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12th February, 2013
- Now known, simply, as Range Rover. The Vogue name is now a trim level rather than a model series.
- Lighter, stronger and more refined, the world's finest luxury SUV
- Unmistakeably a Range Rover, a modern interpretation of iconic design cues
- World's first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure
- 420kg weight saving over outgoing model delivering improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions
- An unrivalled breadth of capability with transformed handling and agility
- State-of-the-art adaptive dynamics to further improve peerless ride quality
- Enhanced all-terrain performance with introduction of Land Rover's Terrain Response® 2
- The pinnacle of SUV refinement, with a more spacious and luxurious interior and a truly composed driving experience
- British designed and engineered at Land Rover's development centres in the UK
- Manufactured in a new, state-of-the-art aluminium manufacturing facility, Solihull, UK
- Acclaimed line-up of engines deliver smooth and effortless performance, with CO2 emissions from just 196g/km
- Now available in Australia
- Pricing will start from $168,900* for the 3.0-litre 190kW TDV6 HSE
2013 Range Rover Vogue TDV6
2013 Range Rover Vogue TDV6
2013 Range Rover Vogue TDV6
2013 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8
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2013 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8
2013 Range Rover Autobiography S/C
2013 Range Rover Vogue Autobiography S/C
2013 Range Rover Vogue Autobiography S/C
|RANGE ROVER MODEL
|3.0L TDV6 Diesel
|4.4L SDV8 Diesel
|5.0L V8 SUPERCHARGED Petrol
Land Rover Australia has announced the launch of the all-new Range Rover, the world's most refined and capable SUV.
The fourth generation of the iconic Range Rover line, the new model has been developed from the ground up to provide
the ultimate luxury SUV, following the innovative spirit of the original design from over 40 years ago.
The world's first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminium body, the new Range Rover takes the capabilities of the marque's
flagship to a new level, with even greater luxury and refinement, enhanced performance and handling on all terrains, and
significant advances in sustainability.
"Launching the all-new Range Rover represents a major milestone for Land Rover, being the first exciting output
from an unprecedented investment in premium vehicle technologies," said UK-based John Edwards, Land Rover Global
"The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle - that special blend of luxury,
performance and unmatched all-terrain capability. However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight
construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort,
refinement and handling."
Global sales began in late 2012, with the all-new Range Rover ultimately going to 170 markets worldwide. The first
deliveries in Australia are now underway.
Designed and engineered at Land Rover's development centres in the UK, the new Range Rover will be produced in a
state-of-the-art new low-energy manufacturing facility at Solihull, UK.
Clean and contemporary design
The all-new Range Rover has a clean and elegant shape which is derived from a fresh new interpretation of Range Rover
design cues. While instantly recognisable as a Range Rover, the new vehicle takes a significant step forward with a bold
evolution of the model's iconic design language.
At just under 5m long, the new Range Rover has a very similar footprint to the outgoing model, but with a smoother and
more streamline profile - the most aerodynamic Range Rover ever, with a drag coefficient starting from 0.34 - the
roofline sits 20mm lower in access mode.
The luxurious interior has a modern and pure character, incorporating distinctive Range Rover design cues, but with a
fresh and very contemporary treatment. The cabin retains the characteristic strong, architectural forms, and these are
emphasised by extremely clean and elegant surfaces which are flawlessly executed using the finest leathers and veneers.
With over 118mm more legroom, the rear compartment offers vastly more space and comfort, with the option of the
desirable new two-seat Executive Class seating package for the ultimate in rear-seat luxury.
To enable customers to come up with their own perfect bespoke vehicle, the unique luxury ambience of the new Range
Rover can be extensively tailored with an indulgent choice of colours, finishes and special details, from the
immaculately-trimmed colour-themed interiors of the exclusive Autobiography series, to the stylish range of alloy wheels
up to 22 inches in diameter.
Most refined, most capable Range Rover ever
The all-new Range Rover has been engineered from the ground up to be the most refined, most capable Range Rover ever.
With the adoption of the latest body and chassis technologies, the vehicle's all-terrain performance has moved on to
another level, both in the breadth and accessibility of its off-road capability, and its on-road handling and refinement.
Amongst the industry-leading innovations is a ground-breaking next-generation version of Land Rover's Terrain
Response® system, which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically select the most suitable vehicle
An all-new state-of-the-art lightweight suspension architecture delivers class-leading wheel travel, providing
exceptional wheel articulation and composure to deal with the toughest conditions.
Outstanding traction and dynamic stability is provided by the proven Range Rover full-time intelligent 4WD system,
with a two-speed transfer box, working in parallel with the sophisticated electronic traction control systems.
The new Range Rover's unmatched breadth of capability is also reflected in its tremendously strong structure with
enhanced body geometry for all-terrain conditions, wading depth which has improved by 200mm to 900mm, and its position
as the best towing vehicle in its class with a 3,500kg trailer capability.
To ensure exceptional durability and reliability, the new Range Rover has been subjected to Land Rover's punishing on-
and off-road test and development regime, with a fleet of development vehicles covering countless thousands of miles over
18 months of arduous tests in over 20 countries with extremes of climate and road surfaces.
Refined and effortless driving experience
Range Rovers are renowned for providing occupants a sensation of serene isolation from the hectic world outside, and
the new model has been engineered to meet the highest luxury car standards for refinement.
Meticulous attention to detail throughout the development process has eliminated all unwanted sounds and traces of
harshness, and measures like the rigorously optimised body structure, acoustic lamination of the windscreen and side door
glass, and new dual-isolated engine mounts have led to a significant reduction in noise levels.
The new chassis architecture is combined with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension, and together they
have enabled engineers to achieve even more luxurious ride comfort and refinement, in addition to transformed on-road
handling, with more confident and agile cornering.
With its highly acclaimed line-up of torque-rich engines, the new Range Rover delivers swift and effortless
performance. Customers have a choice of two diesel engines, the 3.0-litre 190kW TDV6 and 4.4-litre 250kW SDV8. For the
ultimate in performance there is also the 375kW 5.0- litre LR-V8 Supercharged, all of which are now paired with a smooth
and responsive eight-speed automatic transmission.
True to the Range Rover 'DNA', the new model features the unique Command Driving Position, placing the driver in an
elevated, upright seating position - typically over 90mm higher than other premium SUVs - to provide a supreme sense of
confidence and control.
Lightweight construction enhances performance and sustainability
The all-new Range Rover features a revolutionary all-aluminium monocoque body structure which is 39 per cent lighter
than the steel body in the outgoing model.
Continuing Jaguar Land Rover's leadership in such aerospace-inspired, high-performance lightweight structures, the
all-aluminium body enables the new vehicle to significantly enhance both performance and efficiency.
Combined with weight savings throughout the chassis and driveline, the lightweight structure contributes to a
model-for-model weight saving of up to 350kg compared to the outgoing vehicle.
This weight saving heightens the characteristic Range Rover sensation of effortless performance, but also improves
efficiency. For example, the 375kW LR-V8 Supercharged model can now accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 5.4 seconds, a
reduction of 0.8 seconds over the outgoing model. Fuel consumption, however, is cut by 9 per cent.
The lighter structure has also made it possible to introduce the sophisticated 3.0-litre TDV6 engine into the model
line. With performance just as strong as the previous 4.4-litre TDV8 Range Rover, the smaller engine takes the total
weight saving up to 420kg, and delivers a dramatic 22 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, achieving
figures of 7.5 lit/100km and 196g/km.
The new Range Rover's environmental credentials will be further enhanced by the introduction of a state-of-the-art
high-efficiency diesel hybrid model later in 2013 (target CO2 169g/km).
Premium Range Rover technologies
The all-new Range Rover has been engineered with the latest developments in vehicle technologies, from interior luxury
features to advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies.
The interior is packed with a full suite of premium features to provide both front and rear seat passengers with the
same peerless luxury experience. Their well-being is assured by the latest interior technologies for comfort, convenience
and seamless connectivity. The new and improved features include:
- Convenience - premium features including keyless entry, soft door close with power latching, power upper and lower
tailgates, cooler compartments, and electrically deployable towbar
- High-end audio - exclusive Meridian surround sound music systems with audiophilequality sound
- Displays - state-of-the-art high-resolution displays, include the stunning full digital instrument cluster and the
central 8-inch touch-screen with Dual-View functionality
- Voice control and connectivity - a seamless connectivity package for mobile devices
- Climate control - all-new best-in-class climate control systems, including the powerful new premium four-zone system
- Luxurious seating - upgraded seating with luxurious new features such as multi-mode massage, and the exclusive new
Executive Class rear seating package
- Interior illumination - the latest LED illumination for subtle and sophisticated ambient lighting, including the
ability to change the colour scheme to suit the driver's mood
To enhance dynamic performance, and to ensure that drivers enjoy a relaxed and stress-free experience behind the
wheel, the new Range Rover incorporates a comprehensive range of advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies.
Among the new and enhanced features are:
- Two-channel Dynamic Response active lean control, and Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable damping
- Electric Power Assisted Steering, which enables Park Assist - the latest automated technology to help drivers
parallel park their car in tight urban parking spots
- Adaptive Cruise Control - with new Queue Assist feature which allows the system to continue functioning at low speeds
and down to a complete stop
- Intelligent Emergency Braking (including Advanced Emergency Brake Assist) - to help drivers avoid a collision if the
traffic ahead slows quickly or another vehicle suddenly moves into their lane
- Blind Spot Monitoring - with new Closing Vehicle Sensing feature to detect vehicles which are closing quickly from a
further distance behind
- Reverse Traffic Detection - to warn drivers of potential collisions during reversing manoeuvres
- Adjustable Speed Limiter Device - enables the driver to set their own personal maximum speed
- Surround Camera System - with T Junction view, Trailer reverse park guidance, and Trailer hitch guidance.
RANGE ROVER DESIGN
The unmistakable design of the Range Rover, from its distinctive silhouette to the strong architecture of its cabin,
has been at the core of the model's appeal.
In developing the new model, Range Rover designers were able to call upon this rich heritage, but set out to provide a
fresh new vision which would be relevant for a whole new generation of Range Rover customers.
"To many owners, the design of the Range Rover has become something of an icon," said Gerry McGovern the Land
Rover executive. "So our goal with the new product was to retain that distinctive spirit, but with a thoroughly
modern interpretation of Range Rover design cues."
Clean and contemporary design - but unmistakeably Range Rover
The all-new Range Rover has a clean and elegant shape which is derived from a fresh new interpretation of Range Rover
design cues. While instantly recognisable as a Range Rover, the new vehicle takes a significant step forward with a bold
evolution of the model's iconic design language.
Its smoother and more contemporary appearance signals the advanced technology under the skin, and is destined to
expand the Range Rover's appeal to a whole new generation of customers.
"Designing the next generation Range Rover, following over forty years of success, came with a huge responsibility
to protect the DNA of such an icon," said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer.
"Our design team worked incredibly hard to capture the elegant proportions and pure surfaces which have been a
feature of the best Range Rover designs."
At nearly 5m long, the new model has a very similar footprint to the current Range Rover, but with a smoother and more
aerodynamic shape, the roofline sits 20mm lower in access mode.
The elegant proportions of the body, along with the subtle taper to the roofline and the pure, clean treatment of the
body surfaces, further enhance the more flowing and contemporary feel.
Fresh new interpretations of the classic design cues help to capture that essential Range Rover spirit, including the
signature clamshell bonnet with its distinctive castellations, the floating roof, and the graphic of the side front
With its deep, imposing grille and distinctive headlamp graphics, the front-end retains a powerful Range Rover
character. However, the rearward slope of the grille, the more sculpted corners, along with the faster A-pillar angle,
all point to the more streamlined nature of the shape.
The sleeker and more aerodynamic profile is also evident at the rear, where there is a distinctive taper to the
bodywork, lending a more compact feel to the rear of the vehicle.
Distinctive design details
The vehicle's fresh and contemporary appearance is enhanced by carefully crafted design details which help to give the
new Range Rover its distinctive character.
One of the first to catch the eye is the very modern interpretation of the side vent graphic, which is now executed on
the surface of the front doors. Innovative engineering solutions mean that a functional vent is no longer required -
benefitting wading performance in deep water - which gave designers the freedom to adopt a better solution for this
traditional Range Rover design cue.
Lower down the door structure, distinctive accent graphics sweep around the body and flow into the rear of the car,
and are continued in the front and rear bumpers. With an attractive silver metal finish, the graphics hint at the
aluminium structure of the car coming out of the surface.
Another of the unique Range Rover design cues, the bold graphic of the floating roof, has been enhanced by designers
through the adoption of near-flush side glazing, combined with a gloss black finish to the pillars. In addition to
highlighting the roof graphic, the clean execution of the glazing also emphasises the streamlined form of the body.
Advanced lighting systems provide another eye-catching feature, and the front lamps continue the bold evolution of
the face of Range Rover, with highly distinctive signature graphics using LED light blade technology which feature the
trademark interlocking circles. Designers have executed the main projector beam units with technical graphics that
resemble a high performance camera lens.
At the rear, the lamps develop the stacked treatment of the current model with a striking new design that is
completely executed using LED technology. The main tail and stop lamps have a bold square pattern, while the direction
indicators use a new interpretation of the 'triple line' graphic used on the current model.
The lighting story is completed by a 'hidden until lit' high-mounted LED stop lamp which is positioned under the
spoiler across the full width of the tailgate, providing an exciting blade of light across the rear of the vehicle.
Range Rover interior - the best place to be
"A Range Rover interior is something special - simply, it gives our customers the feeling that there is no better
place to be," said Gerry McGovern. "We have made sure that the new model delivers exactly the same sense of
well-being, with a highly contemporary design which offers a completely new level of quality and refinement."
Designers set out to provide an interior environment with a modern and pure 'character', incorporating distinctive
Range Rover design cues, but with a fresh contemporary emphasis.
The cabin retains the characteristic strong, architectural forms, and these are emphasised by clean and elegant
surfaces which are flawlessly executed using the finest leathers and veneers.
Building on the signature Range Rover interior architecture, the centrepiece of the cabin is the bold intersection
between the strong horizontal elements of the instrument panel and the vertical lines of the centre stack.
Through the centre of the cabin, a powerful new graphic is provided by the broad centre console which runs between
the driver and front passenger. The console has a beautifully sculptured veneer surface which appears to float above
the supporting trim, and draws attention to the sheer quality of the materials on display.
The clean, contemporary lines of the instrument panel and console reflect the effort to refine and simplify the
interior. For example, the control lay out features 50% fewer switches, to deliver a more elegant driving environment
and ensure the driver remains calm and in control.
Designers gave special attention to the comfort of rear seat passengers, and the new Range Rover offers
significantly more legroom, plus the option of luxurious Executive Class Seating with 2 individual, fully-adjustable
New level of material quality
Material quality has been raised to a new level on the new Range Rover, with the clean, elegant lines of the cabin
highlighting the flawless execution and attention to detail.
The interior is upholstered in the finest natural materials including beautiful leathers and veneers, with immaculate
metal finishes giving the finishing touch. All of the trimmed surfaces, such as the instrument panel and door trim, now
feature a soft and luxurious wrapped finish, further enhancing the cabin's visual and tactile appeal.
In true Range Rover style, three grades of premium quality leather are lavishly applied to the interior, covering
virtually every surface from the seats and instrument panel to the doors and headlining. High series models feature the
finest Semi Aniline leather, with beautifully soft highgrade hides which have been hand-picked for their exceptional
suppleness and natural appearance.
The sumptuous leather seats and wrapped interior surfaces are finished off with beautifully tailored twin-needle
stitching, which has a traditional handcrafted quality.
Each element of the stitching is specified precisely by Range Rover experts, from the length and direction of the
stitching, to the spin, thickness and material of the thread. Even the size and shape of the needle is defined, to
guarantee that the highest quality finish is delivered consistently.
The bold architecture of the interior is highlighted by the stunning choice of luxurious veneers and finishes,
including three real wood veneers sourced from sustainable sources. The sculptured veneer surfaces of the centre console
and door panels are exquisitely hand crafted by experienced Range Rover specialists.
Uncompromising attention to detail
The step change in material quality, and interior's bold architecture and clean surfaces, are further emphasised by an
uncompromising attention to detail throughout the cabin.
This focus on impeccable craftsmanship is well illustrated by the authentic metal details, which are cool to the touch
and stunning to look at, and provide a stylish contrast to the opulent leather and veneers surfaces.
Striking examples include the bold brushed aluminium pillars each side of the centre stack, the rotary transmission
control with its precision machined finish, and the distinctive air vents with each blade highlighted with a key line of
Typifying the attention to detail, the aluminium finish on the centre stack is made using a unique approach which
involves the aluminium material passing through over 20 distinct processes to provide an exquisitely crafted finish.
The clean, smooth lines of the centre console which forms a centrepiece of the cabin have been delivered through
meticulous design of the veneer surfaces, the control panels and the stowage areas. This is exemplified by the sliding
shutter which covers the cup holders, which has a beautifully crafted solid lid which slides smoothly into a recess in
the centre stack.
Customers will also appreciate the sophisticated LED mood lighting, which has been carefully designed to enhance the
luxurious ambience of the interior, and highlight the cabin's distinctive architecture. Higher series models offer
customer configurable lighting, with the ability to vary the colours according to the occupants' mood.
Providing the ultimate bespoke vehicle
Range Rover customers across the world demand a high level of individual choice, and the new model offers an
outstanding range of colours, finishes, seating options and special details for the ultimate bespoke vehicle.
The unique luxury ambience of the Range Rover can be extensively tailored with an indulgent choice of features, which
includes a generous selection of immaculately-trimmed colour-themed interiors, accompanied by a recommended list of
Designer Choice colour combinations.
Among the desirable new features introduced with the new Range Rover are a broader choice of interior and exterior
colour options, alloy wheels up to 22 inches in diameter, and the ultimate luxury of the Rear Executive Class Seating
The full choice of individual options to enable Range Rover customers to create their own special and unique vehicle
- 17 interior colour themes, plus additional choice of seat colour
- 3 interior veneers at launch, with more to follow
- 3 headlining colours
- rear Executive Class seating
- 15 exterior paint finishes
- 2 contrast roof colours - Santorini Black or Indus Silver
- 8 alloy wheel designs on 19-, 20-, 21- and 22-inch wheels
- alternative Dark Atlas finish for the exterior accents
- full-size panoramic roof
- illuminated tread plates
- electrically deployable side steps
From the very first model introduced over 40 years ago, unmatched all-terrain capability and performance has been a
fundamental element of the Range Rover 'DNA'.
Now, with the launch of the fourth generation vehicle in late 2012, those Land Rover 'genes' are just as strong.
Indeed, with the adoption of the latest body and chassis technologies, the performance of the Range Rover has moved on to
another level, both in its on-road handling and refinement, and the breadth and accessibility of its off-road
"We have engineered this vehicle from the ground up to be the most versatile, most capable Range Rover ever,"
said Nick Rogers, Range Rover Vehicle Line Director. "Our customers take for granted that this vehicle will cope
with anything it's asked to do, and we have used our all of our experience and technology to exceed their expectations
Class-leading all-terrain performance - with innovative Terrain Response® system
Building on Land Rover's legendary heritage in vehicles capable of tackling the toughest climates and road surfaces,
the all-new Range Rover has been developed to achieve class leading all-terrain capability, with supreme composure in all
With its advanced lightweight body structure, state-of-the-art new suspension design and unique Terrain Response®
technologies, the new model has raised its standards once again, both in terms of its on-road capability, and its
unmatched off-road performance.
Amongst the industry-leading innovations is a ground-breaking next-generation version of Land Rover's Terrain
Response® system which is introduced for the first time, and which takes the capabilities of the award-winning system to
a new level.
Developed by a small team of Land Rover specialists with extensive experience in all-terrain technologies, Terrain
Response® 2 features an Auto setting which uses sophisticated 'intelligent' systems to analyse the current driving
conditions, and automatically select the most suitable terrain programme.
Ensuring that the vehicle is always driving using the optimum mode, the new system is able to switch completely
automatically between the five settings: General; Grass/Gravel/Snow; Mud/Ruts; Sand; and Rock Crawl. Like all Terrain
Response® systems, each setting optimises driveability and traction by adapting the responses of the car's engine,
gearbox, centre differential and chassis systems to match the demands of the terrain.
While it functions completely automatically, Terrain Response® 2 Auto will also provide the driver with additional
input, such as advising when to select low range or the off-road ride height when the system calculates that it is
Alex Heslop, Range Rover Chief Programme Engineer, explained: "Land Rover's Terrain Response® system has always
led the industry in helping drivers to maximise their vehicle's potential as they tackle challenging conditions. By
adding an automatic mode, Land Rover engineers have moved the game on once more. Even non-expert drivers will be able to
benefit from the system's full capabilities, confident that the vehicle is configured in the best possible way for each
moment of their journey - however tough the conditions."
To complement the Terrain Response® system, the new Range Rover can also call upon a unique suite of all-terrain
technologies to help maximise performance and safety, including Hill Descent Control (HDC), Gradient Release Control
(GRC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), and Roll Stability
In addition to being upgraded with the latest tuning and functionality, the operation of these braking and stability
systems is enhanced by the latest Bosch 6-piston brake modulator which delivers faster responses and smoother, quieter
and more precise operation.
State-of-the-art lightweight suspension architecture
Another key factor in the enhanced driving capability of the new Range Rover is a state-of-theart new lightweight
The result of an extensive Land Rover research programme to identify a next-generation suspension concept for premium
AWD vehicles, the suspension systems use a clean sheet design which promises to deliver best-in-class vehicle dynamics.
Primarily constructed from lightweight aluminium components, the suspension concept is fully independent, with a
wide-spaced double-wishbone design at the front and an advanced multilink lay out at the rear.
The new suspension system delivers class-leading wheel travel - with 260mm of movement at the front and 310mm at the
rear, compared to less than 200mm for most competitor vehicles - providing exceptional wheel articulation and composure
to deal with the toughest conditions.
As on previous Range Rovers, the lightweight suspension architecture is combined with four corner air springs to
optimise the vehicle's versatility both on- and off-road. The air springs offer variable ride height, and are
cross-linked for maximum axle articulation.
To achieve superior performance, both in terms of ride quality and the ability to change swiftly between the different
ride heights, the air suspension hardware has been completely reengineered.
The characteristic Range Rover imperious ride quality has been improved through the fitment of new low-hysteresis
front air springs, which are able to absorb small irregularities much more effectively. The springs use a thinner,
suppler material, which is protected by a metal casing.
Dynamic Response and Adaptive Dynamics
The performance of the suspension systems on the new Range Rover is further enhanced by the use of advanced chassis
technologies to optimise vehicle dynamics.
For the first time on the Range Rover, Land Rover's Dynamic Response active lean control system is available. Fitted
as standard to SDV8 and LR-V8 S/C models, the Range Rover system uses next-generation two-channel technology for
By dramatically reducing the amount of body lean during cornering, Dynamic Response transforms vehicle handling and
occupant comfort. The latest two channel system is capable of controlling the front and rear axles independently,
allowing it to be tuned to deliver increased low-speed agility, along with enhanced control and stability at speed.
The new system has also been designed to improve ride comfort and reduce 'head toss' by detecting and eliminating the
body rock induced by uneven road surfaces.
As with previous Land Rover active lean control systems, off-road capability is actually enhanced when the system is
fitted. If the system detects off-road conditions, the control module isolates the stabiliser bar and reduces the level
of roll compensation, thus allowing greater wheel articulation and increasing the contact patch with the terrain.
Adaptive Dynamics, featuring continuously variable dampers, is a standard feature on all new Range Rovers, providing
the optimum balance of ride and control by offering infinitely variable damper settings between soft and firm extremes.
The Adaptive Dynamics system monitors vehicle movements at least 500 times a second, reacting to driver or road
inputs virtually instantaneously to give greater control and minimise body roll, providing a composed, flat ride. The
system will even sense off-road conditions, and optimise damping accordingly.
Full-time intelligent 4WD system
Range Rovers are renowned for their ability to find drive on the most challenging low-grip surfaces, and the latest
model builds on that experience by featuring the proven Range Rover full-time intelligent 4WD system, with a two-speed
transfer box providing a low-range option for difficult conditions off-road or when towing.
The heart of the 4WD system is the transfer box which provides permanent four-wheel-drive via a bevel gear centre
differential, with a 50/50 torque split. Outstanding traction and dynamic stability is maintained through an
electronically controlled multi-plate clutch which provides a centre differential lock and torque biasing function.
Using wheel slip information from a range of vehicle sensors, the control unit uses the multiplate clutch to
distribute torque between the wheels in the optimum way, working in parallel with the sophisticated electronic traction
The transfer box offers selectable high and low range, using a two-speed fully synchronised 'shift on the move'
system which allows the driver to change range at speeds up to 60 km/h without having to stop the vehicle, providing
exceptional flexibility when tackling challenging conditions.
High-range provides a direct drive with a 1:1 ratio, while low-range provides a ratio of 2.93:1, giving an extremely
low crawl speed for off-road driving or for towing heavy trailers.
To further optimise traction and stability in extreme conditions, customers can also specify an Active Rear Locking
Differential on SDV8 and LR-V8 S/C models.
Command Driving Position enhances confidence and control
The Command Driving Position, which provides drivers with a supreme sense of confidence and control whatever the road
conditions, is an essential part of the Range Rover 'DNA'.
Like its predecessors, the new Range Rover places the driver in an elevated, upright seating position which offers a
reassuring, almost imperious, view of the vehicle and its surroundings.
The sense of control offered by the elevated driving position is enhanced by the vehicle's outboard seating location
with clear visibility to the side, and outstanding forward visibility over the characteristic sunken profile of the
bonnet, all of which contribute to the unique Range Rover character.
Throughout the development process, meticulous optimisation of the vehicle design and interior package - much of it
using the sophisticated 3D CAVE virtual simulator - ensured that the new model retained its class-leading all-round
visibility, while overall roominess increased significantly.
In fact, upward vision for the front row occupants was improved, enhancing visibility in undulating terrain and
improving the view of overhead signs and traffic lights.
Like all Range Rovers, the new model had headroom targets which included provision for offroad head movements. These
targets were rigidly enforced, resulting in more generous headroom, and enhanced clearance during off-road excursions.
Intuitive controls with clear and elegant lay out
To enhance the relaxing and confident driving experience encouraged by the Command Driving Position, the new Range
Rover is distinguished by a carefully conceived system of controls and displays which combines a stylish, uncluttered
layout with state-of-the-art functionality.
The control lay out has been dramatically simplified, with 50% fewer switches, to deliver classleading ease-of-use and
intuitiveness, while also emphasising the clean, elegant lines of the cabin.
Developing the state-of-the-art display technology pioneered by the outgoing model, the new Range Rover features two
primary high-resolution display screens - a 12.3-inch display for the main instrument pack, and an 8-inch touchscreen
unit for infotainment and secondary functions, with optional Dual View.
The screen graphics on both displays are very elegant, having been meticulously designed to provide the impression of
3D surfaces, beautifully lit with subtle chrome detailing. Each display is able to adapt its content according to the
driving situation, eliminating unnecessary details and presenting the important information in a clear and simple form.
The intuitive and elegant approach is reflected in the other major controls, such as the rotary Drive Select and
Terrain Response® controls on the centre console, the simplified Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning dials, and the
twin five-way toggle switches and auxiliary functions on the steering wheel.
Engineered for total capability
From the very start of the development process, the new Range Rover has been designed and engineered to deliver the
incredible breadth of capability which the marque is famous for, from the ability to tackle the toughest terrains to its
class-leading towing capacity.
Ensuring the vehicle is true to this Range Rover heritage has required continuous attention to the fundamental
engineering requirements which underpin this performance, including developing a tremendously strong structure, achieving
suitable body geometry and suspension capability for off-road agility, and integrating full towing functionality.
Optimising the new body structure began with the most extensive optimisation process ever undertaken by Land Rover,
with unprecedented use of advanced computer simulation - demanding well over 1,000 years of processor time - to deliver
outstanding strength and durability, excellent safety and minimum weight.
To analyse the punishing off-road load cases which really push the structure to its limits, such as the crunching
'ditch drop' impact, engineers turned to the specialised and incredibly powerful simulation tools more typically used to
model crash events.
The new Range Rover features enhanced body geometry for all-terrain conditions, and provides 17mm more ground
clearance at 303mm (measured at the off-road ride height), and improved approach and departure angles. The vehicle
underfloor has been specially designed to provide a smooth surface, with a smooth transition between suspension
components, to reduce susceptibility to damage or interference.
Wading depth has also improved significantly to 900mm, an increase of 200mm. This is partly enabled by an innovative
air intake system, which draws air between the inner and outer bonnet panels at the sides of the vehicle before it flows
down into the intake system in the sides of the engine compartment.
The re-engineered air suspension system has also significantly enhanced off-road capability, by introducing an
automatic system which varies between two ride heights (+40mm, +75mm) when the off-road setting is selected, rather than
a single +55mm position.
This provides 20mm increased maximum ground clearance at speeds below 50 km/h, while the +40mm intermediate setting
means that the off-road mode can remain available at much higher speeds (80km/h vs 50km/h) than was possible before,
which is very valuable in terrain with long, rutted dirt roads.
Careful tuning also means the suspension system is better able to detect deep wading conditions or situations when
ride height adjustment is actually required to prevent grounding.
The new Range Rover further improves the model's position as the best towing vehicle in its class with a 3,500kg
trailer capability. Key additional features to enhance the towing experience include the Surround Camera system with
Tow Assist for easier hitching and reversing, and the Trailer Stability Assist system.
Alex Heslop, Range Rover Chief Programme Engineer, said: "Like all Range Rovers before it, we have engineered the
new model to have the broadest range of capabilities in its class - this is a vehicle which is completely fit for
purpose. It has also survived Land Rover's legendary testing regime, which subjects the vehicle to 18 months of
gruelling tests in the harshest conditions imaginable."
Land Rover toughness and durability
With an unprecedented engineering development process using state-of-the-art virtual simulation tools, followed by the
Land Rover's punishing on- and off-road test and development regime, the new Range Rover has been engineered to achieve
exceptional durability and reliability.
While the initial engineering and optimisation is conducted almost exclusively using computer simulation, vehicle
performance and robustness is verified through extensive physical testing, using both driven and rig-based regimes.
Well over 20,000 physical tests have been completed across all components and systems, with a fleet of development
vehicles covering countless thousands of miles over 18 months of arduous tests in over 20 countries with extremes of
climate and road surfaces.
Prototypes are driven in challenging off-road conditions such as sand, mud and snow, and their durability is put to
the test in extreme exercises to prove out deep wading, underfloor vulnerability, snatch recovery and towing at maximum
GTW. Further extreme strength tests include worst-case scenarios such as driving into kerbs at speed, bridge jumps,
ditch drops and sideways kerb strikes.
Punishing longer test regimes provide the ultimate challenge for durability and reliability including the month-long
'king of the sand' durability test in intense Middle East desert heat, a 5,000 mile flat-out endurance drive at the
Nürburgring circuit, and gruelling off-road test cycles involving thousands of miles at challenging UK proving grounds.
Range Rover Powertrain
The new Range Rover delivers effortless performance and imperious refinement with its highly acclaimed line-up of
torque-rich petrol and diesel engines, all of which are now paired with a smooth and responsive eight-speed automatic
The vehicle's lightweight aluminium platform has helped to deliver significant enhancements in performance, fuel
economy and CO2 emissions.
Among the powertrain innovations on the new Range Rover is the availability of the sophisticated Land Rover TDV6
diesel engine, which combines outstanding performance with exceptional efficiency, achieving CO2 emissions from 196g/km.
Refined and responsive TDV6 diesel
Available in the Range Rover for the first time, the refined and ultra-efficient 190kW 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel delivers
effortless performance combined with unprecedented fuel economy and emissions.
The innovative lightweight technology of the new Range Rover enables the TDV6 engine to match the outstanding
performance of the outgoing TDV8 model, while cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by an amazing 22 per cent when
equipped with stop/start, achieving 196g/km.
With a substantial maximum torque of 600Nm, the TDV6 is capable of refined and smoothly responsive performance,
sweeping from 0-100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds.
To achieve the unprecedented blend of refined performance and remarkable efficiency, the TDV6 engine has been
extensively optimised for the new vehicle.
The engine uses a new eight-nozzle low-flow injector design for more precise injection and improved fuel atomisation,
a revised intake system with twin intercoolers offers enhanced charge cooling, and the engine features the latest tandem
solenoid intelligent stop/start system for further reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
Like the SDV8, the V6 has been designed using the innovative parallel sequential turbocharging concept which delivers
outstanding performance and responsiveness throughout the rev range.
Range Rover's outstanding SDV8 diesel
The magnificent SDV8 diesel was designed exclusively for the Range Rover, and for the new model its power rises to an
impressive 250kW, an increase of 9 per cent. The 4.4-litre 'superdiesel' combines huge reserves of power with
impressively low emissions and unparalleled levels of refinement.
With a staggering 700Nm produced between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm, the SDV8 delivers completely effortless performance,
surging from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, a full 1.0 second faster than the outgoing model.
The engine's outstanding fuel efficiency is reflected in CO2 emissions of 229g/km, which represents a further
reduction in emissions of 10 per cent over the outgoing model.
The SDV8 achieves its incomparable blend of supreme driveability and refinement through advanced diesel technologies,
most notably the innovative parallel sequential turbocharging concept which delivers outstanding performance and
responsiveness throughout the rev range.
The power increase for the new Range Rover was achieved through a revised intake system with twin intercoolers and an
optimised calibration. The updated installation also achieves a 10kg weight saving, through the use of cast alloy engine
mounts (in place of iron) and a redesigned sump.
Formidable 375kW Supercharged V8
The incomparable 375kW 5.0-litre LR-V8 supercharged engine retains its place at the pinnacle of the Range Rover line-up.
With huge reserves of power and torque, the scale of the performance on offer is reflected in the 0-100 km/h time of a
stunning 5.4 seconds (0.8 seconds faster than the outgoing model), all achieved with supreme refinement.
Efficiency has been further improved in the new Range Rover, with CO2 emissions of 322g/km, a reduction of 7 per cent
over the outgoing model.
The LR-V8 supercharged engine has a compact and lightweight all-aluminium design, with class-leading low levels of
internal friction. For new model, the engine has been re-optimised around a state-of-the-art new Bosch engine management
The engine features high-pressure direct injection with an industry-leading centrally-mounted, multi-hole,
spray-guided injection system. Efficiency is further enhanced by an innovative cam torque actuated dual independent
variable camshaft timing system (VCT).
The 375kW engine is fitted with a sixth-generation, twin vortex system (TVS) supercharger which offers superior
thermodynamic efficiency and extremely refined noise levels.
Advanced 8-speed automatic transmission
All petrol and diesel engines in the new Range Rover are paired with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70
8-speed automatic gearbox, which has been tuned by Range Rover engineers to combine silky-smooth shifting with
exceptionally rapid response and outstanding fuel economy.
With eight closely-spaced ratios, gearchanges are almost imperceptible, with each shift completed in just 200
milliseconds - four times faster than the average human resting heartbeat.
Controls include steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift as standard, enabling the driver to take control of gear shifting
manually - the transmission will also accept multiple downshifts, maintaining an absolutely smooth transition between
The optimised lightweight 8-speed transmission is the perfect partner to the torque-rich petrol and diesel engines,
and contributes to their enhanced fuel efficiency.
The transmission is tuned to select torque converter lock-up as early as possible to reduce slip and energy loss. The
wider ratio spread, tall overdriven top gear and the fact that no more than two internal clutches are open at any one
time all contribute to improved fuel economy and emissions.
Transmission Idle Control disengages 70 per cent of the drive when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is idling
in Drive, significantly reducing consumption in urban conditions. In cold conditions, the transmission selects a lower
gear to promote fast warm up and get the engine up to its efficient operating temperature as soon as possible.
The hydraulic actuating system has been designed for increased efficiency, with improved pump design and gear control
Enhanced efficiency drives improved sustainability
The new Range Rover demonstrates Land Rover's commitment to enhancing the sustainability of its products and
operations, and its determination to deliver vehicles which are both relevant and highly desirable.
With its all-new lightweight aluminium structure and optimised powertrains - including the upcoming diesel Hybrid
derivative - the new Range Rover addresses the growing consumer need for more socially acceptable vehicles in a
Its greener credentials stem from a comprehensive approach to reducing environmental impact throughout the life-cycle
of the vehicle, from development and manufacturing, to customer use and end-of-life.
World's first SUV with lightweight aluminium construction
The new Range Rover is the world's first SUV to feature an advanced all-aluminium body structure, delivering
significantly reduced weight, improved performance and enhanced sustainability.
This all-new lightweight architecture will underpin the next generation of Range Rover SUVs, and is the result of a £1
billion investment programme. The next-generation design continues Jaguar Land Rover's leadership in such
aerospace-inspired, high-performance lightweight aluminium structures, having pioneered the approach in mass production
The all-aluminium monocoque body structure in the new Range Rover is 39 per cent lighter than the steel body in the
current, representing a weight saving of over 180kg for the bodyshell alone.
Not only the lightest in its class by a significant margin, the aluminium structure is also incredibly strong too. The
body has been engineered to withstand the same punishing off-road impacts as all Land Rovers.
The joints in the shell are riveted and bonded together using techniques originally developed in the aerospace
industry and adapted for automotive use by Jaguar Land Rover. This structure means that traditional energy intensive
construction methods, such as spot welding, are not required, and the new Range Rover is produced in an all-new
Optimised structure is lighter, stronger and more refined
The lightweight aluminium body structure has been subjected to the most extensive development and optimisation process
ever undertaken by Land Rover. Unprecedented use of state-of-the-art computer simulation tools has resulted in an
incredibly efficient structure.
Engineers used the latest 'multi-dimensional' CAE optimisation tools, which made it possible to minimise the weight,
while simultaneously delivering outstanding stiffness and refinement together with excellent safety performance.
Incredibly powerful simulation tools more typically used to model crash events have also been exploited to analyse the
punishing off-road load cases which form a key part of Land Rover engineering development, such as the crunching 'ditch
A key factor in the creation of such a weight-efficient body is the way different forms of aluminium components are
used within the structure: pressed panels, plus cast, extruded and rolled aluminium alloy parts, are combined in a
rigorously optimised structure where the strength is concentrated precisely where the loads are greatest.
The resulting optimised structure protects occupants using an incredibly strong and stable safety cell, and provides a
very stiff platform for superior NVH and vehicle dynamics.
Innovations to further reduce weight and enhance performance include the first automotive use of high strength AC300
aluminium within the crash structure. In another automotive first, the entire vehicle bodyside is pressed as a single
aluminium panel - thus reducing the amount of joints, eliminating complex assemblies and improving structural integrity.
Lightweight technologies cut weight by up to 420kg
Land Rover engineers have combined the state-of-the-art lightweight structure with substantial weight reductions
throughout the vehicle, to deliver total weight savings up to an incredible 420kg.
The enhanced efficiency of the new Range Rover is highlighted most effectively on diesel models, where the reduced
weight of the vehicle has enabled the lighter TDV6 engine to be introduced, while delivering the same effortless
performance as the outgoing TDV8 model. A total of 420kg lighter, the new TDV6 Range Rover achieves an overall reduction
in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of up to 22 per cent.
Range Rover engineers achieved the dramatic weight reduction through an incredibly rigorous development and
optimisation process in which every possible weight saving opportunity was aggressively pursued. In addition to the
lightweight aluminium body construction, the key weight-saving technologies in the vehicle include:
- Downsized 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel powertrain available in place of 4.4-litre TDV8, with no loss in performance
- All-aluminium door construction, including high performance lightweight aluminium side intrusion beams
- Advanced composite reinforced aluminium B-posts, to minimise intrusion in side impacts
- All-new lightweight front and rear suspension design with all-aluminium front and rear subframes
- Optimised spring, damper and anti-roll bar designs
- All-new lightweight aluminium final drive units and optimised driveline components
- High precision lightweight magnesium castings used for the cross car beam and front end carrier
- SMC plastic upper tailgate panels
- Lightweight aluminium Brembo front brake callipers
- Lightweight high-strength steel seat structure
- All-new lightweight 19-inch alloy wheel design
Most aerodynamic Range Rover ever
With its more streamlined and rounded profile, the new model is the most aerodynamic Range Rover ever, achieving a
drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.34, a 10 per cent improvement compared to the outgoing vehicle.
The aerodynamic performance was optimised during an incredibly intensive development effort using state-of-the-art
computational fluid dynamics simulation tools, involving the equivalent of 1.5 million hours (or over 170 years) of
Among the special aerodynamic innovations which were optimised during the development process are:
- Aerodynamic underfloor panelling - more extensive lightweight panelling has been incorporated to create a smooth,
flat profile under the vehicle. Additional deflectors have been added around the front and rear suspension components,
with front and rear undertrays around the main driveline components
- Enhanced air flow - detail features to improve air flow include near-flush glazing on the A-pillars and vehicle side
glass; separation edges incorporated in the rear lamps and D-pillars; optimised shaping of the door mirrors and upper
Careful attention has also been given to water management on the vehicle, including a hydrophobic coating on the front
side door glass to help keep it clear of droplets, carefully shaped roof panels to avoid unwanted drips when tailgate is
opened, and a rear wash wipe which is designed to avoid annoying drips.
Low-CO2 powertrain technologies
The advanced diesel and petrol powertrains on the new Range Rover have been extensively optimised to minimise fuel
consumption, with CO2 emissions starting from just 196g/km.
Later in 2013, the engine line-up will be further boosted, when the new model will be the first Range Rover to offer a
hybrid powertrain, with the introduction of a state-of-the-art diesel hybrid powertrain designed to combine exceptional
fuel efficiency with outstanding refinement and effortless performance (target CO2 169g/km).
To ensure the greatest possible fuel efficiency, the latest Range Rover powertrains incorporate a comprehensive
selection of low-CO2 technologies, including:
- Stop/Start system - TDV6 diesel models are available with an advanced intelligent stop/start system which improves
fuel consumption by between 5 and 7 per cent. The system features a Tandem Solenoid Starter with a dedicated secondary
battery for instant restarting.
- Smart regenerative charging - electrical charging system has an intelligent power management system which prioritises
charging when the car is decelerating, capturing the wasted kinetic energy and reducing the fuel demand of the electrical
- High-pressure direct injection - both petrol and diesel engines feature the latest high pressure direct injection
technology for more efficient combustion
- Optimised low-friction designs -state-of-the-art engine designs which have carefully developed to eliminate all
unwanted frictional losses
- Electric fans - TDV6 and SDV8 diesels have been re-engineered with electric fans in place of viscous fans, to
minimise parasitic losses when no cooling is needed
- Low viscosity transmission fluids - the 8-speed automatic is specified with the latest low viscosity fluid to
maximise transmission efficiency.
The new Range Rover further reduces fuel consumption by adopting energy efficient Electric Power Assisted Steering
(EPAS) in place of the previous hydraulic system, cutting CO2 emissions by over 3 per cent.
Sustainable by design, with lifecycle approach
In order to minimise the car's overall ecological impact, the new Range Rover has been designed with a lifecycle
approach, aiming to minimise the environmental impact by considering the entire lifecycle of the vehicle: from
development and manufacturing, through customer use, to end-of-life recycling and re-use.
Each element of the lifecycle was analysed with a view to consuming fewer natural resources, using more sustainable
materials and minimising the generation of waste. The development process has included a full lifecycle assessment in
line with ISO 14040/14044.
The new Range Rover's aluminium construction makes a major contribution to its reduced carbon footprint. Up to 75
per cent of the aluminium material is sourced from recycled content, including closed loop recycling of waste metal
from the manufacturing process, resulting in a significant saving of energy and CO2 emissions (body panels made from
recycled material use only 5 per cent of the energy required for new aluminium).
Further energy is saved during the manufacturing process, which does not require highly energy intensive processes
Recycled and renewable materials have been used wherever possible in the new Range Rover's design. High
specification vehicles uses up to 31.5kg of recycled plastics, diverting over 8,820 tonnes of plastic from landfill
during the carline's life. Natural and renewable materials, such as the luxurious leathers and veneers, represent
44.5kg of each vehicle.
Bridge of Weir leather, produced using unique 'low carbon' manufacturing processes, further enhances the
environmental credentials of the vehicle, while the real wood veneers are all sourced from sustainable forests.
Advanced vehicle and safety technologies
To further enhance its impressive breadth of capabilities, the new Range Rover has been engineered with
state-of-the-art vehicle and safety technologies, ranging from advanced driver assistance features such as the latest
Adaptive Cruise Control system, to a comprehensive range of active and passive safety technologies.
Smart driver assistance technologies
The new Range Rover is packed with smart, relevant technologies to ensure that drivers enjoy a relaxed and
stress-free experience behind the wheel. The latest driver assistance features available to enhance comfort and safety
include an enhanced Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which operates even when the vehicle is travelling slowly or is
Adding to the standard ACC functionality, which maintains a pre-set time gap to the vehicle in front in slower moving
or busy traffic, the new Queue Assist features extends the ACC function to allow the vehicle to come to a stop when it
reaches a traffic queue.
When the car in front moves off, the driver can resume ACC operation by briefly touching the accelerator. The car then
accelerates back to the pre-set cruising speed, maintaining the selected time gap to vehicles ahead.
Vehicles specified with ACC and Queue Assist also feature the Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB) function (see
To offer enhanced awareness in today's congested traffic conditions, Range Rover drivers can also specific advanced
new technologies to alert them to nearby vehicles which could provide a hazard.
Blind Spot Monitoring uses side-mounted radar sensors to survey potential blind spots either side of the vehicle, and
alerts the driver when vehicles are detected within this area. The system is optimised to work at lower speeds commonly
encountered in urban conditions or on congested motorways.
It now is combined with Closing Vehicle Sensing, a new feature which extends the function of the system by scanning a
zone much further behind the vehicle, to detect vehicles which are closing quickly from behind and which could cause a
threat during a lane change manoeuvre. Drivers are alerted by a rapid flashing of the existing Blind Spot warning light
in the corresponding wing mirror.
A further additional new function, Reverse Traffic Detection, uses radar detectors in the rear of the car to warn
about potential collisions during reversing manoeuvres, such as reversing out of a parking space. The system is active
when reverse gear is selected and can detect a vehicle approaching from either side, alerting the driver in the event of
a potential collision.
Other driver assistance technologies which help to reduce stress behind the wheel include the Adjustable Speed Limiter
Device, which enables the driver to set their own personal maximum speed, the latest Surround Camera System incorporating
T Junction view, Trailer reverse park guidance and Trailer hitch guidance, and headlamps with Automatic High Beam Assist
and Adaptive Xenon lighting.
Electric Power-Assisted Steering with Park Assist
The new Range Rover adopts the latest electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) technology, which has enhanced potential
for tuning to deliver outstanding steering feel, and which helps to reduce overall vehicle CO2 emissions. The new
technology also enables customers to benefit from the Park Assist feature, which helps to identify a suitable parallel
parking space, and then automatically steers the vehicle into place.
The EPAS system has been meticulously tuned by Land Rover engineers, who have gained extensive experience of system
tuning through other recent products like the Range Rover Evoque.
The steering is a variable ratio system which provides a fast overall steering ratio, but which is slower just around
the on-centre position - this gives the vehicle an effortless quality, while ensuring the stability and relaxed character
of a Range Rover when operating at speed.
By varying the level of power assistance, the steering is light and responsive when manoeuvring at lower speeds, while
being much firmer for a more confident and assured response at higher speeds.
Terrain Response® functionality is also improved, since the EPAS system is able to vary the steering feedback
according to the different friction levels offered by any given road surface, from snow through to sand.
Other specific features built into the control software to ensure a natural and consistent steering feel include:
- Damping which varies according to steering speed
- Pull/Drift (camber) Compensation, to avoid annoying steering corrections by mitigating the effect of road crown
- Soft Lock Stops, to provide a cushioned feeling to the driver and avoid an abrupt feeling as the steering meets the
- Active Return, improves self-centring of the steering, avoiding torque build-up as steering wheel angle increases
- Parking Torque Control, for consistently light and effortless steering
Powerful braking with lightweight Brembo callipers
The new Range Rover has been engineered with a powerful all-disc braking system for confident stopping in all
conditions, featuring six-piston lightweight Brembo calipers on the front brakes for enhanced performance and reduced
The generous disc diameters of 380mm front/365mm rear provide huge thermal capacity, capable of achieving outstanding
stopping performance, whether solo or towing a trailer.
The Range Rover is equipped with an Electronic Park Brake (EPB) which activates directly on the rear brake callipers,
and has been carefully optimised to provide smooth and refined automatic disengagement when the car moves off.
Performance of the braking and stability systems is also enhanced by the latest Bosch 6-piston brake modulator, which
delivers faster responses and smoother, quieter and more refined operation.
Enhanced active safety technologies
The impressive stopping power of the new Range Rover is complemented by a comprehensive suite of active safety
technologies, designed to enhance braking, stability and traction.
For the first time, the Range Rover is available with Intelligent Emergency Braking. Included on vehicles fitted with
Adaptive Cruise Control, this new feature can help drivers avoid a collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly or
another vehicle suddenly moves into their lane.
The Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB) feature incorporates Advanced Emergency Brake Assist (AEBA). When in
operation, the system uses a forward-looking radar to detect vehicles ahead moving in the same direction, and in the
event of a possible collision, the driver is alerted by a visual and audible warning signal.
If the risk of collision increases after the warning, AEBA prepares the brake system for rapid braking and the brakes
are applied gently. If the brake pedal is depressed quickly, then braking is implemented with full brake function.
In the event that a collision is judged to be unavoidable, a driver warning will be given and IEB will automatically
apply an emergency braking pressure level to help minimise the speed of impact.
The full suite of active safety features on the new Range Rover includes:
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
• Roll Stability Control (RSC)
• Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
• Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
• Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC)
• Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Engine Drag torque Control (EDC)
• Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
• Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
• Emergency brake lights (EBL)
• Emergency brake assist (EBA)
• Corner Brake Control (CBC)
Engineered for maximum occupant protection
The new Range Rover has been engineered to meet and exceed the most stringent global safety standards. Its optimised
aluminium body structure protects occupants using an incredibly strong and stable safety cell, which is complemented by a
comprehensive system of airbags and restraints.
The crash structure was extensively optimised using state-of-the-art computer simulation tools, which allowed
engineers to conduct a significant number of 'virtual' crash tests long before physical prototypes were available.
Vehicle crash performance has been verified via a rigorous programme of 70 full vehicle crash tests and over 20 sled
Designed for an optimised crash pulse, minimum intrusion into the safety cell and maximum occupant protection, the
aluminium body structure includes key features such as the use of high strength AC300 aluminium within the crash
structure and a composite reinforced B-post area to minimise intrusion in side impacts.
The occupant safety package includes a comprehensive system of air bags and restraint systems including driver and
passenger airbags, side curtain and thorax airbags (including the largest curtain airbag in current production), and
active front seat belts which are linked to the vehicle's emergency braking functions.
Pedestrian safety has been given a very high priority, with a carefully optimised design for the front-end, bumpers,
bonnet and cowl area to minimise potential injuries.
Featuring the most extensively developed pedestrian safety package of any Range Rover, key measures include a raised
bonnet A-surface, bonnet and bumper profiles optimised for energy absorption, along with the careful optimisation of the
coupling of surface parts with under-body structures to maximise energy absorption.
Range Rovers are renowned for providing a level of refinement and luxury which gives the occupants a sensation of
serene isolation from the hectic world outside.
In developing the new model, Land Rover engineers set out to capture that same feeling, but to enhance the experience
for both passengers and driver. The cabin is a significantly more refined and relaxing place to be, and for passengers,
particularly those in the rear, there is a step change in the amount of space on offer, along with a luxurious choice of
At the same time, the driver benefits from more composed and agile handling, which complements the characteristic
Range Rover feeling of effortless performance and confident control. The latest connectivity and display technologies
enable customers to seamlessly integrate their portable devices while travelling in the car.
"The state-of-art new platform and suspension architecture has enabled our engineers to take the Range Rover to a
new level of refinement and driving dynamics," said Nick Rogers, Range Rover Vehicle Line Director. "Customers
will immediately notice the lower noise levels and suppler ride, while the extra room to stretch in the rear will come as
Refined and luxurious interior environment
From its hushed interior and exceptional ride quality, to its luxurious cabin and spacious rear compartment, the new
Range Rover provides customers with a supremely relaxing and comfortable environment to travel by road.
All occupants enjoy the same peerless refinement and luxury experience, with their comfort being assured by the latest
Reduced noise levels for a harmonious and serene cabin
At every stage of the development process, Land Rover engineers have applied meticulous attention to detail to ensure
that the new model meets the highest luxury car standards for refinement, providing occupants with an imperious isolation
from the external environment.
All unwanted sounds and traces of harshness have been eliminated through the use of advanced computer simulations
earlier in the engineering phase, followed by painstaking optimisation with test cells using sophisticated analysis tools
like specialised acoustic cameras.
Powertrain refinement has been enhanced through the use of new dual-isolated engine mounts on the diesel models.
Overall engine noise levels have been further reduced on the new model, particularly on diesel models where combustion
noise has been significantly reduced, assuring a refined sound quality across the full operating range. Under hard
acceleration there is only a subtle acoustic reward to reflect the effortless performance, while the engines remain
hushed at cruising speeds.
A special acoustic lamination applied to the windscreen and front/rear side door glass helps to further reduce
combustion noise as well as wind noise. Wind noise has been minimised through analysis with computational fluid dynamics,
and exhaustive wind tunnel tests. Key areas, such as the shape of the A-pillar and door mirrors, were optimised early in
the development process. The new model now rates as best-in-class for wind noise, with a 7 percent reduction over the
outgoing vehicle, and comparable to the best executive saloons.
The Range Rover's all-new aluminium body structure has been designed using the latest 'multidimensional' CAE
optimisation tools to achieve outstanding stiffness and refinement. The structure incorporates extremely stiff chassis
attachment points, to further minimise the transmission of noise and vibrations, while the use of stiff, lightweight
alloy suspension components, along with carefully optimised bushes, help to eliminate road noise. These enhancement help
to reinforce the Range Rover's position as a clear class-leader for road noise, with superior refinement to the best
Other innovative solutions to enhance refinement include the use of sound-absorbing foam ducts for the HVAC system, in
place of hard plastic, and the mounting of the air suspension compressor on the main vehicle battery to damp unwanted
All operating sounds within the new Range Rover, from door closing sounds to the noises made by switches and motors,
have been rigorously analysed and refined to provide a harmonious and premium sound quality for all occupants.
Superior ride quality with more supple air suspension
The new Range Rover's state-of-the-art chassis, with its all-new lightweight suspension system and advanced chassis
technologies, has been meticulously tuned to offer serene, confident progress in all conditions.
With its class-leading wheel travel and upgraded four-corner air suspension, the vehicle combines supreme poise and
stability with exceptional ride isolation on all surfaces.
To further enhance the characteristic Range Rover imperious ride quality, new front air springs have been introduced
which use a thinner, more supple material, and are able to absorb small road irregularities much more effectively.
Standard Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable damping enables the vehicle to deliver a supple and absorbent
ride, along with supreme composure and body control for maximum occupant comfort.
More spacious rear compartment delivers Executive Class luxury
Providing enhanced rear seat luxury was a major priority for the new Range Rover, and the new model raises the
experience for rear seat passengers to a new level, with more space, more comfort, and the exclusive Executive Class
Optimising the vehicle package around a 42mm longer wheelbase has enabled rear seat accommodation to be vastly
improved, without any compromise for the front row occupants.
Legroom has been increased by 118mm, giving well over 1 metre of stretching room, while knee room now matches best in
A slightly lower rear seating position, along with a larger door aperture, has also significantly improved the ease of
ingress and egress. Enhancements to the air suspension system give further benefits, with the 'Access' ride height being
dropped by 10mm to -50mm to give easier entry/exit from the vehicle, and significantly improved air system performance
enabling much quicker height changes.
Rear seat comfort has also been enhanced by the availability of rear seats with either manual or power recline,
together with a vastly improved 2nd row climate control system with up to 8 vents providing air flow to occupants.
For the ultimate in rear seat luxury, the new Executive Class seating option provides supreme comfort and convenience,
with two individual rear seats including memory functionality and massage, and the full extended centre console finished
in the finest veneer.
The individual seats offer an enhanced range of movement for additional comfort, including a full nine degrees of
recline (two more than the standard seats) achieved by sliding the seat cushion forward, separate adjustment for the
upper backrest, and cushion tilt adjustment for optimum under thigh support.
The lavish ambience is also enhanced by the luxurious central armrest with coolbox option, four-zone climate control
with individual temperature controls, and the sophisticated mood lighting along the console.
For business users, the Executive Class option also offers significantly enhanced functionality, with full
connectivity integrated in the centre console and additional stowage space.
Premium features and exclusive audio for the ultimate luxury experience
Building on the tradition of its predecessors, the new Range Rover has been developed to offer the ultimate in luxury
for its occupants, combining the latest premium features and technologies with immaculate craftsmanship and materials,
all delivered with the unique Range Rover ambience.
The luxury experience has been raised to a higher level with a generous selection of new features to enhance comfort
and convenience, including exclusive new audio technology, a completely new climate control system offering
class-leading performance, and a spectacular new sliding panoramic roof.
Promising total listening pleasure in all seating positions, the new Range Rover features exclusive new
state-of-the-art audio systems developed with Meridian, a world leader in audio technologies and digital sound
Three levels of branded Meridian system are available, ranging up to the stunning 1700W** Signature Reference system
which has 29 speakers including a subwoofer. This exceptional system has been specially developed to offer the ultimate
3D surround sound experience, with additional speakers mounted at roof level and industry-leading sound processing
The three systems feature state-of-the-art amplifiers which incorporate Meridian's latest digital processing
technology to ensure perfectly optimised sound quality, along with Meridian highefficiency speakers for exceptional
clarity and dynamics.
Range Rover and Meridian audio specialists have also applied the sophisticated Audyssey MultEQ XT audio tuning system,
which digitally corrects any imperfections created by the cabin environment to deliver accurate, enveloping, and
distortion-free sound for all seating positions.
Travelling in the perfect climate
To ensure that the interior is maintained at the perfect temperature, whatever the weather outside, the new Range
Rover features a completely new climate control system which is based on class-leading technology.
The result of an incredibly rigorous development programme using Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation tools, the
new system has been tested in punishing real-world conditions in temperatures ranging from +50 to -30 deg C.
Two versions are available, with a 3-zone system, featuring separate temperature controls for driver, front passenger,
and rear seats, or the premium 4-zone system, which has an additional climate control unit in the rear compartment, and
separate controls for driver, front passenger, and each side of the rear cabin.
A sophisticated control system ensures that the climate control responds quickly and accurately, with discharge air
temperature sensors on all outlets, and dual solar sensors in both front and rear compartments. With its independent
heating and cooling capability in the rear compartment, the 4-zone system offers a significant improvement in rear seat
luxury, with multiple outlets at face, foot and hip level.
For an even more luxurious travelling experience, the new Range Rover offers a full-size sliding panoramic glass roof
to make for a truly special sensation of space and light for all occupants.
The largest ever fitted to a Range Rover, the new roof has been cleverly engineered to maximise its length and width -
with no unsightly supporting structure - to deliver a superb uninterrupted vista and enhanced headroom.
To maintain a comfortable interior temperature and to provide a sense of privacy, the toughened glass has a dark tint,
and is treated to offer a high degree of solar protection. When additional shade or privacy is required, an electric
fabric sun blind with a solar reflective coating can be extended across the full surface of the glass.
Added comfort and convenience in every detail
Each aspect of the new Range Rover has been meticulously refined and optimised with uncompromised luxury in mind, with
added comfort and convenience in every detail. Among the new and enhanced features included in the new model are:
- Enhanced seating High series models now offer 20-way adjustable front seats with new features including 5-mode
massage, cushion extension and winged head restraints; rear seats now include standard power recline on high series, with
power lumbar, climate control and winged head restraints; the exclusive Executive Class seating pack can be specified as
- Premium infotainment Digital and Satellite TV or DVD playback via 8-inch Dual View front touch screen; full Rear Seat
Entertainment (RSE) package, featuring twin 8-inch video screens and a dedicated remote control; Dual View and RSE
systems are supplied with 'White Fire' infra-red wireless digital headphones, giving CD quality sound
- Customer Configurable Mood Lighting Sophisticated LED ambient lighting with variable colours which can be adjusted by
the customer to suit their taste and mood
- Powered split tailgate The characteristic Range Rover split tailgate is now fully power operated. Both upper and
lower gates offer flexible operation using the remote control key fob, buttons on the tailgate, or from the driver's
- Keyless entry and start system The new model is the first full-size Range Rover to offer the Smart Key system, which
enables keyless entry and start
- Soft door close For additional convenience, the new model is offered with power latching on all doors
- Power operated child locks Power operated child locks on the rear doors are fitted as standard
- Cooler compartment A generous cooler compartment in the front centre console armrest is available as an option. A
compartment can also be specified in the rear with the Executive Class seating pack
- Heated front screen/seats/wheel For cold climates, the new model offers a heated front screen, plus individually
adjustable heated front seats and steering wheel
- Flexible load area A luggage management system with floor mounted loadspace rails gives a flexible solution to secure
- Lockable front glove box
Effortless Driving Experience
From the driver's seat, a Range Rover is confident and supremely composed, delivering effortless performance with a
sense of power in reserve.
The new Range Rover has been engineered to provide exactly the same effortless driving experience, but its lightweight
construction and all-new suspension architecture have enabled a significant leap in capability, offering the driver even
greater reserves of performance, and handling which is more confident and agile.
Easy and intuitive controls are another key element of the Range Rover DNA, and the new model makes use of innovative
technology which ensures that drivers benefit from seamless connectivity of their mobile devices from the moment they
step into the vehicle.
Composed and agile handling
The new Range Rover's state-of-the-art chassis, with its all-new lightweight suspension architecture and advanced
chassis technologies, has been developed to offer serene, confident progress in all conditions. With its class-leading
suspension travel and upgraded four-corner air springs, the suspension system combines supreme poise and stability with
exceptional ride isolation on all surfaces.
A key benefit of the advanced new suspension concept, however, with its wide-spaced doublewishbone design at the front
and an advanced multi-link lay out at the rear, is the ability to combine traditional Range Rover ride quality and
refinement with more composed and balanced handling.
Thus, while the luxurious ride has been retained, the vehicle's handling and agility have been transformed. The new
suspension architecture delivers flatter, more confident cornering, with natural and intuitive steering feel.
To achieve this enhanced blend of supple ride and more agile, confident handling, Land Rover engineers have focused on
optimising the stiffness of the chassis systems and body structure, followed by meticulous tuning of the suspension
components and steering system.
The latest chassis technologies have contributed to the new Range Rover's enhanced breadth of capability, including
Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable dampers, the perfectly tuned Electric Power Assisted Steering system, and
the advanced Dynamic Response twochannel active lean control system which is standard on SDV8 and LR-V8 S/C models.
Virtuous circle of weight reduction enhances performance
The substantial weight saving delivered by the new Range Rover's advanced lightweight body structure and chassis has a
significant impact on the vehicle's environmental credentials, but it also has a dramatic impact on the performance on
Reduced body weight provides a virtuous circle of weight reduction elsewhere in the vehicle, as lighter driveline and
chassis components can be adopted in line with the reduced loads.
Model for model, the new generation Range Rover SDV8 saves up to 350kg compared to the outgoing TDV8, leading to
impressive performance improvements for the driver.
The 375kW LR-V8 Supercharged model can now surge from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds, a reduction of 0.8 seconds over
the outgoing model.
As well as heightening the characteristic Range Rover sensation of effortless performance, with ample power in
reserve, the reduced weight also brings advantages in vehicle dynamics, contributing to more agile and responsive
handling both on and off road.
Taking the virtuous circle a step further, the new Range Rover's lighter structure has made it possible to introduce
the sophisticated 3.0-litre TDV6 engine into the model line. This new engine delivers performance just as strong as the
previous 4.4-litre TDV8 model, as demonstrated by its 0-100 km/h time of 7.9 seconds, 0.1 seconds quicker than its
The smaller engine takes the total weight saving up to 420kg over the outgoing TDV8 model, contributing to a dramatic
reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of 22 per cent, equivalent to figures of 7.5 litres/100km and 196g/km.
Intuitive control and seamless connectivity
With the unique Command Driving Position and intuitive control systems, the new Range Rover reinforces driver
confidence and provides a relaxing and comfortable driving environment.
The two main high-definition colour displays - the 12.3-inch display for the main instrument pack, and the 8-inch
touchscreen in the centre console - are able to adapt their content according to the driving situation, ensuring that
the most important information is clearly presented, and providing class-leading ease-of-use.
Mounted high on the centre console, the large 8-inch touchscreen display is the signature Range Rover control
interface, and provides the primary control and display system for a wide range of infotainment features.
The display has been designed with fewer rows of information, improving usability with bigger buttons and greater
separation. 'Secret until lit' hard keys on either side of the display provide short-cuts to the most commonly used
screens, such as Home, Audio/Video, Nav and Phone.
To complement the display systems, the new Range Rover also offers a comprehensive connectivity package which
- Handsfree mobile phone via Bluetooth, enabling the phone to be controlled via the 8- inch touchscreen or steering
- Bluetooth audio streaming, to play music stored on a phone, or other portable Bluetooth device, via the car's
- Voice control, with intuitive 'say what you see' display prompts
- USB connectivity for iPods/MP3 players or memory sticks.
- Executive Class rear seating package includes additional USB connectivity for the rear passengers.
RANGE ROVER HERITAGE
The new model is the fourth generation of the classic Range Rover line, which has held an iconic position within the
global motor industry for over four decades.
Developed to be the world's most versatile motor car, the Range Rover was the first fully capable luxury 4x4 when it
was launched in 1970, and a milestone in the evolution of the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Since that time, the popularity of the Range Rover concept has continued to grow around the world, and today it
remains the ultimate choice for the luxury SUV customer.
"For everyone here at Land Rover, the Range Rover is a very special product," said John Edwards, Land Rover
Global Brand Director. "Originally launched over 40 years ago, the Range Rover holds a unique place in the history of
motoring, and we are confident that this new model will continue that proud tradition."
Evolution of a motoring icon
The Range Rover is firmly established as one of the most significant vehicles in the history of motoring, and was the
world's first vehicle as good on-road as off-road.
There have been three previous generations of Range Rover. The original, now known as the Classic, went on sale in
1970 and continued in production, with numerous upgrades and a multiplicity of variants, for just over 25 years.
The second-generation vehicle, known as the P38a, went on sale in 1994 and was replaced in 2001 by the model that is
now being superceded. The continuing appeal of the unique Range Rover concept has ensured that this version has enjoyed
higher annual sales than any previous models and continues to be popular around the world.
Sold in all key global markets, from London to Los Angeles, Sydney to Shanghai, Turin to Tokyo, the Range Rover
remains the ultimate choice for the luxury SUV customer.
"The Range Rover is really four vehicles in one," says John Edwards. "It's a seven-days-aweek luxury motor
car; a leisure vehicle that will range far and wide on the highways and noways of the world; a high performance car for
long distance travel; and a working crosscountry vehicle."
From princes to pilots, from rockers to rock climbers, from fashion designers to farmers, the Range Rover has
always appealed to a diverse group of customers who value its unique breadth of capability.
Combining saloon comfort with Land Rover off-road ability
The inspiration for the original Range Rover came from the Rover car company's engineering chief for new vehicle
projects, Charles Spencer 'Spen' King, who worked mostly on Rover cars, not on Land Rover (at the time, Rover's 4x4
"The idea was to combine the comfort and on-road ability of a Rover saloon with the off-road ability of a Land
Rover," said King. "Nobody was doing it at the time. It seemed worth a try and Land Rover needed a new
Work on the first prototype Range Rover, then known as the '100-inch station wagon', began in 1966, inspired partly by
the growing market for 4x4 leisure vehicles in North America.
"It was going to be a premium leisure vehicle, but not really a luxury vehicle," says former project engineer
Geof Miller. "It was also intended to be technically adventurous. Spen was convinced the vehicle must have car-like
coil springs front and rear for on-road ride comfort, and no other 4x4 offered them. It needed very long travel
suspension for off-road suppleness."
Other technical novelties would include an aluminium body (like the Land Rover), an all aluminium engine and disc
brakes all round.
Only 10 prototypes were built before the first production vehicle came down the Solihull production line. The actual
Range Rover name was coined by stylist Tony Poole, after other model names - among them Panther and Leopard - were
Simple and iconic shape
A central element of the model's appeal has been its iconic design - the shape of a Range Rover is instantly
"It's not difficult to see why it was so successful. Like the current version, the original Range Rover is such a
simple and iconic shape," said Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern.
Those iconic details are all there for a reason, for the Range Rover is a highly functional vehicle.
The bonnet castellations improve the driver's ability to see the corners of the car. They're helpful in congested city
driving, in parking, and when driving off-road. The 'floating' roof is partly an upshot of those comparatively thin
pillars, to improve visibility.
The comparatively flat sides, and lack of 'tumblehome' curvature, allow driver and passenger to sit as far out as
possible, improving visibility. Those relatively flat sides also improve the driver's ability to judge vehicle width,
important for manoeuvrability on- and off-road.
Even though it's become a design classic - a model was displayed inside the Louvre in Paris, while an actual vehicle
was simultaneously shown just outside - Spen King claims that 'we probably only spent about 0.001 per cent of our time
on the appearance'. Like many design greats, form followed function. The superb functionality led to a simple style and a
The concept and basic shape - flat sides, thin roof pillars, short overhangs, all dimensions including wheelbase,
upright nose and tail - was determined by engineers, principally King and chassis engineer Gordon Bashford. The initial
press kit didn't even talk about 'design'.
The design, for King's concept, came from David Bache, Rover's design boss. He tidied up the King/Bashford proposal,
adding his design ideas to the inherent functionality. In particular, he changed the grille and headlamps, and the tail
lamps. He also altered the window surrounds and side swage lines. They were not major details, but they made a huge
difference to the car's presence and aesthetic appeal.
The Range Rover's design has remained evolutionary. "The original vehicle was such a classic, that it made sense to
retain the basic shape and keep the car's classic design cues," explained Gerry McGovern.
The second-generation vehicle, the P38a, was a 'clean sheet' design, but it soon became clear to the design team that
they radically changed the style at their peril.
The key qualities they protected, as explained at launch, were: the command driving position, the floating roof, the
deep glass area and low waistline, wrap-over bonnet (including 'castle features' on front edge), distinctive rear 'E'
pillar, two-piece tailgate, the straight feature lines (no wedge or step in side styling) and the close wheel cuts (to
All these classic Range Rover design cues continued with the third-generation model launched in 2001. The new car was
bigger and more spacious. It also included eye-catching modern 'jewellery', including distinctive head- and tail-lamps
and 'Brunel' finish power vents on the flanks.
This model was a more integrated 'purer' design than the P38a. Although subsequently upgraded with improved lights,
grille, wheels and many other changes, the essential shape has stayed the same, and remains one of the most modern and
desirable designs in the luxury 4x4 sector.
The interior saw a big improvement over its predecessor. The design team took inspiration from products as diverse as
audio equipment, ocean-going yachts, first-class airline seating, fine furniture and jewellery. This was combined with
the classic 'wood and leather' Range Rover experience. The result brought new levels of luxury to the Range Rover, and to
the 4x4 market.
It was subsequently described, by a number of commentators, as the finest cabin in motoring. Through its development,
the Range Rover also pioneered a wide range of key technologies within the SUV market, and was the first 4x4 to include
features like ABS anti-lock brakes, electronic traction control, electronic air suspension, lightweight aluminium
bodywork and advanced displays including TFT 'virtual' instruments and a 'dual-view' centre screen.
Range Rover timeline
A brief history of the iconic Range Rover line, from the earliest
ground-breaking prototype in the 1960s to the arrival of the exciting new fourth-generation model in 2012:
1966 Work began on the first Range Rover prototype, known as the '100-inch station wagon'
1970 The original two-door Range Rover - now known as the Classic - goes on sale
1971 Range Rover receives the RAC Dewar award for outstanding technical achievement
1972 The Range Rover is the first vehicle to cross the Darien Gap on a British Army Trans-America expedition
1974 Range Rover completes west to east Sahara desert expedition - 7,500 miles in 100 days
1977 A modified Range Rover wins the 4x4 class in the London-Sydney Marathon, a gruelling 30,000 km (18,750 miles)
event and the longest ever speed-based car rally
1979 A specially modified Range Rover wins the first Paris-Dakar rally (a Range Rover wins again in 1981)
1981 First production four-door Range Rover appears along with the first factory-produced limited-edition Range Rover
- the 'In Vogue'
1982 Automatic transmission becomes available on Range Rover
1983 Range Rover 5-speed manual gearbox is introduced
1985 The diesel-powered Range Rover 'Bullet' breaks 27 speed records, including a diesel record for averaging more
than 100 mph for 24 hours
1987 Range Rover launched in North America
1989 Range Rover is the world's first 4x4 to be fitted with ABS anti-lock brakes
1990 Limited Edition CSK - named after founder Charles Spencer King - is launched as a sportier Range Rover
1992 Range Rover Classic is the world's first 4x4 to be fitted with electronic traction control (ETC)
1992 Long-wheelbase LSE (known as County LWB in the US) launched
1992 Automatic electronic air suspension introduced, a world first for a 4x4
1994 Second-generation (P38a) Range Rover goes on sale
1996 Range Rover Classic bows out after total production of 317,615 units 1999 Limited Edition Range Rover Linley
appears at London Motor Show
2001 All-new Range Rover (L322) launched
2002 Half-millionth Range Rover produced at the Solihull plant
2005 Second model line - the Range Rover Sport - launched
2006 Terrain Response and TDV8 diesel introduced 2009 Range Rover features all-new LR-V8 5.0 and 5.0 supercharged
petrol engines and technology updates
2010 Range Rover celebrates its 40th anniversary; new 4.4-litre LR-TDV8 diesel introduced with 8-speed automatic
transmission and other enhancements
2010 All-new compact Range Rover Evoque revealed at the Paris Motor Show
2011 Range Rover Evoque enters production; vehicle demand leads to production boost at Halewood facility
2012 All-new Range Rover (L405) revealed
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