NEW FOR 2012:
– Audio and information upgrades
– New power open and close tailgate
– Improved compact smart key fob
– Revised steering wheel stalks
– Minor exterior styling enhancements
– Revised touch-screen navigation system with voice activation and Traffic Message Channel capability
– Voice control for multiple devices
– Top audio system now 825-watt Harman/Kardon Logic 7 with 17 speakers
– Revised rear-seat entertainment system with WhiteFire wireless headphones
– Interior colour: Ebony Morzine headliner optional on all models
For 2012, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport receives numerous enhancements. A new Gen 2.1 electrical architecture enables enhanced capabilities for the standard and available audio and navigation features. The revised navigation system features a seven-inch touch screen, while the available rear-seat entertainment system has larger eight-inch screens and new headphones. A new “Say What You See” voice activation feature helps the user learn applicable voice commands by displaying a step-by-step format on the touch screen. The phone book function can store several thousand entries, up from 700 on the previous model.
On the exterior, where are minor grille and headlamp trim changes, badge refinements, and further exterior changes to differentiate the Sport models.
The Range Rover Sport comes as the HSE, with 5.0-litre V8, and the Supercharged, with supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission, and come with permanent four-wheel drive, including electronic air suspension, roll stability control, hill start assist and hill descent control. A driver-selectable Terrain Response includes settings for general driving, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand, and rock crawl.
Features on the HSE include 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear park distance control, rearview camera, heated power-folding mirrors, map lights, one-touch windows, acoustic windshield and front door glass, automatic bi-xenon headlamps with washers, front and rear fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, power liftgate, puddle lamps, rear spoiler, dark-finish grille and side vents, illuminated vanity mirrors, footwell lighting, pushbutton start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, interior mood lighting, eight-way power leather seats, 65/35 split-folding rear seat, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, wood veneer trim, trailer stability assist, Harman Kardon CD/MP3 stereo, USB port, auxiliary input, iPod interface, five-inch TFT driver information centre, and navigation system with off-road mapping.
The HSE Lux adds 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, automatic high beam assist, premium leather seats with power-adjustable driver’s side bolsters, and centre console cooler box. Alcantara seat inserts can be added as a no-charge option.
The Supercharged builds on the HSE Lux and adds steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, exhaust extensions, Adaptive Dynamics, unique leather seating surfaces with contrast stitching, bright-finish grille and side vents, and Sirius satellite radio receiver.
The GT Limited includes 20-inch ten-spoke diamond-turned wheels, unique body kit, unique front and side grille mesh, surround camera system, unique extended two-tone leather interior with contrasting stitching, Grand Black Lacquer wood inserts with badge, and rear seat entertainment system.