More details of the changes coming for the 2014.5MY Range Rover

A reader was kind enough to provide me with the Range Rover 14.5MY Product Brief Update.

It’s available as a PDF to download here: Range Rover 14.5MY Product Brief Update

Some interesting items I’d like to call out.

First glimpse of the actual buttons used for the new InControl system:

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That’s the Optimised Land Rover Assistance button located on the left hand side and SOS Emergency Call button on the right.

Two material changes (blue arrows below):14.5my-material-updates

Steering Wheel Airbag Cover: from 14.5MY, the steering wheel airbag cover will be manufactured from a non-leather material, replacing the leather cover which previously featured.

Vogue 2nd Row Seat Bolsters:The 2nd Row seat bolster which features on Vogue derivatives will be manufactured from a non-leather material, replacing the leather which previously featured.

Microphone Performance
The apertures of the microphones have been enlarged for improved audio performance via Bluetooth.

Grand Black Lacquer
Following customer feedback indicating a preference for Grand Black Lacquer, this finisher has replaced Figured Macassar as the standard condition. 14.5MY orders which do not indicate a preference will be manufactured with Grand Black Lacquer.

Parcel Shelf Design Improvement

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In order to respond to customer feedback, an additional fold will be added to the parcel shelf design. The change will see the parcel shelf fold three times instead of twice, to allow for improved load space flexibility. This change will be made in production from Quarter 1 2014.

Rear Seat Entertainment with 10.2” Screens

We’ve seen this in the Range Rover Autobiography Black Long Wheel Base, but it’s not just limited to that model:

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Driver and Front Passenger Upper Seat Articulation

I’m so happy they’re bringing this back.  It appears to be an option on the Autobiography & Vogue SE, so I hope we see it here in the States as well, as an option.

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Driver and Front Passenger Upper Seat Articulation further extend the available seating features for Vogue SE and Autobiography derivatives, helping to provide significantly improved comfort levels. The feature allows the driver and front passenger to adjust the upper squab section of their seats as shown in the image above.

That’s it for now, I’ll doing another post with a break down of some of the new tech.