Refreshed models receive improved performance, cosmetic upgrades and more in-car tech.
Land Rover has revealed the 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, with minor updates across the board. First up, cosmetic changes. The British carmaker has limited these to new Aruba Silver and Kaijoura Stone paint schemes, body-color roof and doorsills, new 19-inch Satin Dark Gray alloys, and massive 22-inch wheels for LWB variants. Other changes include updated puddle lamps and fixed panoramic roofs with power blinds. Inside, a new Intelligent Cargo Mode automatically moves the front seats forward to make space when the rear seats are folded down.
Underhood, Land Rover has squeezed an extra 29 lb-ft of torque from the 4.4-liter SDV8, which is now rated at 334 hp and 546 lb-ft and mated to an updated ZF eight-speed featuring a revised torque convertor sporting a twin-spring damper. There’s also more in-car tech to play with including the carmaker’s InControl connectivity interface as standard, providing services such as SOS Emergency Call; a smartphone app allowing drivers to connect to the car remotely and a function that tracks the car in case it’s stolen. Two all-new tools are also debuting in the 2015 model. InControl Apps allows smartphone apps to be synced to the touchscreen, while WiFi provides in-car access to a mobile hotspot, supporting up to eight devices at once.