72 crore
Source – AutoGadget