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2020 Range Rover Full US Order Guide – everyone gets an HSE!

The 2020 Range Rover Sport info last week tipped off all the changes coming to the real Range Rover – A $130,300 PHEV Autobiography was unexpected.  Supercharged designation is still dead.

20MY Land Rover Range Rover: Vehicle Content, Pricing, and Order Guide (PDF, 1.2MB)

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What’s New

Exterior
-Two new paint colors
  -Eiger Grey (replacing Corris Grey)
  -Portofino Blue (replacing Loire Blue)
-Black Pack Availability
  -032EI will now be available on Range Rover trim levels for the first time, previously Black Pack was only available for HSE & Supercharged models.
-The Black Pack is available with three choices of black wheel:
-029TN: 21” Style 9001, 9 spoke, Gloss Black
-031NY: 22” Style 9012, 9 spoke, Gloss Black
-031YM 22" Style 5004, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Black
-Please refer to page 20 for pricing for each derivative
-Badges
-From 2020 model year, similar to Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Sport all Range Rover derivatives (excluding SV products) will carry a trim level badge and a power output badge prefixed with P or D depending on the fuel type.
-For example: the existing 254hp TDV6 will be badged as the D260 along with the trim level badge.
-Supercharged models will now have “P525 HSE” on the rear tailgate of the vehicle.
-Shadow Walnut is now the standard fit trim finisher for Range Rover, HSE & Supercharged derivatives.

-Reductions to Option Complexity
-CD/DVD Player now linked to Rear Seat Entertainment
-Feedback from our retailers and customers has highlighted that there is an expectation that the RSE option should also include the CD/DVD player.
-Removal of 8” Rear Seat Entertainment
-This feature has been removed due to low take rates at 18MY and 19MY. The low take rate of 8” RSE is partially driven by improvements in the functionality of the 10.2” screens and 8” RSE not being available with Executive Class seats.
-The Entertainment pack has now been updated to include the 10.2” RSE rather than the 8” RSE.
-Removal of Gesture Sunblind
-Customer feedback was that this feature was rarely used and could be inadvertently activated by reaching to adjust the rear view mirror. Customer impact is minimal as the physical buttons that adjust the sunblind will remain,as will the auto open/close function when the engine is started and stopped.
-Autobiography Seating Choices
-300LZ is now available for Autobiography models, this offers customers the 24way front seat with the rear bench seat to give customers a viable alternative to Executive Rear Seating without degrading front seat comfort. As a result,the previous alternative seat, 300LY will no longer be available for ATB models.
-Smoker’s Pack
-Due to low take rates for the front smokers’ pack, we removed the fronts mokers’ pack option, leaving only the front and rear smokers’ pack.

Powertrain
New Ingenium 6 cylinder Engines in 355hp & 395hp outputs.

20MY Land Rover Range Rover: Vehicle Content, Pricing, and Order Guide (PDF, 1.2MB)

2020 Range Rover announced

Similar to the changes for the 2020 Range Rover Sport we announced here, the biggest updates are in the badging.  Supercharged is gone replaced by HSE + Modifier.  A new Autobiography P400e model arrives at $130,300

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Official PR:

The 2020 Range Rover now offers higher levels of performance, refinement and responsiveness with the latest 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine.
 
Flagship Range Rover SUV gets new mild-hybrid (MHEV) 3.0L inline six-cylinder (I6) Ingenium gasoline engine to be offered in both 355hp and 395hp derivatives in the U.S.
Latest personalization options, tech and comfort features put Range Rover at the forefront of the luxury SUV segment
New Range Rover 355hp and 395hp I6 MHEV powertrains are on sale now in the US, priced from $90,900 and $96,150 and can be configured at www.landroverusa.com

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – April 30, 2019 – Range Rover is renowned for combining peerless luxury and refinement with traditional all-terrain capability. The 2020 Range Rover now offers higher levels of performance, refinement and responsiveness with the latest 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine.

The 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine is available in 355hp and 395hp outputs, badged P360 and P400 respectively and delivers up to 406 lb-ft of torque that powers the new Range Rover from 0-60mph in as little as 5.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds) and to a top speed of 130mph (209km/h)4.

In the U.S., the new P360 engine will be available on 2020 Range Rover and the P400 engine will be exclusive to the HSE trim level. The 2020 Range Rover and Range Rover HSE are available to order now at www.landroverusa.com.

U.S. MODELS AND MSRP

Trim Level

Powertrain

MSRP

Range Rover P360, MHEV 3.0L Turbocharged I6 w/ Electric Boost; 355hp

$90,900

Range Rover D260, 3.0L Turbocharged V6 Diesel; 254hp

$91,700

HSE P400e (PHEV), PHEV 2.0L Turbocharged I4; 398hp

$95,950

HSE P400, MHEV 3.0L Turbocharged I6 w/ Electric Boost; 395hp

$96,150

HSE D260, 3.0L Turbocharged V6 Diesel; 254hp

$96,950

HSE P525, 5.0L Supercharged V8; 518hp

$105,950

HSE P525 LWB, 5.0L Supercharged V8; 518hp

$109,950

Autobiography P400e (PHEV), PHEV 2.0L Turbocharged I4; 398hp

$130,300

Autobiography P525, 5.0L Supercharged V8; 518hp

$143,800

Autobiography P525 LWB, 5.0L Supercharged V8; 518hp

$150,300

SVAutobiography Dynamic, 5.0L Supercharged V8; 557hp

$178,500

SVAutobiography LWB, 5.0L Supercharged V8; 557hp

$209,500

In addition, an updated paint palette includes two new colors, as Eiger Grey replaces Corris Grey and Portofino Blue is now available instead of Loire Blue. Customers can also choose a new 22-inch Gloss Black wheel, in addition to the existing 21-inch and 22-inch options.

Owners continue to benefit from traditional capability features, for tasks such as the optional Terrain Response® 2. There is also a suite of advanced driver assistance technologies, including available Adaptive Cruise Control – featuring Stop & Go and Steering Assist – alongside High-Speed Emergency Braking.

The 2020 Range Rover is available to order now, priced from $90,9002 in the U.S., and can be configured at www.landroverusa.com

CES 2018: JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S INNOVATIVE CONNECTED TECH

All the CES tech announcements from JLR – most of it hyperbole and pointless but some interesting bits.  Notes on top, official PR below that.

Qualcomm

It’s not totally clear but are they switching away from the current Intel Atom to the Snapdragon or is the Snapdragon used for other functionality?

Gentex

Their work with Gentex sounds interesting but if the HomeLink Connect app is just another InControl app and not actually integrated into the head unit then I really don’t care.  The "Full Display Mirror, set to feature in upcoming Jaguar Land Rover vehicles" does look cool.  You can read about it on the new Cadillac CT6 here.

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Panasonic

"Panasonic is showcasing Jaguar Land Rover’s Touch Pro Duo system. This intelligent technology performs as a digital butler" They love making this butler comparison, but I’d seriously fire my butler if they kept unplugging my iPod from my car and completely ignored me when I asked if they could start it.  Maybe firing is too harsh – the butler was clearly sent out into the field before they were fully trained.  You’d think they’d send them to the best schools.

Mycroft AI

Their own "open source digital assistant" – they can never just go with the industry…

 

Official PR:

As the automotive industry moves towards 5G, Jaguar Land Rover vehicles are taking steps towards ultra-fast connectivity with an announcement at CES 2018, in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics show.

  • Jaguar Land Rover is developing the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology of the future
  • Vehicles to benefit from ultra-fast connectivity with Qualcomm Technologies
  • Jaguar’s first electric car, the I-PACE, will connect drivers to their homes with new HomeLink Connect app developed in conjunction with Gentex

Whitley, Coventry UK, 8 January 2018: As the automotive industry moves towards 5G,  Jaguar Land Rover vehicles are taking steps towards ultra-fast connectivity with an announcement at CES  2018, in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics show.

Every future Jaguar or Land Rover is set to benefit from the highly advanced QualcommⓇ Snapdragon 820Am Automotive platform. With this, Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will feature ultra-quick and efficient connectivity, limitless in-car entertainment and over-the-air downloads. Customers will also benefit from immersive in-vehicle experiences with stunning displays and graphics throughout. This new platform has been designed to increase vehicle intelligence and awareness to aid road safety.

CES offers a glimpse of Jaguar Land Rover’s high-tech future, showcasing technologies that will enhance our customers’ experiences. This new exciting relationship with Qualcomm Technologies is a great example. The new Snapdragon 820Am Automotive platform will play an integral role in bringing breakthrough 5G technology to future cars, improving connectivity, safety and personalisation.

Nick Rogers Executive Director, Product Engineering for Jaguar Land Rove (sic)

 

Qualcomm Technologies is one of many partners showcasing Jaguar Land Rover-related tech innovations at CES 2018, demonstrating readiness for next-generation Connected and Autonomous (CAV) technologies.

Gentex

Jaguar Land Rover is working with Gentex to incorporate the HomeLink Connect system into its InControl apps so drivers will be able to control home devices from their vehicle’s infotainment screen. The technology allows the new Jaguar I-PACE, the brand’s first electric car, to be even more connected to a customers’ world, allowing them to adjust heating systems, turn on home lighting, unlock the front door and more, all from the driver’s seat and without picking up their phone.

Gentex is also showcasing the new Full Display Mirror, set to feature in upcoming Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. The system captures video from a rear-facing camera and streams the feed to the LCD-integrated mirror, giving drivers an unobstructed, panoramic view behind the vehicle.

Panasonic

Panasonic is showcasing Jaguar Land Rover’s Touch Pro Duo system. This intelligent technology performs as a digital butler and is available in the new Range Rover Velar, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The screen technology developed by Panasonic complements the intuitive user interface created by Jaguar Land Rover.

CloudCar

Jaguar Land Rover entered into a strategic partnership with CloudCar a year ago. Since then, CloudCar has made progress in developing the next generation of their innovative cloud-based infotainment solution which will be demonstrated at CES in the latest Range Rover Velar. The futuristic infotainment system uses machine learning and natural language understanding to generate a completely customised experience for the driver.

LISNR

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to the safety of road users and has a range of strategic partners specialising in data security. LISNR, one of Jaguar Land Rover’s start-up portfolio companies, will be at CES demonstrating their data-over-audio solution that accomplishes short-range, secure wireless data transmission across all connected devices. Their use of sound, as the conduit for data transfer, removes any need for traditional connectivity or device pairing. LISNR can be used in offline environments for a variety of functions such as remote app pairing, user authentication, and keyless access.

Quanergy

Quanergy, providers of LiDAR and other sensors to Jaguar Land Rover, will be at CES showcasing 3D Aware Smart Sensing technology. This advanced connectivity is shaping self-driving technology, which will allow Jaguar Land Rover vehicles to learn to respond in an instinctive human-like way.

Mycroft AI

Mycroft AI, another Jaguar Land Rover start-up portfolio company, will be showcasing the world’s first open source digital assistant. The smart software allows companies to deploy intelligent personal assistants anywhere.

The Range Rover Velar, cool…

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All the same stuff will be written everywhere, and for consistency the full PR details will be at the bottom of the post.

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Here’s what I found more interesting…

InControl Touch Pro has something new going on and the brightly lit controls below it also seem new and remind me of the touch controls in the new Panamera

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Then there’s the door handles, have they gone Tesla and Aston Martin and made them flush with the body?

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The gauges get a new more colorful middle display – maybe album art?  Steering wheel also gets new glossy controls.

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INTRODUCING RANGE ROVER VELAR

· A new addition to the Range Rover family, filling the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport

· Land Rover reaffirms its position as the world’s leading SUV brand

· From a bloodline like no other, Velar name is derived from the original Range Rover prototypes of 1969

· World premiere on 1 March 2017

Whitley, UK, 22 February 2017 – The luxury SUV was created in 1970 when Land Rover launched the original Range Rover. Almost half a century later that spirit of innovation continues with the introduction of the fourth member of the Range Rover family, to be unveiled on 1 March 2017.

Elegant simplicity, a visually reductive approach and pioneering consumer technology are the hallmarks of the new Range Rover Velar.

Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern, said: “We call the Velar the avant garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything.”

Refined for every occasion, for every terrain, Velar uses unique sustainable materials and advanced engineering to continue Land Rover’s drive to go Above and Beyond.

The origin of the Velar name (pronounced vel-ar) dates back to the first Range Rover prototypes of the Sixties: the pioneers of the luxury SUV landscape.

When development engineers needed to hide the true identity of the 26 pre-production Range Rovers, they chose the name Velar, derived from the Latin velare meaning to veil or cover.

Full details of the Range Rover Velar will be announced on 1 March 2017.

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The new Land Rover Discovery

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  • The new Land Rover Discovery is a full-sized, three-row, seven-seat SUV with unbeatable capability and versatility
  • It embodies Land Rover’s drive to go Above and Beyond, combining British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure
  • New Land Rover Discovery on sale from Spring 2017 priced from £43,495 (OTR)

The Seven Wonders of Discovery:

Seven principles describe the essence of Discovery and have guided its creation:

1. The Magnificent Seven: every seat is the best seat in the house

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  • Flexible interior provides seven full-sized adult seats, instantly configurable from your smartphone using the world-first remote Intelligent Seat Fold technology

2. A much loved member of the family: keeping you safe for the last 26 years

  • Semi-autonomous safety technology provides the family peace of mind
  • Premium interior combines leading design with durable, high-quality materials and space for the whole family

3. King of the hill: unstoppable on all surfaces, all terrains and in all weathers

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  • Land Rover’s full-sized SUV architecture delivers world-beating all-terrain capability
  • Lightweight aluminium construction saves 480kg, delivering enhanced efficiency and CO2 emissions from 171g/km
  • Super clean Ingenium family grows with adoption of 240PS, four-cylinder diesel engine with 500Nm of torque
  • Towing king: best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity and semi-autonomous Advanced Tow Assist take the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres

4. British creativity: designed with charm & sophistication loved by the world

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  • Design retains key Discovery family cues, adding optimised proportions and sophisticated surfaces

5. Storage addiction: discover the space for everything

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  • Up to 2,406 litres of luggage space with seven seats as standard in the UK and clever storage for 21st century family essentials

6. Connects every generation: Ingenious features that make life easier

  • Digital Discovery equipped with up to nine USB ports, four 12-volt charging points and an in-car 3G WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices

7. After the roads end: reaching threatened habitats and vulnerable people

  • New Discovery will continue Land Rover’s work in humanitarian aid and conservation projects around the world

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