Powerful new engines, revolutionary interior technologies and enhanced driving dynamics reinforce the position of the 2010 Range Rover as Land Rover's most complete luxury 4x4. Land Rover's flagship has been comprehensively updated to deliver more refined and efficient performance, along with the ultimate in interior comfort and craftsmanship.
"The 2010 Range Rover is a considerable step forward for what is already regarded as the one of the world's most complete luxury vehicles. New engines deliver formidable power, efficiency and customary Range Rover refinement, and new technologies, such as the dual view screen, deliver a world first. Like its legendary predecessors, the 2010 Range Rover is setting the pace once more,"says Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director.
Pride of place on the 2010 Range Rover goes to two** brand new LR-V8 5.0 petrol engines - the top of the range 510PS supercharged unit, and the 375 PS naturally aspirated version. Both engines were developed in-house by the Jaguar Land Rover powertrain team, with the requirements of the Range Rover in mind from day one.
The LR-V8 engines have been developed to deliver more power and refinement, but without a corresponding increase in consumption and emissions. The result is a pair of lightweight direct fuel injection engines with class-leading efficiency, which provide significantly more usable low end torque and superior dynamic responses without compromising power at higher RPM.
The performance of the all-new naturally aspirated LR-V8 is now a near-match for the outgoing 4.2L supercharged engine, but with initial estimates suggesting fuel economy improvements of over 12percent. The new naturally aspirated vehicle completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.2 seconds (just 0.1 seconds off the pace of the outgoing supercharged unit). For those who want the ultimate performance Range Rover, there is now the all-new LR-V8 5.0L Supercharged, which is propelled from rest to 60 mph in an impressive 5.9 seconds.
The Supercharged model also improves fuel consumption by 7.3 percent* on the EU cycle and CO2 emissions by 7.4 percent*, despite substantial increases in both power (+29 percent) and torque (+ 12 percent), compared with its 4.4 litre supercharged predecessor.
The naturally aspirated engine delivers a 6.9 percent* improvement in fuel economy (on the EU cycle) and CO2 emissions are reduced by 7.4 percent*, compared with its 4.2 litre predecessor. Both engines are compliant with stringent EU5 and US ULEV2 emissions regulations.
Complementing the Range Rover's two new petrol engines is the strong and efficient LR-TDV8 3.6-litre engine. Designed from the outset to accommodate Land Rover's uncompromising off-road demands, the engine has been developed to provide huge reserves of torque across the rev range. The diesel model also benefits from design and under-the-skin enhancements..
Peak power from the TDV8** engine is an impressive 272 PS (200 kW) propelling the new vehicle from rest to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds (100 km/h in 9.2 seconds).
The improvements include subtle exterior revisions, featuring discrete changes to the headlights, grille and bumper which enhance the classic Range Rover style with more contemporary detailing. The interior benefits from more luxurious materials and finishes which add further refinements to the premium cabin ambiance.
More significantly, the 2010 Range Rover uses some revolutionary new interior technologies which enhance the experience for driver and passengers alike.
The vehicle is the first to feature 'dual view' infotainment touch screen technology which allows the driver and passenger to view different images simultaneously. This means that the passenger can enjoy a DVD movie while the driver follows navigation instructions, all on the same screen.
Another dramatic innovation is found in the instrument cluster. Here, traditional physical instruments are replaced by a fully configurable 12" TFT screen which presents all essential driver information via cleverly designed 'virtual' dials and graphical displays.
"The new display technology used by the 2010 Range Rover is a major advance. It gives us tremendous flexibility in presenting information, so that the driver gets precisely the data they require, in all driving conditions. Meanwhile, the passenger can be relaxing with a movie!"explains Nick Rogers, Chief Engineer, New Vehicle Architecture.
The vehicle incorporates state-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology to further improve the Range Rover's peerless ride quality. All-terrain performance is also enhanced by updates to the Terrain Response and Stability Control systems.
To complete the package, the 2010 Range Rover benefits from a series of enhanced active safety aids including Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA) and a surround camera system.
"The Range Rover remains the consummate luxury 4x4. Its combination of unrivalled all-terrain performance with the ultimate in comfort and refinement, remains a clear industry benchmark,"says Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director.
* Manufacturer's estimate
** Engine availability varies by market