The Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery models have all gone under the knife, with changes to both the interior and exterior. Land Rover has also developed a range of new engines for the three new models that promise greater performance and efficiency.
The new Discovery has been revised to appear softer, with more rounded edges, while the feel of the interior is closer to that of a Range Rover than the previous model. All new models have also undergone a complete front end redesign, which includes new grille designs and headlights with LED running lights.
An all new 3.0-litre TDV6, developed in partnership with Jaguar, will feature in both the Discovery and Range Rover Sport models where it will provide 242bhp and an enormous 443lb ft of torque. Land Rover claims peak torque arrives at just 2000rpm, but 359lb ft will be available within half a second of the start of acceleration.
In addition to being 29 per cent more powerful than the 2.7-litre diesel engine, the new TDV6 will also be nine per cent more efficient. It won’t, however, replace the 2.7-litre unit, which will remain on sale in the Discovery GS.
The most dramatic improvement can be found on the Sport model, which gets a new supercharged V8, taken from the Jaguar XFR/XKR, that will also feature as part of the Range Rover engine line-up. The new 5.0-litre V8 will power the Range Rover sport from rest to 60mph in just 5.9sec thanks to a 29 per cent more power gain and 12 per cent rise in torque. That means the Range Rover Sport’s supercharged V8 will produce 503bhp and 461lb ft of torque.
The Sport also gets an adaptive damping system based on Bilstein dampers that monitors each wheel 500 times per second to control traction, reduce understeer and improve ride quality.
Prices are still to be confirmed, but the new Range Rover will go on sale in May, followed by the new Sport and Discovery models in September.
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