Following the 2014 debut of the most luxurious Range Rover variants ever, the long-wheelbase model and the Autobiography Black, the Range Rover gains further enhancements for 2015. The long-wheelbase version is now also available in the HSE trim; in its introductory year, it was available only in Supercharged and Autobiography variants. The long-wheelbase Range Rover models have 7.3-inches more rear seat legroom than standard-wheelbase models and when equipped with the optional executive seating package, an increased seatback recline of 17 degrees.
Added standard features on the 3.0 and HSE models, along with reconfigured option packages, further align the 2015 Range Rover with its discerning customers' expectations. On models with the power folding rear seat, there's a new Intelligent Seat Cargo Mode: when rear power-fold is activated, the front seats and rear headrests automatically adjust to avoid clashing and then return to their original positions (or as close as possible) once the rear seats are lowered.
The fourth-generation Range Rover debuted in 2013 as the world's first luxury SUV with aluminum unibody construction for significantly improved strength, agility and improved fuel efficiency. The roomiest (especially in long-wheelbase form) and most luxurious Range Rover ever, the model still retains the true dual-purpose spirit of the original, combining impeccable British craftsmanship and serene on-road comfort with the brand's renowned all-terrain capability. With recent additions of ultra-luxury variants, the Range Rover retains its position as the world's luxury SUV of choice.
The Ultimate Range Rover
The brand's ultra-luxury flagship, the Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black, was designed and engineered by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations division to provide extended levels of luxury, comfort and design in an exclusive offering. Its interior has been appointed and finished with high quality leathers and materials and features subtle and distinctive detailing.
The exterior, too, shows the delicate designers' touch in a unique finish for the front grille and side vents along with badging in black enamel and chrome. Signature rear lamps, a chrome accent finish to the tailgate and auxiliary vents add to the unique detailing of this vehicle. Exclusive 7-spoke 21-inch wheels with a high gloss polished finish further differentiates the Autobiography Black.
The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black features an individualized front and rear-seating package with a bespoke seat cover design. Both front and rear seats have seat memory and climate control. The sumptuous leather seating is complemented with a massage function for the adjustable 18-way front seats, which also feature upper seat articulation.
This package offers the ultimate in rear seat luxury with two individual fully adjustable seats and a center console. Rear-seat passengers benefit from the addition of lumbar massage and powered recline, and the right hand side rear passenger seat is equipped with a powered recliner calf rest. The Rear Seat Entertainment screens measure 10.2-inches.
With a new design made exclusively for the Autobiography Black, the rear center console includes electrically deployable tables covered in black leather or, new for 2015, the choice of wood veneer, with integrated USB charging sockets and cup holders. A chiller compartment provides additional space for glasses and bottles and increased storage is available towards the rear. The headphone storage trim can be removed to reveal a pass-through, and the entire rear console can be illuminated in harmony with the vehicle's mood lighting settings.
Configurable LED mood lighting allows the owner to vary the intensity of the lighting from a range of 10 colors. This feature is concentrated on the door handles and storage compartments, as well as along the lines of the lavish, veneered surfaces on the center console.
Finer details include leather-wrapped rear cargo trim, A, B and C-pillar trim and a perforated leather finish on the door insert. The seat backs, pass-through, cargo trim and upper D-pillar, are also leather wrapped. Tread plates feature an illuminated 'Autobiography Black' script, while a brushed stainless steel tailgate trim completes the detailing.
Four exclusive interior color combinations are available with the Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black; Ebony/Lunar, Espresso/Tan, Dark Cherry/Ivory and the new-for-2015 Lunar/Cirrus.
Distinctive British luxury
Legroom in the standard-wheelbase Range Rover rear seat extends to nearly 40-inches. An Individualized Rear Seating package provides the ultimate in rear seat luxury. The Range Rover exclusively offers high-end surround-sound audio systems from the renowned British audiophile brand, Meridian(TM).
Available Enhanced Parking Aids bolster the Parallel Park feature. Parking Exit can help the driver to automatically exit parallel parking spaces; Perpendicular Park can automatically position the vehicle centrally in parking spaces to maximize exiting room on both sides, and 360-degree Park Distance Control will provide virtual object tracking along the sides of the vehicle at speeds of up to 10 mph (16km/h)2.
The available Lane Departure Warning system uses a forward-looking camera to monitor the vehicle's position between lane markings2. The Lane Departure Warning system is designed to provide haptic feedback through the steering wheel should the driver begin to move out of lane without using a turn signal. The same camera is used for the Traffic Sign Recognition system, which is designed to identify speed limit signs and a variety of other warning and information signs2.
Instantly recognizable as a Range Rover, the new vehicle takes a step forward with a bold evolution of the model's iconic design language. The strong aluminum body structure, acoustic lamination of the windshield and side door glass, and new-isolated engine mounts all help reduce noise. A split power folding upper and lower tailgate setup offers ease of access and versatility.
The new-generation Range Rover is the most aerodynamic ever, with a drag coefficient (Cd) starting from 0.34. The body's elegant proportions, along with the subtle taper to the roofline and the clean treatment of the body surfaces, contribute to the contemporary look.
The distinctive headlamp and grille design, signature clamshell hood and 'floating' roof retain the signature Range Rover character. The rearward angle of the grille, sculpted corners and the lower A-pillar angle, highlight the streamlined shape. A modern interpretation of the vent motif appears on the front doors, since the fender vents were eliminated to help increase wading depth.
Distinctive signature lighting graphics use LED light blade technology, showcasing the hallmark interlocking circle design. The rear lamps continue the stacked theme of the previous model with a new design using LED technology. The LED center high-mount stop light, positioned under the tailgate spoiler, creates a blade of light across the rear of the vehicle when illuminated.
A new luxury SUV benchmark
The sumptuous interior incorporates distinctive Range Rover design cues, executed with a contemporary treatment. Clean, elegant surfaces are presented using the finest leathers and veneers. The new-generation Range Rover provides occupants with a feeling of serene isolation. True to the Range Rover DNA, the Command Driving Position places the driver in an elevated, upright seating position to provide clear visibility and a superb sense of confidence and control2.
The sculptured veneer surface of the broad center console appears to float above the supporting trim, highlighting the quality of the materials. The clean lines of the instrument panel and console are complemented by a control layout that features 50-percent fewer switches than the previous model.
Three grades of premium quality leather are applied to the interior, covering nearly every surface. The Autobiography models feature the finest semi aniline leather, with soft high-grade hides selected for their exceptional suppleness and natural appearance. The seats and wrapped interior surfaces are finished with tailored twin-needle stitching, with every detail of the stitching specified, from the length and direction to the spin, thickness and material of the thread.
Three wood veneers come from sustainable sources. The sculptured veneer surfaces of the center console and door panels are hand crafted, as is the sliding shutter that covers the cup holders in the console. Metal details provide contrast to the leather and veneer surfaces. Examples include the brushed aluminum pillars on each side of the center console, the rotary transmission control with its precision machined finish, and the distinctive air vents with each blade highlighted with a line of satin chrome. The aluminum finish on the center console is created using a proprietary technique in which the aluminum passes through more than 20 distinct processes to achieve an exquisitely crafted finish.
The available sliding panoramic glass roof provides an uninterrupted vista and enhanced headroom. The roof glass integrates a dark tint for privacy, as well as solar protection to help maintain a comfortable interior temperature. When additional shade or privacy is required, an electric fabric sunblind with a solar reflective coating can be extended across the glass.
LED mood lighting enhances the interior ambience and highlights the cabin's architecture. Higher specification models offer customer-configurable lighting, with the ability to vary the colors.
Intuitive controls with clear and elegant layout
The 2015 model year Range Rover features two primary high-resolution display screens - a 12.3-inch display for the main instrument cluster, and an 8-inch touch-screen unit for infotainment and secondary functions. The display employs fewer rows of information, improving usability with bigger buttons and greater separation between them. 'Secret until lit' hard keys on either side of the display provide shortcuts to the most commonly used screens, such as Home, Audio/Video, Nav and Phone3. The screen graphics on both displays are designed to create the impression of 3D surfaces with subtle chrome detailing. Each display is able to adapt its content according to the driving situation, eliminating unnecessary details and presenting the most important information in a clear and simple form.
The intuitive and elegant approach is reflected in the other controls, such as the rotary Drive Select and Terrain Response(R) controls on the center console, the simplified climate control system dials, and the five-way switches on the steering wheel.
FEATURES AND OPTIONS
The new-generation Range Rover offers a broad choice of interior and exterior color options, alloy wheels up to 22-inches in diameter, and a generous selection of color-themed interiors, accompanied by a recommended list of "Designer Choice" color combinations. The exclusive Autobiography series provides a higher level of bespoke tailoring, including a choice of 22 exclusive paint finishes.
Options enable customers to create a personalized vehicle:
- 39 exterior paint finishes, including 22 exclusive Autobiography colors
- 19 interior color themes
- 3 interior veneers
- 3 headlining colors
- Rear Individualized Seating
- 2 optional contrast roof colors - Santorini Black or Indus Silver
- 11 available alloy wheel designs for 19-, 20-, 21- and 22-inch wheels
- Available full-size panoramic roof
- Illuminated door sill plates on Autobiography trim level
- Electrically deployable side steps available as an accessory
Since the first Range Rover model was introduced in Europe 45 years ago; all-terrain capability has been a fundamental element of the brand's DNA. The fourth-generation model employs advanced chassis technologies to further elevate Range Rover capability and performance, both on- and off-road.
The new aluminum chassis architecture, combined with a four-wheel air suspension, gives the new-generation Range Rover exceptionally luxurious ride comfort and refinement, in concert with confident and agile on-road handling. The aluminum structure is also stronger and has been engineered to withstand the same punishing off-road impacts as all Land Rover models. Computer simulation tools more typically used to model crashes were used to analyze the punishing off-road load situations used in Land Rover engineering development, such as the crunching 'ditch drop' impact.
Different forms of aluminum components are employed within the structure: stamped panels, plus cast, extruded and rolled aluminum alloy parts are combined in a rigid structure where the strength is concentrated precisely where the loads are greatest. The resulting structure protects occupants using a high-strength and stable passenger cell, and provides a very stiff platform for superior NVH characteristics and vehicle dynamics.
Innovations to further reduce weight and enhance performance include the use of high strength AC300 aluminum within the crash structure. The entire vehicle bodyside is stamped as a single aluminum panel, reducing the number of joints, eliminating complex assemblies and improving structural integrity. In addition to the aluminum body construction, other weight-efficient features include:
- All-aluminum door construction, including high performance aluminum side intrusion beams
- Advanced composite reinforced aluminum B-pillars, designed to minimize intrusion in side impacts
- Front and rear suspension design with all-aluminum front and rear subframes
- Aluminum final drive units
- Magnesium castings used for the cross car beam and front end carrier
- SMC (reinforced polymer composite) upper tailgate panels
- Aluminum Brembo front brake calipers
- High-strength steel seat structure
- Lightweight alloy wheel designs
Exceptional all-terrain performance with full-time intelligent 4WD and Terrain Response(R) 2
The heart of the full-time intelligent 4WD system in the Range Rover is a 2-speed transfer case that uses a bevel-gear center differential, providing a 50:50 torque split, and a selectable low-range for challenging off-road conditions. The transfer case offers a fully synchronized 'shift on the move'
capability allowing the driver to change range at speeds up to 37 mph (60km/h) without having to stop the vehicle. Low-range provides a 2.93:1 ratio, yielding a low crawl speed for off-road driving.
An electronically controlled multi-plate clutch provides a center differential lock and torque-biasing function. Taking information from a range of vehicle sensors, the control unit uses the multi-plate clutch to distribute torque between the wheels, working in parallel with the electronic traction control systems. Customers expecting to handle extreme conditions can choose the available Active Rear Locking Differential on the V8 Supercharged model.
Terrain Response(R) 2
Building on the brand's heritage, the latest Range Rover was developed to achieve exceptional all-terrain capability, with composure in all conditions. Among the new innovations is an automatic version of the Land Rover Terrain Response(R) system2.
Terrain Response(R) 2 features an automatic setting that uses on-board vehicle sensors to analyze the current road surfaces and driving conditions, and then automatically select the most suitable terrain program. The new system is able to switch automatically between the five settings: General; Grass/Gravel/Snow; Mud/Ruts; Sand, and Rock Crawl2.
As with the original Terrain Response(R) system, each setting optimizes capability and traction by adapting the responses of the vehicle's engine, transmission, center differential and chassis systems to match the demands of the terrain. Terrain Response(R) also provides the driver with recommendations, such as advising when to select low range or off-road ride suspension height when the system calculates that it is necessary. If desired, the system can be switched into manual mode2.
To complement the Terrain Response(R) system, the new Range Rover can also call upon a suite of all- terrain technologies to help maximize performance and assist the driver, including Hill Descent Control (HDC(R)), Gradient Release Control (GRC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), and Roll Stability Control (RSC)2.
Primarily constructed from aluminum, the fully independent suspension uses a wide-spaced double-wishbone design at the front and a multi-link layout at the rear. The suspension allows 10.2-inches (260mm) of wheel travel at the front and 12.2-inches (310mm) at the rear, providing excellent wheel articulation and composure to deal with difficult conditions. Four-wheel air springs enable variable ride height and are pneumatically cross-linked for maximum axle articulation.
Dynamic Response and Adaptive Dynamics
The available Dynamic Response active lean control system can significantly reduce body lean during cornering, enhancing both vehicle handling and occupant comfort. Fitted as standard to the Supercharged V8 model, this two-channel system can control the front and rear axles independently2.
The system has been designed to improve ride comfort and reduce 'head toss' by detecting and countering the body rock induced by uneven road surfaces. Dynamic Response also enhances off-road capability. If the system detects off-road conditions, the control module isolates the stabilizer bar and reduces the level of roll compensation, thus allowing greater wheel articulation and increasing the tire contact patch with the terrain.
The standard Adaptive Dynamics electronically variable dampers provides the optimum balance of ride and control by offering infinitely variable damper settings between soft and firm. Adaptive Dynamics monitors vehicle movements at least 500 times per second, reacting to driver or road inputs virtually instantaneously to give greater comfort and control and minimize body roll. The system will sense off-road conditions, and set damping accordingly2.
Electric Power-Assisted Steering with Park Assist
Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) delivers outstanding steering feel while helping to reduce fuel consumption. This system also enables the Park Assist feature, which helps to identify a suitable parallel parking space and then automatically steers the vehicle as the vehicle reverses, with the driver controlling the brake2.
By varying the level of power assistance, the steering is light and responsive when maneuvering at lower speeds, while being firmer at higher speeds.
Terrain Response(R) functionality is also improved, since the EPAS system is able to vary the steering feedback according to the different friction levels produced by any given road surface, from snow through to sand2. Other specific features built into the control software to improve steering feel include:
- Damping that varies according to steering speed
- Pull/Drift (camber) Compensation, to avoid annoying steering corrections by mitigating the effect of road crown
- Soft Lock Stops, to provide a cushioned feeling to the driver as the steering meets the lock stops
- Active Return, improves self-centering of the steering, avoiding torque build-up as steering wheel angle increases
- Parking Torque Control, for ease of steering when parking
Powerful braking with Brembo calipers
The four-wheel disc braking system features six-piston Brembo calipers on the front brakes for enhanced performance and reduced weight. Large disc diameters of 14.96-inch front / 14.37-inch rear (380mm /365mm) provide substantial thermal capacity for outstanding stopping performance. The Electronic Park Brake (EPB) can provide smooth and refined automatic disengagement when the vehicle moves off.
The Range Rover features optimized body geometry for all-terrain conditions, and provides up to 11.9-inches (303mm) ground clearance (measured at the off-road ride height), and exemplary approach and departure angles. The vehicle underfloor provides a smooth surface, with a smooth transition between suspension components, to reduce susceptibility to damage or interference.
The water wading depth of 35.4-inches (900mm) is an increase of 7.8-inches (200mm) over the previous-generation model, owing largely to a new air intake system that that draws air through ducting built into the hood structure2.
The air suspension system also significantly enhances off-road capability, by introducing an automatic system that varies between two ride heights: +1.6-inches (40mm) and +2.95-inches (75mm) when the off- road setting is selected. The suspension provides 0.8-inches (20mm) increased maximum ground clearance at speeds below 31 mph (50km/h), while the +1.6-inches (40mm) intermediate setting allows off-road mode to be engaged at higher speeds (50 mph / 80km/h vs. 31 mph / 50km/h) than before. The suspension system is better able to detect deep wading conditions or situations when ride height adjustment is required to prevent grounding. The air suspension system's 'Access' ride height mode lowers the vehicle by 1.96-inches (50mm).
The Range Rover offers a 7,716-lbs. (3,500kg) trailer towing capability. Key additional features to enhance towing include the Surround Camera system with Tow Assist for easier hitching and reversing and Trailer Stability Assist system2.
The 2015 Range Rover delivers effortless performance and superb refinement with its torque-rich supercharged engines, each of which is teamed with a smooth and responsive eight-speed automatic transmission. The supercharged 3.0-liter V6 combines high compression, direct fuel injection, dual independent variable cam timing and an engine-driven supercharger to produce 340hp at 6,500 rpm.
Peak torque of 332 lb-ft is available from 3,500-5,000 rpm, giving the Range Rover outstanding flexibility in everyday driving. Counter-rotating front and rear balancer weights help the supercharged V6 match the smoothness and refinement of the V8 on which it is based.
An Intelligent Stop/Start system helps reduce fuel consumption in certain driving situations. Smart Regenerative Charging is an intelligent power management system that prioritizes electrical charging when the vehicle is decelerating, capturing the kinetic energy and reducing the fuel demand of the electrical system.
The V6 has a pressure die-cast deep oil sump to accommodate extreme tilting angles (up to 45 degrees) possible during all-terrain driving. The engine's belt drives are waterproofed, as are the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump and starter motor.
The 510hp 5-liter V8 supercharged engine retains its place at the pinnacle of the Range Rover line-up. With huge reserves of power and torque, formidable performance is reflected in the 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds.5 Both the V6 and V8 engines are fitted with a twin vortex system (TVS) supercharger that offers outstanding thermodynamic efficiency and low noise levels.
The electronically controlled ZF(R) 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission has been tuned by Land Rover to combine silky-smooth shifting with exceptionally rapid response and higher fuel economy. With eight closely-spaced ratios, gear changes are almost imperceptible, with each shift completed in just 200 milliseconds - four times faster than the average human resting heartbeat. Standard steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters enable the driver to shift manually when desired, or for greater vehicle control in certain off-road situations. The 8-speed transmission can execute multiple downshifts, maintaining a smooth transition between ratios.
To maximize fuel efficiency, the transmission is tuned to select torque converter lock-up as early as possible to reduce slip and energy loss. Transmission Idle Control disengages 70 percent of the drive when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is idling in Drive, reducing consumption in urban conditions.
Designed for optimal occupant protection and minimum intrusion into the passenger cell, the aluminum body structure includes key features such as the use of high strength AC300 aluminum within the crash structure and a composite reinforced B-pillar area to minimize intrusion in side impacts. The front-end, bumpers, hood and cowl area were engineered to help minimize potential injuries to pedestrians.
The occupant safety package includes driver and passenger airbags, side curtain and thorax airbags, and active front seat belts that are linked to the vehicle's emergency braking functions7.
ADVANCED DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
The enhanced radar based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is designed to maintain a pre-set time gap to the vehicle in front in slower moving or busy traffic, and the Queue Assist feature extends the ACC function to allow the vehicle to come to a stop when it reaches slow traffic2. When the vehicle in front moves off, the Range Rover driver can resume ACC operation by briefly touching the accelerator. The vehicle then can accelerate back to maintain the selected time gap to vehicles ahead, up to a selected maximum speed. Vehicles specified with ACC and Queue Assist also feature the Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB) function described further below2.
Blind Spot Monitoring uses side-mounted radar sensors to survey potential blind spots on either side of the vehicle and alerts the driver when vehicles are detected within this area. Blind Spot Monitoring is combined with Closing Vehicle Sensing, which scans a zone much further behind the vehicle. The system can detect vehicles that are closing quickly from behind and may be coming into a blind spot. Drivers are alerted by a rapid flashing of the Blind Spot warning light in the corresponding side mirror2.
Reverse Traffic Detection uses radar in the rear of the vehicle to warn about approaching vehicles during reversing maneuvers, such as when backing out of a driveway. The system is active when reverse gear is selected and can detect a vehicle approaching from either side and alert the driver2.
Other driver assistance technologies that help to reduce stress behind the wheel include: Adjustable Speed Limiter Device for the driver to set a personal maximum speed, a Surround Camera System incorporating T- Junction view, trailer reverse park guidance and trailer hitch guidance, and Headlamps with Automatic High Beam Assist and Adaptive Xenon lighting2.
The Range Rover comes equipped with a comprehensive suite of active technologies, designed to enhance braking, stability and traction. Included on vehicles fitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB) can help drivers reduce the chance of a collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly or another vehicle suddenly moves in front of the vehicle2.
The IEB feature incorporates Advanced Emergency Brake Assist (AEBA). When in operation, the system uses forward-looking radar to detect vehicles ahead moving in the same direction, and in the event of a possible collision, the driver is alerted by visual and audible warning signals. If the risk of collision increases after the warning, AEBA prepares the brake system for rapid braking and the brakes are applied gently. If the driver applies the brake pedal quickly, then braking is implemented with full brake function. In the event that a collision is judged to be unavoidable, a driver warning will be given and under certain conditions, IEB will automatically apply an emergency braking pressure level to help reduce the speed of the vehicle prior to impact2.
The full suite of active features on the Range Rover includes: Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC(R)) and Gradient Release Control (GRC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Engine Drag torque Control (EDC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Emergency brake lights (EBL), Emergency brake assist (EBA), and Corner Brake Control (CBC)2.
Land Rover InControl(R) Apps
Land Rover InControl Apps, developed in conjunction with BOSCH SoftTec, offer a wide range of connectivity functions and are compatible with the latest Apple(R) and Android(TM) smartphones. By connecting a smartphone to the dedicated USB port, smartphone apps optimized for in-vehicle use will function on the vehicle's touchscreen, retaining their original look and feel3. The latest content becomes available every time the apps update.
A productivity suite enables easy access to the connected smartphone's contacts, calendar and music library, while a Maps app includes maps and satellite views overlaid with the vehicle location.
Land Rover and BOSCH SoftTec worked together with some of the world's leading smartphone app developers to create apps ideally suited for in-car use, such as navigation, music streaming, Internet radio and location services. Compatible apps include iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Sygic, Parkopedia, Hotelseeker, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, Airmotion News and MobileDay. The selection is being continually expanded.
Owners download the Land Rover InControl Apps application to their smartphones from either the Apple App Store (for iPhone(R) 5/5S/5C and up) or Google Play(TM) (Android). Once the phone is connected to the vehicle's dedicated USB port, the owner simply taps the InControl Apps(TM) icon on the central touchscreen and selects the desired app from the menu.
InControl Remote and Protect(TM)
Available InControl Remote and Protect(TM) allows owners to request roadside assistance or emergency services, while an SOS signal is triggered automatically should the airbags be deployed in an accident. The InControl Remote and Protect(TM) smartphone application allows owners to prepare for a trip by checking fuel levels and range remotely, find their vehicle in a crowded parking lot, and check if doors or windows were left open. Owners can also download trip details to assist in tracking business mileage expenses.
REFINEMENT AND COMFORT
The standard-wheelbase Range Rover offers nearly 40-inches (more than 1m) of rear seat legroom.
Passenger comfort is also enhanced by the availability of rear seats with either manual or power recline. An available second-row climate control system with up to eight vents provides airflow to all occupants. Acoustic lamination applied to the windshield and all side door glass helps to reduce powertrain noise and wind noise. All operating sounds within the new Range Rover, from door-closing sounds to the noises made by switches and motors, have been refined to create a premium sound quality. For example, the ducts for the HVAC system use sound-absorbing foam, rather than hard plastic.
The Individualized seating option provides yet more rear seat luxury and convenience, with two individual rear seats that include memory function and massage, and the full, extended center console finished in veneer. The seats offer an enhanced range of movement, including nine degrees of recline (two more than the standard seats), separate adjustment for the upper backrest, and cushion tilt adjustment for optimum thigh support. The Individualized rear seating package includes USB connectivity.
The ambience is also enhanced by the central armrest with coolbox option, four-zone climate control with individual temperature controls, and the sophisticated mood lighting along the console.
True audiophile sound by Meridian(TM)
The Range Rover features audio systems developed with Meridian(TM), a British brand renowned for high-end audio technologies and digital sound processing. Three levels of branded Meridian(TM) system are available, ranging up to the stunning 1,700 Watt4 3D Surround Sound system with 29 speakers, including a subwoofer, with speakers mounted at roof level to offer the ultimate 3D surround sound experience. The systems' amplifiers incorporate the latest Meridian(TM) digital processing technology. Meridian(TM) high-efficiency speakers deliver exceptional clarity and acoustics. The Audyssey MultEQ XT audio tuning system digitally corrects imperfections created by the cabin environment to deliver accurate, enveloping, and distortion-free sound for all seating positions.
Travelling in the ideal climate
Two versions of an automatic climate control system were tested in punishing real-world conditions at temperatures from -22 to 122 degrees F (-30 to 50 to deg. C). A standard three-zone system features separate temperature controls for the driver, front passenger, and rear seats. A four-zone system has an additional climate control unit in the rear compartment, and separate controls for the driver, front passenger, and each side of the rear cabin. With its independent heating and cooling capability in the rear compartment, the four-zone system offers greater rear seat comfort, with multiple outlets at face, foot and hip level.
The climate control systems respond quickly and accurately, with discharge air temperature sensors on all outlets, and dual solar sensors in both front and rear compartments.
Convenience Features and In Car Technology Summary
- Enhanced seating: High specification models offer 18-way adjustable front seats with features including 5-mode massage and winged headrests; rear seats include standard power recline on high specification models, with power lumbar, climate control and winged headrests; the exclusive Individualized seating package can be specified as an option
- Premium Entertainment: DVD playback via 8-inch front touch screen; full Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) package, featuring twin 8-inch video screens and a dedicated remote control; RSE systems are supplied with WhiteFire(TM) infra-red wireless digital headphones
- Available Customer Configurable LED Ambient Mood Lighting - variable colors
- Smart Key system with keyless entry and start
- Available soft close doors with power latching
- Power operated child locks: standard on rear doors
- Coolers: Available cooler compartment in the front center console armrest; a cooler compartment can also be specified in the rear with the Individualized seating package
- Heated front windshield, plus individually adjustable heated front seats and steering wheel
- Powered split upper and lower tailgates
- High-end audio: Meridian(TM) surround sound music systems with audiophile-quality sound
- High-resolution displays: full digital instrument cluster and the central 8-inch touch-screen
- Electric Power Assisted Steering, which enables Park Assist automated technology to help drivers parallel park the vehicle in tight urban parking spaces2
- Adaptive Cruise Control - Radar based system with Queue Assist feature that allows the system to continue functioning at low speeds and down to a complete stop2
- Intelligent Emergency Braking (including Advanced Emergency Brake Assist) - to help reduce the risk of collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly or another vehicle suddenly moves into the lane2
- Blind Spot Monitoring - with Closing Vehicle Sensing feature to detect vehicles which are closing quickly from the rear in an adjacent lane2
- Reverse Traffic Detection - to warn drivers of potential cross-traffic when reversing2
- Surround Camera System - with T Junction view, Trailer reverse park guidance, and Trailer hitch guidance3
- Hands-free mobile phone via Bluetooth(R), enabling the phone to be controlled via the 8-inch touchscreen or steering wheel controls3
- Bluetooth audio streaming, to play music stored on a phone, or other portable Bluetooth device, via the car's audio system
- Voice control, with intuitive 'say what you see' display prompts3
- USB connectivity for iPod(R)/MP3 players or memory sticks
- Individualized rear seating package includes additional USB connectivity for the rear passengers
From development and manufacturing, to customer use and end-of-life, Range Rover demonstrates the manufacturer's commitment to enhancing the sustainability of its products and operations. The Range Rover was designed with a lifecycle approach, aiming to minimize the environmental impact by considering the entire lifecycle of the vehicle in line with ISO 14040/14044: from development and manufacturing, through customer use, to end-of-life recycling and re-use.
The aluminum construction of the new Range Rover makes a major contribution to its reduced carbon footprint. Up to 75 percent of the aluminum material is sourced from recycled content, including closed loop recycling of waste metal from the manufacturing process, resulting in a significant saving of energy and CO2 emissions (body panels made from recycled material use only 5 percent of the energy required for new aluminum). Further energy is saved during the manufacturing process, which does not require highly energy intensive processes, such as welding.
Recycled and renewable materials have been used wherever possible. High specification versions of the new Range Rover use up to 69 lbs. (31.5 kg) of recycled plastics, diverting over 8,820 tons of plastic from landfill during the carline's life. Natural and renewable materials, such as the luxurious leathers and veneers, represent about 98 lbs. (44.5 kg) of each vehicle. Bridge of Weir leather is produced using unique 'low carbon' manufacturing processes. Wood veneers are sourced from sustainable forests.
RANGE ROVER HERITAGE
The original Range Rover became available in Europe in 1970 and debuted in the U.S. market for 1987. The second-generation model went on sale for 1995. It was replaced by the third generation, the 2003 Range Rover, which had higher annual sales than any previous models. The fourth generation debuted for the 2013 model year.
2015 Range Rover Technical Data*
3.0L V6 S/C
5.0L V8 S/C
Bore x Stroke
84.5 x 89.0 mm
92.5 x 93.0 mm
Chain driven DOHC, four valves per cylinder;
dual independent variable cam timing
Direct fuel injection; Eaton twin vortex supercharger and dual intercoolers
340 @ 6,500 rpm
510 @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
332 lb.-ft. @ 3,500-5,000 rpm
461 lb.-ft. @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
ZF 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with CommandShift(TM) (Normal, Sport and Manual shift modes); locking torque converter
Ratios (1-8): 4.696, 3.130, 2.104, 1.667, 1.285, 1.000, 0.839, 0.667
Final drive: V6 S/C: 3.73 V8 S/C: 3.31
4-wheel drive system
Permanent four-wheel drive with four-wheel Electronic Traction Control (4ETC); two-speed electronic transfer gearbox with shift-on-the-move capability; electronically controlled, infinitely variable locking center differential
Low-range transfer gear ratio: 2.93:1
V8 S/C and Autobiography add Active Locking Rear Differential
Hill Descent Control (HDC(R)), Gradient Release Control (GRC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), and Roll Stability Control (RSC).
Modifies response of engine, transmission, differentials, dynamic systems (DSC, 4ETC, HDC) and air suspension. Multi-mode system to maximize traction and control in a variety of driver-selectable settings: General (optimizing systems for most normal driving conditions), Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand (Heavy Duty Package adds Rock Crawl mode)
Optional on V6 and standard on V8 models: The Terrain Reponse 2(R)2 Auto setting uses on-board vehicle sensors to analyze the current road surfaces and driving conditions, and then automatically selects the most suitable terrain program
Unibody, Contructed of Bonded and Riveted Aluminum Components, including stampings, extrusions, and castings. Rivets are Coated Boron Steel
4-wheel independent electronic air suspension with automatic load leveling and multiple driver-selectable modes, including Access, Standard, Off-road and Extended Height. Includes terrain-sensing capability and cross-link valving.
Double-wishbone with air springs, Adaptive Damping
V8 S/C adds Dynamic Response system
Travel: 10.236 in. (260mm)
Multi-link with air springs, Adaptive Damping
V8 S/C adds Dynamic Response system
Travel: 12.205 in. (310mm)
Power-assisted 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Advanced Emergency Brake Assist (AEBA), 4-channel all-terrain Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), electronic parking brake and Emergency Brake Lights.2
13.8-in. (350 mm), ventilated
15.0-in. (380 mm), ventilated
13.8-in. (350 mm), ventilated
14.4-in. (360 mm), ventilated
Electric Power Assisted rack-and-pinion
Turning circle ft (m)
40.4 (12.3) LWB: 44 (13.4)
Std.: 19 x 7.5 in.
Opt.: 20 x 8.5 in. or 22 x 9.5 in.
Std.: 21 x 9.5 in.
Opt.: 22 x 9.5 in. opt.
Opt.: 255/55R20, 275/40R22
Coefficient of drag
115.0 in. (2922 mm) LWB: 122.8 in. (3119 mm)
196.8 in. (4999 mm) LWB: 204.7 (5199 mm)
Excluding mirrors: 78.1 in. (1983 mm)
Including mirrors: 87.4 in. (2220)
72.3 in. (1845 mm)
Access Mode: 70.3 in. (1785)
Off-Road: 75.2 (1910)
66.5/66.3 in. (1690 / 1683 mm)
Standard mode: 8.68 in. (220.5 mm)
Off-road mode: 11.63 in. (295.5 mm)
Angle of approach
26.0 deg. (standard height) / 34.7 deg. (off-road height)
Angle of departure
24.6 deg. (standard height) / 29.6 deg. (off-road height)
20.1 deg. (standard height) / 28.3 deg. (off-road height)
LWB: 26.1 deg. (off-road height)
Max. wading depth
35.4 in. (900 mm)
Base curb weight
4,918 lbs. (2,231 kg)
LWB: 5,230 lbs. (2,372 kg)
5,137 lbs. (2,330 kg)
LWB: 5,320 lbs. (2,413 kg)
Braked trailer: 7,716 lbs. (3500 kg)
Unbraked trailer: 1,653 lbs. (750 kg)
Tongue weight: 551 lbs. (250 kg)
42.5 (1080 mm) / 39.2 (996 mm)
39.1 (994) / 40.2 (1020 mm) LWB: 47.5 (1206.5 mm)
Shoulder room (f/r)
60.7 (1542 mm) / 59.4 (1510 mm)
Behind second row: 32.1 cu. ft.
Max. behind first row: 71.7 cu. ft. LWB: 82.8 cu. ft.
Under luggage cover: 19.4 cu. ft.
Max. load space length
78.1 in. (1985 mm) LWB: 85.7 in. (2176 mm)
Max load space width
50.8 in. (1290 mm)
Width between wheel arches
44.1 in. (1120 mm)
7.1 sec LWB: 7.4 sec
5.1 sec. LWB: 5.5 sec
7.4 sec LWB: 7.8 sec
5.4 sec. LWB: 5.8 sec
Max. track speed5
130 mph (209 km/h)
140 mph (225 km/h)
Fuel Economy (EPA)
27.7 gal. (105 liters)
*Manufacturer's figures. Correct at time of going to press.
1 All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage might vary.
2 These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these systems will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.
3 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so.
4Power ratings are at a practically audio distortion free level of 0.2% THD + N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise).
5Always follow local speed limits.
6 Price shown is MSRP. Excludes $995 destination and handling charge, taxes, title, license, retailer fees and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicles availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
7 Please remember that the safety belts in a vehicle constitute the primary protection system for driver and passengers in collisions. Airbags are not designed to deploy in all collisions. The airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is a supplement to the safety belts and is designed to work as a system with the safety belts. Although airbags provide additional protection, airbags without safety belts do not provide optimal protection in a crash. Always wear your safety belts. Children younger than 13 years old should always be properly restrained in a back seat, away from airbags. Never place an infant seat in the front seat