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New technology for Range Rover from March 2015 production

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5th November, 2014

  • First Land Rover models available with the new All-Terrain Progress Control, to enhance Range Roverís peerless off-road capability
  • More performance, with significantly improved fuel efficiency for six-cylinder engines
  • 3.0 TDV6 engine now delivers under 6.9 l/100km
  • Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 has increased power and torque 225kW and 700Nm
  • Range Rover and Range Rover Sport to feature optional Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Retail sales are due to commence in March 2015, with pricing to be advised closer to launch.

Land Rover has announced a comprehensive series of updates for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, for models made from March 2015, further enhancing the worldís best luxury and premium sporting SUVs.

The revisions include Land Roverís innovative All-Terrain Progress Control system, a world-first technology which complements and further improves the Range Roverís already class-leading off-road capability.

Significant gains in both performance and efficiency are achieved through enhanced six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. For added convenience, Head-Up Display (HUD), projects key driving information onto a small area of the windscreen, while two eye-catching new paint colours update the exterior colour palette.

"Range Rover and Range Rover Sport offer an unrivalled combination of performance, efficiency, design leadership and off-road capability," says Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover.

"Our latest updates capitalise on these strengths, with our ground-breaking new All Terrain Progress Control, along with extra-efficient six-cylinder engines, which underline Land Roverís commitment to sustainability."

All-Terrain Progress Control for peerless off-road capability



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Class-leading off-road capability stands at the core of every Land Rover. Now All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) is being introduced to further complement the Range Rover and Range Rover Sportís highly accomplished four-wheel-drive chassis.

ATPC allows the driver to input a desired speed, either from rest or an existing speed, without any pedal inputs once the brake is released. The system continuously monitors and adjusts the vehicle settings to optimise traction and maintain progress in all conditions.

ATPC reduces driver workload to enhance Range Roverís world-renowned off road capability, maintaining composure over steep gradients, rough terrain and low-grip surfaces. It is particularly beneficial in challenging off road environments where a very low constant speed is desirable. ATPC works both in forward and reverse gears and is operational from 1.8km/h to 30km/h.

Available on SDV6, SCV6 and V8 Supercharged derivatives from March 2015 production, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are the first models to feature this new technology on specifically equipped variants.

Cleaner engines, increased performance

The impressive performance and fuel economy of Land Roverís 3.0-litre six-cylinder engines has been enhanced still further. Previously equipped with twin-turbocharging technology, TDV6 derivatives now adopt a ball-bearing single turbocharger. Along with Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (LPEGR), a two-stage oil pump that reduces parasitic engine losses and a revised design of fuel-injector nozzle, the TDV6 continues to produce 190kW and 600Nm. Fuel efficiency, however, significantly increases: Range Rover TDV6 improves by an impressive 8.5%, while Range Rover Sport TDV6 improves by 5.7%.

Range Rover Sport SDV6 derivatives retain parallel-sequential turbocharging, but detail calibration changes increase performance to 225kW and 700Nm, increases of 10kW and 100Nm respectively. LPEGR, a two-stage oil pump and revised fuel-injector nozzles also increase fuel efficiency. The result is a pronounced 7.0% improvement at 7.0 litres per 100km and 185g/km.



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Fitted with a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SCV6 derivatives continue to deliver 250kW and 450Nm, while fuel efficiency improves by 1.9%. A new thermostat allows the all-alloy engine to reach its ideal operating temperature far faster, while laser-drilled injectors ensure a finely optimised spray of fuel directly enters the combustion chambers; elsewhere, revised camshaft chain guides, a two-stage oil pump, a new diamond-like coating for the piston and gudgeon pin, and lower viscosity oil all combine to reduce friction and improve efficiency.

Head-Up Display

Head-Up Display (HUD) debuts on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport (from March 2015 production), projecting key information onto the windscreen. It allows drivers to view relevant information more quickly without glancing away from the road.

HUD data includes vehicle speed, gear position and shift indicator, cruise-control information and satellite navigation instructions. For maximum convenience, the driver can pre-select which information is displayed.

Increased personalisation options

Both Range Rover derivatives are now available with an updated colour palette featuring the striking Yulong White. Range Rover Sport is also offered in eye-catching Kaikoura Stone.

Technical Specifications:

Engine type

3.0L V6 Diesel (TDV6)

3.0L V6 Diesel (SDV6)

3.0L V6
Supercharged Petrol

Model

Range Rover

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover
Sport


Range Rover

Range Rover Sport

Power kW
(rpm)

190
(4,000)

190
(4,000)

225
(4,000)

340
(6,500)

340
(6,400)

Torque Nm
(rpm)

600
(2,000)

600
(2,000)

700
(1,500-1,750)

450
(3,500-5,000)

450
(3,500-5,000)

0-100km/h secs

7.6

7.9

7.2

7.2

7.4

Top speed (km/h)

210

210

210

210

210

CO2 Combined g/km

182

182

185

243

248

Combined consumption rating L/100km

6.9

6.9

7.0

10.5

10.7

Weight FromÖ kg

2,115

2,160

2,115

2,147

2,222


NOTE:

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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