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2012 Range Rover Sport

July 10th 2011 18:00
2012 Range Rover Sport


The popular Range Rover Sport receives a raft of changes for the 2012 model that includes a dual view touch-screen available for the first time, WhiteFireTM wireless technology, a 825W audio system powering the Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7, 'Say What You See' voice command system, a new powered tailgate and revised interiors and enhanced design for Autobiography and Limited Edition.

Design and equipment levels have moved up a level at 12MY with exterior colour changes to detailing and new interior colour ways for the Autobiography Sport. A new powered tailgate has also been introduced as standard from Luxury models upwards for 2012, enabling drivers to set their desired lift height.


2012 Range Rover Sport


For the first time on the Range Rover Sport, the next generation 7-inch touch-screen is included with optional Dual View technology, allowing the driver to view the navigation display whilst the passenger watches a DVD. The rear seat entertainment package has also been enhanced with the availability of WhiteFireTM wireless technology.

Significant specification and performance improvements have been made to the Hi-ICE and Premium audio systems which have been upgraded to the MOST Gen 2.1 electrical architecture, offering a staggering 825W of power through 17 speakers on the Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7. The new ‘Say What You See’ voice command on premium systems helps the driver learn commands with useful step-by-step screen prompts and allows the use of spoken short codes too.

"The enhancements to the 2012 Range Rover Sport will ensure this car retains its position as one of the most economical and dynamic high performance SUVs on the market today." said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.

A new powered tailgate has been introduced as standard from Luxury models upwards for 2012. Operated by the button located on the fascia, the key fob or tailgate, the lift height can now be set by simply holding the tailgate at the desired height and pressing the tailgate button for 10 seconds. The height can be overridden to accommodate other drivers, providing effortless use and greater convenience to the user.


The external design and interiors of the Range Rover Sport, Autobiography Sport and Limited Edition are all upgraded for 2012.

For the Range Rover Sport, there are changes to the rear tailgate graphics to create a distinctive new look and a Gloss Black treatment to the headlight inners and grille surround. The TDV6 derivative now sports a Dark Atlas grille whilst the Luxury variants take on the Light Atlas. The Supercharged model can now be fitted with a new 20" alloy wheel option finished in Sparkle Silver with high-gloss lacquer and adopts the Atlas grille surround. Interior colour ways on both the Autobiography Sport and Limited Edition have been refreshed for 2012 with a headlining option of Ebony Morzine joining the interior line-up. Subtly revised colour schemes to the grille and fender vents, bonnet badges and tow-eye, as well as body colour door handles, have been made across the range.

The introduction of MOST Gen 2.1 electrical architecture to the Hi-ICE and Premium audio and infotainment systems sees a significant upgrade for the 2012 Range Rover Sport. There’s new connectivity supporting DVD audio formats on the Hi-Line and Premium systems, a Hard Disc Drive Music server, Dual Tuner to give a seamless signal, iPod and video streaming by USB, audio streaming by Bluetooth and two USB ports are located in the console lid. Rear seat entertainment is further enhanced with the availability of WhiteFireTM wireless technology incorporating cordless headphones. The Hi-ICE Harman Kardon System has been upgraded from 9-speakers to 11-speakers and the output boosted from 240W to a substantial 380W. The Premium Harman Kardon LOGIC 7 system has seen the most dramatic improvement, from 14 to 17 speakers and an almost unbelievable increase in output power from 480W to a staggering 825W.

For the first time on a Range Rover Sport, the next generation 7-inch touch-screen offers Dual View technology. Dual View first appeared on the Range Rover for 2010, allowing the driver to view the navigation display whilst the passenger watches a DVD.

Hard Disc Navigation systems include Traffic Message Channel (TMC) and destination entry by voice. The new ‘Say What You See’ voice command on premium systems helps the driver learn commands with useful step-by-step screen prompts and allows the use of spoken short codes.

Deliveries of 12MY Range Rover Sport will commence from November. Pricing will be advised closer to launch date.


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2012 Range Rover Evoque Five-Door

November 11th 2010 18:00
Range Rover Evoque Five-Door


Range Rover has unveiled the all-new five-door version of the Evoque ahead of its worldwide debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17.

Capturing the same sleek lines of its coupé sibling, the five-door boasts far greater versatility and practicality with the enhanced luggage space of a compact station wagon.

Range Rover Evoque Five-Door


"The addition of the 5-Door to the Range Rover Evoque line-up extends the appeal of our brand still further," said Land Rover's Managing Director Phil Popham.

"While retaining everything that's great about the Range Rover Evoque coupé, this new 5-Door bodystyle will offer customers even more choice, greater practicality, versatility and flexibility. The launch of the Evoque in 2011 will expand and revitalise the global appeal of the Range Rover marque."

The more capacious interior of the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque has not been achieved by enlarging the compact footprint of the coupé model: the overall length and width remain identical albeit the roofline has been raised ever so slightly.

Like the coupé, smart design, meticulous engineering and clever packaging has ensured that the 5-Door Evoque delivers the core Range Rover values of luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability while remaining true to the spirit of the LRX concept design.

The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque features lightweight construction techniques and offers the choice of a front-wheel drive variant as well as all-wheel-drive models. A new range of state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines comes with direct injection and stop-start. The Range Rover Evoque also adopts low CO2 systems such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and is built to maximise end of life recyclability.

Range Rover Evoque Five-Door interior


The cabin of the Range Rover Evoque is lavishly appointed with premium quality materials and an elegance befitting of a Range Rover interior.

Customers can specify soft, premium leather and beautifully tailored, twin-needle stitching providing a luxurious finish to almost every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats.

Measuring 30mm taller than the coupé model, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque adds further space and versatility to the luxurious cabin. Rear seat passengers benefit from over 50mm more shoulder room, along with generous headroom which compares very favourably to traditional sporting saloons.

A full-sized glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort by flooding the interior with natural light, and offers even greater headroom for all occupants.

The rear seats, with seat belts and head restraints for three passengers, have 60/40 folding seat squabs and are equipped with ISOFIX child seat mounts. When required, luggage capacity can be expanded to a substantial 1445 litres.

For growing families, the 5-Door Evoque provides the versatility and luggage space of a compact station wagon.

On the open road, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque offers a polished driving experience that combines dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.

The optional Adaptive Dynamics system with advanced MagneRide™ dampers provides an exceptional balance between a supple, controlled ride and sharper handling responses.

Drivers who take their Range Rover Evoque off-road will be reassured to know that, in addition to extremely generous ground clearance, the car has better breakover and departure angles than other compact SUVs.

The Evoque will be the first Range Rover to offer customers a choice between a full-time four-wheel-drive system, which delivers outstanding performance and traction on all surfaces, and a low carbon, front-wheel-drive option for further enhanced fuel economy.

The Range Rover Evoque's formidable all-terrain potential is enhanced by the latest version of the company's signature Terrain ResponseTM system.

The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque shares its turbocharged powertrain line-up with the Coupé model. The state-of-the-art diesel and petrol engines offer smooth and responsive performance, blending four-cylinder efficiency with six-cylinder refinement and power.

Customers can choose between two comprehensively updated 2.2-litre turbodiesel derivatives, with 190PS or 150PS.

In the 5-Door model, the front-wheel drive Range Rover Evoque with the 150PS 2.2-litre engine achieves sub 135g/km* CO2.

A new 240PS, 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and fuel efficiency.

Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes, said: "We have combined state-of-the-art powertrains with a lightweight bodyshell and a range of low-carbon technologies to deliver fuel efficiency which is outstanding for a premium SUV."

Like the coupé model, the 5-Door Evoque benefits from the same high-end innovative technologies as the larger Range Rovers. An intuitive control system and touch-screen display combines a stylish, uncluttered layout, state-of-the-art functionality with class-leading ease of use.

The display is available with dual-view technology, so that driver and passenger can view independent content.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and auxiliary inputs for iPods and other portable devices.

The Evoque is the first Range Rover to offer breathtaking new sound systems developed in partnership with the high-end audio specialist Meridian. The premium Meridian offering is an 825W, 17-speaker system that delivers the ultimate in surround-sound performance.

The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque follows the coupé model by offering customers the choice of three main vehicle design themes, each with its own distinctive character, exterior treatment and carefully co-ordinated interior package.

'Pure'combines the stunning concept-car exterior with a stylish, clean interior in neutral colours. Soft-touch wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the metal brushed aluminium trim.

'Prestige' is theultimate in Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior that includes unique, 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details with an interior that is almost entirely leather-wrapped.

'Dynamic' brings a bolder exterior with 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance. Contrasting roof and spoiler colours are available, while the premium sports interior offers sports seats with splashes of bright contrast colour.

Both coupé and 5-Door models of the Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover's multi award-winning Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide from Jul7 2011.


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Range Rover Evoque

July 6th 2010 18:00
Range Rover Evoque


The latest addition to the Range Rover family has been unveiled at an exclusive preview in London for guests attending a 40th birthday celebration of Range Rover


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2011 Range Rover Vogue

June 21st 2010 18:00
2011 Range Rover Vogue


A new, class-leading V8 diesel engine, new 8-speed transmission, two significant Terrain Response upgrades and subtle external styling all combine to ensure the 2011 Range Rover Vogue retains its crown as king of the luxury SUV segment


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The Land Rover Defender 90 Returns

November 25th 2009 18:00
2010 Land Rover Defender 90


The Land Rover Defender 90 will return to Australia after an absence of around three years with greater on-road and off-road ability, plus increased comfort, performance and refinement


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New Baby Range Rover coming in 2011

September 27th 2009 18:00
Land Rover LRX


Land Rover has confirmed the LRX concept car unveiled at the NAIAS (Detroit Show) in January 2008 will be heading into production and will go on sale in 2011 as a Range Rover


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2010 Range Rover Vogue

September 3rd 2009 18:00
2010 Range Rover Vogue


The next generation 2010 Range Rover Vogue will arrive in Australia mid-September with new engines delivering more power and improved fuel economy and state-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology


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2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4_e

August 5th 2009 18:00
2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4_e


The Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4_e, the world's first SUV with an intelligent Stop/Start system, has been introduced into the Australian market. With a combined 6.7 L/100 km (down from 8.5 L/100 km in auto TD4) and CO2 emissions improved from 224 to 179 g/km, the Freelander 2 TD4-E is the greenest and most fuel efficient Land Rover ever


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Land Rover Defender 110 Crew Cab Pick Up


From July 2009 onwards, an expanded Land Rover Defender model range of eight variants will be available from Australian showrooms. Previously available in just two models, the rugged off-roader will now be available in five 110 wheelbase and three 130 wheelbase variants for both lifestyle and commercial buyers


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2009 Land Rover Discovery 3

December 17th 2008 23:30
2009 Land Rover Discovery 3


The 2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 will receive an array of exterior and interior upgrades to maintain its competitiveness in the premium, luxury all-purpose vehicle segment


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2009 Range Rover Sport

December 17th 2008 10:30
2009 Range Rover Sport


The Range Rover Sport will receive a series of aesthetic upgrades for the 2009 model year including updates to both the exterior and interior. Headlining these changes is a revised exterior trim including body colour finish to the tailgate trim, a set of clear taillights and side indicators, a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels and three new metallic paint colours - Santorini Black, Galway Green and Bournville (black with a hint of brown


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Land Rover Defender 60th Anniversary SVX


The special edition Land Rover Defender 60th Anniversary SVX limited edition SUV has landed downunder with only 82 individually numbered Defender SVX's going on sale around the country. This ultra rare model and potential collector's item has a total worldwide production of just 1,800 units and bears a strong visual resemblance to its 1948 predecessor


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Land Rover Defender SVX

April 7th 2008 06:35
Land Rover Defender SVX


A new image gallery of Land Rover's limited edition Defender SVX - built to celebrate the British marque’s 60th anniversary - have become available online


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Land Rover LRX concept video

January 4th 2008 23:30
Land Rover LRX concept


The Land Rover LRX concept is a stunning compact crossover-coupe and points to a bold evolution of design that signals the brand's shift into new areas of the market, while remaining true to its core values


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