2011 Range Rover | new car review

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 by

The flagship of the range gets some technical upgrades for 2011, as well as a few exterior tweaks.

Most of the details of the 2010 Range Rover remain the same, so check out our guide to that as well for a more general description of the car.

For 2011 there are changes to the Terrain Response system, including Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. The former keeps the brake engaged briefly when moving away on a hill so that the car doesn’t roll backwards, while GAC uses the throttle pedal pressure to stops the car going faster than the driver intends on steep gradients.



2011 Land Rover Range Rover

2011 Range Rover

On the outside, the naturally aspirated model gets a new grille and side vents, while a new exterior design pack option lets customers add a bodykit and stainless steel exhaust tips. There are two new paint choices – Fuji White replaces Alaska White while Buckingham Blue is now replaced by Baltic Blue – and five new alloy wheel styles.

Other changes over the 2010 model include (optional) illuminated treadplates for the front doors and upgrades to the already-rather-fancy entertainment system. Further options include a 19-speaker, 1,200-watt Harmon Kardon Logic 7 sound system, recliing rear seats and laminated privacy glass on the rear doors to reduce noise from outside.

The engine line-up remains unchanged from the 2010 model, with supercharged and naturally aspirated 5.0-litre engines developing 510bhp and 375bhp respectively. They are attached to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The range of cars available remains the same as for 2010 – the entry level, naturally-aspirated car is the Vogue edition, while the supercharged engine is available in three different versions – standard, Vogue SE and Autobiography.

The car is due to go on sale in the Middle East from October 2010. Prices will be announced nearer that time.

2011 Land Rover Range Rover

Price (AED): N/A
Engines: 5.0-litre V8 // supercharged
Max power (bhp/rpm):  375/6,500 //  510/6,000
Max torque (Nm/rpm): 510/3,500 //  625/2,500
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Driven wheels: Four-wheel drive
Weight: 2,580 – 2,810kg

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