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Land Rover’s luxury SUV ‘now even better’

LAND Rover will offer a fresher faced Range Rover in the spring with a new line-up of petrol engines to be shared with the forthcoming Range Rover Sport.

Two new Jaguar-derived petrol engines will improve performance and refinement.

Land Rover managing director Matthew Taylor said: ‘The Range Rover has always been the world’s most complete luxury SUV. With this new, even more refined flagship for the company, we believe that the best luxury SUV in the world is now even better.’

The Jaguar-sourced engines are a 305bhp 4.4-litre normally aspirated V8, which recently made its debut in the Land Rover Discovery 3, and a supercharged 400bhp 4.2-litre V8 offering 420lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-litre turbodiesel Td6 will continue unchanged.

New features for the Range Rover include laminated side glass as one of several improvements to reduce noise intrusion into the cabin, as well as a rear camera for easier reverse parking, a tyre pressure monitoring system and adaptive front headlamps that swivel when cornering.

A rear seat entertainment system is now available, with two headrest-mounted 6.5-inch screens, a six-disc DVD auto-changer, infra-red remote control, wireless headphones and sockets for auxiliary media sources, such as an MP3 player or games console.

Styling changes include a new front bumper design, new headlamps and tail-lights, a new grille and revised vents. New 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels are also available. The supercharged derivative gets distinctive additional styling modifications, which include mesh-design front grille and power vents, and unique 20-inch alloy wheels. Prices will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch.

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