Land Rover confirms Range Rover updates for 2015

Land Rover has announced a number of upgrades to its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models for 2015, adding greater in-car tech, further personalisation options and enhanced performance.

Now, each model will arrive fitted with Land Rover's InControl connectivity interface as standard. The system's remote features include SOS Emergency Call, Optimised Land Rover Assistance and a smartphone app that users can access to connect with their vehicle from anywhere. There's also the 'Secure' arm which tracks the vehicle if stolen.

As well as WiFi, the two new off-roaders will debut InControl Apps, which allow owners to display their smartphone apps through the on-board touchscreen display. The technology will be compatible with both Apple and Android operating systems.

Added to the personalisation options are Aruba silver and Kaijoura stone paint finishes, which can also be specified for the roof and door sills as an alternative to black. There's new Satin Dark Grey 19-inch alloys for the standard Range Rover, and the long wheelbase shape offers huge 22-inch alloys if desired. Updated puddle lamps give greater visibility at night, while Intelligent Cargo Mode shifts the front seats forward if extra space is needed when folding the rear bench.

Under the bonnet, the 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel engine has been given an extra 40Nm of torque, boosting its performance figures to 334bhp and 740Nm. The unit will be paired with a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Order books for both new Range Rovers opened on July 16, and with Charles Hurst you can discover more about each by enquiring with our team in Belfast.