Land Rover LR4 2010 replaces LR3
You have to wonder what the marketing people at Land Rover are getting paid for, when they thought it appropriate to rename the LR3 just because it received a new grille and a new engine for the 2010 model year.
The new 2010 Land Rover LR4 has a new V8 5.0-litre engine which delivers more power than the previous engine. It now gives out 375 hp and 508 Nm of torque. It comes with a new six-speed automatic transmission and bigger brakes for better stopping power. It has also been fitted with a new variable camshaft timing system which now improves engine efficiency, thereby improving engine response to the driver’s inputs as much as 25 percent. It now produces a 0-100 kph time in 7.9 seconds.
The new exterior design features smoother edges in the front. It has new front bumper design which is also said to improve down force at higher speeds. The headlights and tail-lights get a redesign and both the rear and front lights get LED technology. It can now be fitted with optional 20-inch 10-spoke rims. Standard rims are 19-inch.
The interior, like the Range Rover, has also been heavily changed. It gets a new centre console, dash and seats.
Performance is definitely a marked improvement from the Land Rover LR3. Hopefully Land Rover has sorted out any existing reliability issues by now. The GCC-spec Land Rover LR4 should be here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi within this year. To check out the latest prices and specs on the LR3 in the UAE, check out the buyer guide.