Inside, the new Range Rover receives JLR’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10.0in touchscreen display.Buyers can specify an optional Pro Pack to gain remote control of features such as climate settings and the car’s door locks. Controlled via a smartphone app, the system can offer door-to-door navigation and learn a user’s regular routes, and it can alert owners if the alarm is triggered.Also added to the 2017 range is JLR’s supercharged 3.0-litre V6. The 335bhp, 332lb ft unit is shared with the Jaguar F-Type and accelerates the SUV from 0-60mph in 7.1sec. It slots between the Range Rover’s existing diesel V6 and V8.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic can be identified by ‘Graphite Atlas’-coloured accents and its own design of 21 or 22-inch alloy wheels. It also gets Land Rover Dynamic Response system (which reduced body lean), as well as Adaptive Dynamics (which monitors your inputs and how the car is responding to maximise control). It also gets uprated Brembo brakes to help rein in all that power when needed.
Semi-autonomous driving technology is now also available on the Range Rover, as part of an option called the ‘Drive Pro Pack’. Building on the functionality of the existing ‘Drive Pack’, this will not only warn you that there’s a vehicle in your blind spot when you go to change lanes, but also counter-steer to avoid a collision if necessary. Similarly, you’ll be warned if you’re drifting out of your lane and the car will then counter-steer to stay in line if you don’t respond.
The Drive Pro Pack also includes an intelligent speed limiter (which automatically adjusts your speed to match the posted limit in conjuction with a road-sign recognition camera) and adaptive cruise control (which monitors traffic and will automatically keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, recognising queues and applying emergency braking if necessary).
In addition, there are 19 new colours across the range brought in from JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division, with either gloss or matte finishes.