The new 2012 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are now available at Al Tayer Motors’ showrooms across Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, and at Premier Motors’ showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Class-leading V8 engines, performance improvements, revised styling, new option packs, design and equipment enhancements all combine to ensure the 2012 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport retain their crown as kings of the luxury SUV segment.
“The Range Rover brand continues to be the last word in refinement and capability in the luxury SUV market. A myriad of detailed enhancements to the 2012 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport ensure that they remain the most compelling luxury SUVs on the market with indomitable off-road capabilities matched with peerless levels of comfort and performance,” said Robin Colgan, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover MENAP.
“The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport continue to represent high quality, superior engineering and the best in luxury SUVs and we are sure they will attract the UAE’s SUV enthusiasts to our showrooms,” added Ashok Khanna, CEO, Al Tayer Motors.
Range Rover 2012
The Range Rover engine line-up remains unchanged for 2012. The Supercharged LR-V8 remains one of the most uncompromisingly powerful and efficient petrol engines in its class, producing 510PS at between 6,000rpm and 6,500rpm with torque of 625Nm from 2500rpm-5500rpm. This immense performance, allows the Supercharged Range Rover to accelerate from 0-100kph in a mere 6.2 seconds.
The naturally aspirated LR-V8 is one of the most refined engines of its type, combining a silky smooth power delivery with unparalleled efficiency. Power output is 375PS at 6,500rpm with torque of 510Nm at 3,500rpm, reaching 100kph from rest in just 7.6 seconds.
The 2012 Range Rover consolidates its position as the world’s most luxurious SUV with a host of style changes and feature upgrades, including new option packs for the Vogue and Autobiography models.
The Range Rover exterior has been enhanced for 2012 with detail styling changes. Headlamp and tail lamp back plates are now finished in gloss black, while the front grille surround is finished in Narvik Black. Door handles and side vents match the body colour to create a modern, integrated look and optional 20" V spoke alloy wheels finished in mid silver sporting a Range Rover branded centre cap, round off the changes to the exterior.
The Grand Black wood veneers on the 2012 Range Rover now have a crisp inlay which reads ‘Range Rover’. Autobiography veneers are available in a choice of Burr Maple Prussian Blue, Anthracite Lined Oak or Ash Burl.
The Range Rover Autobiography now comes with three new option packs - Prestige, Dynamic and Technology - which can be ordered individually or in combination to offer customers the ultimate in Range Rover luxury.
Range Rover Sport
Land Rover’s remarkable 5.0 LR-V8 petrol engines continue to head the Range Rover Sport powertrain range in 2012. With the supercharged version developing 510PS and 625Nm torque and the naturally aspirated version, 375PS and 510Nm torque, they set new standards in petrol engine design when introduced in 2010, packed as they are with innovation design features aimed at boosting both performance and economy.
Powered tailgate for greater convenience
A new powered tailgate has been introduced for the majority of markets across the range for 2012. Operated by the button located on the fascia, the key fob or tailgate, the lift height can now be set by simply holding the tailgate at the desired height and pressing the tailgate button for 10 seconds. The height can be overridden to accommodate other drivers, providing effortless use and greater convenience to the user.
Enhanced interior and external design revisions across the range
The external design and interiors of the Range Rover Sport, Autobiography Sport and Limited Edition are all upgraded for 2012.
For the Range Rover Sport, there are changes to the rear tailgate graphics to create a distinctive new look and a Gloss Black treatment to the headlight inners and grille surround. The SE derivative now sports a Dark Atlas grille whilst the HSE takes on the Light Atlas. The Supercharged model can be fitted with a new 20" alloy wheel option finished in Sparkle Silver with high-gloss lacquer and adopts the Atlas grille surround. The Limited Edition is equipped with the Gloss Black five-spoke wheels with Diamond Turned face. Interior colour ways on both the Autobiography Sport and Limited Edition have been refreshed for 2012 with a headlining option of Ebony Morzine joining the interior line-up. Subtly revised colour schemes to the grille and fender vents, bonnet badges and tow-eye, as well as body colour door handles, have been made across the range.
Infotainment levels significantly upgraded for 2012
The introduction of Gen 2.1 electrical architecture to the audio and infotainment systems sees a significant upgrade for the 2012 Range Rover Sport. There’s new connectivity supporting DVD audio formats on the Hi-Line and Premium systems, a Hard Disc Drive Music server, Dual Tuner to give a seamless signal, iPod and video streaming by USB, audio streaming by Bluetooth and two USB ports are located in the console lid. Rear seat entertainment is further enhanced with the availability of WhiteFireTM wireless technology incorporating cordless headphones. The Hi-ICE Harman Kardon System has been upgraded from 9-speakers to 11-speakers and the output boosted from 240W to a substantial 380W. The Premium Harman Kardon LOGIC 7 system has seen the most dramatic improvement, from 14 to 17 speakers and an almost unbelievable increase in output power from 480W to a staggering 825W.
For the first time on a Range Rover Sport, the next generation 7-inch touch-screen offers Dual View technology. Dual View first appeared on the Range Rover for 2010, allowing the driver to view the navigation display whilst the passenger watches a DVD.
e_Terrain technologies boost economy and lower CO2 emissions
The new Range Rover Sport is laden with features aimed at reducing both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The high pressure, spray guided direct injection system of the 5.0 LR-V8 engines optimize combustion while the new variable camshaft timing system, camshaft profile switching (naturally aspirated engine only) and variable inlet manifold all join forces to ensure the engines are optimized for fuel efficiency throughout the range. Thanks to the advanced cooling system, faster warm-up also improves fuel economy as do the low friction design features.
The engines have been optimized for low-end torque as well as economy, making it possible to activate the lock-up clutch of the ZF HP28 automatic transmission at lower speed. This reduces ‘slip’ in the hydraulic torque converter improving both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The higher torque at lower rpm also enables longer gearing for more economical cruising.
The Range Rover Sport incorporates several other energy saving features too. At standstill, the idle speed of the 5.0 LR-V8 is just 700rpm, using the minimum of fuel without compromising refinement. An Intelligent Power Management System includes Smart Regenerative Charging, so whenever possible the alternator charges the battery when it is most economical to do so, such as when the car is coasting rather than accelerating.
True to its promise, the 2012 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport maintains its reputation as the most complete luxury SUV in the world and is now available in showrooms across the Middle East and North Africa.