Chicago Auto Show: Land Rover 2012 Model Year Line Up Arrives in Chicago for the 2012 Auto Show

By Auto News Log • January 21st, 2012

Chicago, IL. – Land Rover will showcase its 2012 model year line up at the Chicago Auto Show held from February 8 to 19. The 2012 models include Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover LR4.

Range Rover

The Range Rover, the pinnacle of luxury SUVs, enters the 2012 model year with enhancements to luxury, appearance and capability. A new Silver Pack, available on the HSE with Luxury Package and on the Supercharged model, groups popular options at a significant value compared to stand alone option pricing.

The incomparable Range Rover Autobiography returns for 2012 with a standard Exterior Design Package (previously optional), as well as a new standard Towing Preparation Package (optional for other models).

At-A-Glance

• New ultra-luxury Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition
• Revised exterior design details
• New optional Towing Preparation Package offered (standard on Autobiography)
• New Silver Pack groups popular options with enhanced value
• Autobiography features Exterior Design Package as standard
• Previous optional extra-charge wood finished and wheels now available at no extra charge on Autobiography
• HD Radio™ and iPod® lead standard
• New paint colors

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport models enter the 2012 model year with subtle styling refinements, significant audio/infotainment technology upgrades and additional amenities. The Range Rover Sport is powered by a 375 hp 5.0-liter V8 or a 510 hp supercharged version, and features advanced chassis control systems, uniquely blend high-performance on-road dynamics with traditional Range Rover off-road capability, along with the brand’s renowned luxury.

The 2012 Range Rover Sport is available in HSE, HSE with Luxury Package, Supercharged and top-of-range Autobiography models.

At-A-Glance

• Significant audio/infotainment upgrades
• New power open/close tailgate
• Minor exterior styling enhancements
• Ebony Morzine headliner optional for all models
• Top audio system now 825-Watt Harman/Kardon® Logic 7® with 17 speakers
• Revised touch-screen navigation system with voice activation
• Traffic Message Channel capability
• Voice control for multiple devices
• Revised rear seat entertainment system with WhiteFire™ wireless headphones
• Improved compact smart key fob

Range Rover Evoque

The all-new Range Rover Evoque – the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced – brings its stylish presence to North America. The Range Rover Evoque stays true to the core values of Range Rover; providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and Land Rover multi-terrain capability while embodied in a more compact package.

“Many prospective buyers are customers who have not considered Land Rover before, and yet are excited by the unique design, premium technologies and compact size that the Range Rover Evoque offers,” said Land Rover’s Global Brand Director, John Edwards.

At-A-Glance

• The lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced
• Full-time intelligent all-wheel drive with electronically-controlled Haldex® center coupling
• All-new 240 hp turbocharged direct injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed
automatic transmission to deliver excellent performance and fuel economy
• 28 MPG EPA highway and 18 MPG EPA city fuel economy
• Suspension configured for dynamic and agile handling across varied terrain, available with Adaptive Dynamics featuring MagneRide™ magneto-rheological damper technology
• All-weather, multi-terrain capability with Land Rover Terrain Response®, which features driver selectable programs to suit terrain conditions
• Five passenger seating
• Innovative Range Rover technologies, including an 8-inch (203mm) touch-screen display and a 360 degree Surround Camera System
• Three design themes to suit customer desires
• Choice of coupe and five-door models
• To be sold in 160 countries worldwide, with North American deliveries beginning in October 2011
• Innovative ‘Pulse of the City’ marketing campaign has generated buzz ahead of launch
• Over 40 influential public personalities, known as ‘City Shapers,’ have been involved in exciting pre-launch activities

Land Rover LR4

The Land Rover LR4, a full-capability luxury SUV that deftly combines renowned off-road capability with premium on-road luxury and ride quality, gains significant audio, navigation and entertainment upgrades for the 2012 model year. Land Rover offers the LR4 with the HSE and HSE LUX upgrade packages, both of which include the 7-seat comfort package that’s also available for the standard LR4.

Numerous upgrades to the 2012 Land Rover LR4 standard and optional infotainment technologies connect the driver and passenger to the vehicle’s capabilities more easily and effectively.

At-A-Glance

• Significant audio/infotainment upgrades
• New compact smart key fob
• Top audio system now 825-Watt Harman/Kardon® with 17 speakers
• 10 Disc virtual CD player
• New Standard 7 inch touchscreen
• Revised touch-screen navigation system with voice activation
• Traffic Message Channel capability
• Voice control for multiple devices
• Revised rear seat entertainment system with WhiteFire™ wireless headphones and dual 8 inch screens.
• New 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheel designs
• New paint colors

About Land Rover

Land Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its’ clientele with the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover and Range Rover is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today’s Land Rover lineup includes the legendary Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures their vehicles in the United Kingdom. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs.

About Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Jaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that are designed, engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars. Since 1948, Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define “breadth of capability” in their segments.

Jaguar manufactures all their cars exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Land Rover and Range Rover models are built in the United Kingdom at the Solihull and Halewood plants. Land Rover exports to 169 countries and Jaguar exports to 63 countries, with global sales for both brands exceeding 240,000 vehicles annually. The Jaguar Land Rover business employs 16,000 people in United Kingdom, including 3,500 engineers at two product development centers.

Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA and Canada and is represented by more than 330 retail outlets.

Source: Chicago Auto Show

 

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