The Range Rover Sport is now in line with the new Ingenium Diesel SD4 2.0 four-cylinder engine from Jaguar Land Rover, offering a total of 240 hp. This is one of the highlights of the new Range Rover Sport, in addition to new driving assistance systems, as well as improvements in connectivity and infotainment. Regarding the new 2.0-liter engine, despite the lower displacement of the TDV6, its performance is comparable. With 240 hp and 500 Nm of torque, it announces an approved consumption of 16.2 km / l combined cycle, generating emissions of 164 g / km, which represents a 10% improvement over the previous engine. For this, it has a double overcharging scheme in order to increase its efficiency and economy, being the first designed by JLR to incorporate the technology of sequential turbochargers. The vehicles equipped with the new engine are differentiated by their double exhaust tip. In the other versions the current configuration will be maintained, with an exhaust tip on each side of the rear bumper. The new Ingenium Diesel engine will be available on five-seater vehicles regardless of whether they are equipped with helicoidal or pneumatic spring suspension. This new SD4 engine will be available in early 2017 on the Range Rover Sport MY17 line. On the other hand will continue the Range Rover Sport SVR of 550 hp with its acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h completed in 4.7 seconds. Complementing the new engine technology, Land Rover has incorporated a range of driving technologies into the Range Rover Sport. The industry-leading Advanced Towing Assistance system enables the driver to maneuver with large, stress-free trailers. By selecting the reverse gear, the driver can select the trailer trajectory with the Terrain Response 2 rotary selector and the vehicle will adjust the steering automatically as needed.
The Dead Angle Assist and the Intelligent Speed Limiter are technologies that provide additional autonomy to the model. The Dead Angle Assist uses sensors built into the vehicle that detect the presence of other road users approaching the driver’s blind spot. If there is a risk of the driver causing a collision while changing lanes, the vehicle will automatically turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction to maintain its position. The Intelligent Speed Limiter uses Traffic Signal Recognition technology to adjust the speed of the vehicle in response to changes in the speed limit. On the other hand, it maintains its off-road capabilities, with systems such as the Low-Traction Starting System, which allows drivers to start on reduced-grip floors without problems, while the 4x4i menu update presents all the information of the vehicle needed to deal with difficult conditions.
Renewed connectivity systems
The Dual-View touchscreen has been increased to 10 inches for greater ease of use and superior resolution, allowing you to use the zoom features with your fingers, just like on a tablet. Thanks to Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro technology, the infotainment system integrates the smoother drive controls and the range of connectivity and application options is the most comprehensive yet today. One of the main features of InControl Touch Pro is the ability to zoom in or slide between menu screens like a smartphone or tablet. Now the functions require a lower amount of actions, improving ease of use and minimizing driver distractions. The latest infotainment system allows you to use custom applications for functions such as music playback, contacts and calendars that are displayed on the central touch screen when the driver’s smartphone is connected to the vehicle. The new Pro Services system allows customers to download apps and install them directly to their vehicle’s InControl Touch Pro system, instead of using them via their smartphone, and Live Apps include real-time information such as the weather report and flight tracking. In addition, the InControl Remote Premium feature allows drivers to monitor the vehicle remotely through the specific smartphone application, and can even adjust the automatic air conditioning system. Significant improvements have also been made to the integrated satellite navigation system. Commute Mode technology is an innovative and intuitive function that memorizes the frequent routes so that it is not necessary to configure a destination manually. It recognizes, for example, the route to work and automatically indicates an alternative route to the driver if it detects a traffic jam in the usual route.
2017 – RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR PACE CAR BY KAHN
With almost two decades of market history, Project Kahn has been able to gain a prominent role in the international scenario of car preparers. The British company showed the public its new creation, the Range Rover Sport SVR Pace Car. This is an important preparation in the most sporty and radical version that is available in the Range Rover Sport line of Land Rover. According to Project Kahn staff, the new Range Rover Sport SVR Pace Car seeks to reach the final stage in terms of luxury and performance. As we can see in the images, the exterior and the interior received a great amount of modifications. All new components were installed in a specific material and care was taken so that none of them could violate existing warranties. Analyzing the exterior, there is a body kit composed, among other elements, by a new front splitter, new wheel arches, a rear spoiler and new air intakes that improve performance. The Range Rover also features 23-inch RS brand light-alloy wheels, while the body is painted ‘Vulcanic Rock’ with an enamelled finish. Combined with the blue details that are present in the front, it offers a very interesting contrast. Inside the British preparer sought to find the perfect balance between refinement, luxury, sportsmanship and radicalism. The sports seats of the SVR version were upholstered in padded and perforated leather. Other specific details are a set of aluminum sport pedals and stainless steel plates for the door sills. In mechanical terms, underneath its hood is a 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine with 550 hp and 680 Nm of maximum torque, combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive (AWD) system. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 260 km / h.
2017 – RANGE ROVER SVO DESIGN PACK
For those who think their Range Rover is a bit unsalted and would like to give a more aggressive touch without resorting to the immense world of the preparers, Land Rover’s special projects division has just launched the SVO Design Pack. It is a personalization package for the Range Rover, but without renouncing the charismatic style of the vehicles of the British brand and with all the original components. The package was designed by Special Vehicle Operations for Range Rover models with short wheelbase and manufactured after 2013, regardless of finish level and other style packages that have already been installed. However, it is possible to opt for a specific grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers, new side air intakes and quad exhaust outlets. The SVO Design package is now available at British dealers for £ 10,400, approximately 43,500 British pounds, and also adds other car technologies such as Advanced Tow Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Advanced Blind Spot Assist and InControl multimedia system Touch Pro with a 10-inch double screen.
2016 – LAND ROVER AEGIS CONCEPT
We still do not know if this would be the safest SUV manufactured to date, as the Land Rover Aegis shown in the pictures is not yet real. It is a design created by Matthew Robson, a young student who has just graduated from the Royal College of Art’s Vehicle Design. Robson worked hard for this Land Rover to be seen and felt as a solid and strong vehicle. Its exterior, for example, is made with huge thick panels that can remind the old Volvo with its giant bumpers. This style also continues in the interior, where a large piece of metal surrounds the seats. The Land Rover Aegis claims to be the safest SUV in the world. Therefore, all human errors are minimized by having an autonomous driving system. This car was created to encourage the use of 100% autonomous vehicles. However, even in the event of an accident like the first fatality with the Tesla autopilot, the Land Rover Aegis driver would be immune due to the high protection of his body.
2016 – LAND ROVER DEFENDER ‘THE END’ EDITION BY KAHN
On 29 January, he left the assembly line of Solihull, the last Land Rover Defender. Legend ended its production after 68 years and more than two million units manufactured. A very emotional farewell where you can see the grandfather of the last model, the first Land Rover Series I. Kahn, well-known British coach who has chosen this model for his programs on several occasions, also wanted to pay homage to this authentic legend, presenting a project named Land Rover Defender ‘The End’ Edition. In fact, its full name would be Defender 2.2 TDCI XS 110 Station Wagon ‘The End’ Edition, alluding to the version of the model on which it is based. The body undergoes major modifications that give it a more aggressive and robust appearance, and that definitely give more presence to the all-terrain. This features a wider front, more aggressive bumpers and a redesigned grille. Inside, sport-seat upholstered in leather, a material present almost everywhere in the interior, as in the instrument panel and door panels. The Land Rover Defender ‘The End’ Edition features a dual exhaust system and a raised suspension that improves off-road conditions. On the other hand, the wheels are 20 inches painted in black matching the exterior color.
2016 – LAND ROVER DEFENDER EAST COAST
Unfortunately Land Rover Defender is no longer manufactured, a victim of modernity and environmental laws. But that is not enough reason for the legendary ATV not to remain tremendously attractive to many fans. At the end of its commercial life, Land Rover decided to homologate a small series of 500 copies of the Defender 110 in the United States, with the classic changes required by the American standard: among the most striking are its daytime orange lights. But in the United States, aesthetic and mechanical modifications are always in vogue, so there will not be a few modified Land Rover Defenders, and this East Coast is a good example. Aesthetically, the Land Rover Defender East Coast comes out with a sensational look, thanks to aesthetic details such as grille, protection bars that surround the windows and five-spoke wheels finished in dark graphite color. Underneath the hood and like a good American preparation, a change of engine was made, incorporating a 6.2-liter V8 LS3 coming from a Corvette and associated with a GM 6L60 six-speed transmission. Certainly performance is the least important. But the luxury is also the protagonist, with a leather upholstery throughout the cabin, a Momo steering wheel, rear view camera, an Alpine infotainment system with touchscreen and a JBL 13-speaker audio system. A Land Rover Defender capable of climbing mountains and also offer both luxury and a Range Rover.Continue reading