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Range Stormer is a high performance, sports tourer SUV which began as a concept car in 2004. Today it is available in the UAE; in Alwan Cars LLC to be precise.

Alwan Cars started operations in 1993 and have grown steadily to more than five showrooms in Sharjah and Dubai. Specializing in export and import of cars worldwide, Alwan Cars is renowned for its sports cars.

The 4.2L 500 hp Range Stormer is currently retailed at AED 1,650,000 and is only the 3rd of its kind manufactured in West Coast Customs, USA. It is a modern, striking, high-technology vehicle very much conceived to be an on-road, high performance machine, as well as class-leading offroad like all Land Rovers. Breadth of capability is one of its many strengths.

A major innovation is Terrain Response. This smart and simple-to-use new Land Rover technology delivers the best possible on-road and off-road composure and control, by optimizing the entire vehicle set-up including suspension, powertrain, throttle response and traction control. The driver simply selects the appropriate Terrain Response setting from the six available on Range Stormer, varying from dynamic, for high speed or winding tarmac roads, normal, for day-to-day driving, grass /gravel/snow, for slippery conditions to sand, deep ruts and rocks for extreme offroading.

Terrain Response controls the engine (including engine mapping), gearbox, air suspension (ride height and firmness), driveline controls (such as differential settings), traction control functions (including Dynamic Stability Control and Hill Descent Control) and the brakes (ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution).

The Range Stormer is the sportiest looking vehicle ever to wear a Land Rover badge clearly has the Range Rover genes with the classic Land Rover design language, such as the clamshell bonnet, “floating roof”, castellated corners on the hood, the straight waistline and short front overhang. Less traditional Land Rover cues include the low roofline, power bulge in the hood and the huge 22-inch forged alloy wheels.

The design is peppered with interesting and practical ideas. The doors are a twopiece, electrically powered type: the upper half hinging up and forwards, while the lower half drops to provide a step to the cabin. The two-piece tailgate is electric, the upper half lifting and the lower dropping behind the bumper to give optimized access into the loadspace. Floor compartments rise and lower electrically for improved additional stowage. Headlamps feature 'crushed ice' glass lenses and throw out an excellent light spread from the Bi-Xenon bulbs. These diamond-like lights also swivel with the steering wheel to help the car to 'see' around corners.

Side-mounted LEDs also illuminate at appropriate steering wheel angles, further improving the driver's ability to see where the car is heading. The design lines of the interior are very structural - simple rather than ornate. The dash and centre console flow around the occupants, to deliver a sporty cockpit.

The interior features four distinctive individual seats. Their radical design is inspired by the concept of the Möbius strip, the saddle leather facings being cut from a single hide. As well as covering the seats, red saddle leather is also used on the top roll of the dashboard and centre console The seat frames, a striking part of the cabin design, are aluminium, as are many of the switches. Others are swathed in leather. Instruments are back-lit, with aluminium faces. The DVD screen in the front swivels away when not in use, for the sophisticated information and entertainment systems.

This sporty, high performance SUV features a supercharged V8, specially developed for Land Rover from the renowned Jaguar engine used in the high performance XJR and XKR models. As well as dedicated power and torque outputs, the engine has been engineered to meet Land Rover's particular and exacting requirements, including the ability to run smoothly at acute fore/aft and side angles and waterproofing, for safe wading. The engine delivers power to all four wheels by a smooth-shifting ZF six-speed electronically controlled automatic gearbox. Like all Land Rovers, the four-wheel drive is engaged permanently and electronically-selectable low-range is available for tough off-roading.

For more information, contact:
Alwan Cars LLC
Tel: +971 4 320 1777
+971 4 333 3703
Fax+971 4 320 1177
+971 4 333 3706
Mobile: +971 50 9033 773


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