InControl Touch Pro demo videos, still unavailable on Range Rover in 2016

Not sure why they all need the same 22-second pre-roll – they’re not TV shows, just one to six minute instructional videos.  My only reasoning is that maybe it’s to make us think it’s a sitcom because of how funny it is that none of these features are still available on a real Range Rover in 2016.

InControl Touch Pro – Nerve Centre Support? For Range Rover & Range Rover Sport?

Image below is just for the tweet -  text and comments below that.


Great find on the rangerovers.net board seems to indicate InControl Touch Pro is coming to Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque (already announced) & Range Rover Sport.  The X351 referenced is the 2016 Jaguar XJ, which got the 8” InControl Touch Pro system in its latest refresh.


SSM72604 – Jaguar LandRover, InControl Touch Pro – Nerve Centre Support
Discovery Sport / L550
Range Rover / L405
Range Rover Evoque / L538
Range Rover Sport / L494
Introduction of New Technology
Service Compliance Notification JLRP00052v2 has been issued to support the introduction of the new InControl Touch Pro system to the Jaguar and Land Rover ranges, this is an extension of the existing X351 MY16 InControl Touch Pro Nerve centre to further the scope of support across model lines. The central JLR team will again form a Nerve Centre to promote rapid identification and resolution of customer concerns. This process is effective from the moment you receive your first vehicle, and will run until further notice. All global markets will receive Nerve Centre focus during the launch phase, and your National Sales Company & Importer technical staff will be invited into the forum to keep abreast of the very latest technical fixes.

I guess I have to post this: Range Rover Evoque Convertible blah blah blah

Range Rover Evoque Convertible at Crossrail (4)

◾Land Rover officially confirms New Range Rover Evoque Convertible at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

◾Premium compact SUV convertible is the first vehicle to have driven Crossrail tunnels below London

◾First prototype demonstrates Land Rover capability in underground surroundings

Whitley, UK, 02 March 2015 – Land Rover has confirmed the world’s first premium compact SUV convertible will go on sale in 2016 by releasing a unique underground testing film.

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Excerpts from the 2016 Range Rover Press Release with my comments (rants)

Full text of Press Pack at end of article.

** Double roof fins are for vehicles with the hotspot option, second antenna is for the 3G radio – 3G, is it 2010? How many people in the car are actually supposed to share that lightning fast 3G connection?  Will the extra antenna really make any difference?



** Dial graphics have been refreshed and the 5” screen resolution has doubled to VGA levels – 640 x 480.



** Ingenium TD4 brings a new blue badging to Evoque, highlighting its E-Capability

2016 Range Rover Evoque E-Capability


** I hate to call out a JLR employee but I’ll paste in the quote below – I think it explains why the current generation systems are so rough – no one at Jaguar Land Rover should be talking about “vast experience” or “competitive advantage” with regard their current and/or previous systems.  Here’s hoping InControl Touch lives up to the hype but it’s still worrying.  Do the people within JLR realize how many edges were left unpolished in the current systems?

“Land Rover has vast experience with touchscreen infotainment systems, providing a huge competitive advantage as consumers increasingly become accustomed to touchscreen technology via smartphones and tablets,” said Danella Bagnall, Vehicle Line Director, Evoque.

** Evoque’s Hands-Free Tailgate can be activated both from directly behind the vehicle, and from either side of the bumper





1.1 Leading-edge design with added desire

1.2 An even more luxurious interior

1.3 Five revised trim levels for enhanced customer choice


2.1 All-new Ingenium diesel engines

2.2 Turbocharged petrol engine for maximum performance with efficiency

2.3 Revised chassis for peerless agility

2.4 E-Capability


3.1 All-new infotainment system

3.2 Ultimate in-car connectivity with Land Rover InControlTM Apps

3.3 Advanced driver-assistance and consumer-centric systems

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2016 Range Rover Evoque refresh brings new features and an idea of what’s to come for the rest of the family

2016 Range Rover Evoque (16)

This first refresh of the Range Rover Evoque for 2016 really does a great job to sharpen it up.

Some of my bullet points (official PR to follow)

  • All models getting hood vents
  • Two new grille designs (Dynamic & Non)
  • InControl Touch available
  • Tailgate can be opened with a swipe of your foot under the rear bumper
  • Lane-Keeping Assist / Autonomous Emergency Braking / Driver Drowsing Monitor(UK: Attention Assist Estimation)
  • Ingenium engines for UK

Some of those items give us an idea of what will be added to the Range Rover & Range Rover Sport soon!



· 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015

· Ground-breaking exterior design refined to give even more distinctive appeal

· The most efficient production Land Rover ever: New Ingenium diesel engines deliver best-in-class CO2 emissions of 109g/km* and fuel consumption of 68mpg
(4.2 l/100km)

· Sector-leading residual values and extended service intervals (21,000 miles**) contribute to lower running costs with estimated savings of up to approx. £3,700 over three years

· 2016 model year Evoque is now 18% more efficient than the top-selling original

· First Jaguar Land Rover to feature full-LED adaptive headlamp technology

· Three trim levels and multiple option packs allow customers even greater personalisation of their Evoque

· 3000 new jobs created at Halewood driven by Evoque over past four years

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