Land Rover Range Rover
From Land Rover press: Land Rover’s prestigious Range Rover line receives several upgrades for the 2007 model year to sustain its status as the world’s most capable and complete luxury SUV.
Range Rover’s legendary on- and off-road prowess is improved by the addition of the patented and highly acclaimed Terrain Response™ system as standard equipment. A handy control dial positioned on the center console automatically optimizes a host of powertrain and chassis systems to suit driving conditions. A driver may select one of five available modes to handle situations ranging from normal dry-pavement driving to snow, mud, sand, and extreme rock crawling. A new infinitely variable locking ‘e’ (electronically controlled) rear-axle differential has been added as standard Supercharged and optional HSE equipment to further enhance Range Rover’s legendary traction. A center e-differential is standard on both models.
A thorough redesign of the Range Rover’s cabin is the second major development for 2007. The instrument panel, climate control system, airbag layout, trim fittings, switchgear, and storage facilities are all newly designed to reflect the latest advancements in aesthetics, ergonomics, and technology. Front seats are redesigned to incorporate new whiplash-reducing head restraints. Front seat cool-air ventilation is now available as an option (standard on Supercharged) to supplement the standard seat-heating feature.
Richard Beattie, Land Rover North America’s executive vice president sales and marketing, explains the rationale for introducing new Range Rover engines last year followed by significant changes for 2007: “We’re constantly vigilant for opportunities to upgrade our flagship’s comfort, capability, and prestige to maintain its status as the world’s most complete luxury SUV. With Land Rover sales on the rise and Range Rover enthusiasm higher than ever, it’s our duty to exceed our customers’ most ambitious expectations. The new interior and chassis enrichments are precisely what owners expect of Land Rover, the luxury SUV category’s leader.”