Land Rover is introducing a comprehensive suite of updates to Range Rover and Range Rover Sport for 2015 model year, reaffirming their status as the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs, unrivalled in their breadth of capability, both on- and off-road.
‘As the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have long offered an unrivalled combination of performance, luxury and off-road capability,’ says Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover.‘These latest updates ensure both vehicles maintain their market-leading positions, with a special focus on performance, efficiency and increased personalisation options.’
Clean engines and even greater performance
The potent SDV8 now produces 335bhp and 546ft lbs – a 30ft lbs increase – with a fuller torque curve from 1700 to 3300rpm thanks to detailed calibration changes. This improves in-gear acceleration by up to 6.5% from fifth to eighth gear, ensuring effortless overtaking ability and enhanced towing capability. The ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox has been re-engineered with a revised torque converter incorporating a twin-spring damper. Despite such a large increase in torque, the SDV8’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions remain unchanged at 32.5mpg and 229g/km CO2.
Distinctive new features and additional convenience for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
Updated puddle lamps now project each vehicle’s silhouette onto the ground at night to light the way for occupants.
Fixed panoramic roofs with power blinds are now available and bring an additional sense of space and light to both vehicles’ luxurious interiors. Meanwhile, for Range Rover, 19-inch alloy wheels with a Satin Dark Grey finish introduce a stylish option for buyers wishing to use smaller wheels where conditions and surfaces may prove more challenging.
Increased personalisation options for Range Rover derivatives
An updated colour palette features Aruba silver and Kaikoura Stone, and long-wheelbase derivatives can be specified with a sophisticated 22-inch alloy wheel for the first time.
Inside, an Intelligent Cargo Mode senses if the rear seats are about to make contact with the front seats when folded down to increase luggage capacity, and automatically moves the front seats forwards. Once the rear seats have folded flat, the front seats are returned as close as possible to their original position.
From August, UK customers will be able to order the Range Rover Autobiography Black Long Wheel Base, an intensely design-focused response to our customers’ desire for more choice and exclusivity. It delivers higher levels of luxury with unique design finishes, precision leather detailing and new features to give this vehicle specification a distinctive and subtly different character both inside and out. Supreme comfort and added functionality are evident with the Executive Class package, which offers two individual fully adjustable seats and a re-designed extended centre console with electrically deployable leather tables, integrated USB charging sockets, enhanced stowage and bespoke lighting.
The Autobiography Black available in long wheelbase only, is available with an exclusive new Lunar/Cirrus interior colour combination. Autobiography Black signature details include unique Santorini Black and Bright Chrome exterior trim, LED tail lamps, unique 21- and 22-inch alloys, new seat designs with Semi-Aniline leather, customer-configurable mood lighting, and additional swathes of leather.
Even more choice for Range Rover Sport customers
The Range Rover Sport’s exterior colour palette has been updated for 2015 to include the distinctive new Aruba silver, and the roof and door sills can now be finished in body colour or contrasting black.
Land Rover InControlTM technologies go even further
Land Rover InControl™ Remote and InControl Secure are now available on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport derivatives as standard.
InControl Remote includes an integrated SOS Emergency Call, Optimised Land Rover Assistance and a Smartphone App which enables you to connect remotely with your vehicle wherever you are. InControl Secure tracks the vehicle should it be stolen.
InControl Apps and InControl Wi-Fi are new Land Rover InControl technologies which debut on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport derivatives.
InControl Apps allows owners to sync smartphone apps to the vehicle’s touchscreen, and is compatible with Apple and Android smartphones.
InControl Wi-Fi provides instant in-car access to a mobile hotspot which allows up to eight devices to be used simultaneously. The system provides superior signal quality compared to an independent smartphone hotspot using the customer’s existing data plan through a duplicate sim card.
The 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are available to order from 16th July.
|Range Rover||Range Rover
|4.4L SDV8 Diesel|
|Torque ft lbs/rpm||546/1750-2300||546/1750-2000||546/1750-2000|
|Top speed mph (km/h)||135(218)||135(218)||140(225)*|
|CO2 combined g/km||229||229||229|
|Combined consumption mpg (L/100km)||32.5(8.7)||32.5(8.7)||32.5(8.7)|
|*With optional Dynamic Pack, otherwise 130(210) standard|