Land Rover has announced details of the 2017 model year Range Rover.
The luxury SUV gets a suite of semi-autonomous driving technologies as well as an SVAutobiography Dynamic edition. That trim will sit at the top of the range, and will be the most powerful production Range Rover to date.
Existing diesel, diesel-hybrid and V8 petrol powertrains remain in the line-up, but a new 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol unit has been added. It’s available in the Vogue SE trim, making 335bhp and 332lb-ft of torque, with CO2 emissions of 248g/km.
Land Rover is keen to stay at the top of its off-road game, and as such the new Range Rover has a raft of advanced driver assistance systems. Standard technologies include cruise control, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking.
Optional extras in the ‘Drive Pack’ include traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitor and reverse traffic detection. A new ‘Intelligent Speed Limiter’ reads road signs to regulate the vehicle’s speed based on the current speed limit.
Other extras include a driver condition monitor that analyses inputs and alerts the driver if it spots fatigue, adaptive cruise control and queue assist.
The new Range Rover also gets Jaguar Land Rover’s new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which offers improved 3D satellite navigation, a large 10-inch touchscreen and digital dials behind the wheel.
The SVAutobiography is the highlight of the range. It gets a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine that makes 550bhp and helps the 4×4 achieve 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds. JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division has fine-tuned the suspension towards performance driving, but promises to still deliver on the comfort front.
The refreshed Range Rover will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2016, with prices starting at £76,350 for the TDV6 Vogue model. The SVAutobiography starts from £132,800.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.