—Summary of updates, some of my comments in italics – full PDF download available here.
2016 Updates At-A-Glance
—New 380HP Supercharged V6 engine on the HSE (340 HP V6 continues in the SE), front brake upgrade to the larger V8 brakes, which requires 20” wheels
—US launch of the world proven Td6 diesel engine, 254HP and 440 lb/ft of Torque
—Diesel Exhaust Fluid system is introduced
—Introduction of “Auto Access Height” for the air suspension
—All-Terrain Progress Control – This is an Off-Road Crawl Cruise Control Mode
—Seat heat/cooling controls are now built into the temperature knobs
—Cooler Box is now a no charge option with certain packages
—Heated windshield delete is now available
—Interior color changes, except SVAutobiography, lower interior trim changes to Ebony for Ebony/Ivory, Ebony/Tan & Ebony Pimento
—Twin blade sunvisor for front and side use
—Soft Touch Coating on interior trim replaced with Hard Coating – We are changing interior switches
/ buttons / trim bezels from a soft touch coating to a hard coating for increased durability.
—Fixed Panoramic Roof with Power Blind now available for North America
—Hands-Free Gesture Controlled Power Tailgate – Uses foot motion sensors under the quarter
—Color changes – some new, some discontinued: two new exterior colors at 16MY: Waitomo Grey and Carpathian Grey Both colors are Metallic. Havana and Causeway Grey have been discontinued. Aleutian Silver will no longer be available after October 2015
—Rear camera washer
—Infrared Reflective Glass, All US and Canada market vehicles will have standard IRR Glass. This improves passenger comfort by reducing Infrared solar radiation.
—Active Grille Vanes for improved aerodynamics – This was something talked about when they first announced the current Range Rover
—InControl Remote and Protect becomes standard
—Remote Start and vehicle status from a smartphone
—InControl Apps becomes standard
—Improved camera resolution, 1.2 megapixel resolution and uses four cameras – one less than previously
—New Infotainment menu layout
—Driver Assistance Pack now includes a Heads-Up Display
SVAutobiography replaces Autobiography Black as the pinnacle of the line.
—This includes the introduction of the 550HP Supercharged V8.
—This engine is applicable to SVAutobiography only, and replaces the 510HP version.
—Changes to prices
—D&D charge is now $995