Range Rover gets updated for 2015MY

Article by Andrew Christian, on July 18, 2014

The world’s most popular SUVs a.k.a. the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models have just been updated for 2015 model year. As a result, the vehicles arrive with an extensive selection of in-car technology, including the Land Rover InControl but also an uprated SDV8 engine as well as an enhanced 8-speed transmission.

According to the official press release, the 4.4-liter SDV8 engine now produces 339 hp and 740 Nm of torque (40 Nm increase), while the ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox was re-engineered with a revised torque converter that incorporates a twin-spring damper. Fuel consumption remains unchanged: 32.5mpg (8.7 l/100 km) which translates into 229 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Regarding the performances, you should know that the 2015 Range Rover (2410 kg) powered by the 4.4-liter SDV8 diesel engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds, while the LWB (2488 kg) hits the same speed in 7.2 seconds.

The 2015 Range Rover Sport (2398 kg) model powered by the same engine sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds. All the models have a top speed of 229 km/h or 142.2 mph. The 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models feature updated puddle lamps that project the vehicle’s silhouette onto the ground at night, while the fixed panoramic roofs with power blinds are now available too.

The updated colour palette includes the Aruba Silver and Kaikoura Stone, and long-wheelbase derivatives can be specified with 22-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the 2015 Range Rover can be ordered with 19-inch alloy wheels with a Satin Dark Grey finish.

The Intelligent Cargo Mode is able to sense if the rear seats are about to make contact with the front seats when folded down and automatically moves the front seats forwards. Once the seats are folded flat, system moves back the front seats as close as possible to their original position.

Starting August, the customers located in UK can order the 2015 Range Rover Autobiography Black Long Wheel base, a model that promises to deliver higher levels of luxury with unique design finishes.

This model is available with the exclusive Lunar/Cirrus interior colour combination, while other details include Santorini Black and Bright Chrome exterior trim, LED tail lamps, unique 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels, new seat designs with Semi-Aniline leather, configurable mood lightning and additional swathes of leather.

2015 Range Rover Sport customers can order their new vehicle in Aruba Silver, while the roof and door sills can now be finished in body colour or contrasting black. As standard, the 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models come with the Land Rover InControl Remote and InControl Secure.

For those who don’t know, the InControl Remote includes the SOS Emergency Call, Optimised Land Rover Assistance and a Smartphone App which enables you to connect remotely with your vehicle wherever you are.

InControl Apps allows owners to sync smartphone apps to the vehicle’s touchscreen, and is compatible with Apple and Android smartphones. The 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are available to order from 16th July.

Press Release

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE AND INCREASED PERSONALISATION OPTIONS FOR 2015 MODEL YEAR RANGE ROVER AND RANGE ROVER SPORT

Land Rover is introducing a comprehensive suite of updates to Range Rover and Range Rover Sport for 2015 model year, reaffirming their status as the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs, unrivalled in their breadth of capability, both on- and off-road.

‘As the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have long offered an unrivalled combination of performance, luxury and off-road capability,’ says Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover.‘These latest updates ensure both vehicles maintain their market-leading positions, with a special focus on performance, efficiency and increased personalisation options.’

Clean engines and even greater performance

The potent SDV8 now produces 339PS and 740Nm – a 40Nm increase – with a fuller torque curve from 1700 to 3300rpm thanks to detailed calibration changes. This improves in-gear acceleration by up to 6.5% from fifth to eighth gear, ensuring effortless overtaking ability and enhanced towing capability. The ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox has been re-engineered with a revised torque converter incorporating a twin-spring damper. Despite such a large increase in torque, the SDV8’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions remain unchanged at 32.5mpg and 229g/km CO2.

Distinctive new features and additional convenience for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport

Updated puddle lamps now project each vehicle’s silhouette onto the ground at night to light the way for occupants.

Fixed panoramic roofs with power blinds are now available and bring an additional sense of space and light to both vehicles’ luxurious interiors. Meanwhile, for Range Rover, 19-inch alloy wheels with a Satin Dark Grey finish introduce a stylish option for buyers wishing to use smaller wheels where conditions and surfaces may prove more challenging.

Increased personalisation options for Range Rover derivatives

An updated colour palette features Aruba silver and Kaikoura Stone, and long-wheelbase derivatives can be specified with a sophisticated 22-inch alloy wheel for the first time.

Inside, an Intelligent Cargo Mode senses if the rear seats are about to make contact with the front seats when folded down to increase luggage capacity, and automatically moves the front seats forwards. Once the rear seats have folded flat, the front seats are returned as close as possible to their original position.

From August, UK customers will be able to order the Range Rover Autobiography Black Long Wheel Base, an intensely design-focused response to our customers' desire for more choice and exclusivity. It delivers higher levels of luxury with unique design finishes, precision leather detailing and new features to give this vehicle specification a distinctive and subtly different character both inside and out. Supreme comfort and added functionality are evident with the Executive Class package, which offers two individual fully adjustable seats and a re-designed extended centre console with electrically deployable leather tables, integrated USB charging sockets, enhanced stowage and bespoke lighting.

The Autobiography Black available in long wheelbase only, is available with an exclusive new Lunar/Cirrus interior colour combination. Autobiography Black signature details include unique Santorini Black and Bright Chrome exterior trim, LED tail lamps, unique 21- and 22-inch alloys, new seat designs with Semi-Aniline leather, customer-configurable mood lighting, and additional swathes of leather.

Even more choice for Range Rover Sport customers

The Range Rover Sport’s exterior colour palette has been updated for 2015 to include the distinctive new Aruba silver, and the roof and door sills can now be finished in body colour or contrasting black.

Land Rover InControlTM technologies go even further

Land Rover InControl™ Remote and InControl Secure are now available on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport derivatives as standard.

InControl Remote includes an integrated SOS Emergency Call, Optimised Land Rover Assistance and a Smartphone App which enables you to connect remotely with your vehicle wherever you are. InControl Secure tracks the vehicle should it be stolen.

InControl Apps and InControl Wi-Fi are new Land Rover InControl technologies which debut on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport derivatives.

InControl Apps allows owners to sync smartphone apps to the vehicle’s touchscreen, and is compatible with Apple and Android smartphones.

InControl Wi-Fi provides instant in-car access to a mobile hotspot which allows up to eight devices to be used simultaneously. The system provides superior signal quality compared to an independent smartphone hotspot using the customer’s existing data plan through a duplicate sim card.

The 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are available to order from 16th July.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Bentley Motors has just released the specs of the new Bentayga Diesel. Obviously, we couldn’t wait to share it here since it’s the first ever diesel model to come out...
by - September 26, 2016
A big chunk of Volvo Cars’ legacy in developing the most durable and capable car is evident in its latest Cross Country collection. Suffice it to say, our planet has...
by - September 21, 2016
Just very recently, we were all delighted to finally see a Bugatti Chiron out in the streets casually hanging around Cannes in France. The said car was purchased by a...
by - September 9, 2016
Earlier this year, Aston Martin wowed the world with a stunning concept car – the Vanquish Zagato. The concept made its first appearance in May during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa...
by - September 7, 2016
Lamborghini has always been known to be the home to exotic supercars. The Italian automaker’s production facilities have hosted uniquely designed and powerful show-stopping supercars. It all started with the...
by - September 5, 2016