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Order books open this month for the 2015 model year Range Rover, which gets a plush new trim level and a tweaked SDV8 powerplant
Mark Tisshaw
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1 min read
15 July 2014

The Range Rover has been updated for the 2015 model year, with a UK launch for the plush 'Autobiography Black' trim among the key changes brought to the SUV.

Only available in long-wheelbase form, Autobiography Black Range Rovers have luxurious features including two individual rear seats and a semi-aniline leather interior. Exterior details include new black and chrome exterior trim, LED tail lights, and unique 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels. Order books for the new variant open in August.

Other changes for the 2015 model include new alloy wheel designs, increased personalisation features, new convenience options and a new ‘InControl’ feature that remotely connects your car to your smartphone and can sync to apps and track the car if stolen.

This is also offered on the 2015 Range Rover Sport, which is being confirmed alongside the updated Range Rover line-up.

Both models get a tweaked SDV8 engine with peak torque increased from 516lb ft to 546lb ft, which is now available over a wider band of 1700-3300rpm. The eight-speed automatic gearbox is also revised, but economy and CO2 figures for SDV8 models are unchanged.

Order books open for the MY15 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport this month.

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madsteve7 15 July 2014

Has Range Rover reached it's Luxury Limit?

Has Range Rover reached it's Luxury Limit?

All Car Marques, have a limit in terms of Luxury and Speed. To go higher takes a lot of money. Audi took the best part of 30 years to be mentioned in the same breath has BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. And to do that the Quattro had when the World Rally Championship, and the Audi 80 had to have cutting edge aeronautics and wrap around glass windows.

Its time for JLR to dust of a Luxury Brand. Daimler or Lanchester. Both were well known in the Indian subcontinent. Both British Royal Marques. And Frederick William Lanchester, was the first to build an All Wheel Drive vehicle.

Put him in to Wiki you'll be surprised. Poor Businessman, Great Engineer.

madsteve7 15 July 2014

Has Range Rover reached it's Luxury Limit?

Has Range Rover reached it's Luxury Limit?

All Car Marques, have a limit in terms of Luxury and Speed. To go higher takes a lot of money. Audi took the best part of 30 years to be mentioned in the same breath has BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. And to do that the Quattro had when the World Rally Championship, and the Audi 80 had to have cutting edge aeronautics and wrap around glass windows.

Its time for JLR to dust of a Luxury Brand. Daimler or Lanchester. Both were well known in the Indian subcontinent. Both British Royal Marques. And Frederick William Lanchester, was the first to build an All Wheel Drive vehicle.

Put him in to Wiki you'll be surprised. Poor Businessman, Great Engineer.

Ludicrous speed 15 July 2014

Does this really deserve any coverage

Really scraping the barrel Autocar.

This is hardly an update worth mentioning. Unless you really are into soft furnishings!

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