Introducing the 19 Model Year Range Rover
Date posted: 8 January 2019
Range Rover is the most desirable SUV in the world, combining peerless all-terrain capability with first-class luxury and sustainable consumer technologyReflecting its unrivaled heritage, the 19MY Range Rover is as striking on the outside as it is refined within, taking design, comfort, and craftsmanship to extraordinary new heights while still delivering the performance and capability customers expect.
The original luxury SUV has defined the market since 1970 with an iconic design that has evolved over nearly half a century at the top of the 4x4 class.
A mix of luxurious, sustainably-sourced interior materials furnishes the cabin alongside the latest consumer technologies to deliver the perfect blend of modern-day convenience and timeless luxury.
With the option of a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain that delivers 51km of emission-free driving without any loss in performance, alongside the heightened luxury of the SVAutobiography, the 19MY Range Rover embodies the Land Rover spirit of above and beyond.
In almost 50 years of Range Rover history, there has been one constant – peerless design. The 19MY Range Rover represents a sophisticated evolution of the SUV’s effortlessly elegant exterior and luxurious interior.
Land Rover’s flagship SUV sports the design cues that have always marked it out – including the hallmark clamshell bonnet, which is both physically and visually longer to give the driver a clearer view ahead. This modern appearance is accentuated by a front grille that incorporates a Gloss Black surround and Atlas mesh (varies by model), while the front bumper features widened vent blades.
Lower side accents and vent graphics incorporate two alternative design schemes – Satin body-coloured and Atlas accent finish – that highlight the vehicle’s distinctive profile.
At the rear, the bumper integrates the exhaust tailpipes across all 19MY Range Rover powertrains alongside a selection of striking alloy wheel designs and metallic paint colors.
Two design packs are also available:
- The Black Exterior Pack changes key components to Narvik Black, including the bonnet and tailgate lettering, grille mesh and inner surround, front tow eye cover, door mirror caps, side vent graphic and accent graphic, the tailgate finisher, and the door handle upper and lower on Vogue SE and Autobiography
- The Shadow Exterior Pack features a similar set of upgrades (not including the door mirror caps and tow eye cover), but uses Shadow Atlas as its accent colour
Lighting the way
The 19MY Range Rover features LED headlight technology to provide superior illumination. More energy efficient and designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle, the light they produce is much closer to daylight, which helps make night driving less tiring for the driver.
Standard features include Signature Daytime Running Lights, automatic headlights and power wash.
The technology delivers four LED headlight options:
With 52 LEDs, the state-of-the-art Matrix LED system offers the next level of functionality by splitting the beam into vertical strips that can be individually controlled and allow for the use of the high and low beam at the same time. This is achieved by casting up to four vertical shadows in front of the vehicle to prevent it from dazzling approaching road users without the need to dip the main beam. The advanced set-up can be optimized for the town, country and motorway driving, as well as bad weather.
Pixel LED lighting delivers precise control of 142 individual LEDs, maximizing the amount of light the Range Rover projects onto the road by splitting the main beam pattern vertically and horizontally. This enables up to four higher definition shadows to avoid dazzling multiple vehicles ahead and incorporates Bending Lights, which operate at higher speeds to direct the main beam pattern according to the direction of steering.
The Pixel LED set-up is complemented by a Pixel-Laser High Beam option, which projects a precise and constant light more than 500 meters ahead of the vehicle thanks to 144 LEDs and four laser diodes. For night driving and at speeds of 80km/h or more, the powerful system provides exceptional forward visibility and advanced warning of potential obstacles. The intelligent system automatically dims when it detects other vehicles.
The interior of the 19MY Range Rover is as luxurious, adaptable and beautifully crafted as ever. Each sumptuous detail has been carefully designed and precision engineered with the comfort and enjoyment of its occupants in mind.
Typifying the sustainable luxury and comfort evident throughout are the seats, which provide generous recline, legroom and foot space. The richly luxurious designs feature lines, leathers, and layers of deep cushioning that creates a cosseting lounge-style environment, with controls located on the door panels for customers to make adjustments.
Heating and memory functions are embedded into the Grained Leather 16-way electronically-adjustable front seats to further improve the passenger experience.
For the next level in comfort, the 20-way Oxford Leather front seats are upholstered even more luxuriously and provide greater personalization opportunities. The leg cushions extend to support the thighs, while adjustable bolsters support occupants and can be equipped with cooling and massage functions.
With 24-way adjustment, the top-of-the-range Semi-Aniline Leather front seats are the most advanced option, providing upper shoulder support for total comfort, alongside integrated climate and massage settings, and the option of a stress-relieving Hot Stone massage function.
This high-end functionality extends to the rear, where the seats offer a 60:40 split-fold design. Wider and offering substantial legroom, their power recline controls are also located on the door for greater convenience.
Customers can choose powered reclining seats in Oxford or Semi-Aniline Leather with Intelligent Seat Cargo Mode. This allows for effortless folding of the flexible seats and access to the load space.
To minimize sound intrusion, the 19Y Range Rover features 6mm thick glass to ensure road, engine and wind noise do not disturb occupants – whether they are working or relaxing.
Executive Class Seating
Executive Class Seating is available on Vogue SE models and is fitted as standard to Autobiography derivatives, elevating front and rear seat luxury with Semi-Aniline Leather and additional functionality.
Wider seat frames, deeper foams, and plush comfort interlayers combine with a seat cushion that leads into a premium C-pillar treatment to create the impression of a luxurious wraparound lounge-like interior.
This sensation is enhanced by a power-deployable center console that is available at the touch of a button and features a break at the center footwell to enable rear passengers to easily exit from either side of the vehicle. When the center console is stowed, the rear cabin can still accommodate three passengers in comfort, meaning versatility is uncompromised.
When in use, the powered rear centre console envelops occupants in luxurious leather, providing an elegant home for drinks and personal items. Passengers using the Rear Executive Class seating can also recline their seatbacks up to 40-degrees to make the most of the additional 186mm legroom (1,206mm in total) provided by the long wheelbase model. The cosseting headrests have eight different settings to deliver optimal comfort.
The sense of serenity can be taken to new heights with the massage function that uses 14 cells in each seat to deliver a variety of relaxing massages.
The Hot Stone massage function focuses heat into the four central massage elements while retaining a cool or ambient temperature throughout the rest of the seat, so passengers enjoy a more intense and effective experience. The seats produce continuous rolling waves across the back and gently apply heat to the spine.
The rear bulkhead in the Rear Executive Seat allows passengers to recline without compromising the loadspace.
Air quality refined
A cabin air ionisation system, Nanoe™, uses charged water particles to help remove harmful substances, cleanse the air and eliminate allergens, viruses, bacteria and odours. The advanced purification system can be switched on and off using the climate screen on the infotainment system.
The powered roof sunblind can be opened and closed using an advanced gesture control system capable of sensing hand movements.
All it takes to open the sunblind is a rearward swipe motion in front of the rear-view mirror, while a simple forward motion will prompt the blind to close. Comfortable and convenient, the intuitive system also reduces potential distraction to the driver.
In addition, the blinds can be closed automatically when all passengers have disembarked and the vehicle is locked. This keeps the interior cool in warm weather and minimises the need for air conditioning when passengers return. When the driver unlocks the door, the sunblind will automatically slide open.
Customers can still operate the sunblind using conventional buttons if preferred.
The 19MY Range Rover gives customers control over the cabin environment with three-zone ambient lighting.
Occupants can tailor the atmosphere to create a calm, relaxing and stress-free environment by configuring the colour (from a choice of 10) and intensity of lighting via fully controllable tri-colour LEDs.
Lighting elements are split across three zones, with the upper one controlling uplighters in the B-pillars. The mid-layer controls LEDs in the doors and centre console, while the lower level manages the soft, diffused light in the footwells.
Jaguar Land Rover’s first Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain is capable of up to 31 miles (51km) with zero tailpipe emissions when driven in all-electric mode.
PHEV: Sustainable performance without compromise
The P400e is the most efficient Range Rover and combines an advanced 300PS (221kW) four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 142PS (105kW) electric motor.* This transformational technology is powered by an advanced 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery giving a total available power output of 404PS (297kW) through the permanent all-wheel drive (AWD) system.**
Together they drive the 19MY Range Rover from 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds (standard wheelbase) and to a top speed of 137mph. With an impressive 640Nm of torque, the powertrain mixes dynamic and sustainable performance with traditional Range Rover capability, comfort, and refinement.
The P400e delivers CO2 emissions of 72g/km and fuel economy of up to 88.3mpg (3.1 l/100km) on the NEDC combined cycle.*** The intelligent system can also capture and store the energy generated when braking to aid recharging of the battery.
The combination of Ingenium petrol and electric power can be used in two driving modes: Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) and EV (Electric Vehicle) mode.
In Parallel Hybrid mode the P400e can intelligently and seamlessly combine the two power sources to make efficient progress. By using its electrical energy reserves intelligently, the P400e always has the power and capability customers demand from a Range Rover.
On longer journeys, customers can use the SAVE function to deploy the EV-only range for a specific part of their journey, for example, when entering congested urban areas.
In EV mode the P400e can be driven up to 31 miles with zero tailpipe emissions when fully charged. This driving mode is manually selected using a button on the console and gives the PHEV model a top EV speed of 85mph, while its generous range will allow drivers to complete many journeys without engaging the petrol engine****.
With reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, P400e customers can also enter areas with restrictions on combustion engine-only vehicles.
The access point for the 7kW onboard recharging socket is located behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille, while the 13.1kWh prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear, beneath the boot floor.
Charging made simple
A full charge can be achieved in approximately 7.5 hours (10 amp; varies by market, location and the type of hardware used), which makes the 19MY Range Rover P400e ideal for overnight battery top-ups using a domestic plug socket.
The PHEV model is available with two types of charging cable and includes a home charging lead, which connects to domestic power supplies, as standard.
Faster charging performance can be achieved with a public charging cable compatible with AC wall boxes installed at domestic and business premises and service stations, making it ideal for charging on the move. This can reduce the charge time to as little as 2 hours 45 minutes.
Timed charging is also available via the 19MY Range Rover’s state-of-the-art infotainment system, which allows owners to choose the most appropriate time to begin charging – perfect for customers who want to plug in when they return home, but wait to charge until a cheaper energy tariff is available.
Customers can use the InControl smartphone app to monitor the charge status wherever they are, receiving alerts if there is an error or if the cable has been removed.
The petrol engine and electric motor of the P400e have been calibrated to work in perfect harmony, with two charge management functions available when in Parallel Hybrid mode:
- Predictive Energy Optimisation helps to make the most of both power sources and is activated when the driver enters a destination into the navigation system. By analysing the traffic, gradient of the route and whether it is urban or rural, the PHEV system seamlessly combines electric and Ingenium petrol engine power to optimise efficiency. However, this is not available when the vehicle is in Sport mode.
- The driver-selectable SAVE mode is accessed through the Touchscreen and maintains battery charge at the point of activation. At this point, the vehicle will only use the electric motor once it has replenished enough energy via regenerative braking or charging, allowing customers to conserve electric power to be used on a specific part of their journey.
The operation of the PHEV powertrain is supported by the latest eight-speed automatic transmission, which combines lightweight construction and highly efficient operation to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while delivering the supreme refinement and assured responses Range Rover customers expect. The advanced transmission adapts to individual driving styles, so dynamic driving is automatically accompanied by more urgent gear changes.
With twin high-definition touchscreens Jaguar Land Rover's Touch Pro Duo infotainment system is highly intuitive with industry-leading voice recognition and extensive connectivity.
Information at your fingertips
Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin with Touch Pro Duo. Fast and intuitive, it combines finely engineered physical controls and a beautiful digital interface to deliver a truly connected driving experience.
The system looks simultaneously futuristic and elegant thanks to the interlinked touchscreens that provide superior clarity and ease of operation with a familiar tap, swipe and pinch-to-zoom control gestures on the upper screen. The customisable home screen also allows customers to create shortcuts to preferred features.
Touch Pro Duo can dual-task for the driver, keeping mapping information displayed on the upper touchscreen, while providing easy access to further features on the secondary lower display. By dividing information and controls logically between the two, the 19MY Range Rover achieves a more intuitive user experience.
The upper screen on the central console can be angled to counter glare and improve visibility while the fixed lower 10-inch display is the control panel and manages more functional tasks such as climate control, seat and vehicle settings.
Key to its design is two rotary Dynamic Dials within the lower screen, which can be used to control the cabin temperature, fan speed, seat climate, and massage functions, as well as Terrain Response settings. This can also be used to manage media and phone functionality via specialist widgets when the upper screen is in use.
The 12-inch high-resolution Interactive Driver Display includes dual dial, single dial and extended mode views. Other frequently used features – including phone, navigation and media settings – can also be managed using this cluster.
In addition, the 19MY Range Rover’s next-generation Head-Up Display system puts vital information just where the driver wants it, using a 10-inch full-colour projection with superior clarity and definition. It presents essential information on the windscreen, keeping vehicle speed and navigation directions in view at all times. Other updates include information relating to the Adaptive Cruise Control settings and Advanced Driver Assistance alerts such as signals from the Traffic Sign Recognition system.
The information appears to hover beyond the windscreen thanks to an increased perceived projection distance, preventing a driver’s eyes from having to constantly refocus and helping to reduce the possibility of fatigue on longer journeys.
The full-colour image is generated using four super-bright LEDs and a high-resolution TFT LCD screen. The image is sharper and more than twice the size of other systems, allowing customers to adjust the layout, height and brightness of the display.
The steering wheel controls feature intuitive capacitive switches with dynamic illuminated icons that make operating the 19MY Range Rover’s features from behind the wheel simpler and safer.
The most connected Range Rover yet
By only allowing the driver to adjust elements specifically related to the infotainment media being used, the switches provide increased functionality while maintaining the minimalist quality of the interior and enhancing the driving experience.
The user-friendly switches provide full control of the instrument cluster, including media playback, phone, cruise control, and heated steering wheel settings, plus a shortcut to a feature of the driver’s choosing. The capacitive surface also allows users to scroll through menus by finger or thumb.
Working closely with Nuance, a global leader in voice recognition technology, the 19MY Range Rover system is stored in a solid-state drive to ensure instant responses. The voice recognition system can also deal with more conversational interaction in English (UK and US) and Chinese Mandarin, as well as offering helpful error feedback.
The 19MY Range Rover also benefits from Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering Remote Intelligent Seat Fold technology, allowing customers to reconfigure the first- and second-row seats remotely via a smartphone app as part of the InControl Touch Pro Services. This allows owners to rearrange the seats from inside a shop while they queue to pay for large or bulky items, ensuring the vehicle is perfectly configured to accommodate their purchases.
The vehicle also provides passengers in the second row with 10-inch rear seat entertainment touchscreens.
With up to 17 connection points integrated discreetly throughout the cabin, the Range Rover is perfectly equipped as a mobile workspace and entertainment hub.
This is thanks to two USB, an HDMI and 12V connection points in the front console cubby box – there is also a 12V socket in the glove box and a USB point in the deep storage area underneath the cupholders.
For rear passengers, there are two 12V charging points, a domestic plug socket, and two USB and HDMI points. The load space provides a further 12V and a second domestic plug socket to keep laptops and other devices topped up.
In long wheelbase models, an additional USB charge point can be found in the storage box at the rear of the centre console.
There is also provision for up to eight 4G Wi-Fi connections, which ensures continuous connectivity on the move.
Land Rover’s latest online media functionality allows for the aggregation of numerous content providers – such as Deezer and TuneIn – giving access to more than 40 million music tracks and four million on-demand programmes and podcasts. These can be directly streamed from the vehicle without the need for a smartphone – providing a seamless and integrated experience.
Comprehensive driver assistance technologies
The 19MY Range Rover provides a suite of driver assistance systems. Core features such as Rear Camera, Lane Departure Warning, and Emergency Braking, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter are all fitted as standard.
The Drive Pack adds features to inform and equip customers for any journey. Central to this are Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor, while Traffic Sign Recognition now reads more complex signals, such as Stop or No Entry signs.
The Drive Pro Pack adds High-Speed Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keep Assist. From 19MY there is also an improved Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, which uses a forward-looking camera and improved radar system to maintain a set gap to the vehicle ahead. This enables the driver to follow the vehicle in front to a complete stop and pull away automatically if stationaty for less than three seconds. Beyond this, the vehicle can be prompted to resume with a tap of the accelerator or via a button on the steering wheel.
The system is able to identify relative speeds of vehicles to an accuracy of one percent and detects stationary vehicles up to 100-metres away. Once a vehicle enters the system’s detection zone it is identified within 0.12 seconds and its position tracked 50 times a second.
In addition, there is the option of the Park Pack, which includes a 360-degree Parking Aid, Reverse Traffic Monitor and Clear Exit Monitor, which alerts passengers exiting from the rear doors to any hazards approaching from behind. If a vehicle is detected, a light flashes on the door to notify those attempting to disembark.
The Park Pro Pack includes all of the Park Pack features, in addition to Park Assist. This is a suite of advanced automated parking features that aid parallel and perpendicular parking.
A new Driver Assist Pack is also available from 19MY and includes all of the features within the Drive Pro and Park Pro packs, with the addition of Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist. While the driver is required to keep their hands on the wheel, this systems works with the driver to keep the vehicle centred in lane by applying moderate steering interventions up to speeds of 180km/h making driving and traffic situations more comfortable.
The driver’s steering and pedal inputs are monitored 10 times a second and the system is able to identify the relative speeds of vehicles to an accuracy of one percent.
Meridian provides a suite of industry-leading audio systems. These are available with three levels of functionality from the 380W, 825W surround or 1700W Signature Sound Systems, providing 13, 19 and 29 speakers respectively and including a dual channel subwoofer in each.
WORLD CLASS ENGINEERING
Central to any Range Rover has always been its ability to handle anything a journey can throw at it. Thanks to its state-of-the-art construction, lightweight suspension and advanced technologies, the latest Range Rover provides confident and serene performance in all situations.
Range Rover’s legendary off-road capability is taken to new heights by the P400e, as its electric motor offers greater control of torque from a standstill. This improves low-speed control and superior pull-away on low-grip surfaces. The low range transmission can also be operated in pure EV mode for near-silent all-terrain journeys.
Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has been re-tuned to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor – which has no creep speed and maximum torque from zero rpm – to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road maneuvers, reaffirming Range Rover’s outstanding breadth of capability.
Handling and performance across the model range can also be managed via a series of Terrain Response 2 programmes. This includes a Comfort mode, which calibrates the suspension settings to optimise ride comfort, while the Dynamic setting will give the driver a more dynamic ride. These exist alongside the familiar Grass Gravel Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Rock Crawl and Eco settings.
In Eco mode, the driver receives instantaneous feedback and guidance on driving more efficiently, while minimising electrical power consumption and highlighting the effects of key features on fuel efficiency. It also softens the throttle pedal response, modifies the automatic transmission shift pattern and switches off heating for the door mirrors, steering wheel and seats to optimise fuel efficiency.
The 19MY Range Rover benefits from Jaguar Land Rover’s unique Low Traction Launch System, which helps to exploit all available traction when pulling away on slippery surfaces. Unlike All-Terrain Progress Control, the company’s all-terrain cruise control technology, Low Traction Launch initiates a unique throttle map to provide a more usable torque curve. The system is specifically designed to help drivers pull-away from a standstill on slippery surfaces such as wet grass, loose gravel, and snow.
Hill Descent Control is also fitted as standard, while excellent ground clearance and a smooth underfloor help the vehicle negotiate rough terrain.
Wading capability for the P400e is also uncompromised with a maximum depth of 900mm. For deep water wading, it is recommended that the Ingenium petrol engine is running to prevent water entering the exhaust system.
The 19MY Range Rover’s four-wheel-drive capability is managed by a transfer case design, which has a smart actuator rather than a separate motor and ECU. This results in a 1.5kg reduction in weight and is controlled via a multi-plate clutch. Together with the bevel gear centre differential it provides a 50:50 torque split.
Using wheel slip information from a range of sensors, the clutch distributes torque evenly between all four wheels, while a ‘shift on the move’ system allows selectable high and low gears at up to 60km/h. The Active Rear Locking Differential can also be optimised for cornering stability and traction.
Ride height versatility
When cruising at a sustained speed of 65mph and above, the suspension lowers the vehicle by 15mm to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.
Access Height lowers the vehicle by up to 50mm to help passengers enter and exit the vehicle. This feature can also lock the suspension at a low level, enabling the Range Rover to travel at up to 25mph in locations with restricted height, such as multi-story car parks.
Conversely, the ride height can be increased to cater for demanding off-road scenarios, with two bespoke options:
Off-Road Ride Height 1 lifts the vehicle by as much as 40mm at speeds of up to 50mph and is ideal for faster driving in less extreme off-road conditions, such as deeply rutted dirt roads
For more extreme landscapes or wading through water, Off-Road Ride Height 2 takes the car up to 75mm above its usual height at speeds of up to 31mph
Owners can also control the height of the vehicle’s rear to help with loading and towing. Using switches in the rear load space it is possible to reduce rear ride height by 50mm. In this instance, the front will drop by just 20mm and result in a hitch height reduction of 60mm.
Conversely, the rear can also be raised by as much as 90mm to assist in the hitching of trailers and the adjustment of trailer inclination while stationary. The suspension can be leveled by holding the up and down buttons simultaneously until the vehicle returns to normal.
This user-friendly set-up can also be managed using the key fob, which is particularly effective when the load space is in use and the switches are inaccessible.
Advanced towing options
The 19MY Range Rover also benefits from Advanced Tow Assist – one of the industry’s most advanced trailer reversing aids – which allows the driver to plot their trajectory when guiding trailers or caravans into position. This is managed via the central touchscreen and uses the rotary Terrain Response selector to steer the vehicle.
When in use, the driver will not be required to counter steer at any stage because the rotary dial is always turned in the direction the driver wants the trailer to go. The system automatically performs any counter steering to articulate both the vehicle and trailer along the path projected by the reversing camera on the central touchscreen.
Hitch Assist is also available to guide the vehicle and tow ball together via the same screen when attaching a trailer.
Aluminum and aerodynamic
The 19MY Range Rover was the first SUV to benefit from an all-aluminum body structure, which was 39 percent lighter than the steel equivalent and subjected to one of the most extensive optimisation processes Jaguar Land Rover has ever undertaken, requiring unprecedented use of computer simulation tools and a staggering 1,000 years of processor time.
Multi-dimensional optimisation tools were also used to minimise weight while simultaneously delivering outstanding stiffness, refinement, and safety.
Advanced aerodynamics have optimised the body to cut through the air with greater precision, thanks to flush glazing and sharp separation on the D-pillar and rear lights that create a drag coefficient of 0.34.
This has been optimised for high-performance brake cooling via a dedicated duct in the lower aperture of the front bumper. This feeds air directly onto the disc itself, allowing for low dust brake material to be used that helps keep the alloys cleaner for longer.
Front wheel deflectors are also used to reduce drag, while the robust and multifunctional undertray has a large aluminium component that improves aerodynamic performance.
Powerful, refined and efficient engines
2.0L Si4 PHEV (P400e)
5.0L V8 S/Charged
5.0L V8 S/Charged SVAutobiography Dynamic
CO2 figures based on NEDC equivalent testing, Tyre Class 2. Varies by specification. Manufacturers estimates. Engine availability for EU6 Temp Markets. Please check with local market for variants.
For 2019 model year, a 275PS 3.0-litre SDV6 is added to the diesel powertrain line-up. This is available alongside a powerful 339PS 4.4-litre SDV8.
Jaguar Land Rover’s lightweight 2.0-litre Si4 Ingenium engine – shared with the P400e – kicks off the petrol line-up. With a power output of 300PS and a top speed of 137mph, it delivers the performance of a six-cylinder variant in a more compact package that helps reduce weight and optimise CO2 emissions.
There is also a next-generation 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine that provides blistering performance with 525PS, 625Nm of torque and a 0-60mp/h time of 5.1 seconds.
Black brake calipers for the front wheels with white Land Rover branding are an option on a range of powertrains, including the SDV8, the 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged Petrol and P400e.
SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS
Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) takes luxury, performance and capability to new levels when creating vehicles such as the 19MY Range Rover SVAutobiography and Autobiography Dynamic.
The 19MY Range Rover SVAutobiography delivers a combination of craftsmanship and technology, epitomising the pinnacle of luxury travel – whether driver or passenger.
Available exclusively in long wheelbase, the luxury SUV combines advanced convenience features, including rear doors that close at the touch of a button, to create a sanctuary for relaxation that doubles as a mobile technology hub.
A comprehensive range of powertrain options includes the plug-in hybrid electric-petrol and an uprated 565hp V8 supercharged petrol engine.
Executive Class rear seats are central to the appeal of the luxurious new model. Combined with the long-wheelbase they offer rear legroom of over 1.2m, while deep seat foams with new comfort interlayers deliver enhanced passenger wellbeing. With a powered 40-degree recline capability, hot stone massage function, heated calf and foot rests, the rear cabin promises a peerless passenger experience.
A dramatic fixed centre console extends the full length of the cabin and the new model also allows passengers to close the rear doors using conveniently located buttons on the rear console.
Electrically deployable rear tables and integrated 10” Touchscreen rear entertainment screens ensure customers can use the 4G WiFi connectivity to work or relax in comfort, while a concealed refrigerator between the twin rear seats can hold two wine bottles or four 600ml bottles. The right-hand rear seat folds to accommodate long items and customers can also specify a Power Deployable Veneered Loadspace Floor for the first time, making loading and unloading luggage easier than ever.
An exclusive new Zenith clock features on the rear centre console, inspired by the Elite 6150 watch. Its knurled bezel complements the finish on the start/stop button, gear selector and pedals.
The 19MY Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is the most powerful production Range Rover to date.
Created by Jaguar Land Rover’s experienced Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, it complements the core models while giving drivers even more of what they want from the world’s ultimate SUV.
The output from its potent 565PS V8 supercharged engine is up from 550PS, with 700Nm of torque available and accelerating from 0-60mph in only 5.1 seconds. SVO’s engineers have even developed a chassis calibration to optimise performance, which is available as an alternative to the standard Comfort mode. This lowers the ride height by 8mm and is designed to heighten driver engagement without compromising comfort.
Striking design revisions that identify the most performance-focused Range Rover include an exclusive Graphite Atlas mesh grille design with chrome inserts. The front bumper and lower air intake finisher get the same treatment, along with modified side and rear accents. At the back, the modified rear bumper integrates metal tailpipe finishers, while a unique 22-inch wheel design joins the 21-inch option.
The five-colour palette features Firenze Red, which is exclusive to SVO’s performance flagship. Customers will also benefit from a unique SVO-branded key fob with a dark brushed aluminium finish that complements the rear badging.
Sporting the SVAutobiography emblem, a visible red flash signifies the dynamic nature of this potent model and communicates its performance-driven design.
The cabin design reiterates this message with a series of exclusive updates. The Executive Class seating configuration, in particular, transforms the rear passenger compartment and is finished in exclusive Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather trim.
The purposeful nature of the SVAutobiography Dynamic interior is evident in the quartet of sporty colourways available; Ebony, Ebony/Pimento, Ebony/Cirrus and Ebony/Vintage Tan. The SVO model also debuts two veneer choices, Steel Weave Carbon Fibre and Grand Black, with finishers in Dark Brushed Aluminium also available.
This luxurious appeal extends to the leather-wrapped lower pillars, SVAutobiography-branded illuminated treadplates and exclusive start-up graphic in the instrument cluster. The front centre console has also been updated to use the SVAutobiography logo.
Both the 19MY Range Rover SVAutobiography and SVAutobiography Dynamic are hand-finished exclusively at the Jaguar Land Rover SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, UK.
To order your new 19 Model Year Range Rover contact your nearest Lloyd Land Rover Retailer.
* Market Dependent
** Peak internal combustion engine and electric power not delivered at same engine speed
*** Based on SWB model. Manufacturers estimates
**** In 2014 the proportion of car driver trips under five miles was 56 per cent.
Source: Road Use Statistics Great Britain 2016, Department for Transport, 7 April 2016