NEW FOR 2011:
– Improved Terrain Response system with hill start assist and gradient acceleration control
– Naturally-aspirated model adds new “Jupiter” grilles and side vents
– Available Autobiography Black 40th Anniversary Limited Edition package
– Optional electrically-reclining rear seats, laminated privacy glass, and Harman/Kardon 1200-watt 19-speaker audio system
For 2011, the Land Rover Range Rover receives an improved Terrain Response system, with hill start assist and gradient acceleration control for improved off-road ability. The naturally-aspirated models receive new side vents, and available options include reclining rear seats, a premium audio system, and laminated privacy glass for extra noise suppression.
A new Autobiography Black 40th Anniversary Limited Edition includes a unique Barolo Black exterior, 20-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels, unique front mesh grille, bright chrome grille edge with black surround, mesh side vents and body-colour door handles. Inside, the standard Jet interior can be optioned to Autobiography-unique Jet/Ivory or Jet/Pimento; the seats included a special embossed logo that is also found on the key fob and owner’s manual cover, and the steering wheel is a special half-wood Grand Black design.
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, rear-view 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.