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New for 2010-Land Rover

New for 2010-Land Rover

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Land Rover Range RoverCritical Knowledge:

2010 LR2: The smallest Land Rover receives minor updates to the audio system and a new digital clock. There are also several new exterior and interior colors.

2010 LR4: A slight facelift arrives with a host of mechanical improvements including a new direct-injection V-8 engine, larger brakes, upgraded suspension and several new convenience features.

2010 Range Rover: Along with a mild facelift, the SUV is fitted with two new engines, re-tuned suspension and larger brakes. Added convenience features and a new digital instrument panel complete the changes.

2010 Range Rover Sport: The brand's flagship benefits from two new engines, re-tuned suspension, new wheels, additional convenience features, and even more leather within the cabin.


2010 Land Rover LR2
The Land Rover LR2-the second-generation "Freelander 2" to the rest of the world-receives only minor updates for 2010. These include the availability of HD radio, new digital clock, and new colors inside and out.
  • HD radio is now available with the HSE Plus package
  • New digital clock
  • New interior color combination: Storm Gray Napoli leather with Ebony carpet
  • Four new exterior colors: Bali Blue, Biscay Blue, Galway Green and Ipanema Sand

2010 Land Rover LR4
The Land Rover LR4, known outside the United States as the "Discovery 4," benefits from a minor facelift and two all-new engines that offer more power plus improved fuel economy. The suspension has been re-tuned, and there are more electronic driving aids for off-road control. On the electronic side of things, the LR4 benefits from a new 5-inch LCD display on the center console and several new digital convenience features.
  • Minor facelift with new LED-type lights in the front and rear
  • Re-shaped lower chin spoiler
  • New 375-horsepower, 5.0-liter, direct-injection V-8 engine
  • Revised ZF 6-speed electronically controlled transmission
  • Terrain Response and Hill Descent Control have been updated
  • New larger brakes
  • Newly reworked suspension
  • New Sand Launch control
  • Hill Descent control is now accompanied by Gradient Release Control
  • New 19-inch alloy wheels
  • New surround camera system features towing assist
  • New convenience features include keyless entry, push-button start, HD navigation, and optional automatic high beams
  • New 5-inch TFT LCD display

2010 Land Rover Range Rover
The 2010 Range Rover receives a minor facelift-updating styling and improving aerodynamics. Two new Jaguar-sourced engines offer more power plus improved fuel economy. The suspension system has been revised, the brake system upgraded, and the instrument panel replaced by an innovative 12-inch LCD display.
  • Minor facelift with new LED-type lights in the front and rear and redesigned fender vents
  • New 375-horsepower, 5.0-liter, direct-injection V-8 engine
  • New 510-horsepower, supercharged, 5.0-liter, direct-injection V-8 engine
  • Revised ZF 6-speed electronically controlled transmission
  • Revised Adaptive Dynamics ride control
  • New larger brakes
  • Updates to the Terrain Response system
  • New Trailer Stability Assist
  • Instrument cluster replaced by a 12-inch TFT screen with "virtual" dials and displays

2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
The Range Rover Sport receives a subtle facelift like most of the other models-and it receives the same Jaguar-sourced direct-injection engines as the Range Rover. There are updates to the suspension and brakes, and the cabin is fitted with even more leather and new ambient lighting.
  • Minor facelift with new LED-type lights in the front and rear, redesigned front grille, new front bumper, and wheel deflectors that improve aerodynamics
  • New 375-horsepower, 5.0-liter, direct-injection V-8 engine
  • New 510-horsepower, supercharged, 5.0-liter, direct-injection V-8 engine
  • Revised ZF 6-speed electronically controlled transmission
  • New Adaptive Dynamics ride control
  • Updates to the Terrain Response system
  • New 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels
  • More leather upholstery within the cabin
  • Instrument panel has been slightly redesigned with a new "architectural beam" with natural wood veneers
  • There are 50 fewer switches on the dashboard, thanks to consolidation and digital electronics
  • New LED ambient lighting within the cabin
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