Land Rover has confirmed changes to both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport for the 2015 model year. Changes for the SUVs include subtle design updates, engine power and gearbox upgrades and extra onboard technology.
The 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel engine, available with both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, has increased power output from 308bhp to 334bhp. It also now produces 740Nm of torque, which is 40Nm more than prior the update.
According to Land Rover, in-gear acceleration is also improved by 6.5 per cent from fifth to eighth gear. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with the SDV8 use an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Even with this increase in power and torque, the SDV8 engine still returns a fuel economy of 32.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 229g/km for the Range Rover models.
Design updates for the Range Rover models include updated puddle lamps. These project each vehicle’s silhouette onto the ground during night time.
Also, fixed panoramic roofs with power blinds are also available and aim to bring “an additional sense of space and light” to both Range Rovers’ luxurious interiors.
More personalisation options are available to the 2015 Model Year Range Rovers, with new colour finishes to choose including ‘Aruba Silver’ and ‘Kaikoura Stone’.
2015 Range Rover
For the 2015 Range Rover specifically, 19-inch alloy wheels with a Satin Dark Grey finish become a new option for customers. Meanwhile the 2015 Range Rover Sport offers the ability to have the roof and door sills finished in either the body colour or contrasting black.
Inside both Range Rover models there’s a brand-new ‘Intelligent Cargo Mode’ function. This can sense if the rear seats are about to make contact with the front seats when folded down to increase luggage capacity, and automatically moves the front seats forwards. When the rear seats are folded flat, the front seats return as close as possible to their original position.
Both Range Rovers also get new onboard tech, including InControl Apps and Wi-Fi. The InControl Apps allows passengers to sync their smartphone apps to the touchscreen of either Range Rover. This function is compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones.
The InControl Wi-Fi delivers instant in-car access to a mobile hotspot which allows up to eight devices to be used simultaneously.
The 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will be available to order from 16th July 2014.
Also from this August, the Range Rover Autobiography Black Long Wheel Base will be available to order in the UK. This represents the new flagship model for the luxury SUV.