Jaipur, July, 2020.
The Range Rover celebrates 50 years of pioneering innovation, peerless refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability with a choice of desirable new special editions and the introduction of a straight-six Ingenium diesel engine.
The original luxury SUV has defined the market since 1970 and only 1970 units of the new Range Rover Fifty model will be available, to celebrate the year of its world premiere half a century ago. The limited edition is joined by the Westminster and Westminster Black editions, while the exclusive SV Autobiography Dynamic Black is also new to the line-up.
Land Rover has also confirmed the latest generation of smooth and efficient straight-six Ingenium diesel engines will debut in the Range Rover, incorporating 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (MHEV) for reduced fuel consumption and heightened refinement. The new engine family , developed in-house, is available in 249PS (183kW), 300PS (221kW) and 350PS (258kW) outputs.
With its clamshell bonnet, distinctive floating roof and trademark front fender vents, the 2020 Range Rover can trace its roots back to the 1970 original. In its golden anniversary year it is the most efficient, connected, luxurious and capable yet.
Enhancements across the Range Rover line-up include the latest connected features, with Apple Car Play and Android Auto offered as standard across the range. With Executive Class Seating and up to eight 4G Wi-Fi connections, the Range Rover remains the perfect remote working hub, or entertainment zone during long drives.
The Range Rover features the latest safety technologies, including; Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Braking, and Cruise Control with Speed Limiter available as standard across the model range. Adaptive Cruise Control is also available.
A series of comfort-enhancing functions transform the travelling experience for all occupants. The new Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 from Nanoe, filters harmful particulates in the cabin, improving air quality for both drivers and passengers.
The PM2.5 system in the Range Rover is controlled using a soft button within the infotainment, named ‛Purify’. This initiates the recirculation function, cleaning the air and removing small particulates in the air, less than 2.5 micrometres in size, that are harmful to health.
By night, the Range Rover gives customers control over the cabin environment with three-zone ambient lighting. Occupants can tailor the atmosphere to create a calm, relaxing and stress-free environment by configuring the colour (from a choice of 10) and intensity of lighting via fully controllable tri-colour LEDs.
Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover Chief Creative Officer, said: “In the world of luxury vehicles, the Range Rover has always stood apart as peerless and enduring. It’s unique and pioneering sensibilities together with an unrivaled engineering approach have been the intrinsic values which our customers have admired since the first of the breed was revealed in 1970.”
Range Rover Fifty
To celebrate 50 years of a motoring icon, the limited-run Range Rover Fifty will be restricted to just 1 970 vehicles globally, in recognition of the year the original Range Rover was launched.
Building on the luxuriously appointed Autobiography, the Range Rover Fifty features a number of bespoke exterior accents in Auric Atlas and is available with two 55.88 (22) wheels, one with a unique finish.
The badging features a ‘Fifty’ script created personally by Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover’s Chief Creative Officer, which will appear on the exterior of the vehicle and throughout the interior on the unique “1 of 1970” centre console commissioning plaque, headrests, dashboard and illuminated treadplates.
The Range Rover Fifty will be available in standard and long wheelbase body designs with customers able to choose from four carefully curated exterior colours. In extremely limited numbers, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations is also offering the Range Rover Fifty in one of three Heritage exterior solid paints reproduced from the original Range Rover paint palette; Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold and Davos White.
The new Westminster Edition is based on the Vogue model and is available with a choice of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid electric powertrains. Privacy Glass and 53.34 (21) Diamond Turned Alloy Wheels set it apart on the outside and the new model is available in a range of solid, metallic and Premium Metallic finishes. Inside, Grand Black Veneers combine with a Suede cloth Headlining, a Sliding Panoramic Roof, Soft close Doors and a powerful 19-speaker Meridian Surround sound system.
The new Westminster Black Edition adds the Black Exterior Pack and customers are able to choose from three Gloss Black wheels ranging from a 53.34 (21) nine spoke design to a distinctive 55.88 (22) Gloss Black nine split-spoke design.
Ingenium 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine
The latest Ingenium diesel engines are the perfect choice for high-mileage customers and those who regularly tow. Based around Jaguar Land Rover’s modular aluminium engine architecture, the new in-line diesel engines are smoother and more refined than the previous generation of diesel engines and feature advanced 48V mild hybrid technology to meet the most stringent global emissions regulations.
These include the Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards, which govern nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, making the Range Rover among the first full-sized luxury and performance SUVs in the world to be available with RDE2-certified diesels. The highly efficient engines deliver improved responses by harvesting and storing energy generated during deceleration and intelligently redeploying it to assist the engine when accelerating.
The new mild-hybrid 3.0lD300 Ingenium diesel is capable of up to 33.0mpg (8.6l/100km) on the WLTP test cycle, emitting as little as 225g/km CO2. The more powerful D350 achieves up to 30.8mpg (9.2l/100km) with CO2 emissions of 241g/km on the WLTP cycle. As a result, the new flagship diesel provides superior performance to the previous V8 with the efficiency and weight of a six-cylinder design.
The new engine range comprises:
- D250 – 249PS (183kW), 3.0 l six cylinder diesel MHEV, 600Nm of torque at 1 250-2 250rpm*
- D300 – 300 PS (221 kW), 3.0 l six cylinder diesel MHEV, 650Nm of torque at 1 500-2 500rpm
- D350 – 350 PS (257 kW), 3.0 l six cylinder diesel MHEV, 700Nm of torque at 1 500-3 000rpm
- P400 – 400PS (294 kW), 3.0 l six-cylinder petrol, with 550Nm of torque at 2 000-5 000rpm
- P400e – 404PS (297 kW), 2.0 l four-cylinder petrol PHEV, 640Nm of torque at 1 500-4 000rpm
- P525 – 525PS (386 kW), 5.0 l V8 Supercharged,625Nm of torque at 2 500-5 500rpm
- P565 – 565PS (415 kW), 5.0 l V8 Supercharged, 700Nm of torque at 3 500-5 000rpm
The P400e is the most efficient version of the Range Rover. With a fully electric, zero-emissions range of 40km (25 miles), the P400e combines an advanced 300PS (221kW) four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 143PS (105kW) electric motor. Powered by a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery, the P400e delivers CO2 emissions of just 75g/km and fuel economy of up to 84.8mpg (3.3l/100km) on the WLTP combined cycle.
The standard fit Mode 3 charging cable significantly reduces charging times for the P400e, with a full charge taking under three hours, compared to 7.5 hours when using a Mode 2 charging cable.
SV Autobiography Dynamic Black
Since 2014 the expert engineers and craftsmen and women at Special Vehicle Operations have designed and produced some of the fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive Range Rover models in the luxury SUV’s 50-year history. The elevated luxury, performance and capability of the SV family represent the pinnacle of Range Rover development. For customers who want elevated refinement and performance, the Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations family includes the Range Rover SV Autobiography, SV Autobiography Dynamic and new SV Autobiography Dynamic Black.
The SV Autobiography Dynamic Black is designed to enhance the visual character of the purposeful model and combines Santorini Black Metallic paintwork with Narvik Black Gloss exterior accents, 55.88 (22) Gloss Black wheels and branded treadplates. Other distinguishing exterior features include black brake calipers while the interior is completed in Ebony seats with Pimento stitching.