Land Rover announces model updates

Land Rover has announced that the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models will receive a series of upgrades, designed to maintain their position as the world’s best luxury SUVs.

New features will include the addition of Land Rover’s All-Terrain Progress Control system, as well as a range of engine updates and the option of an all-new laser heads-up display.

Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover’s group marketing director, said: “Range Rover and Range Rover Sport offer an unrivalled combination of performance, efficiency, design leadership and off-road capability.

“Our latest updates capitalise on these strengths, with our ground-breaking new All Terrain Progress Control, along with extra-efficient six-cylinder engines, which underline Land Rover’s commitment to sustainability.”

World-first All-Terrain Progress Control

The world-first All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system is designed to improve and enhance the Range Rover line-up’s off-road capability (), by monitoring and optimising traction.

Drivers can input a set speed, either from rest or while travelling at an existing speed without any pedal input once the brake is released.

Available on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the ATPC system is designed to make it easier in tough environments, automatically keeping a low speed and composure.

It works in both forward and reverse gears and drivers can select speeds between 1mph and 19mph to keep consistent progress on awkward ground and low-grip surfaces.

The laser heads-up display is also available on both models and projects key driver information directly onto the windscreen, which allows drivers to access information quickly and distraction free.

HUD system

Data available on the HUD system includes vehicle speed, gear position and a shift indicator to let drivers know when the best time to shift gears is.

The HUD will also display information on the cruise control, plus sat-nav instructions, and drivers and pre-set which information they want displayed and which they don’t.

Finally, the 3.0-litre six-cylinder engines available in the model range have also received upgrades to enhance both their performance and their fuel economy.

While Land Rover has swapped the twin-turbochargers for a single turbocharger in the Range Rover, the engine will still produce 281bhp with 600Nm of torque, while fuel efficiency has increased by 8.5 per cent.

The Range Rover Sport, meanwhile, features increased performance of 302bhp over the previous 288bhp, while fuel efficiency has likewise been increased by a full seven per cent.

Finally, both Range Rover models are now available with an updated colour palette that features the new Yulong White finish.

The Range Rover is available to buy now, priced from £73,950 while the Range Rover Sport is priced from £61,250.