2010 Range Rover gets updates under the hood

The 2010 Range Rover is marked by powerful new engines, high-tech interior upgrades, improved driving dynamics and an unnoticeable facelift. The Indian-owned British-based Land Rover is still hanging on in these recession-hit times, with expensive gas-guzzling SUVs no less, although Ford was happy to get rid of it.

The 2010 Range Rover has two brand new 5.0L LR-V8 engines – the top of the range 510 hp supercharged unit, and the 375 hp naturally aspirated version.

The performance of the all-new naturally aspirated LR-V8 is now a virtual-match for the outgoing 4.2L supercharged engine. The new naturally aspirated vehicle completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.2 seconds (just 0.1 seconds off the pace of the outgoing supercharged unit). For those who want the ultimate performance Range Rover, there is now the all-new LR-V8 5.0L Supercharged, which is propelled from rest to 60 mph in an impressive 5.9 seconds. The 2010 Range Rover’s new engines are mated to the revised and super-smooth ZF HP28 6-speed automatic transmission.

The 2010 improvements include subtle exterior revisions, featuring discrete changes to the headlights, grille and bumper which enhance the classic Range Rover design with more contemporary detailing. The interior benefits from more luxurious materials and finishes which add further refinements to the premium cabin ambiance.


The interior has been updated with a new console and better leather. A dramatic innovation is found in the instrument cluster. Here, traditional physical instruments are replaced by a 12-inch LCD screen which presents all essential driver information via cleverly designed ‘virtual’ dials and graphical displays.

The vehicle incorporates state-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology (optional on LR-V8 naturally aspirated) to further improve the Range Rover’s peerless ride quality. All-terrain performance is also enhanced by updates to the Terrain Response and Stability Control systems.

The 2010 Range Rover has an advanced new Adaptive Dynamics system which further improves the Range Rover’s peerless ride quality with greater refinement and superior body control.

It is the world’s first production system to employ model-based predictive technology that continually optimizes damper settings for the widest possible range of conditions. Conventional dampers are replaced by precision DampTronic Valve Technology damper units, which incorporate continually adjustable damper valves.

To complete the package, the 2010 Range Rover benefits from a series of enhanced active safety aids including Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, available Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA) and an available surround camera system.

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