New Delhi: The Range Rover celebrates50 years of pioneering innovation, peerless refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability with a choice of desirable new special editions and the introduction of astraight-six Ingenium diesel engine.
The original luxury SUV has defined the market since 1970and only 1 970 units of the new Range Rover Fiftymodel will be available, to celebrate the year of its world premierehalf a century ago. The limited edition is joined by the Westminster and Westminster Black editions, while the exclusive SVAutobiography Dynamic Black is also new to the line-up.
Land Rover has also confirmed the latest generation of smooth and efficient straight-six Ingenium diesel engines will debut in the Range Rover, incorporating 48V MildHybrid Electric Vehicle technology (MHEV) for reduced fuel consumption and heightened refinement. The new engine family,developed in-house, is available in 249PS (183kW), 300PS (221kW) and 350PS (258kW) outputs*.
With its clamshell bonnet, distinctive floating roof and trademark front fender vents, the 2020 Range Rover can trace its roots back to the 1970 original. In its golden anniversary year it is the most efficient, connected, luxurious and capable yet.
Enhancements across the Range Rover line-up include the latest connected features, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto** offered as standard across the range. With Executive Class Seating and up to eight 4G Wi-Fi connections, the Range Rover remains the perfect remote working hub, or entertainment zone during long drives.
The Range Rover features the latest safety technologies, including; Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Braking, and Cruise Control with Speed Limiter available as standard across the model range. Adaptive Cruise Control is also available.
A series of comfort-enhancing functions transform the travelling experience for all occupants. The new Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 from Nanoe, filters harmful particulates in the cabin, improving air quality for both drivers and passengers.
The PM2.5 system in the Range Rover is controlled using a soft button within the infotainment, named ‛Purify’. This initiates the recirculation function, cleaning the air and removing small particulates in the air, less than 2.5 micrometres in size, that are harmful to health.
By night, the Range Rover gives customers control over the cabin environment with three-zone ambient lighting. Occupants can tailor the atmosphere to create a calm, relaxing and stress-free environment by configuring the colour (from a choice of 10) and intensity of lighting via fully controllable tri-colour LEDs.
Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover Chief Creative Officer, said:“In the world of luxury vehicles, the Range Rover has always stood apart as peerless and enduring. It’s unique and pioneering sensibilities together with an unrivaled engineering approach have been the intrinsic values which our customers have admired since the first of the breed was revealed in 1970.”
Range Rover Fifty
To celebrate 50 years of a motoring icon, the limited-run Range Rover Fifty will be restricted to just 1 970 vehicles globally, in recognition of the year the original Range Rover was launched.
Building on the luxuriouslyappointed Autobiography, the Range Rover Fifty features a number of bespoke exterior accents in Auric Atlas and is available with two 55.88 (22) wheels, one with a unique finish.
The badging features a ‘Fifty’ script created personally by Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover’s Chief Creative Officer, which will appear on the exterior of the vehicle and throughout the interior on the unique “1 of 1970” centre console commissioning plaque, headrests, dashboard and illuminated treadplates.
The Range Rover Fifty will be available in standard and long wheelbase body designs with customers able to choose from four carefully curated exterior colours. In extremely limited numbers, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operationsis also offering the Range Rover Fifty in one of three Heritage exterior solid paints reproduced from the original Range Rover paint palette; Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold and Davos White.
The new Westminster Edition is based on the Vogue model and is available with a choice of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid electric powertrains. Privacy Glass and 53.34 (21) Diamond Turned Alloy Wheels set it apart on the outside and the new model is available in a range of solid, metallic and Premium Metallic finishes. Inside, Grand Black Veneers combine with a Suedecloth Headlining, a Sliding Panoramic Roof, Softclose Doors and a powerful 19-speaker Meridian Surround sound system.**
The new Westminster Black Edition adds the Black Exterior Pack and customers are able to choose from three Gloss Black wheels ranging from a 53.34 (21) nine spoke design to a distinctive 55.88 (22) Gloss Black nine split-spoke design.
Ingenium 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine
The latest Ingenium diesel engines are the perfect choice for high-mileage customers and those who regularly tow. Based around Jaguar Land Rover’s modular aluminium engine architecture, the new in-line diesel engines are smoother and more refined than the previous generation of diesel engines and feature advanced 48V mild hybrid technology to meet the most stringent global emissions regulations.
These include the Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards, which govern nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, making theRange Rover among the first full-sized luxury and performance SUVs in the world to be available with RDE2-certified diesels.The highly efficient engines deliverimproved responses by harvesting and storing energy generated during deceleration and intelligently redeploying it to assist the engine when accelerating.
The new mild-hybrid 3.0lD300 Ingenium diesel is capable of up to 33.0mpg (8.6l/100km) on the WLTP test cycle, emitting as little as 225g/km CO2. The more powerful D350 achieves up to 30.8mpg (9.2l/100km) with CO2 emissions of 241g/km on the WLTP cycle. As a result, the new flagship diesel provides superior performance to the previous V8 with the efficiency and weight of a six-cylinder design.
SV Autobiography Dynamic Black
Since 2014 the expert engineers and craftsmen and women at Special Vehicle Operations have designed and producedsome of the fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive Range Rover models in the luxury SUV’s 50-year history. The elevated luxury, performance and capability of the SV family represent the pinnacle of Range Rover development. For customers who want elevated refinement and performance, the Land Rover Special Vehicle Operationsfamily includes the Range RoverSVAutobiography, SVAutobiography Dynamic and new SVAutobiography Dynamic Black.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic Black is designed to enhance the visual character of the purposeful model and combines Santorini Black Metallic paintwork with Narvik Black Gloss exterior accents, 55.88 (22) Gloss Black wheels and branded treadplates. Other distinguishing exterior features include black brake calipers while the interior is completed in Ebony seats with Pimento stitching.
The Range Rover Sport – Land Rover’s most dynamic model ever – has gained a suite of upgrades to enhance its appeal as the ultimate luxury performance SUV.
New special-edition models join the existing line-up with theHSE Silver, HSE Dynamic BlackandSVR Carbon Edition giving Range Rover Sport buyers more choice than ever. The existing HST gains another powerful engine option with a new D350 diesel.
The D350 is just one ofthe latest generation of Land Rover’s new six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines. They bring48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle(MHEV) diesel technology to the Range Rover Sport for the first time and areRDE2-certified. Developed in-house, the new in-line engine is available in D250, D300 and D350 variants, with power outputs ranging from 249PS (183kW) to 350PS (258kW). Theyreplace the V6 and V8 diesels.
The SV Premium Palette paint colour range, which makes lustrous colours and Satin finishes available to all Range Rover Sport customers, has been refreshed with eight new colours including Tourmaline Brown, Amethyst Grey-Purple andPetrolix Blue.
Inside, the purposefulcabin design and elegant details provide an undeniable sense of sporting luxury, while the seamlessly integrated Touch Pro Duo infotainment features enhance connectivity.
Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover Chief Creative Officer, said:“The Range Rover Sport is a unique statement of performance with an assertive and powerful design. Its refined appearance speaks to the modernity of the Range Rover family, while a series of unique aesthetic touches mark out its sporting nature. This is an SUV that demands your attention.”
Key to the Range Rover Sport’s appeal is its sophisticated design, all-round capability and luxurious interior. The HSE Silver edition builds on the generous specification of HSE with a suite of sophisticated Shadow Atlas exterior trim finishes, Privacy Glass and53.34 cm (21) Gloss Black and contrast diamond-turned alloy wheels fitted as standard.
Available with seven exterior colour options, including new Lantau Bronze and Hakuba Silver, and two interior choices, the HSE Silver also benefits from a fixed panoramic roof, Privacy Glass, front centre console cooler compartment and Meridian Surround Sound System*. The HSE Silveris available with the most popular petrol or diesel engine for each market and a P400e PHEV powertrain in some markets.
The new HSE Dynamic Blackis based on the HSE Dynamic and features an exteriorBlack Pack, giving the Range Rover Sport extra road presence with matching 53.34 cm (21) Gloss Black alloy wheels,Privacy Glass and an all-black interior.
Finished in Santorini Black or Carpathian Grey with contrast roof, the HSE Dynamic Black / HSE Dynamic Stealth edition also benefits from a fixed panoramic roof, Ebony Premium Headlining andMeridian Surround Sound System as standard.
For high-performance customers, the 575PS (423kW)SVR Carbon Edition provides a stealthy take on the flagship of the Range Rover Sport familywith extensive Carbon Fibre detailing.
The Carbon Edition features an exposed Carbon Fibre bonnet centre section, front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and vent surrounds, as well as a range of other Carbon Fibre exterior design details, Carbon Fibre interior trim finishers, Exclusive SVR Carbon Edition treadplates, a Carbon Fibre Engine Cover and 55.88 cm(22) Gloss Black alloy wheels.
Power and efficiency
Alongside the existing range of powerful and refined petrol engines are the latest six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines that are smoother, more refined and more efficient than the engines they replace.
The new in-line designs meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards and Euro 6d-final real-world driving compliancewith 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology boosting responses and fuel economy. As a result, the new Ingenium unit is one of the world’s leading clean diesel engines.
All the engines available play to the Range Rover Sport’s high-performance character, with the new D350 diesel powering the luxury performance SUV from 0-60mph in just 6.5 s(0-100km/h 6.9 s). With an impressive torque output of 700Nm, strong responses remain at the core of the Range Rover Sport experience and, with CO2 emissions of just 237g/km for the most powerful D350, customers gain traditional V8 diesel performance with six-cylinder efficiency.
Strong performance is backed up by an engaging drive that strikes a fine balance between dynamism and comfort. The Range Rover Sport’s advanced all-wheel driveand air suspension both constantly adaptand respond to road conditions, providing driver feedback and involvement, while retaining the superior refinement that customers expect. Lightweight aluminium construction is a key factor behind the Range Rover Sport’s agile handling and dynamic responses.
The plug-in hybrid electric P400e is the most fuel-efficient Range Rover Sport and can drive up to 26 miles (41km) in full electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions.
The powerful 300PS (221kW) Ingenium petrol engine combines with an105kW electric motor for a combined 404PS (297kW),so performance is uncompromised. The PHEV powertrainaccelerates the Range Rover Sport from 0-60mph in 6.3s (0-100km in 6.7 s) while returning up to 86.9mpg (3.3l/100km) in WLTP tests.
The standard-fit Mode 3 cable**means a full charge takes less than three hours from a wall box or public charging point, compared to 7.5 hours via a regular Mode 2 cable.
Enhancements to connectivity and security are also available for 21Model Year Range Rover Sport models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered as standard across all models, while up to eight 4G Wi-Fi connections can be made, keeping the driver and passengers connected at all times.
The new embedded Spotify app also gives Spotify Premium subscribers instant access to millions of tracks and podcasts directly through Touch Pro Duo without the need to synchronise a smartphone with the vehicle.
Driver and passenger wellbeing has been enhanced withthe Range Rover Sport’sCabin Air Ionisation system, now with PM2.5 filtration. Simply controlled via a ‘Purify’ button within the touchscreen infotainment, the state-of-the-art set-up filters out fine dust particles and allergens, and neutralises odours, to provide a calm, relaxing, refined and healthy environment.
For added security, 12-month subscriptions to Secure Tracker and Secure Tracker Pro are standard-fit, giving owners greater peace of mind***.