Both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have been updated for 2015, with improved performance, more in-car tech and wider scope for personalisation.
Available to order from July 16, each model will now feature Land Rover’s InControl connectivity interface as standard. The Remote branch of this system features an integrated SOS Emergency Call function, Optimised Land Rover Assistance and a smartphone app allowing users to connect remotely with their vehicle from anywhere. Meanwhile, the Secure arm tracks your RR in the unlikely event that it’s stolen.
Debuting alongside this tech are two new tools, InControl Apps and WiFi. The first allows owners to sync smartphone apps to the vehicle’s touchscreen, and is compatible with Android and Apple, while the second provides instant in-car access to a mobile hotspot that can support up to eight devices at once.
Improved scope for personalisation means customers can now opt for ‘Aruba silver’ and ‘Kaijoura Stone’ exterior paint schemes, with the roof and doorsills matching the body colour or otherwise finished in contrasting black. Plus, there’s the option of new 19-inch Satin Dark Grey alloys for standard Range Rovers, whilst massive 22-inch alloys are available for long-wheelbase variants.
Elsewhere, updated puddle lamps project an outline of the vehicle onto the ground to light the way for occupants at night, whilst inside there’s also an Intelligent Cargo Mode that moves the front seats forwards if extra room is needed when folding the rears.
Changes aren’t purely cosmetic, either. The 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel engine benefits from an additional 40Nm of torque, so that it now generates 334bhp and 740Nm, and is paired to a revised eight-speed automatic gearbox.
From August, the Autobiography Black LWB model will become available in the UK, too. This offers added exclusivity in the form of LED tail-lamps, unique 21 and 22-inch alloys and redesigned seats, plus configurable mood lighting and exclusive interior and exterior trims. An Executive Class package offers two individual fully-adjustable seats on top of this, plus an extended centre console with electric leather tables, integrated USB charging sockets, and bespoke lighting.