New for 2016:Land Rover

Philly Murtha | Jan 25, 2016
For 2016, the British Land Rover premium SUV brand, which was acquired by India’s Tata Motors in 2008, adds a few extras to its athletic Discovery Sport small SUV that replaced the LR2 for the 2015 model year. Also, mid-year, it will introduce the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which will offer a sporty, open-air Land Rover ride. On its way out after 68 years on the market is the brand’s iconic, rugged Defender SUV, though it could return as a new model in the future. The flagship Range Rover SUV, built on an all-new aluminum unibody platform, is available in a full-featured, sporty, techy, and fashion-conscious SVAutobiography trim level that will retail for more than $200,000. Also, both the Range Rover and the midsize Range Rover Sport will be available this year with a turbodiesel V-6 engine option that reportedly gets 32% better fuel economy than the gasoline V-6-powered version.

Following is an overview of new or updated features for each 2016 Land Rover model:

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport photo

2015 model shown

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

  • Special Waitomo Grey exterior paint color
  • InControl remote & protect feature is standard

2015 Land Rover LR4 photo

2015 model shown

2016 Land Rover LR4

  • New HSE Silver edition
  • Next-generation InControl infotainment system boasts new screen for easier access to navigation, audio, and phone feature connectivity
  • Suite of InControl apps newly available for satellite navigation, Internet radio, and media streaming through smartphone apps

  • Range Rover gets minor updates
  • Top-of-the-line SVAutobiography trim level is added with supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine (550 horsepower and 502 lb.-ft. of torque) and high-fashion exterior and interior colors and features
  • New turbo 6-cylinder diesel engine option that generates 254 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. torque
  • Range Rover HSE base 3.0-liter V-6 engine gets a power boost of 40 horsepower for a total of 380 horsepower
  • New technology options, including InControl remote smartphone app

  • Minor styling updates including new front bumper, two new grille designs, and three new alloy wheel designs
  • Updated cabin with new seats, door casings, and revised instrument panel
  • New exterior paint color and interior material choices: Lunar Ice, Vintage Tan, and Dark Cherry (Autobiography trim level only)
  • New LED adaptive headlight technology
  • New engine lineup
  • Next-generation InControl infotainment system is standard on SE trim
  • New, optional safety and driver-assistance safety technologies

  • New red-badged HST supercharged edition with unique interior and exterior trim appointments and exclusive drivetrain
  • Five powertrain choices including turbodiesel to range-topping V-8 that produces 550 horsepower and 502 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Optional InControl infotainment and upscale Meridian audio systems
  • Remote connectivity available

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