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Range Rover Evoque Convertible finally brings InControl Touch Pro to a Land Rover (might still be vaporware)

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After years of waiting, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a really here for MY17.  There are very few details that were new – they took the concept and updated it with the MY16 Evoque refresh plus a bit more: the addition of the 10.2” InControl Touch Pro system to a Land Rover is a welcome surprise.  All pictures & official PR to follow below but really I only care about the vaporware aka InControl Touch Pro. 

It looks like the Evoque isn’t also getting the 12.3” digital gauge display that Range Rover proper has had since 2010 (But done NOTHING interesting with anyway).  And the do still love to call 3G state of the art for a MY2017 vehicle {eyeroll}

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· World’s first luxury compact SUV convertible

· Highly-desirable design ensures distinctive profile with roof up or down

· Lightweight fabric hood stows in only 18 seconds, at speeds up to 30mph

· Uncompromised luxury – space for four adults, 251-litre boot and ski hatch

· Debuts next-generation infotainment system with 10.2-inch touchscreen

· Most capable all-terrain convertible in the world

· Choice of efficient Si4 petrol and Ingenium diesel engines

· On sale from Spring 2016, in SE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic derivatives

Whitley, UK, 9 November 2015 – Land Rover has unveiled the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible. Range Rover Evoque Convertible combines the bold design and refinement of Evoque with comprehensive specification and a sophisticated folding roof to create a no compromise, all-season convertible.

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100 $244,500 Holland & Holland Range Rovers are coming to the US, get your $10k deposit in before Dec 2!

Thanks to the always resourceful members at, here’s the NA marketing bulletin for the 2016 Holland & Holland Range Rover.  It’s like a SVAutobiography Autobiography (yes, double Autobiography)

Never thought we’d actually see this over here, can’t wait to see it in real life.

Possibly the best paragraph in the whole document:

If you do not provide shot gun size details at the time of order / Step 3 of the Order
Process, it will not be possible to provide customized gun case inserts matching your
customers specific shotguns. Customization will not be possible once the vehicle has left
the SVO build facility.

Click image below for full PDF, MPR15-24:


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Countdown to Convertible begins as Range Rover Evoque Wireframes take over London

They’ve done this before but something about these latest ones I really like:

Official PR:

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  • Wireframe sculptures preview world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible
  • Prestigious London locations including Harrods host unique models
  • Full-size installations are 1:1 scale representation of Evoque Convertible
  • World’s first compact luxury SUV Convertible to be revealed in November 2015

London UK, Friday 2nd October – Londoners were stopped in their tracks today as Land Rover placed a collection of full-size Range Rover Evoque Convertible ‘wireframe’ sculptures in the iconic streets of the UK’s capital.

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The installations were displayed outside prestigious London locations including the world famous Harrods department store on Brompton Road, Knightsbridge and in notable Mayfair addresses.

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The bespoke sculptures were designed by Land Rover’s own Design team, using advanced computer modelling to accurately outline the shape of the forthcoming Evoque Convertible. Crafted from aluminium and finished in a range of vibrant colours, the wireframes illustrate the elegant evolution of the Range Rover Evoque’s transformation from coupe to convertible.

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Following on from the original wireframes used to launch Evoque in 2011, the 1:1 scale works of art include 3D wheels as well as front and rear seats. Six Convertible wireframes have been produced to give the public a chance to see how the Evoque Convertible will look in its natural urban environment. Each wireframe will now begin a global tour as Land Rover builds up to the introduction in November of the latest addition to the growing Range Rover family.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, said: "The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is perfectly suited to the urban surroundings of a city like London and it’s the perfect place to showcase the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible. The locations chosen reflect the refined and luxurious lifestyle of an Evoque Convertible customer – two attributes this vehicle delivers in abundance."

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Land Rover Goodwood Revival 2015

Official PR:

We paid homage to the life of the Defender – our iconic, original SUV, which began life 67 years ago as the “Land Rover” and later became known as the Series.

A spectacular parade lap featuring more than 50 pre-1966 Land Rover Series models took place each day around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. A variety of special Series conversions featured in the unique procession, including fire tenders, military vehicles, ambulances and mobile welders, alongside 11 pre-production Land Rover prototypes. One highlight included the bright yellow 1950 Series I Bertram Mills Circus vehicle, which was designed to give the impression that a circus elephant was driving it. The unique collection of Land Rovers were also on display on Lavant Bank for duration of the weekend.


They even had the hobbyist-made center steer.

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Active Driveline and Adaptive Dynamics come to Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux UK models

The first big feature update has arrived for the UK Discovery Sport in the form of the HSE Dynamic Lux model.

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  • Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux makes global debut at Frankfurt Motor Show
  • Unique exterior design accents and interior detailing set vehicle apart from standard model
  • New technologies including All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), Active Driveline and Adaptive Dynamics strengthen Land Rover Discovery Sport’s renowned capability and versatility as part of a new optional Intelligent Dynamics Pack
  • Available to order now with TD4 180PS Auto variant with pricing from £46,000

Frankfurt, Germany, 15 September 2015 – Land Rover has further enhanced the visual appeal and capability of its latest premium, compact SUV with the launch of the Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Striking design

The Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux features a number of exterior enhancements, including Narvik Black exterior details, body-coloured mouldings and door claddings and 20" Gloss Black wheels. Combined with new interior colours and detailing, this new model creates a powerful and striking impression.

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said: "The Discovery Sport Dynamic has been created to heighten the design appeal of the Discovery Sport. Gloss black is a key accent colour differentiator on the exterior, while the use of body coloured bumpers and door claddings emphasise its on-road, sporty presence. With the launch of the Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux, we are offering our customers greater choice in the look and feel of their vehicle."

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All-terrain capability

The capability of the Discovery Sport is heightened by the introduction of All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) for 2016. ATPC is an advanced system that enables drivers to set and maintain a steady speed in off-road conditions. Developed by Land Rover’s industry-leading all-terrain specialists, ATPC functions similarly to a cruise control system, operational between 1mph and 19mph. The system adapts the vehicle’s behaviour according to the terrain, allowing even novice users the control of an expert off-road driver.

ATPC also features a dedicated ‘Launch’ feature, allowing the vehicle to pull away smoothly and easily, even on problematic low-friction surfaces like ice, snow or wet grass.

Active Driveline

Active Driveline can intelligently switch between two- and four-wheel drive as conditions dictate, combining both the real-world fuel-saving benefits of two-wheel-drive with the all-terrain capability of four-wheel-drive. On-road agility also increases with Active Driveline.

Two electronically controlled clutches located either side of the rear differential distribute torque to the wheel with most grip as and when required. This improves on-road agility, while the rear axle can be entirely "locked" for maximum traction in very slippery conditions.

Active Driveline’s transition from two- to four-wheel drive is seamless, but drivers can monitor its operation via a dedicated 4x4i screen on the 8-inch touchscreen display.

Adaptive Dynamics

Adaptive Dynamics with MagneRide™ dampers brings even higher levels of occupant comfort and driver engagement. MagneRide™ dampers offer a wide range of adjustment adapting to road conditions and driver inputs thanks to a special damping fluid containing magnetic particles. When the particles are subjected to a magnetic field, the viscosity of the damper fluid is either increased or decreased, making the suspension stiffer or softer.

MagneRide™ dampers offer an even more connected driving experience with minimised body roll and heightened agility to increase compliance and therefore control in off-road environments.

Adaptive Dynamics introduces a driver-selectable Dynamic mode on the Terrain Response® system, increasing throttle, gearbox and differential response, along with suspension and steering firmness for additional driver reward.


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