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Official 2020 Range Rover Sport updates finally kill InControl Apps, bring new P525 & RIP “Supercharged”

We’ve been wondering when the 2020MY updates would drop and Range Rover Sport is up first:

20MY Land Rover Range Rover Sport: Vehicle Content, Pricing, and Order Guide (PDF, 1.4MB)

 

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Daytime Running Lights
For 2020 the daytime running light feature will only illuminate the front LED Signature DRL. All other lights will remain off unless headlights are activated. Note Previous model years the tail lights would also illuminate with DRL activation.

Gesture Sunblind
Due to low usage and negative feedback from inadvertent activation this feature has been removed from 2020 Range Rover Sport.

Gesture Tailgate
The gesture feature has been removed from the SE model for 2020. If desired it is available as a stand alone feature.

Rear Seat Entertainment
Based on retailer / customer feedback we now have the CD/DVD player as a required feature when Rear Seat Entertainment is selected.

P400 HST
The HST with P400 Ingenium 6 cylinder engine will continue through the 2020 model year maintaining the same standard equipment and optional features.

Carbon Fiber Exterior Pack
Due to low volumes of this pack we have removed the feature from the V8 models. Note this pack will still remain available on the P400 HST

Smartphone Pack
Now standard equipment on all Range Rover Sport models. Because of this standardization we have decided to discontinue and remove the InControl Apps from the system.

Auto-Dimming Passenger Side Mirror:
Driver’s side mirror will include the auto dimming feature but passenger side ceases to include this feature. This practice aligns to that adopted by a number of competitor products over recent years.

Electrically Deployable Side Steps
We will now prewire all Range Rover Sports to facilitate the installation process. This will  reduce installation times and minimize the amount of interior panels that need to be removed during installation.

New Badging Strategy
Starting with 2020 model year Range Rover Sport will receive the new cross carline badging strategy first seen on the Range Rover Velar.   This includes the “SPORT” remaining in place and the powertrain and trim level badge being placed below.

Also affected by this change are V8 variants. The “Supercharged” badge currently used on V8 models will no longer be used. V8 (non Autobiography or SVR) vehicles will be equipped with a “P525 HSE” badge on the tailgate. The chart below outlines how the new badges will be applied the lineup. 

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New Metallic Paint Colors
Loire Blue & Corris Grey are metallic paint colors that have been on the Land Rover palette for several years. They are colors that provide a great look, but do not deliver the latest technology in paint. For 2020 model year we will introduce Portofino Blue & Eiger Grey which deliver the latest paint technology in terms of visuals and light shift, while maintaining similar colors for the Land Rover palette.

Black Exterior Pack & Black Wheels
At 20MY we will introduce a new Gloss Black Wheel to the lineup while also making the Black
Exterior Pack available to the HSE trim level on all powertrains.
We do acknowledge the previous model year’s constraint on black wheels and believe that the
introduction of this new black wheel along with the adjustment of existing wheel offerings will
resolve these constraints.
− With the introduction of the P400 HST model at 19.5MY we brought in a new unique optional wheel 22” ‘Style 5086’. (Previously HSE Dynamic would option to ‘Style 9012’).
− The highly constrained 22” ‘Style 9012’ wheel is now offered only on V8 models.
− With the 20MY introduction of 22” ‘Style 5004’ Gloss Black wheel we expect this will relieve our constraints on black wheels.

Download the full guide with pricing here:

20MY Land Rover Range Rover Sport: Vehicle Content, Pricing, and Order Guide (PDF, 1.4MB)

19A to 19A2 InControl Touch Pro Over The Air Update on a USA 2017 Range Rover

Some first hand pics of the InControl Touch Pro SOTA process.

Dealer updated 2017 Range Rover from 18C to 19A then turned on SOTA.  This appeared first time getting in car after those updates:

ICTP-19A-Available

Then hit Install now:

ICTP-19A2-Downloading

Then after a couple of minutes:

ICTP-19A2-Installing

Then about 30 minutes later:

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Then I followed Step 9 from the SOTA instructions:

9) When the touchscreen shows that the Installation is complete, exit and lock the vehicle, allowing it to shut down for a minimum of 7minutes.

But after waiting 15 minutes it still hadn’t installed.  So I waited and tried again and got this:

ICTP-19A2-Up-To-Date

There was a pop-down that said it had updated but I didn’t have the camera ready for that. 

That’s that, upgraded S19A_19.07.2-312706 to S19A_19.11.4-330884 over the air

Wireless Software Updates Email from Land Rover UK

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INTRODUCING WIRELESS SOFTWARE UPDATES FOR YOUR LAND ROVER

In the next few months we’ll be launching our first wireless software update for your vehicle. Software updates* provide a way of updating core software on your vehicle at your convenience in order to maintain and improve its capabilities without the need to visit a retailer.

Initial software updates cover minor bug fixes in the infotainment system to improve the performance and functionality however further releases will include updates to your Land Rover’s Telematics system. When an update becomes available, you will receive a pop-up notification on the infotainment – you can also check for updates through the Settings Menu.

EASY TO ACTIVATE

In order to receive software updates, you will need this feature switched on in your vehicle. This can be done through the Settings Menu > Software Updates > On/Off – you’ll also need to accept the terms and conditions.

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HOW TO INSTALL

Depending on your connectivity, there are two ways in which your vehicle can receive the update:

Through Wi-Fi connectivity
If your vehicle is already connected to Wi-Fi, it will use your connection to download the software update prior to installation.

Through your personal SIM connectivity
If your vehicle is not connected to Wi-Fi, it will download the software through your personal SIM.

When the ‘Software Update’ notification appears on your screen, you have three options available:

1. Install now – this will immediately start the download in the background, so you can continue your journey uninterrupted.

2. Remind me later – the notification will pop up again after six hours.

3. Skip update – this will remove the notification completely. If you later decide you’d like to install the update, you’ll need to do this via your settings.

Once the update has installed, you’ll receive a notification at the top of your screen. Likewise, you’ll also be notified if the download has failed.

For more information regarding software updates or for general help with trouble-shooting, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

First Over the Air Update: InControl Touch Pro 19A2 has arrived: Version S19A_19.11.4-330884

No idea when we’ll actually start seeing it appear in the vehicles but it’s a start.  There’s talk on a few JLR forums about getting OTA or SOTA turned on shortly.  Further to that, new bulletins have appeared on TOPIx referencing Software Over The Air (SOTA).

Interesting article from JLR detailing the SOTA testing:

NGI TEAM TO SAVE JAGUAR LAND ROVER MILLIONS THANKS TO WIRELESS SOFTWARE UPDATES

From the Jaguar Website, an entire FAQ page on Software Updates:

JAGUAR SOFTWARE UPDATES FAQS

 

IMC (INFOTAINMENT MASTER CONTROLLER) – SOFTWARE VERSION: S19A_19.11.4-330884, ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER: LX73-19C204-BA (G2379676)
INCONTROL© TOUCH PRO 19A2
Release Date: 2019-03-26

SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES
This release is only available when updating with Software Over The Air (SOTA)
This Document contains the following information:

New features included in this release
THE SOFTWARE RELEASE DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY NEW FEATURES.

ISSUES FIXED IN THIS RELEASE
PARKING AID
Parking aid audible alerts occasionally not operating after the last 19A software update has been fixed.

(DISCOVERY ONLY)
AMBIENT LIGHTING
Ambient lighting will no longer switch off when the Integrated Control Panel is opened

NAVIGATION
The map screen will now switch from night to day mode automatically

(VELAR ONLY)
AIR SUSPENSION CONTROL
Air suspension height control soft buttons now work on the lower touchscreen. These were disabled by the previous 19A software

(VEHICLES WITH REAR HEATED SEATS ONLY)
REAR HEATED SEATS
Rear heated seats will no longer be highlighted in the touchscreen when customer is trying to adjust the front seats

KNOWN ISSUES IN THIS RELEASE
REAR VIEW CAMERA JUDDER
If the customer is experiencing a camera image not displaying as smoothly as it should be,this update may not fix it. The issue is currently under investigation and should be fixed in the next full software release.

(BRAZILIAN VEHICLES WITH TV)
TELEVISION
If the customer is experiencing the front screen going blank after playing the TV for a few minutes and the rear screens report no reception, this update will not fix it. The issue is currently under investigation and should be fixed in the next full software release.

Another interested JLR patent-Vehicle translates local international signs into drivers native language

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