NEW FOR 2010:
– Two new V8 engines
– Standard trailer sway control
– Improved Terrain Response program and braking system
– Mild facelift with new headlights, taillights, grille, turn signals, fender vents and bumper
– New configurable 12-inch thin film transistor (TFT) screen replaces physical gauge cluster instruments
For 2010, the Land Rover Range Rover receives two new engines, developed in conjunction with Jaguar. The previous 4.4-litre V8 and supercharged 4.2-litre V8 are replaced by a 5.0-litre V8 that makes 375 horsepower in the naturally-aspirated version, and 510 horsepower with a new, sixth-generation Eaton supercharger.
A mild facelift includes new LED headlights and taillights, revised front grille, and three-bar turn signals and fender vents. Inside, the traditional instrument cluster is replaced with a configurable 12-inch screen display.
The Range Rover V8 uses a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8, while the Supercharged uses a supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission. Both include permanent four-wheel drive with hill descent control, gradient release control, four-wheel electronic traction control, centre electronic differential, and cross-linked air suspension with automatic load levelling and multiple modes. All models also include Terrain Response, with a driver-selectable choice of five modes, for general driving, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand, and rock crawl.
Trim levels are the V8 HSE, V8 HSE Lux, V8 Supercharged, and V8 Supercharged Autobiography.
Features on the V8 HSE include 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, trailer stability assist, driver’s knee airbag, perimeter alarm, automatic bi-xenon headlamps with washers, acoustic windshield and front window glass, heated windshield, front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, heated power-folding mirrors, puddle lamps, navigation system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power seats with driver’s side memory, 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound stereo, Sirius satellite radio receiver, USB port, auxiliary input, iPod interface, Bluetooth connectivity, TFT-screen virtual instrument panel, auto up/down windows, tow preparation package, ski bag, tire pressure monitoring system, and real wood veneer finishes.
The HSE Lux adds 20-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, premium leather instrument panel pad, and cargo net.
The V8 Supercharged adds Adaptive Dynamics with rear electronic differential, blind spot monitor, and automatic headlamps with high beam assist.
The Supercharged Autobiography adds four-zone automatic climate control, climate-controlled windshield and front side glass, full leather fascia, Autobiography Leather door panels, leather headliner, three-piece Autobiography luxury mat set, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system.