2010 October

A new engine version, new Limited Edition and fresh features enhance the Range Rover Sport for 2011

More Press Release postings:

A new engine version, new Limited Edition and fresh features enhance the Range Rover Sport for 2011

  • New version of the class leading 3.0 LR-TDV6 joins diesel line-up
  • 211PS@4,000rpm
  • 520Nm@2,000rpm
  • 243g/km CO2
  • New Limited Edition
  • Gradient Acceleration Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • DPF as standard on all EU5 diesel models
  • Range Rover Sport now EU5 compliant in European markets
  • Three new paint colours offer buyers more choice
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    2010+ Range Rover Instructional Videos

    Here are some of the “Getting to know your vehicles” videos Land Rover created for the 2010 Range Rover.

    Available here: http://www.landrover.com/us/en/lr/owners/getting-to-know-your-vehicles/range-rover/

    And on our YouTube channel – the playlist below links to all of the videos, 13 in all.

    Harman Kardon Logic7 high dynamic (HD) system – Exclusively Available on Range Rover

     

    HARMAN high-performance audio system launches in Range Rover models

    Harman Kardon® Logic7® high dynamic (HD) system – Exclusively Available on Range Rover

    KARLSBAD, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(www.harman.com/automotive) – HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group, prides itself on its principle of designing, developing, manufacturing and supplying branded audio systems. This authentic approach has been applied to its latest technology offering, the Harman Kardon® Logic7®HD system, exclusively available on Range Rover Autobiography and offered as an option throughout the model range. The new system continues 16 successful years of collaboration between Harman Kardon and Land Rover.

    In celebration of this latest evolution in the Land Rover/Harman Kardon relationship, an exclusive launch event was held in June at the recording studios of music icon Mark Knopfler. British Grove Studios in London was selected as the perfect venue to demonstrate the capabilities of the Harman Kardon® Logic7® HD system in the Range Rover, reinforcing the depth of competency of HARMAN’s heritage in the professional recording process, coupled with the authenticity of our approach in automotive audio systems.

    British Grove Studios is a state of the art facility with the ability to record in 5.1 surround and was used to best effect with Grammy winning Producer and HARMAN aficionado Steve Levine producing two tracks performed by Ivor Novello nominee Patch William. The studio was a hive of activity for two days as this young band worked under the expert supervision of Steve, producing a number of 5.1 recordings for demonstration on the Harman Kardon® Logic7® HD system in the Range Rover Autobiography.

    The latest Harman Kardon® Logic7®HD system offers the audio connoisseur a unique listening experience. Utilising the most up-to-date digital technology, an impressive 1200W D class amplifier is at the heart of this premium sound system, delivering high dynamic performance, authentically reproducing the recordings back to the listener with the same unparalleled quality achieved during the live performance.

    Fifteen independent channels drive the audio system, offering levels of control previously unavailable in an automotive environment. With nineteen hi-powered speakers strategically located throughout the Range Rover cabin, this class leading system delivers smooth and controlled vocal performance from the most challenging of tracks. Complemented by the new 200mm front door woofers and subwoofer in the rear quarter deck, the control of the low end frequencies is truly remarkable. Coupled with Harman Kardon’s® proprietary Logic7® surround sound processing technology this creates an all encompassing, multi-layered experience releasing the subtle nuances of the original recording, irrespective of the seat location.

    HARMAN is proud of its long standing iconic and visionary collaboration with Land Rover. With the new Harman Kardon® Logic7®HD system exclusively available on Range Rover, the bench mark has been set once again.

    HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.4 billion for fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The Company`s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.

     

    Links:

    http://www.lro.com/news.php?sid=709&page=1

    2011 Range Rover Options with Pricing, including Autobiography #rangerover

    Here’s a list of the 2011 options & pricing, the Autobiography package went up this year but also added more content, so it looks like it’s an even swap for 2010 as long as you wanted everything, and if you’re going AB, I’m sure you do. Still no pricing on the Exterior Design Package, if you know, please contact me!

    2011 Model Year Pricing MSRP *
    HSE $79,685
    Supercharged $95,465
    Supercharged plus Autobiography Package $116,980
    * This pricing includes $850 destination and delivery charge.  

       

    Model Option   MSRP Availability
    Autobiography Package
    Full Semi-Aniline Leather Seats, Full Leather Center and Lower Dashboard, Full Leather Door Panels, Leather Center Console Sides, Full Leather Headliner with Rear Vanity Mirrors, 14 Piece Wood Trim, Unique Autobiography 20" Style 17 Alloy Wheel, Rear Seat Entertainment with 6 DVD Changer, 1200-Watt harman/kardon LOGIC7 6-disc CD Changer with 19 Speakers, Adaptive Cruise Control with Brake Assist, Climate Glass & 4-Zone Climate Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Front Lighting, Surround Camera System (5 cameras to assist with low speed maneuvering), Automatic High Beam Assist, Choice of Extended Color Palette, Rear Seat Recline (Style 3, Including 4-way Lumbar Support and Heated and Cooled Rear Seats), Satellite + HD Digital Radio Unique Autobiography Badge on Tailgate Infinitely Variable Rear Differential Lock
    ATB $21,485 SC
    Luxury Interior Package
    14-Way Heated/Cooled Power Adjustable Driver and Front Passenger Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Premium Oxford Leather (on Seats, Door Pulls and Center Console Lid), Premium Windsor Leather on Dashboard Surface, 12 piece Wood Trim, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors, Luggage Net, 20" 7 V-Spoke Alloy Wheel – Style 9
    LUX $4,600 HSE

       

    Standalone Options   MSRP Availability
    Rear Seat Entertainment
    Includes Wireless Headphones (2) and Remote Control
    RSE $2,500 HSE, SC
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    Includes Collision Mitigation by Braking (CMbB)
    ADC $2,000 SC
    Vision Assist Pack Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Front Lighting System, Surround Camera System (5 cameras to assist with low speed maneuvering), Automatic High Beam Assist VAP $1,800 HSE,SC
    Audio System Upgrade 
    LOGIC7, 1200 Watts, 19 Speakers, HD Digital Radio
    LG7 $1,700 HSE, SC
    20" Diamond Turned Wheel – Style 14 DTW $1,500 SC
    Adaptive Dynamics/Electronic Rear Diff Lock ADF $1,300 HSE
    Rear Seat Recline (Style 2) 
    Includes 4-way rear headrests, front passenger
    seat control & front seat memory
    RR2 $1,250 HSE w/LUX, SC
    Climate Glass & 4-Zone Climate Control 4ZN $1,000 HSE w/LUX, SC
    Electronic Rear Diff Lock (up to September 2010) DF1 N/C SC
    Electronic Rear Diff Lock (after September 2010) DIF $500 SC
           

       

    COLOR/TRIM/WHEEL OPTIONS   MSRP Availability
    Wood/Leather Steering Wheel 
    with Wood Gear Knob
    Wood and Leather portions of steering wheel are heated, Wood will match interior wood trim
    WLS $1,000 HSE w/LUX, SC
    Jet Colored Headlining JHL $400 HSE w/LUX, SC
    Black Lacquer Finish Trim BLK $350 HSE,SC
    Cherry Wood Trim CHE No Charge HSE, SC
    Burr Walnut Wood Trim WAL No Charge HSE, SC

       

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY COLOR/TRIM/WHEEL OPTIONS   MSRP
    Special Chromaflair Exterior Paint $14,500
    Highly chromatic, dramatic color shift paint
    Very limited availability (5 Colors)
    A01-A05 $14,500
    Special Mica Exterior Paint
    Pearlescent/iridescent luster paint
    Very limited availability (17 Colors)
    A06-A22 $9,500
    Burr Maple Prussian Blue Wood Trim PRB $2,300
    Lined Oak Anthracite Wood Trim OAK $2,300
    Ash Burl Wood Trim ASH $2,300
    20" Diamond Turned Wheel – Style 14 DTW $1,500
    Jet Colored Headlining JHL No Charge
    Wood/Leather Steering Wheel 
    with Wood Gear Knob
    Wood and Leather portions of steering wheel are heated, Wood will match interior wood trim
    WLS $1,000
    Black Lacquer Finish Trim BLK $350
    Cherry Wood Trim CHE No Charge
    Burr Walnut Wood Trim WAL No Charge

    Range Rover features on UK GQ and The Floating Roof

    Some nice coverage & history UK GQ for October:

    Gear changes – Range Rover History

    Range Rover TDV8 – Review

    The Range Rover’s return

    Great stuff on that original Range Rover, just to correct something he wrote:

    Its design signatures included a "floating roof" on top of black-painted pillars, and a castellated clam-shell bonnet; these remain in place today.

    That full “floating roof” didn’t actually show up until, 1982, it wasn’t even until 1974 that they blacked out the d-pillar.  And even in the picture they show in the article, that roof ain’t floating.  So while it is a quintessential Range Rover design cue, they didn’t actually add it to the vehicle until it was almost a teenager.

    You can see them here in time progression:

    1970 Range Rover - Roof not floating

    1970 Range Rover - Blacked out D-Pillar

    1986 Range Rover - Full Floating Roof

    Pictures from: http://www.range-rover-classic.com