Paris Live – 2015 Range Rover & 2015 Range Rover Sport
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Introduced earlier this year, the 2015 Range Rover and 2015 Range Rover Sport made their motor show debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
2015 Range Rover
Considering the duo are still fresh, Land Rover has not touched the design. The 2015 Range Rover can be identified by the new 19-inch alloy wheels with satin dark grey finish. The LWB variant can now be ordered with 22-inch alloy wheels.
New features include a fixed panoramic roof with power blinds and puddle lamps that project the silhouette of the car instead of the logo. Two new exterior color options namely Aruba Silver and Kaikoura Stone are added to the palette.
2015 Range Rover Sport
The 2015 Range Rover Sport also continues with no change in shape. The Aruba Silver color option is new and just like the flagship, the fixed panoramic roof with power blinders and revised puddle lamps are on offer. The new Range Rover Sport can be specified with an optional black contrast roof.
Both the SUVs are now equipped with standard InControl Apps and Intelligent Cargo Mode which automatically moves the front seats forward if it senses the rear seats are being folded.
The most significant update to both cars is the dial-up in torque output of the 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel engine which now pushed out 740 Nm against the previous version’s 700 Nm. The 339 PS (334.2 bhp), power output is the same. The engine is mated to a retuned ZF 8-speed automatic transmission whose torque converter gets a twin spring damper for smoother operation. Land Rover claims that powertrain revisions has improved the in-gear acceleration
More details can be found in the press release below.
2015 Range Rover and 2015 Range Rover Sport – Press Release
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