New Range Rover: some clever things to look forward to

Range Rover beats emissions taxes

Range Rover – London has extended its ultra-low emission zone, where vehicles have to meet modern emission standards or pay a $23.00 daily charge.

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This includes cars, motorcycles, vans and specialist vehicles and minibuses and is in addition to any Congestion Charge.

James Scrimshaw from Jaguar Land Rover says that the just announced new Range Rover plug in hybrid has a system to help ensure you are running on batteries in such areas.

“The vehicle can also understand geofencing, so it will know when it’s going into a low emission zone and will switch over to electric zone. If it knows you going in that direction, it will turn on the engine beforehand. If you are running down on your electric power to ensure that you can drive around that zone just in pure electric until you leave and the injured may start up again after you leave. So it’s very intelligent. Things are moving along very quickly in that way, especially in the UK.

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Areas that Range Rover say are significant about their new model

  • True to its roots: The New Range Rover leads by example with breathtaking modernity, peerless refinement and unmatched Land Rover capability informed by over 50 years of evolution
  • Modern luxury: New Range Rover is defined by presence and formality, achieved by the harmony of proportions, surface and lines
  • Materiality choices: Luxurious alternatives to traditional leather include a new premium textile that combines UltrafabricsTM and KvadratTM wool-blend
  • Personalisation: New Range Rover SV is an exquisite interpretation of Range Rover luxury and personalisation, handcrafted by Special Vehicle Operations
  • Peerless refinement: Engineers have reduced the cognitive load on the driver at every point, while next-generation noise-cancelling with headrest speakers creates the ultimate refinement
  • Perfect poise: Integrated Chassis Control with Dynamic Response Pro provides supreme ride comfort using Electronic Air Suspension that primes the vehicle for corners using eHorizon data
  • Dynamic agility: Standard All-Wheel Steering combines superior high-speed stability with exceptional manoeuvrability at low speeds – and a turning circle of less than 11m4
  • Breadth of choice: New MLA-Flex body architecture provides Standard and Long Wheelbase bodystyles with luxurious four, five or seven-seat interiors and a range of electrified powertrains
  • Pure electric: Battery-electric Range Rover set to premiere in 2024 as Land Rover embraces new Reimagine strategy with an all-electric powertrain for its original luxury SUV
  • Extended range PHEV: New 375kW (510PS) plug-in hybrid delivers a hushed EV range of up to 100km and CO2 emissions below 30g/km1 for serene and efficient driving
  • Serene performance: New 390kW (530PS) Twin Turbo V8 petrol delivers trademark Range Rover drive, with Dynamic Launch enabling 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds
  • “Alexa, let’s hit the road”: Built-in Amazon Alexa helps minimise distractions by recognising intuitive verbal commands for music, navigation and traffic updates, smart home devices and more2
  • Tranquil sanctuary: Cabin Air Purification Pro features PM2.5 filtration and nanoeTM X technology, helping to significantly reduce odours, bacteria and allergens including SARS- CoV-2 virus3
  • Configure yours: The New Range Rover is available to order now, priced from $220,200 in Australia. Configure yours here: landrover.com.au/newrangerover

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto