Gaydon, Warwickshire – Land Rover will unveil the 2010 Range Rover at the New York International Auto Show, featuring a new powerful engine, revolutionary interior technologies, and enhanced driving dynamics.
“The 2010 Range Rover is a considerable step forward for what is already regarded as one of the world’s most complete luxury vehicles,” said managing director Phil Popham. “New engines provide formidable power, efficiency and customary Range Rover refinement, with new technologies delivering world firsts. Like its legendary predecessors, the 2010 Range Rover is setting the pace once more.”
The new model uses a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 gasoline engine, developed in-house by the Jaguar Land Rover powertrain team. Despite substantial power, it improves fuel consumption by 7.3 per cent in the EU cycle, and reduces CO2 emissions by 7.4 per cent.
Design enhancements include changes to the headlights, grille and bumper, new luxury grade leather trim, and satin chrome-plated finish interior trim.
Two new interior technologies include a world-first dual view touch screen, allowing the driver and passenger to view different simultaneously. A passenger can watch a DVD movie while the driver follows navigation instructions, all on the same screen. As well, the instrument cluster is replaced by the world’s largest configurable Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen, which presents all essential driver information via “virtual” dials and graphical displays.
The new model will go on sale in July 2009.