The 2010 Range Rover uses some revolutionary new interior technologies which enhance the experience for driver and passengers alike.
The 2010 Range Rover is the first to feature 'dual view' infotainment touch screen technology which allows the driver and passenger to view different images simultaneously. This means that the passenger can enjoy a DVD movie while the driver follows navigation instructions, all on the same screen.
Another dramatic innovation is found in the instrument cluster. Here, traditional physical instruments are replaced by a fully configurable 12" TFT screen which presents all essential driver information via cleverly designed 'virtual' dials and graphical displays.
The vehicle incorporates state-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology to further improve the Range Rover's peerless ride quality. All-terrain performance is also enhanced by updates to the Terrain Response and Stability Control systems.
To complete the package, the 2010 Range Rover benefits from a series of enhanced active safety aids including Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA) and a surround camera system.
"The Range Rover remains the consummate luxury 4x4. Its combination of unrivalled all-terrain performance with the ultimate in comfort and refinement, remains a clear industry benchmark," says Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director.
Under the banner of e_TERRAIN TECHNOLOGIES, Land Rover is implementing a range of measures to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, without compromising Range Rover's refinement or renowned all-terrain capabilities.
The new Range Rover is packed with features aimed at improving fuel economy and lowering CO2 emissions. The new LR-V8 supercharged petrol engine was designed from the outset to deliver class-leading fuel economy and improved low-end torque.
The LR-V8's new high pressure, spray guided direct injection system optimises combustion while the new variable camshaft timing system and camshaft profile switching all join forces to ensure the engine is optimised for fuel efficiency throughout the range.
The supercharged engine is also fitted with a sixth generation, twin-vortex supercharger whose high-helix rotor design improves its thermodynamic efficiency by 16 per cent. Faster warm-up thanks to the new cooling system also improves fuel economy as do the low friction design features.
The new engine has also been optimised for low-end torque as well as economy, making it possible to activate the lock-up clutch of the ZF HP-28 automatic transmission at lower speed. This reduces 'slip' in the hydraulic torque converter improving both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The higher torque at lower rpm also enables longer gearing for more economical cruising.
A new front bumper incorporating front wheel deflectors reduce drag and an Intelligent Power Management System includes smart regenerative charging, so whenever possible the alternator charges the battery when it is most economical to do so, such as when the Range Rover is coasting rather than accelerating.Published 8 April 2009