Range Rover tyres
The Range Rover was launched in 1970, only the second vehicle mass-produced by Land Rover. The firm’s original vehicle, now known as the Defender, was entirely utilitarian. The new upstart offered a little bit of luxury, though, and was aimed more at the gentleman farmer than the farmer per se. It was upright, spacious and well-proportioned. Unlike its predecessor it came with heaters that worked and suspension that was supple and compliant.
The original Range Rover had something of a split personality. It had an engine strong enough to take it to 95mph (no mean feat at the time) and ground-breaking Michelin tyres which would grip at motorway speeds as much as in deep cowpats. At the same time, it still promised excellent off-road ability and would earn its keep on a farm. It was a car which could be driven in city shoes as well as wellington boots, something which still holds firm today.
Despite a blip with the oil crisis of the 1970s, the Range Rover never looked back. It has become increasingly refined without forgetting its roots. Indeed modern models give the world’s best luxury saloons a run for their money in terms of on-road performance and ride comfort. More often than not, the owner of a modern Range Rover is in the back seat, rather than at the steering wheel. For many, it is thus the pre-eminent modern limousine.
These are big and heavy cars, which means that it’s critically important to get the choice of replacement tyre right. The obvious starting point is to consider how much time your vehicle spends in an off-road environment. Specialist 4×4 tyres are available in formats to suit different proportions of on-road and off-road driving. Alternatively, a Range Rover driven solely for on-road use will demand a different type of tyre.
Pirelli is etyres’ best-selling tyre choice for the Range Rover, with different versions of the Scorpion range the most popular. Continental SportContact and CrossContact tyres are another sensible option, especially for the Range Rover Sport. Goodyear and Michelin both make tyres particularly suited to road-going Range Rovers, while at a lower price point Nexen and Hankook tyres are worth considering, too.
While caravanning won’t be every Range Rover owner’s cup of tea, their power and roadholding mean that Range Rovers remain popular vehicles for towing. Needless to say, etyres is a specialist in fitting new tyres to caravans. Our service includes mobile fitting, a massive convenience for caravan owners. Thus if you do own both a Range Rover and a caravan, it’s worth checking the tyres of one before ordering them for the other.