· Paris presentation of factory-restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic marks evolution of the successful Reborn programme by Land Rover Classic
· Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial ten examples of the luxury SUV at launch
· Jaguar Classic will also give a European debut to the ‘New Original’ XKSS at Salon Rétromobile
· First Series I Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe restoration – a privately-owned ‘barn find’ completely reconditioned to original specification – will be available to view on the Jaguar Land Rover Classic stand
(Oxford Rd, Coventry, UK – 02 February 2017). Salon Rétromobile 2017 will see the world debut presentation of the next in the ‘Reborn’ series of expertly sourced and comprehensively restored Classic Land Rovers.
Range Rover Reborn is a new programme offering prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible vintage Range Rover, direct from Land Rover Classic in the UK. The launch of Range Rover Reborn builds on the successful introduction of Land Rover Series I Reborn last year.*
Another highlight for show visitors will be the European debut presentation of the ‘New Original’ Jaguar XKSS. Following its successful introduction to media at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles in November 2016, this stunning XKSS finished in Sherwood Green is the engineering blueprint for nine cars destined for delivery to customers worldwide in 2017.**
Also showcased by Jaguar Land Rover Classic at Salon Rétromobile – held in Paris, France from 08-12 February 2017 – will be the first fully factory-restored original E-type Fixed Head Coupe. This privately-owned, French-registered 1962 E-type, presented in Opalescent Gunmetal Grey, is presented complete with reverse-engineered body panels, manufactured in-house to ensure best fit and finish, and with its original 3.8-litre engine and transmission – also completely reconditioned.
Land Rover Classic’s expert team has drawn on decades of engineering and design expertise to complete the first Range Rover Reborn – a carefully selected 1978 Classic Range Rover.
– Colour: Bahama Gold
– Engine: 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type
– max. power 132bhp at 5000rpm
– max torque: 186 lb ft (251 Nm) at 2500 rpm
– 4-speed manual transmission, lockable central differential
Every Range Rover Reborn will undergo a complete restoration according to the company’s original 1970s factory specification and using Land Rover Classic Parts to preserve and protect the vehicle’s authenticity. Land Rover’s experienced restoration team will advise customers of the best options for base vehicles – in terms of collectability, preferred chassis numbers and unique characteristics. Prices for completed Range Rover Reborn restorations from Land Rover Classic will start from £135,000 GBP.
Tim Hannig – Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “Range Rover Reborn is another showcase of our dedicated in-house engineering expertise. It underscores our commitment to nurturing the rich heritage of Land Rover, and is a rare opportunity for customers to own a valuable and genuinely collectible automotive icon. It is a wonderful way to preserve the much sought after three-door original Range Rover from the 1970s, from period-correct colour ways to interior trim and accessories.”
The Range Rover was launched in 1970, originally in two-door configuration only, up to 1981, when the first factory four-door was introduced, and remained popular right up to the end of the first generation’s production in 1996. So popular, in fact, that production of the first generation continued alongside the second generation for almost two years, and the name Classic Range Rover was introduced to distinguish this model from its more modern sibling.
Believed by many to have launched the SUV sector, the Range Rover certainly defined the genre of the luxury 4×4 vehicle, and has been the vehicle of choice for members of the Royal household, politicians and superstars across the world. It has maintained its most credible position as the ‘ultimate SUV’ to this day, with a number of world firsts and records in its long and distinguished heritage. During the 1970s, the Range Rover also became the first vehicle to be exhibited at the Louvre in Paris as an ‘exemplary work of industrial design’.
US Marketing Bulletin (Thanks Mr. E) MPR15-27, 2016.5 MY LR4 – Mid Model Year Product Action and Landmark & Silver Editions:
Official UK PR, slightly different but close enough to US:
- Greater on-road presence with the addition of the Discovery Landmark and Graphite Special Editions
- Distinctive exterior design features enhance fourth generation Land Rover Discovery
- World-renowned all-terrain capability and versatility retained
Land Rover continues to broaden the appeal of the Discovery with the launch of two new special editions – the Landmark and the Graphite(Dependent on market; Wade Sensing and Discovery Graphite not available in US). New distinctive exterior design features to both editions enhance the design of the fourth generation Discovery, while unique interior touches to the Landmark bring more luxury and exclusivity.
These special editions give the Discovery even greater on-road presence than ever before. Available to order from the end of October, they will be seen on the roads from January 2016 onwards.
“The appeal of the Land Rover Discovery has just got even greater. We have launched two new special editions – the Landmark and Graphite, which offer the customer greater on-road presence and enhanced comfort to complement the Discovery’s existing versatility and capability attributes,” says Finbar McFall, Jaguar Land Rover Product Marketing Director.
The Discovery Landmark builds on the generous specification of the HSE derivative* with new interior and exterior features that offer the customer a more premium and unique look and feel to their Discovery.
The exterior upgrade sees the addition of full length roof rails in a bright finish that highlight the familiar stepped roof design of the Discovery. Distinctive black fender vents, grille and mirror caps complement silver bonnet and tailgate badges, alongside Landmark badging to the side and rear to further distinguish this model. 20-inch 5-split spoke alloy wheels complete the design.
The Landmark is available in a limited range of five body colours, including Zanzibar which has been exclusively reserved for the Landmark edition and is not available on any other Discovery. The other four available body colours are Waitomo Grey, Santorini Black, Yulong White and Indus Silver.
Enhancements to interior refinement come as standard inside the Landmark with the addition of Windsor Leather seats and the Extended Leather Pack throughout, furnishing the dashboard, door casings and fascia. The interior is purposefully limited to three colourways – Ebony, Almond and Tan. The latter is offered for the first time ever in a Discovery, with Tan Windsor Leather Seats complemented by Ebony door casings and fascia and a Straight Grained Walnut veneer trim finisher.
Additionally, the customer can choose from a selection of standard and optional steering wheels to complement the choice of veneer. This includes the Grand Black Lacquer or Straight Grained Walnut Wood & Leather steering wheel.
The Discovery Landmark starts from €64,950.
The Discovery Graphite builds on the success of the Black Pack and introduces a modern and distinctive look to the model range with striking finishes. A grey Graphite finish to the fender vents and grille, which also sports a gloss black and lighter grey frame, blend with existing grey highlights appointed to the door handles and the Discovery badging to the bonnet and tailgate. Exclusive to the Graphite is the 19-inch 7-split spoke alloy wheel in a high gloss dark grey as standard. The customer can choose between a spectrum of nine body colours and three interior colourways*.
The Discovery Graphite starts from €57,000.
The optional Land Rover InControl Apps* complements the Discovery’s existing infotainment system to provide the ultimate in-car connectivity. It brings the convenience, familiarity and original look and feel of compatible smartphone apps into the owner’s vehicle, which are displayed and controlled from the vehicle’s touchscreen. The customer can find parking spaces, stream their favourite music or simply locate the nearest hotel for that invaluable pit-stop.
The acclaimed Terrain Response® and Hill Descent Control drive technologies ensure optimal and responsive driving across any terrain as standard. Add in the choice of the single-speed transfer box or twin-speed – the latter offering high and low range for the most demanding off-road conditions, and optional Wade Sensing™* technology to alert the driver to deep water, and the Discovery is equipped to tackle whatever path the customer decides to travel.
The Discovery has been at the top of The Caravan Club judging panel’s list of capable towing vehicles consistently for the last nine years in the UK, recently scooping three top honours, including overall winner. To support the Discovery’s award-winning towing capacity of 3,500kg, Trailer Stability Assist is provided as standard to help hitch a trailer to the tow bar and the optional Tow Hitch Assist acts as an extra pair of eyes as the vehicle is maneuvered into position. Safety and security options – such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection, offer the driver further assistance when out on the road.
A full 7-seater with stadium seating and 2,600-litre stowage capacity, the Discovery can be reconfigured and equipped to fit seamlessly into the changing lifestyle of its owner. Its versatile interior with variable seating and a range of essential hard-wearing and practical accessories, ensure everyone travels in premium class comfort without compromise. The split tailgate and height adjustable air suspension are an added bonus for easier loading and unloading.
The Land Rover Discovery continues to drive power and all-terrain capability with efficient diesel and petrol engine options when matched with fuel-stretching Stop/Start** technology and the refined ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
For key petrol markets, the 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged generates 340PS@6,500rpm (250kW) with 450Nm of torque and combined CO2 emissions from 269g/km. Fuel consumption stands at 24.6mpg (11.5 l/100km).
The 211PS (155kW) 3.0-litre TDV6 remains the EU6 diesel engine entry level option, delivering 36.7mpg (7.7l/100km) and a CO2 figure from 203g/km on a combined cycle. The higher-powered 256PS (188kW) 3.0-litre SDV6 gives equivalent fuel consumption and CO2 figures.
The Land Rover Discovery retains its position as the ultimate vehicle for all-terrain capability and versatility, with over 1,160,000 retail sales and 225 international awards since its launch in 1989.
Thanks to a reader, we finally have some info on the new 380HP Range Rover Sport HST.
Full PDF of MPR15-16 Bulletin (~4MB)
My bullet points from this 2016 update – official PR follows below:
- I wonder if this HP bump is a precursor for more plans to increase non-V8 performance?
- 2016 Range Rover Sport getting the Gesture Tailgate just like the 2016 Range Rover Evoque, waving a foot under the bumper opens tailgate, not new but new to Land Rover.
- 3.0 liter Td6 with 254HP, 440lb-ft of torque getting 24 MPG, US market
- Noble-plated paddle shift gear levers included, usually a pricey upgrade
- A new Carbon Fibre Pack is available, which includes side vents, tailgate trim, door mirror covers, a front grille surround, fog lamp bezels and bonnet vents finished in high-gloss lacquer.
- Finally something that’s been asked about for years: New Auto Access Height is introduced as standard, for improved ease of entry and exit. The system automatically lowers the vehicle to access height when it comes to a halt and a door is opened.
LAND ROVER DEBUTS 2016 RANGE ROVER SPORT WITH NEW 380PS HST VERSION
· New Range Rover Sport HST makes global debut at 2015 New York Auto Show
· Uprated 380PS 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine delivers extra 40PS to enhance Range Rover Sport performance line-up
· HST features distinctive exterior design and unique interior options
· Range of updates announced for 2016 Model Year Range Rover Sport
· HST available in limited markets (North America, China, Russia and Middle East)
Whitley, UK, 24 March 2015 – Land Rover will present the new Range Rover Sport HST at the New York International Auto Show 2015.
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Various countries have gotten their own special editions through the years. This year it’s France celebrating 45 years of Range Rover with a numbered special edition.
This 45th Anniversary Range Rover (€121.900) starts with a Vogue SDV8 in Causeway Gray with Style 502 wheels and a very special and large rear badge.