1992 Range Rover Model Year Details

1992 County


1992 Model Year Statistics
Powertrain Changes
Chassis & Suspension Changes
Exterior Changes
Interior Changes
Special Editions
Other


Photo:  Matt Altmix's 1992 County. The Land Rover Oval badge on left of tailgate introduced in 1992, and the higher-mounted fuel filler lid on the right quarter panel introduced in 1991 (and a few late production 1990 models). These features plus the County insignia in script identify this as a 92 model.



1992 Model Year Statistics

Number built  3,266 U.S. (14,586 Worldwide)
First 1992 built June 25, 1991
Last 8 digits of first 1992 U.S. Spec. Range Rover VIN NA610295
Base Price $39,475 (decrease of $5,000 from 1991)
Curb Weight 4,364 lbs. (base) 4,401lbs. (County)
Gross Vehicle Weight 6019 lbs. (both models)

Powertrain Changes:

Engine got a new piston design, power was up 2hp to 180 @ 4750 rpm and torque was up 7 ft. lbs. to 227 @ 3250 rpm.  ABS was only on the County model in 1992.  All models had the new larger fuel tank. Electrical improved with use of better connectors and fusible link in positive battery cable 

EPA 13 mpg city, 15 mpg highway

 
Chassis and Suspension Changes:
Base models did not have ABS or sway bars to help keep cost under $40K.
Base model had the five-spoke wheel in gray, County models had the three spoke wheel.


Exterior Changes:
Available Paint Colors: Alpine White, Aspen Silver Metallic, Roman Bronze Metallic, Westminster Gray Micatallic, Estnor Green, Ardennes Green, Portofino Red, Trocadero Red, Plymouth Blue, Pembroke Gray,  and only on the County (for extra-cost), Beluga Black (Cleat Coat), available only on the County LSE Cornish Cream.
Land Rover oval (like the one on the grill) added to the left hand side of the tailgate.
All County models did not yet have chrome bumpers this year.

Photo: Bob Filkins' 1992 RR regular model; Oval Land Rover badge but no "County" sign on tailgate.

Interior Changes:

Available Interior Colors:  Sorell Brown, Winchester Gray, and Lightstone Leather.  Lightstone Leather was only available on the County LSE (The County LSE, was the County Light Stone Edition, this differed from the LSE models later sold in Europe that were all Long Wheel Base, LWB models).
Rear view mirror with two built in map reading lights.  The auto dim rear view mirror was only on the County and County LSE. 
The plastic area around the radio was redesigned (to fit a longer radio) and the cigarette lighter was moved from the left to the right side of the radio
The front seats were now heated (on the County) and the switches were located on both sides of the radio
A Range Rover alarm with a key chain remote (made by Alpine) was available (standard on the County).
Cubby box cup holder mounted to the front of the cubby box
All models this year had a glass tilt and slide sun/moon roof with sun shade.
Base
Range
Rovers had American Walnut around the shifter.
Like the Hunter model in 1991 the Base model did not have a loadspace cover in the rear of the vehicle.

1992 regular model interior

1992 County Interior

Interior of Bob Filkins' 1992 Range Rover (base model with Sorrel Brown interior). Note fore and aft seat stitching used on base models.

Interior of Greg Gryllakis's 1992 Range Rover County. Note  transverse stitching on seat upholstery typical of County models.


1992 Model Year Range Rover Special Editions:

County:

Priced at $5,600 above the base model, The County came with the three spoke alloy wheels, ABS anti-lock brakes, front and rear sway bars (base Range Rovers did not have sway bars or ABS in 1992) nicer carpet, special leather front seats.  The auto dim rear view mirror had built in map lights for the first time in 1992. County wood was Burl Walnut (vs. American Walnut on the Base model) and the county had additional  wood trim on the dash and power window switch panel. Heated front seats, Alpine remote keyless-entry security system, 120 watt a/d/s/ integrated audio system (first seen on the 1991 County SE) with a subwoofer, amp and six-disk CD changer. The subwoofer level control was moved from the right side of the radio (now that the cigarette lighter was there) to the dash switch panel above the interior light switch.  The door panels were redesigned to accommodate the a/d/s/ speaker system that had one less speaker in the front doors than models with the standard speaker system.  Beluga Black was only available on the County for $300 extra

 
County LSE
:

County LSE (Light Stone Edition) was a limited edition of 400, and was the top of the line model (the model is not listed in the Kelley Blue Book).  The County LSE model cost more than the County and had American Walnut on both shift knobs in addition to all the places the County had burl wood. LSE models were painted Cornish Cream or Brooklands Green and had the letters LSE on the left side of the tailgate (they did not have any County badges at all).  The seats were “Lightstone” Leather with piping.  They had front and rear rock guards and five spoke wheels, some LSE models had the wheel s chrome plated by the U.S. Dealers.  (The U.S. LSE models all had the 100” wheelbase and were different from the County LSE models in Europe that all had the 108” wheelbase)

 
Brooklands:

This model was first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1991 at the introduction of the 1992 models.  It was finished in Brooklands green, and was the first Range Rover to have a new body styling kit produced by Tom Walkenshaw Racing (TWR)  with different front and rear bumpers and deeper body color molded under body sills.  The Brooklands model was never officially imported to the United States, but the styling kit was installed on a small number of  Range Rovers by U.S. dealers between 1992 and 1994  In 1995 the styling kit was shown in the dealer brochure.

Other:

Four Wheeler Magazine named the Range Rover County a best buy in the “Cost-is-no-Object-Ultra-Luxury Class”

Range Rover of  North America (RRNA) previews the Defender 110 at the Detroit Auto Show January 8th 1992

Range Rover of North America (RRNA) changed its name to Land Rover North America (LRNA), dropping the “of” in the name August 1st 1992 when it began selling the limited edition Land Rover Defender 110 as a 1993 model (the only year the D110 was sold in North America by Land Rover).  Five Hundred Defender 110s were sold in the U.S. and 25 were sold in Canada.  There were also 9 unnumbered 110s brought in to the U.S.

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