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MORE POWER< TECH AND OPTIONS: Land Rover says its new Range Rover and Sport derivatives will have even more upgrades and technology. Image: Land Rover


Range Rover Sport's are rather distinctive on the road, but now customers can make their cars stand out even more. Landy has launched a new Stealth pack...

   •  New in-car technology, including  InControlTM
   Uprated SDV8 with additional 40Nm
   Enhanced eight-speed gearbox on diesel SDV8
   Increased personalisation options
   • More colours, alloys and standard glass roof

WHITLEY, England - Land Rover is introducing a suite of upgrades for its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Jaguar Land Rover's group marketing director, Phil Popham, said: “As the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have long offered an unrivaled combination of performance, luxury and off-road capability.

“These latest updates ensure both vehicles maintain their market-leading positions, with a special focus on performance, efficiency and increased personalisation options.”


Land Rover says its potent SDV8 produces 249kW/740Nm – a 40Nm increase. The ZF 8HP70 eight-speed auto has been re-engineered with a revised torque converter incorporating a twin-spring damper.

Despite the increase in torque, the SDV8’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions remain unchanged at 13.8-litres/100km and 229g/km CO2.

The 4x4s are equipped with puddle lights which projects the vehicle’s silhouette onto the ground to light the way for occupants. There are also fixed glass roofs with optional power blinds. It also has 19” alloys with a dark grey finish.

The automaker says units can specified in new colours (silver and grey) and long-wheelbase derivatives can be specified with 22” alloys for the first time.

The Autobiography Black edition will be available in long wheelbase only, with an exclusive new interior colour combination. Autobiography Black details include unique black and chromed exterior trim, LED rear lights, unique 21- and 22” alloys, new leather seat designs and mood lighting.


The Range Rover Sport’s exterior colour palette, says Land Rover, has been updated to include the distinctive new silver, and the roof and door sills can now be finished in body colour or contrasting black.

Land Rover InControl Remote and InControl Secure are now available on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport derivatives as standard.

InControl Remote includes an integrated SOS emergency call, optimised Land Rover assistance and a smartphone app which enables you to connect remotely with your vehicle wherever you are. InControl Secure tracks the vehicle should it be stolen.

InControl apps wi-fi are new Land Rover technologies which debut on the derivatives. Apps allows owners to sync smartphone apps to the vehicle’s touchscreen, and is compatible with Apple and Android smartphones.Wi-Fi provides instant in-car access to a mobile hotspot which allows up to eight devices to be used simultaneously.

Land Rover South Africa says the new models will arrive here but it is yet to confirm a date.
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