2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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An unprecedented level of personalisation for Range Rover Sport is available, with a stunning selection of six Land Rover Range Rover Sport Autobiography limited edition themes featuring stylish duo-tone premium leather interiors as well as unique exterior design cues including the grille, vents and 20″ diamond turned finish alloy wheels, all presented for the first time at the 2009 IAA.

Three of the themes – called Cannes, Portofino and Valencia – have a more luxury-orientated character, while the other three – named Le Mans, Monaco and Monza – have an overtly sporting theme and feature a dramatic new body kit which is tailored to accentuate the sophisticated style of the 2010 Range Rover Sport. The striking body kit is also available as a separate option.

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Land Rover 7-Seater SUV coming in 2012

2012_range_rover_An odd time to be planning a seven-seater SUV, Land Rover will be adding a new seven-seat model by 2012. Sources say the project is internally known as ‘Project L486’ and that the new model will be based on the Freelander platform which will be heavily modified with an extended wheelbase to make room for seven-seats.

The seven-seater model will be more of a road/crossover model unlike the Discovery. The car will be based on the four-wheel-drive system of the Freelander along with the engine and transmission also shared from the Freelander.

The key engines for the European market will be the 2.0 and 2.2 liter diesel with a choice of manual and automatic transmission. A ‘micro-hybrid’ soft-start system will also be available. Styling cues will be heavily influence by the Freelander and the upcoming LRX.

Production will take place alongside the LRX at Halewood and Land Rover plans to build up to 70,000 units a year.

Land Rover Crosses the 500,000 Sales Milestone in North America

land-roverUsually imports from North America do not work in the United Kingdom. It is the same the other way round. Be it cricket, movies or TV shows, rarely do they click with the people of the opposite countries. It is somewhat similar for cars but still Land Rover ‘hopped across the pond’ to the United States and has caught the fancy of many Americans.

So one would reckon that thousands of Land Rovers would have been sold in a country where SUVs are very, very popular. Well, the British company has hit the right note in the United States as Land Rover North America has sent word that a Range Rover Sport Supercharged was their 500,000th vehicle sold in the US. The announcement was made at an annual dealer
meeting.

Chris Marchand is the executive vice president of marketing and sales at Land Rover North America. Marchand stated, “Reaching this milestone demonstrates the strength of the Land Rover brand and is a result of a dedicated and passionate retailer network. The Land Rover model line-up has undergone a complete revitalization and reaching this achievement shows the growth we have experienced over the past four years. It took us ten years to sell the first 100,000 vehicles and we have sold the last 100,000 since July of 2006.”

It has been nearly twenty-years since Land Rover North America began selling the vehicles. Presently, Land Rover is celebrating their sixty years. They have surely come a long way and now their line-up includes the likes of Land Rover LR3, Land Rover LR2, Range Rover Sport as well as the original Range Rover. They have also taken the environment initiative seriously and have worked on cutting the emissions on the new models.

Land Rover reveal prices for 2010 models

land-rover-lrxThe entry level TDV6 Sport SE will feature 19″ alloys, touch-screen sat nav, stability control, a nine-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system, iPod/USB connectivity, Bluetooth and leather seat facings. The HSE (£50,595) adds 20″ alloys, rear view parking camera, DAB radio, leather/alcantara seat facings. The TD V8 HSE (£56,995) also includes, a new dynamic mode on the all-terrain system, adaptive cruise contol, high beam assist and bi-xenon headlights.

For £61,995 you can get the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol that adds leather seats, sports details and, of course, much more power.

The ‘Disco 4′ starts at £31,995 for the 2.7-litre TDV6 GS. This offers 18″ alloys, stability control, Bluetooth and a six-speed manual transmission. The 3.0-litre TDV6 will set you back £4,495 and the XS, with a 9-speaker audio system, leather seats, iPod/USB connection, touch screen sat nav and rain sensing wipers will cost £40,495.

The range-topping HSE will cost £47,695 and that adds 19″ alloy wheels, Automatic high beam assist, bi-xenon front headlamps, rear view camera with parking aid, keyless entry, electric front sunroof with two fixed glass rear roofs, premium leather seat facings, premium carpet mats, wood finish end caps and centre console uprights, eight-way adjustable electric driver and passenger seats, electrically adjustable side bolsters for driver’s seat, keyless entry, harman/kardon premium audio system with 14 speakers and DSP amplifier, premium hard-disc drive navigation with TMC 4×4 interface and voice control.

The new 2010 model year line-up will all be on show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this coming weekend from July 3-5. Land Rover will also be offering Festival-goers test drives of the Freelander 2 TD4_e around the Goodwood estate, and will showcase its vehicles’ capabilities on ‘Terrapod’ – the man-made off-road demonstration unit.