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  • Land Rover Australia is pleased to announce that the new 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR will be priced at $218,500 (excluding all on road costs).
  • The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest, most powerful and most dynamically focused Land Rover ever produced.
  • On sale in Australia from May, 2015.

Sydney, Australia - The first Land Rover to wear the new high-performance SVR badge, the Range Rover Sport SVR is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 260km/h.

The SVR’s range-topping 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine has been developed to produce 405kW and 680Nm – substantial 30kW and 55Nm increases – while it’s advanced ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis have been optimised to complement the astonishing performance, whatever the weather.

In initial tests, Land Rover’s most dynamic SUV has lapped Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in 8 minutes 14 seconds, one of the fastest times ever recorded by a standard production SUV.

The new SVR unleashes the full potential of the Range Rover Sport’s lightweight and robust all-aluminium architecture, while retaining the refinement, luxury and off-road capability for which Range Rover is world-renowned.

In two world firsts for Range Rover, an electrically controlled two-stage active exhaust provides a racecar-inspired soundtrack at higher engine revs without adversely affecting refinement during steady-state driving. Meanwhile, unique 22-inch alloy wheels with performance-optimised 295/40 R22 Continental SportContact 5 tyres* complement the driver-focused chassis. As standard, new 21-inch alloy wheels with 275/45 R21 all-season tyres offer unparalleled all-terrain capability.

Exterior design enhancements ensure the SVR makes a striking visual impact, while simultaneously boosting cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. A bespoke interior featuring unique sports seats provides further visual differentiation and ensures occupants are held securely in place during spirited driving.

Speaking ahead of its global premiere, John Edwards, Managing Director of Land Rover’s Special Operations, said: “The Range Rover Sport SVR is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle’s outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design. Its exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set.

“A thorough range of revisions specially developed by Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations combine to make this premium derivative even more distinctive both inside and out, as well as taking its dynamic capabilities to the next level without impacting on comfort, refinement or all-terrain versatility. The Range Rover Sport SVR is truly the world’s most capable performance SUV.”

The Range Rover Sport SVR builds on the success of the new Range Rover Sport, with its all-aluminium monocoque – a world first in the segment – which reduces weight by 39% compared with its predecessor and provides the ideal strong, stiff and lightweight structure on which to create the Range Rover Sport SVR.

The Range Rover Sport SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and will be built alongside existing models and sold through the Land Rover dealer network.

Range Rover Sport SVR – designed, engineered and built in Britain – amplifies the engineering integrity, robustness and attention to detail that are Land Rover hallmarks.

The Range Rover Sport was introduced in 2005, with over 500,000 examples built to date.

Section 1 - THE MOST POWERFUL LAND ROVER EVER

At the Range Rover Sport SVR’s heart lies an evolution of the all-aluminium 5000cc supercharged V8 engine with its cast-iron cylinder liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps providing a combination of strength, performance and refinement.

The engineers at Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations have carefully optimised the Bosch management system and retuned the supercharger’s electronic bypass valve to increase maximum boost pressure during high-performance driving, while retaining the V8 engine’s exceptional flexibility for off-road versatility and effortless on-road acceleration.

Power and torque increase by a substantial 30kW and 55Nm to 405kW and 680Nm, giving the SVR a 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 260km/h where conditions allow. A Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds further underlines its capability.

The Range Rover Sport SVR’s unique design enhancements also contribute: larger air intakes in the front bumper increase airflow to the two charge air coolers. This reduces the temperature of pressurised air generated by the supercharger before it enters the engine, maintaining excellent performance even in extreme conditions.

A solid platform provided by the aluminium monocoque, along with uprated suspension and firmer bushings, has allowed Land Rover engineers to further increase the incredibly potent engine’s responses. Once the driver lifts off the throttle, for instance, the air-charge is reduced far more quickly than in existing Range Rover Sport derivatives, leading to an instant response for greater driver engagement. In Dynamic mode, these characteristics are intensified thanks to sharper throttle response and more incisive gearshift logic. In addition, the fuel supply is no longer cut on the overrun, creating a characterful crackle through the exhaust.

The SVR’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions are unaffected by the extra performance and remain identical to the V8 Supercharged derivative at 12.8 L/100km and 325g/km. This is due to the engine’s advanced and highly efficient design characteristics, which include: class-leading levels of low internal friction; high-pressure direct injection with a centrally mounted, multi-hole, spray-guided injection system; dual independent variable camshaft timing (VCT).

Section 2 - EVEN FASTER GEARSHIFTS AND DYNAMICALLY FOCUSED DRIVELINE

The Range Rover Sport SVR’s smooth and responsive 8-speed ZF 8HP70 automatic transmission has been optimised for additional performance. Along with optional 22-inch Continental SportContact 5 tyres, revised chassis settings and a sure-footed four-wheel-drive system, the transmission receives additional torque in its lower gears to achieve a thrilling 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds.

Equipped with eight closely stacked ratios, the transmission’s shift times have been reduced by up to 50% thanks to extremely rapid and precise fuel cut-offs during upshifts. This leads to shorter, more visceral and audibly crisper shifts while utilising engine inertia for a sense of acceleration throughout the gearchange. It also creates a more immediate connection to the vehicle, and ensures the engine is constantly within its powerband.

The transmission’s adaptive shift strategy monitors acceleration and brake inputs, lateral cornering forces, kickdown requests and even the severity of gradients, before choosing one of 25 pre-determined programmes to seamlessly adapt to driver behaviour and road conditions. Sportier driving triggers more aggressive gearshifts and defers upshifts until higher revs, for instance.

To ensure the Range Rover Sport SVR doesn’t suffer any loss of stability, the throttle is automatically blipped during high-speed downshifts, smoothing the transition between ratios. This function also allows the transmission to perform a series of rapid downshifts under hard braking with maximum refinement and control.

Corner Recognition maintains one gear through a bend to ensure outstanding stability while also ensuring an appropriately keen response once the bend straightens and the driver can accelerate.

Similarly, the transmission recognises a series of overtaking manoeuvres and maintains a lower gear to ensure instant acceleration for maximum safety and exhilaration.

Despite this performance focus, there is no impact on the Range Rover Sport’s class-leading refinement: the ZF 8-speed transmission’s torque converter ensures ultimate refinement in first gear, but is bypassed by a locking clutch from second gear. This creates a direct link between the transmission and the driven wheels, and a more urgent sense of engagement for the driver.

The transmission is controlled via either steering wheel-mounted paddleshift controls, or the gear lever. Drivers can default to full automatic mode, make occasional manual interventions, or push the gear lever to the left to gain manual control. In manual mode, gearchanges are made via the paddleshift controls, or by pushing the gear lever forwards for downshifts and pulling back for upshifts, echoing the shift logic of racing cars.

In Dynamic mode, the shift strategy is further intensified: the transmission will not upshift at the redline and only downshift to prevent engine stalling.
The Range Rover Sport SVR has been engineered to deliver the incredible breadth of capability for which Land Rover is famous. The SVR is fitted with permanent four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case, with a low-range option for demanding terrain, and a 50/50 percent torque split front-to-rear.

Optimum traction is maintained with the aid of an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch in the centre differential, which distributes torque between the front and rear axles – up to 100 percent can be channeled to either axle in extreme conditions. Sophisticated electronic traction-control systems further contribute to the trademark Land Rover capability.

The transfer case offers selectable low- and high-range, using a two-speed fully synchronised ‘shift on the move’ system which allows the driver to change between the two at up to 60km/h for exceptional flexibility. High-range provides a direct drive ratio of 1:1, while the low-range ratio is 2.93:1, providing an extremely low crawl speed.

To further optimise traction and stability the SVR’s Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential has been recalibrated. The differential now locks earlier and to an increased extent, satisfying performance-minded drivers and ensuring torque is transferred to the rear wheel with most traction, increasing agility.

Torque Vectoring by Braking is also uniquely recalibrated. It uses the car’s brake system to imitate the effect of a torque-vectoring differential, constantly balancing the distribution of engine torque between the four wheels during cornering, for improved grip and steering, and reduced understeer.

The system monitors the vehicle 100 times per second via the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) module.  As the car accelerates through a corner, the system uses yaw sensors to detect the beginning of understeer.  Imperceptible levels of braking are then used to correct the vehicle attitude, while engine torque is transferred to the outside wheels, which have more grip, thus maintaining traction and steering control.

Section 3 - LEADING-EDGE DESIGN

The bold exterior design and luxurious interior of Land Rover’s premium sports SUV have been enhanced for the Range Rover Sport SVR with an extensive range of dynamic improvements.

Designed exclusively by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the Range Rover Sport SVR makes a strong visual statement, courtesy of a wide range of enhancements. These include a new front bumper with muscular trapezoidal air intakes, dark Range Rover script on the clamshell bonnet, which also features revised bonnet vents, and a new grille in a dark finish that contrasts with the headlights’ striking LED signature graphics. At the side of the vehicle, an all-new aluminium fender panel incorporates a distinctive new design of fender vent, while unique side mouldings add further muscularity. At the rear, prominent Range Rover Sport SVR badging and a pronounced high-level spoiler with an eye-catching centrally mounted brake light signal the vehicle’s sporting intent. The unique rear bumper features a gloss black diffuser, which incorporates the SVR’s unique quad exhaust pipes, instantly differentiating this high-performance derivative.

New wheel arch extensions contain the optional 22-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, creating a muscular, broad-shouldered stance to complement the extra performance and handling capability.

Many of the design revisions enhance the SVR’s high-performance capability. The larger air intakes in the front bumper create additional airflow for the charge air coolers that channel air to the powerful 405kW supercharged engine.

The new rear spoiler reduces lift, and has been carefully balanced with the new front bumper.  Beneath the front bumper a new NVH comb is fitted, which reduces wind noise to ensure maximum occupant refinement and further improves aerodynamic efficiency.  It also reduces front-end lift to ensure the front tyres retain high levels of grip during enthusiastic driving. The deeper front bumper’s more aggressive lower section can also be removed for extreme off-roading.
Additional brake cooling has also been introduced for the six-piston Brembo brake set-up, ensuring optimal stopping power.

A choice of seven colour palettes is available, including the striking Estoril Blue, exclusive to the Range Rover Sport SVR.

A Santorini Black contrast roof is available as standard equipment and combines with body-colour side mouldings to emphasise the SVR’s squat, muscular stance.

Meanwhile, exterior trim detailed in High Gloss Black and Stealth Pack headlights with black casings round-off the design enhancements, creating a premium impression and a visually imposing road presence.

Inside, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations has strikingly differentiated the SVR from other derivatives, thanks to distinctive leather sports seats more typically found in high-performance cars. These comfortable seats offer additional lateral support during spirited driving.

Full 16-way electric adjustment is offered and the vehicle’s Sports Command Driving Position and generous rear legroom are unaffected.

The sporting theme continues with the rear seats, which have been completely redesigned to echo the performance-oriented front seats. The result is an eye-catching four-seat aesthetic, with space for an occasional fifth passenger. The new rear seats recline for maximum comfort and offer full 60/40 folding capability and up to 1761 litres of load space.

The seats are finished in luxurious Windsor leather with ribbed, quilted centres, Ebony Black top stitching, eye-catching reflective piping, and all feature the Range Rover Sport SVR logo. Four striking interior colourways are available: Ebony Black; Ebony Black and Cirrus White; Ebony Black and Pimento Red; Ebony Black and Tan.

As standard, the vehicle is supplied with turned aluminium interior trim details, but owners can specify carbon fibre trim for the door panels, centre console, dashboard and steering-wheel bezel.

“The Range Rover Sport SVR is the ultimate in premium performance,” said Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern. “Crafted by Land Rover’s ‘Special Vehicle Operations’, its performance-focused design revisions clearly differentiate the most powerful Land Rover ever produced from existing derivatives with its ground-hugging, assertive stance and additional road presence. This striking evolution retains the trademark DNA for which the Range Rover Sport is so widely acclaimed.”

Section 4 – EXHILARATING SOUND TRACK

In a first for Land Rover, the Range Rover Sport SVR is equipped with a two-stage active exhaust featuring electronically controlled valves. The system optimises sound quality, performance and aesthetics.

The new exhaust features larger diameter underfloor pipes – up from 55mm in the Supercharged V8 to 60mm – for enhanced flow characteristics. This is just one of the measures used to help the highly tuned V8 powerplant achieve its staggering 405kW output. Quad exhaust pipes protruding from a redesigned rear bumper visually differentiate the top-of-the-range premium SUV from other Range Rover Sport derivatives.

A new racecar-like soundtrack audibly distinguishes the Range Rover Sport SVR, with a purposeful, modulated pulsing at lighter throttle openings combined with a higher-frequency, increasingly urgent staccato sound as peak performance is unleashed.

Crucially, the electronically controlled active valves largely eliminate exhaust flow noise, creating pure engine sound through to peak engine revs. This is not possible with passive valves.

At lower revs, the electronically controlled valves close off two tailpipes for maximum refinement. As engine speed and load increases – typically around 3000rpm – the valves open, allowing greater flow through all four exhaust pipes and increasing the volume and quality of the acoustics without introducing an abrupt change of character. A symposer further enriches sound quality, filtering desirable induction noise into the cabin.

Together with bespoke engine tuning that cuts the air charge far more quickly when the driver lifts off the throttle, the new exhaust also creates a pronounced crackle on the overrun for an even more vivid driving experience.

The driver can select a quiet mode, whatever the engine speed.

The new active exhaust system has been designed to ensure the Range Rover Sport SVR’s outstanding off-road performance is unaffected should owners decide to exploit its 850mm wading capability.

Section 5 – SECURE HANDLING THAT EXCITES

The Range Rover Sport has been praised for its high levels of comfort and extremely agile handling. The SVR takes that capability to the next level courtesy of extensive development on British B-roads, derestricted autobahns and the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The result is a chassis that provides tighter body control, higher cornering velocities and an increased sense of connection to the road. Indeed, peak cornering g-force has increased from 1.1g in the V8 Supercharged to 1.3g, a pronounced improvement easily detected by performance-minded drivers. Yet the Range Rover Sport SVR retains exceptional levels of on-road comfort and class-leading off-road capability.

“Our goal was not to reinvent the Range Rover Sport, but to build on its core capabilities and create a premium performance SUV that’s even more compelling to drive,” said Land Rover’s Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross. “I believe we’ve achieved that target. The Range Rover Sport SVR has class-leading off-road attributes; a high level of occupant comfort and, crucially, takes the existing model’s dynamic competence to an entirely new dimension. Whatever the weather, the performance is truly exhilarating.”

Enhanced suspension and steering
Land Rover engineers have tuned the Range Rover Sport SVR’s chassis for enhanced agility. Constructed mainly from lightweight aluminium components, the suspension is fully independent and double-isolated, with wide-spaced double wishbones at the front and an advanced multi-link layout at the rear.

The Range Rover Sport SVR also features cross-linked, four-corner air suspension and Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable magnetorheological dampers. Adaptive Dynamics monitors vehicle movements at least 500 times a second, adjusting the damping force almost instantaneously in response to changing road-surface conditions and driver inputs.

The air springs feature a modified piston profile to ensure even sportier handling and composure, while the Adaptive Dynamics damper settings have been optimised for an unrivalled combination of increased agility and occupant comfort. In both cases, recalibrated management software complements the changes. Rear suspension subframe bushes, uprated by 20% ensure an appropriately connected response to all driver inputs.

Despite offering the level of performance normally associated with low-slung performance cars, the vehicle’s high levels of comfort and off-road capability have not been sacrificed: the ride quality retains its compliance and the ride height is unaltered, with an adjustable range from 50mm in access mode up to 235mm for off-roading. Wheel travel also remains identical, with a class-leading 260mm of movement at the front and 272mm at the rear. Wading depth continues to be a best-in-class 850mm. Six Terrain Response 2 settings continue to be available: General, Dynamic, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl. Alternatively, the Auto setting intelligently selects the most appropriate mode.

The revised Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) system featuring variable-ratio, speed-sensitive assistance complements the chassis revisions, with added weight for a more immediate and connected feel at high speeds.

Unlike hydraulically assisted power-steering systems, EPAS does not rely on an engine-driven pump, reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Optional high-performance road tyres*
Two wheel and tyre packages are uniquely available. All vehicles will be specified with Range Rover Sport SVR-specific 21-inch alloys and all-season 275/45 R21 tyres. However, a unique 22-inch alloy wheel* is available. The stunning new multi-spoke wheels are fitted with road-biased 295/40 R22 Continental SportContact 5 tyres*, allowing owners to make an informed choice based on how the vehicle will be used. The 22-inch wheel option is one inch wider than existing 22-inch Range Rover Sport designs, giving a dramatic, muscular stance.

If the optional 22-inch Continental tyres are specified, wet-weather performance is enhanced, while traction, grip and lateral-cornering are outstanding on dry tarmac to ensure an exhilarating experience

Active-Roll Control tuned for flatter, faster cornering
Working in conjunction with the vehicle’s uprated air springs and Active Dynamics continuously variable dampers, the two-channel Active-Roll Control (ARC) has been specially tuned to enhance the Range Rover Sport SVR’s high-performance capability. Indeed, the SVR is so much more competent on tarmac that Land Rover engineers had to completely re-scale existing ARC graphs to take account of its increased cornering ability.

Replacing traditional anti-roll bars, ARC employs actuators powered by a hydraulic pump to keep body roll in check, adapting to body accelerations up to 1000 times a second. Compared with earlier iterations with a single actuator, ARC uses two actuators to respond independently to lateral roll at each axle, providing even greater precision.

When its management software senses vehicle roll, ARC supplies an opposing torque, keeping the body stable and composed for heightened driver enjoyment and control. ARC is crucial in allowing the Range Rover Sport SVR to corner flatter and faster than any other Land Rover in history.

To maintain a natural feeling, the body roll target is no lower than existing Range Rover Sport models, but radically revised settings have been required to maintain this target due to the far greater cornering speeds the SVR is capable of maintaining.

The system has also been tuned to deliver a progressive breakaway at the limit, particularly when the optional 22-inch Continental tyres reach their much higher grip threshold. This ensures the vehicle remains easy to control up to and beyond the tyres’ limits – while cornering at high speed on a racetrack, for instance.
Dynamic mode further reduces body roll for maximum handling capability and driver exhilaration.

While ARC is tuned to behave uniquely for the Range Rover Sport SVR during performance driving, it automatically reverts to the same software map as other Range Rover Sport derivatives once off-road use is detected by sensors monitoring body accelerations, wheel positions and vehicle height. This greatly reduces ‘head-toss’ at speeds up to 40kph and maintains excellent off-road capability.

Section 6 – DEVELOPED AT THE NÜRBURGRING

With 20.8km of challenging twists and turns, high-speed straights, daunting crests and compressions, as well as frequently treacherous weather conditions, the Nordschleife is the ultimate test for any performance car.

Due to the track’s extreme nature, unique demands are placed upon a vehicle's chassis and powertrain. The SVR was subject to exhaustive testing, with prototype vehicles completing nearly 1000 laps around the legendary German circuit.

During testing and development, the SVR recorded a Nordschleife lap time of just 8 minutes 14 seconds, a staggeringly fast time for a production SUV.

Fresh from its punishing test regime in Germany, the production-ready SVR made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, powering up the 1.16-mile course, and enthralling motorsport fans with its racecar-inspired exhaust note and stunning acceleration.

Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

2016 Range Rover Evoque previewed

  • Striking new headlamp signature for 2016 Range Rover Evoque
  • First Land Rover to feature full LED adaptive headlamps
  • Image previews latest version of Land Rover’s most successful model

Whitley, UK, 16 February 2015 – Land Rover has today revealed the first glimpse of the 2016 Range Rover Evoque, previewing a striking new headlamp signature for the most successful Land Rover ever produced.

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque will be the first Land Rover to feature full LED adaptive headlamps when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2015. The powerful technology provides superior illumination in dark conditions, following the curves of the road, and is identifiable by the distinctive headlamp graphic.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said: “Our challenge has been to enhance Evoque without diluting its iconic design. The design refreshments give it an even greater presence on the road yet retain the emotional appeal that has made it so popular with more than 400,000 consumers around the world.”

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque includes a new engine line-up, new safety and convenience features, and interior enhancements all wrapped in the trademark exterior design.

Further details of the 2016 Range Rover Evoque will be released on 23 February 2015.

  • Range Rover Sport Hybrid tows 8.25 metre, 2.5tonne trailer over 2,500 miles to
    the Arctic Circle
  • Patented hybrid technology contributes to a mighty 700Nm of vehicle torque to provide strong, precisely controllable performance for towing in extreme weather
  • Trailer Stability Assist technology proves its worth in high winds on exposed bridge
  • Gale-force winds, record snow depths and icy road conditions test vehicle, rig and crew to their limits

Whitley, UK, 18 February 2014: Land Rover has teamed up with Airstream on an adventure to the Arctic Circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The world’s first premium diesel hybrid towed the 2.5 tonne travel trailer 2,500 miles to Land Rover’s cold-weather test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle.

In a dramatic real world test of the vehicle’s capability, the car was towing the 13.1m long rig through some of the worst winter weather Scandinavia has experienced in living memory. Gales, record snow depths and freak icy road conditions tested crew, car and trailer to the extreme.

More European Airstream owners choose Land Rover products to tow their 'silver bullets' than cars from any other manufacturer so the Range Rover Sport Hybrid and Airstream made an excellent match.

Setting off from Land Rover’s Design and Engineering Centre at Gaydon in the English Midlands, the team headed to Mengerskirchen in Germany, where a specially winterised travel trailer was waiting for them at Airstream Europe’s headquarters.

Top of Airstream’s European range of trailers, the 684 is 8.25m of boutique hotel suite on wheels, with two double beds, satellite television and Corian surfaces in both its fully-equipped kitchen and spacious bathroom. Thus specified, and once the team had packed their kit on board, the Airstream weighed in at more than 2.5 tonnes. For the Range Rover Sport Hybrid, that sort of weight proved no problem, whatever the weather did.

Throughout, the Range Rover Sport Hybrid demonstrated its astonishing towing prowess. Land Rover have applied for 20 patents for the Vehicle Supervisory Control system that manages the operation of the hybrid powertrain and its sophistication enables the electric motor’s 170Nm of torque to be blended in seamlessly, and contributes to a mighty 700Nm of vehicle torque. This delivers even stronger and more precisely controllable performance, which proved itself very useful, time after time, when towing this large and heavy load through such extreme weather.

En route, the team had to cross the five mile long Øresund Bridge, which was being lashed by the tail end of Hurricane Ole. Gale force sidewinds would have deterred those in lesser machinery but the Range Rover Sport Hybrid benefits from the same Trailer Stability Assist that more conventionally powered stablemates do. Braking each wheel individually based on what is happening to the trailer, any incipient sway is dealt with within milliseconds of it starting – well before it becomes an issue.

Off-road, the car proved its worth too, repeatedly pulling the trailer up and down snowy and often dangerously icy hills, and along forest tracks without fuss.

Ben Samuelson, who led the team, added: “We were closely watching the long range weather forecasts before we set off but nothing prepared us for how bad it got. However, time after time, it was only as we got out of the car that we realized quite how treacherous it was outside.”

Further north, as temperatures plummeted to -22 degrees centigrade outside, both the vehicle and the trailer’s cold-climate capability and comfort ensured that driver, passengers, and indeed those cooking and sleeping in the trailer each evening, experienced nothing but unruffled luxury.

The demanding cold-weather facility at Arjeplog in northern Sweden is the winter proving ground for the full range of Land Rover’s all-terrain vehicles.  For four months every year, the company’s corps of engineers pitch vehicles to their limits against extreme winter conditions with temperatures which have been known to reach –39 degrees in daytime, but can plummet as low as –42 degrees centigrade overnight.

Phil Talboys, who manages the Arjeplog test facility, commented: “The Range Rover Sport Hybrid has gone through the same grueling test and development regime that all our cars do. This journey just goes to show that the Range Rover Sport Hybrid is pure hybrid – with all the capability and versatility that you’d expect from a Land Rover.

  • 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015
  • Ground-breaking exterior design refined to give even more distinctive appeal
  • The most efficient Land Rover ever: New Ingenium diesel engines deliver best-in-class CO2 emissions of 114g/km* and fuel consumption of 4.4 l/100km
  • First Jaguar Land Rover to feature full-LED adaptive headlamp technology
  • Five trim levels and 11 option packs allow customers even greater personalisation of their Evoque
  • Anticipated on sale date – Quarter 1, 2016

Whitley, UK, 23rd February 2015 – Land Rover has strengthened its fastest-selling model, the Range Rover Evoque. The luxury compact SUV features a comprehensive range of new design features and technologies to reinforce its status as the market leader.

Range Rover Evoque’s cutting-edge exterior design has been further enhanced with a selection of carefully chosen revisions. These updates include a new front bumper, two new grille designs, optional all-LED headlamps and three all-new alloy wheel designs. These changes will enhance Evoque’s unique design to a broad range of customers.

Interior changes include new seats and door casings, new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen, and the introduction of new colour and materials such as Lunar Ice, Vintage Tan and Dark Cherry (Autobiography only) complementing Evoque’s bold architectural forms.

Land Rover’s advanced new diesel engine also debuts. The new EU6-compliant four-cylinder Ingenium unit brings a class-leading combination of performance, refinement and efficiency. The cutting-edge engine, which is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, provides up to 132kW, fuel economy of up to 4.4l/100km and CO2 emissions as low as 114g/km*. That makes the class-leading Evoque the most efficient Land Rover ever produced.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said: “The Range Rover Evoque first established and then dominated the luxury compact SUV sector generating worldwide acclaim and sales success. Our challenge has been to evolve the Evoque design without diluting its distinctive character.”

Exterior Design

Evoque’s highly desirable design is a hallmark of this luxurious compact SUV. The introduction of the slim line LED fog lamps and a noticeably wider tow-eye cover enhance the new front bumper design. The enlarged air intakes allude to its sporting character and create a more planted stance and further emphasise Evoque’s assertive road presence.

Two new grille designs are available in a range of premium finishes. Evoque’s standard grille is distinguished by two bold horizontal bars and a new fine-mesh grille pattern. Dynamic derivatives feature a hexagonal design, and its more prominent mesh area lends a suitably performance-oriented character to these sporting derivatives.

2016 model year Evoque is the first Jaguar Land Rover to be offered with optional full-LED adaptive headlamps, providing superior visibility at night. This advanced technology has been pivotal in creating a signature headlamp and tail lamp design, working in harmony with Evoque’s dramatic exterior. Enhancing safety and creating an even more striking visual statement, the indicator function is now integrated into Evoque’s distinctive LED daytime-running lights (DRLs), sweeping across the full width of the light clusters. As an additional benefit, energy-efficient LED technology reduces the demands placed on Evoque’s electrical systems.

Elsewhere, the distinctive bonnet vents previously fitted only to coupé models are introduced on five-door HSE Dynamic and Autobiography specification, bringing the sporting character of coupé to the most versatile derivative. A new tailgate spoiler includes a wider, slimmer high-level LED rear brake light that cleanly integrates within the spoiler.

With three all-new alloy wheel designs with two finishes, a choice of Dynamic or standard body kit, and an extensive palette of exterior colours with available contrast roof designs, the possibilities for creating an Evoque to a customer’s bespoke specification are now almost endless.

Interior design

New seats and door casings combined with a redesigned instrument binnacle promote a sophisticated ambiance to the overall interior. New premium soft-touch materials create improved levels of quality with a broader specification range than ever before.

Standard models feature textile-woven Ebony fabric and six-way adjustment while flagship models feature new unique-in-class front massage seats (optional) with 14-way electric adjustment. Owners can choose from 13 colourways – two of which are new (Lunar Ice and Vintage Tan) – while customer configurable ambient interior lighting provides additional visual drama on the inside.

New engines

The new aluminium Ingenium diesel engine brings class-leading efficiency to the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque, making it the most efficient Land Rover ever. The new engines are manufactured at the company’s advanced new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, UK.

The all-aluminium Ingenium TD4 engine, 20-30kg lighter than its predecessor with stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors ensuring low levels of vibration and noise intrusion, is available in two power outputs: 110kW offering fuel economy of up to 4.4 l/100km and class-leading CO2 emissions of 109g/km*, while the potent 132kW unit offers  4.8 l/100km and CO2 emissions from 133g/km*.

A range of advanced features have been applied to the Ingenium engines to ensure outstanding environmental performance, including variable valve timing and a series of low friction technologies. Selective catalytic reduction and a new low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system significantly reduce NOx emissions.

The 2016 model year Evoque is also offered with Land Rover’s advanced 177kW Si4 petrol engine. Delivering strong performance, Si4 derivatives can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 7.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 217km/h, and return fuel economy of 7.8 l/100km and CO2 emissions of 181g/km*.

Efficient Capability

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will be the first Land Rover vehicle to be designated as an ‘E-Capability’ variant. The most efficient models will wear a blue ‘Evoque’ badge, applied to the eD4 114g/km front-wheel drive   models, as well as the 125g/km all-wheel drive derivative, highlighting the status of Land Rover’s most efficient vehicles.

Advanced consumer-centric technology

The range of improvements engineered into the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque includes a series of new convenience features, with an all-new eight-inch InControlTM Touch touchscreen infotainment system providing a more intuitive experience.

InControlTM Touch is fitted as standard equipment on the Pure and SE Evoque models, featuring easy-to-navigate menus and allowing users to swipe between screens just like a smartphone. Optional InControlTM Apps allows owners to access many popular smartphone apps using the centrally-mounted touchscreen on the central console.

Additionally, the six-speaker stereo system can be upgraded to include SD-card based satellite navigation and DAB+.

InControlTM Touch Plus, standard on HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography, is specified, comprising HDD-based navigation†. Rear-seat entertainment system is optional complete with a pair of eight-inch video screens and wireless digital headphones, and an 11- or 17-speaker Meridian audio system.

An innovative hands-free tailgate function standard from SE upwards, also adds a new dimension to the convenience of Evoque ownership. It allows owners to automatically open and close the tailgate by waving a foot beneath the rear bumper, whilst not compromising security. The handy feature is even compatible with a tow bar and greatly improves access to the luggage space when returning to the vehicle with your arms full of shopping.

Class-leading capability

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque’s class-leading capability has been enhanced by the introduction of Land Rover’s innovative All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), first seen on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

The stress-reducing technology maintains a pre-determined speed (selected using the cruise control function) in forward or reverse gears between 1.8km/h to 30km/h, allowing the driver to concentrate on negotiating tricky terrain. ATPC makes Evoque’s class-leading off-road capability more accessible and enjoyable than ever.

Safety features

A range of innovative new features enhance 2016 model year Evoque’s comprehensive array of safety features. Lane-Keeping Assist (optional) uses the stereo digital camera to prevent unintended lane changes by monitoring road markings. If the vehicle begins to drift into an adjacent lane without the driver signalling beforehand, Lane-Keeping Assist applies a gentle steering correction to maintain its lane position.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) fitted as standard across the range prevents or greatly reduces the severity of accidents in the event of the driver failing to take preventative action.

Using an advanced forward-facing stereo digital camera, the system can identify potential hazards ahead. If a collision risk is detected, the driver is alerted by visual and audible prompts and, if the driver fails to take evasive action, the system helps to avoid collisions below 50km/h, and reduces the severity of an impact at speeds below 80km/h.

Attention Assist Estimation completes the trio of advanced new safety systems fitted to 2016 model year Evoque. It monitors steering inputs to detect when a driver is at risk of falling asleep at the wheel. Audible alarms and visual warnings signal when drowsiness is detected.

Evoque: the most desirable luxury compact SUV

The 2016 model year Evoque’s trim levels have been realigned to match those of the Range Rover Sport so customers have the choice of five highly-desirable models: Pure, SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography; and a suite of 11 desirable option packs†.

More than 400,000 units of Evoque have been produced since its introduction in 2011 making the premium compact SUV the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. Last year, 2014, marked the Evoque’s most successful year to date, with 125,364 global sales.

This sales success has been accompanied by critical acclaim, as Evoque has won more than 165 international awards since launch. The hugely successful model will also be the most efficient car in its class when deliveries begin in August 2015, in over 170 markets worldwide.

Specific pricing by market will be announced closer to launch.

Note to editors:
* Manufacturer’s estimate
** Market and engine dependent
† Market dependent

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true 'breadth of capability' across the model range. Defender, Freelander, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque each define the world's 4x4 sectors, with 80% of this model range exported to over 170 countries.

The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade marks the brand’s first entry in the small SUV segment – delivering supreme comfort, dynamics and fuel efficiency with world-beating off-road capability

  • Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class 4x4 Trail Rated capability with class-exclusive Jeep Active Drive Low, which includes 20:1 crawl ratio and Jeep Selec-Terrain system
  • All-new 2015 Renegade combines the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage with fresh new styling
  • Nothing else like it: Renegade displays a powerful stance with aggressive wheel-to-body proportions, plus two class-exclusive “My Sky” open-air roof systems
  • Renegade's all-new interior exudes an energetic appearance with rugged and functional details, crafted in high-quality materials and inspired colours
  • All-new “small-wide 4x4 architecture” combines best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics
  • Three impressive engine choices: 1.6-litre E-torQ, 2.4-litre Tigershark MultiAir2 or 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo
  • Technology once limited to premium SUVs: award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system and the segment’s largest full-colour instrument cluster
  • Loaded with up to 70 available advanced safety and security features
  • Designed in America, crafted in Italy, built for Australia - the 2015 Renegade highlights the Jeep brand’s global resources and dedication to meeting customer needs in more than 100 countries

The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has arrived, presenting a premium offering in the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle and 4x4 capability Jeep is known for.

The Jeep Renegade delivers a unique combination of best-in-class off-road capability, open-air freedom and convenience, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that contributes to outstanding on-road and off-road driving dynamics, three fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. The result is an efficient vehicle that radiates youth and adventure and will draw new customers around the world to the Jeep brand.

“The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade symbolises the brand’s renowned design, ingenuity and innovation, marking the Jeep brand’s first entry into the small SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand.

“Renegade expands the brand’s product portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SUV segment with a best-in-class combination of fuel efficiency and off-road capability, while at the same time delivering outstanding driving dynamics and the open-air freedom customers expect from Jeep.”

A global Jeep design for a rapidly growing global brand

From the start, Jeep designers knew the Renegade would need to deliver best-in-class off-road capability with city-sized proportions that exuded the brand’s rugged style while at the same time enhancing versatility, maneuverability and style.

Additionally, designers were tasked to create an all-new SUV that would symbolize the Jeep brand’s renowned design and ingenuity, as it would mark the brand’s first entry into the small SUV segment in more than 100 markets around the globe. Last, Renegade had to offer the open-air freedom that dates back to its 1941 roots, with the Willys MB Jeep.

The result is the all-new 2015 Renegade, a vehicle that builds on the Jeep Wrangler’s powerful stance, and features fresh new styling with rugged body forms and aggressive proportions, which enable best-in-class approach and departure angles purposely designed to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. And for segment-exclusive panoramic views, two available “My Sky” open-air roof panel systems conveniently stow to provide passengers open-air freedom with ease.

All-new “Tek-Tonic” interior exudes a rugged and energetic appearance

The all-new Jeep Renegade interior features a rugged and energetic appearance that builds upon Jeep’s legendary brand heritage. This small SUV’s precisely crafted detail, innovative and high-quality color and material appointments, state-of-the-art technology, and clever storage draw inspiration from sports gear and lifestyles.

The interior of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has a distinctive form language, which Jeep designers have titled “Tek-Tonic.” This new design theme is defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details. Major surfaces, such as the sculpted soft-touch instrument panel, are intersected with bold functional elements like the passenger grab handle – indispensable for off-road adventures and borrowed from its big brother, the legendary Jeep Wrangler.

Unique “protective clamp fasteners”, anodized design accents and inspired colors are derived from extreme sports equipment, while the “X” shapes inspired by its roof and tail lamps add to Renegade’s Tek-Tonic interior look. And to make sure all of the needed passenger gear fits, the Renegade is designed with an efficient and flexible interior package that includes a fold-forward front-passenger seat and class-exclusive removable, reversible and height-adjustable cargo floor panel.

Class-exclusive “My Sky” roof systems: continuing Jeep brand’s open-air freedom since 1941

Expanding the brand’s open-air freedom that originated with the legendary 1941 Willys MB Jeep, the all-new 2015 Renegade offers two class-exclusive “My Sky” open-air roof systems. With a manual removable, or premium power tilt/slide with removable feature, the innovative “My Sky” roof-panel systems quickly bring the outdoors inside. Designed for convenience, the honeycomb fiberglass polyurethane roof panels are lightweight and stow neatly in the rear cargo area. For added design detail, both “My Sky” roof systems feature a debossed “X” stamped into the roof that exude strength and play on the brand’s utilitarian history.

Best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics

Designed and engineered to first and foremost deliver legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, the all-new 2015 Renegade is the first vehicle from FCA to use the all-new “small-wide 4x4 architecture.”

With its fully independent suspension, capable of up to 8.1 inches (205mm) of wheel articulation and 8.7 inches (220mm) of ground clearance (Trailhawk model), Renegade raises the bar in the small SUV segment with best-in-class off-road capability. Extensive use of advanced steels, composites and advanced computer-impact simulations enable the all-new 2015 Renegade’s architecture to deliver world-class torsional stiffness and the Jeep brand’s durability required for Trail Rated adventures.

The all-new Renegade is the first Jeep SUV to integrate Koni’s frequency selective damping (FSD) front and rear strut system. This damping system enables the Jeep Renegade to deliver world-class road-holding and handling characteristics.

The Trail Rated Renegade Trailhawk

Leveraging 4x4 technology from the all-new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Renegade Trailhawk offers one of Jeep’s most advanced and intelligent 4x4 systems to deliver best-in-class off-road capability: Jeep’s Active Drive Low – a full-time 4x4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio

Innovation is also at the forefront of any new Jeep vehicle, and the Renegade features the segment’s first disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) – all to provide Jeep Renegade 4x4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 systems instantly engage when 4x4 traction is needed.

Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud (and Rock modes on the Trailhawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather conditions.

For customers who demand the most off-road capability from their Jeep vehicles, the Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability with:

  • Standard Jeep Active Drive Low with 20:1 crawl ratio
  • Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode
  • Increased ride height 20mm to 220mm of ground clearance
  • Skid plates, and signature red front and rear tow hooks
  • Unique fascias deliver 30.5 degree approach, 25.7 degree breakover and 34.3 degree departure angles
  • Unique 17-inch wheels with aggressive on-road and off-road tyres
  • Up to 205mm of wheel articulation
  • Hill-descent Control
  • Up to 480mm of water fording
  • Up to 900kg towing capability with 2.4-litre Tigershark engine and available tow package

World’s first small SUV with nine-speed automatic transmission

Like the new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has raised the bar — this time in the small SUV class — with the first available nine-speed automatic transmission. When paired with the 2.4-litre Tigershark engine with MultiAir2, the nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus competitive six-speed automatic transmissions.

Technology-driven fuel economy

True to the Jeep brand, the all-new Renegade will offer customers a best-in-class combination of fuel efficiency and off-road capability, including three powerful engines that sip as little as 7.0L/100km on the highway:

1.6-litre E-torQ engine
The entry-level 1.6-litre E-torQ engine generates 81kW and 152Nm. One of the world’s most thoroughly tested powerplants, the E-TorQ is the result of more than 500,000 hours of research, including 20,000 hours of reliability testing and five million kilometers of durability, reliability, and application testing. In addition, 1,200 pre-series engines and prototypes were manufactured before the start of production. Quiet, soft and with optimal performance and elasticity, the E-torQ engine offers fast dynamic responses.

2.4-litre Tigershark engine with MultiAir2
Efficiency and refinement are hallmarks of FCA’s 16-valve, 2.4-litre Tigershark I-4 engine with the MultiAir2 electro-hydraulic fully variable valve-lift system. The high-tech engine produces 130kW and 230Nm and is paired exclusively to the segment’s first nine-speed automatic transmission on 4x4 models.

The 2.4-litre engine’s MultiAir technology uses a column of oil in place of the traditional mechanical link between the camshaft and intake valves to maximize intake manifold pressure and significantly reduce pumping losses. MultiAir2 takes the innovation further by simultaneously controlling both valve opening and closing events to more effectively manage combustion quality and compression ratio, all to improve fuel economy and performance.

1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine
The 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine offers 103kW and 230Nm to provide a spirited driving experience. The 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine transmits its power through high-strength components throughout the drivetrain, including equal-length half shafts and a 4.438 final-drive ratio. Boost pressure is dynamically managed to provide a broad torque curve over a wide variety of ambient conditions, with a peak pressure of 22 psi at 4,000 rpm. Innovative MultiAir valve-actuation technology controls intake air cylinder-by-cylinder and stroke-by-stroke, reducing carbon-dioxide
emissions and boosting fuel-economy up to 7.5 percent, compared with an engine with conventional valvetrain.

An Eco Mode is also available with the nine-speed automatic transmission on the all-new Jeep Renegade, for fuel-efficient drivers.

Segment-exclusive technologies once found only on premium SUVs

The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade offers technology features once found only in upper-segment vehicles, and makes them attainable to customers in the growing small SUV segment – including award-winning Uconnect touchscreens and the segment’s largest full-colour instrument cluster.

  • Uconnect touchscreen systems: Award-winning in-vehicle handsfree communication, entertainment and available navigation. Key features available on the Uconnect 5.0 and 6.5AN systems include a 5.0-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, radio data system capability (RDS), digital media broadcasting (DMB), USB port and auxiliary audio jack input.
  • Segment’s largest full-colour instrument cluster display: Filling the Jeep Renegade’s gauge cluster in front of the driver is an available 7-inch, full-colour, premium multiview display, featuring a reconfigurable function that enables drivers to personalise information inside the instrument cluster. The information display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.

Renegade features up to 70 advanced safety and security features

Safety and security were at the forefront in the development of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, setting the stage for up to 70 available safety and security features, including the availability of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.

In addition, engineers added both active and passive safety and security features, including Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines; electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags.

Jeep brand’s global resources

Designed in America and crafted in Italy and built for the world, the 2015 Renegade continues the Jeep brand’s dedication to the global marketplace and demonstrates the depths of its available resources. The final assembly location for the Renegade will be at the Melfi Assembly Plant.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

  • Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum raises the bar with even more sophisticated exterior styling and premium equipment levels
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and acoustic laminated glazing give increased driving refinement and exceptional music clarity from the standard Harman Kardon Premium audio system
  • Platinum Chrome exterior enhancements are complemented by unique 20” alloy wheels finished in Platinum Chrome
  • Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum in dealerships now priced from $78,000*

FCA Australia are thrilled to announce the arrival of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum which features a suite of sophisticated and premium upgrades over the previous Grand Cherokee Summit model. Sitting at the peak of the Jeep model range the well-appointed Summit Platinum will satisfy drivers who demand luxurious comfort and supreme refinement.

The Summit Platinum’s distinctive exterior styling comes courtesy of Platinum Chrome detailing. The understated premium finish features body-colour lower body trim, mirror caps and door handles, complemented by Platinum Chrome accents on the grille, lower fascias and side sills, fog lamp bezels, rear step pad and badging. The unique exterior look is completed by the standard equipment 20-inch aluminum wheels finished in Platinum Chrome.

Interior upgrades include illuminated ‘Summit’ doorsills and a deluxe Berber carpet cargo compartment floor mat. Driving refinement is enriched with the addition of an acoustic front and rear windscreen and acoustic second row door glass to bring out the best in the standard Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).

Developed by premium audio specialists Harman Kardon the ANC results in a 10 dB reduction in noise, enhancing music clarity due to the reduced ambient engine noise inside the cabin. This allows the Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum’s 825-watt, nineteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system to be heard and appreciated better than ever before. This state-of-the-art system features a twelve-channel amplifier, three sub-woofers and surrounds the occupants in high-definition sound.

FCA Australia’s Director of Product Strategy, Zac Loo, said that the Summit Platinum offers a compelling alternative to the premium SUV set.

“The Grand Cherokee Summit has already established itself as one of the most attractive premium SUV offerings in Australia. Summit Platinum now takes the Grand Cherokee to a further level of sophistication”, said Mr. Loo.

Summit Platinum additional exterior enhancement:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels finished in Platinum Chrome
  • Platinum Chrome ‘Grand Cherokee’ driver and passenger door badge
  • Platinum Chrome front and rear ‘Jeep’ badge
  • Platinum Chrome grill inserts
  • Platinum Chrome front fog lamp outer bezel
  • Platinum Chrome lower fascia applique (front , side and rear)
  • Platinum Chrome rear boot step pad
  • Platinum Chrome rear tail lamp bezels
  • Body colour mirror caps
  • Body colour door handles
  • Summit badge
  • Body colour lower fascia (front and rear)
  • Body colour sill cladding (side)

In addition to the distinctive exterior enhancements, the following additional premium features are standard fitment for the 2015 Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum.

  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Acoustic laminated windshield
  • Acoustic laminated rear sunscreen glass
  • Acoustic second row side door windows
  • Illuminated ‘Summit’ door sill plates
  • Deluxe Berber carpet cargo compartment floor mat

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum is available now in Australian Jeep dealerships.

  • Colorado LTZ Crew Cab picks up OzRoamer’s 2014 Dual Cab Ute award
  • Colorado wins the award for second year in a row, beating Ford Ranger and Toyota HiluxColorado’s unbeaten 3,500kg towing capacity and interior comfort key to win

Holden’s popular Colorado LTZ Crew Cab has been awarded the OzRoamer ‘Dual Cab Ute Award’ for the second year running, after key upgrades to the 2015 model launched in November.

The online magazine scored the tough yet versatile Colorado an impressive rating of 92/100, praising its unbeaten 3,500kg towing capacity, upgraded comfort suspension and interior comfort in particular.

OzRoamer’s Rob Fraser said the Colorado had the refinement to not only perform as a capable, tough work truck, but as a vehicle to support an active family lifestyle as well.

“The engineers and test team have refined Colorado into a true all-round work truck, farm truck, tradie vehicle and family getaway vehicle that will give years of enjoyment,” said Mr. Fraser.

“Off-road the Colorado performed a treat.  The towing features, acoustic package, comfort suspension and premium interior makes this one of the top choices.”

Colorado also excelled against rivals with its 5 Star ANCAP safety and drive features including rear view camera and award winning MyLink infotainment system, setting the vehicle apart.

Holden’s Executive Director of Marketing, Bill Mott said the award recognised the important changes to the 2015 model and highlighted the exceptional content and value for money Colorado offered.

“Winning this award demonstrates the all-round capability of Colorado.  It delivers outstanding performance, high feature content and striking exterior styling,” Mr Mott said.

“With our extended range of accessories and special editions, there is now a Colorado to meet any customer need.”

  • Land Rover officially confirms New Range Rover Evoque Convertible at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
  • Premium compact SUV convertible is the first vehicle to have driven Crossrail tunnels below London
  • First prototype demonstrates Land Rover capability in underground surroundings

Whitley, UK, 02 March 2015 – Land Rover has confirmed the world’s first premium compact SUV convertible will go on sale in 2016 by releasing a unique underground testing film.

Forty metres below the streets of London, UK, the first prototype of Land Rover’s new Range Rover Evoque Convertible was granted exclusive access to the 26-mile (42km) network of Crossrail tunnels for a development test with a difference. Engineers were allowed the opportunity to drive the disguised Evoque Convertible with its roof lowered in complete privacy.

The short film begins with the highly-capable convertible being lowered into the tunnel network by crane, before negotiating a range of obstacles through the 6.2 metre diameter tunnel.

Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes said: “The tunnels are still under construction, so we had a unique opportunity to explore the vehicle’s all-terrain ability in unchartered territory.”

The Range Rover Evoque is no stranger to subterranean adventure. At its launch in 2011 the five-door variant was driven through Edge Hill Tunnel in Liverpool, the first tunnel in the world to be bored beneath a major city.

Land Rover will announce further details about its exclusive new premium compact SUV Convertible later this year. It will be built alongside the five door and coupe Evoque at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK and will be on sale in 2016.

  • 2015 Wrangler Freedom Edition – limited to 200 units
  • Distinctive interior and exterior design enhancements
  • Additional equipment includes satellite navigation and reversing camera
  • Available now, priced from $38,500*

Continuing the success of the Wrangler Freedom, FCA Australia are pleased to announce the arrival of the 2015 Freedom Edition featuring the same distinctive interior and exterior design highlights and now including upgraded standard equipment.

The Wrangler Freedom is based on the Sport 3.6-litre V6 Automatic model, and is available in two-door and four-door Unlimited variants, both of which enjoy Jeep’s legendary off-road ability.
Boldly emblazoned with the ‘Freedom Star’ on the bonnet, and finished with body colour fender flares, a contrasting high-gloss mineral grey grille and black side steps, the Wrangler Freedom stands out from the crowd in any environment.

Inside the theme is extended to the upholstery with embroidered ‘Freedom Star’ logos across the front seat backs and matched with fine touches to the interior which further enrich the internal character.

The Freedom Edition also benefits from increased equipment levels including a reversing camera and a satellite navigation system featuring a 16.5cm touch screen and 40GB of hard drive storage for audio files.

2015 Wrangler Freedom exterior enhancements over and above the Sport model include:

  • Freedom Star – star enclosed in circle – bonnet decal
  • Freedom Star driver side rear quarter panel decal
  • ‘Oscar Mike’ hard badging on front driver and passenger fenders (replaces Sport badge)
  • Body colour fender flares
  • High gloss Mineral Grey 7-slot Jeep grille
  • Black side steps

Interior upgrades include the following:

  • Satellite Navigation and reverse camera via the Uconnect Media Centre
  • Front and rear seat upholstery in combination black McKinley leather, vinyl and fabric completed with silver accent stitching
  • Freedom Star embroidered on driver and passenger seat backs
  • ‘Jeep’ logo embroidered on the inboard side of each front seat headrest
  • Front door armrests and central glove box lid finished in McKinley vinyl upholstery with silver accent stitching
  • Black leather wrapped steering wheel finished with sliver accent stitching and satin chrome switch bezels
  • Door grab handles and air vent rings finished with Quick Silver painted accent inserts
  • Mopar black slush floor mats (front and rear – replaces carpet floor mats)

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler Freedom is available now in Australian Jeep dealers.

  • Improved value on core derivatives
  • New $92 600 entry level derivative introduced
  • Hybrid drivetrain introduction
  • Increased personalisation

Sydney, October 20, 2014 - The 2015 Range Rover Sport is now available to order and hosts a vast range of specification additions with no additional cost, the introduction of a new entry level derivative and the availability of the Hybrid models.

Improved Value

The core volume derivatives have substantial improvements to their key specifications and add significant customer value.

SE derivatives will now include $6 860 worth of additional value, with premium comfort and convenience additions such as - 14/14 way powered seats, front parking aid, Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors, Automatic Xenon headlamps with LED signature, high-beam assist and powerwash

The HSE and HSE Dynamic derivatives now benefit from up to $6 470 of additional feature, which includes - 18/18 way powered memory seats, a 12.3” TFT Virtual Instrument Panel, automatic headlamps with high beam assist, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, enhanced volumetric alarm, customer configurable mood-lighting and premium mats, front & rear

TDV6 S model introduction

Available for the first time in Australia, the 2015 Range Rover Sport will now offer a TDV6 S derivative, with a recommended retail price of $92,600 and available for delivery from December, 2014.
Specified with Land Rover’s legendary next-generation four corner air suspension and Terrain Response®, and powered by an efficient 190kW/600Nm 3.0L TDV6 engine, this vehicle provides a very competitive offering in this price segment.

Standard features include - a hard disk navigation system with hard disk audio server & voice control, rear-view camera with visual guidance and a hitch assist function, 19” five split spoke alloy wheels, comfortable and supportive 6/4 way seats with height adjustment, and enjoy music as it was intended through the 250W audio system with eight speakers.

New Powertrain - LR-SDV6 3.0 Diesel Hybrid

Designed and engineered for a Hybrid derivative from the start, the Range Rover Sport Hybrid makes no compromise to Land Rover’s legendary breadth of capability.

The 3.0 SDV6 Hybrid will be available in both HSE and Autobiography trim levels and is now available to order

  • HSE  Hybrid - $146 900
  • Autobiography Hybrid - $165 300

As a Land Rover without compromise, the newly developed full parallel hybrid system helps to further improve efficiency along with outstanding refinement and effortless performance.

The Hybrid uses a state-of-the-art diesel powertrain which combines the 215kW 3.0-litre engine, and an integral 35kW/175Nm electric motor packaged between the engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission.

To ensure that there is no compromise to the Range Rover Sport’s peerless breadth of capability, the vehicle has been engineered from the start for a hybrid derivative. As a result, the hybrid model retains the dynamic driving experience of the other models, as well as their class-leading off-road performance.

The Hybrid model offers the customer additional Hybrid functionality in addition to the Land Rover Terrain Response programs. A driver selectable EV mode prioritises EV running on electric power only, and an Inhibit mode prioritises Hybrid boost to support the engine for maximum vehicle performance or to reassure the driver on difficult terrain.

LR-SDV6 3.0L Diesel Hybrid Engine

Maximum Power: 250kW
Max Torque: 700 Nm
CO2 Emissions (combined) 169 g/km
0-100 kph 6.7 seconds
Fuel Consumption (Combined) 6.4 l/100km
Electric Motor 35 kW
Towing Capacity 3,000kg (Towball download 300kg)

Increased Personalisation - Stealth Pack

The Range Rover Sport extends its appeal with the introduction of the Stealth Pack, which features a set of exterior design enhancements. Available on both the HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic trim levels, the Stealth Pack includes,

  • Satin black front grille and grille surround, fog lamp bezels, bonnet and fender vents, upper mirror caps and tailgate finisher.
  • Stealth finish on non-reflective headlamp and tail lamp surfaces
  • A choice of 21” 9-spoke or 22” 5 spoke allow wheels, in stain black finish with wheel nuts in gloss black, further distinguishes the vehicle.

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