Forecourt Update: Range Rover And Range Rover Sport Mid-Life Upgrades
Enhanced off-road abilities
The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have been enhanced with a series of mid-life upgrades.
Highlights include the All-Terrain Progress Control system that is best perceived as off-road cruise control.
It enables the motorist to set a speed – either while stationary or moving – that the vehicle automatically maintains.
No pedal inputs are required once the brake is released, and works in forward and reverse gears between 1mph and 19mph.
The manufacturer says it is: “particularly beneficial in challenging off road environments where a very low constant speed is desirable”.
All-Terrain Progress Control is available on the Range Rover TDV6, the Range Rover Sport SDV6 (not including SDV6 Hybrid) and Supercharged V8 models (if fitted with dual-range transmission and Terrain Response 2).
Range Rover And Range Rover Sport Head-Up Display
The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are now available with Head-Up Display (optional). Its purpose is to project information onto the windscreen. It enables the driver to see important information without looking away from the road toward the dashboard.
Head-Up Display can reveal information such as the speed, gear selection, cruise-control information and satellite-navigation instructions. The motorist can choose what information is displayed.
Range Rover And Range Rover Sport Cleaner Engines
Range Rover 3.0-litre TDV6 trims continue to produce 258PS and 600Nm of torque. Fuel efficiency, however, increases by 8.5%. These derivatives now averages more than 40mpg.
Engine improvements come via a ball-bearing single turbocharger that replaces the twin-turbocharger. It also has a low pressure exhaust recirculation system which pumps hot gas into the engine cylinders. This ensures that less power is required for combustion.
It also has a two-stage oil pump that reduces parasitic engine losses (power that is used to run the engine but does not produce momentum), and a revised fuel-injector nozzle.
Range Rover Sport SDV6 models retain parallel-sequential turbocharging, but calibration tweaks increase output to 306PS and 700Nm of torque (+14PS and 100Nm). A two-stage oil pump and revised fuel-injector nozzles increase efficiency by 7%, to 40.4mpg.
“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 Rover’s commitment to sustainability.”