2019 Range Rover Announced: Everything You Need to Know
2019 Range Rover continues proud tradition of British excellence in engineering and refinement.
The flagship Land Rover SUV features a number of visual cues that are distinctive to Range Rover design, including the hallmark clamshell hood, which is both physically and visually longer to give the driver a cleaner view ahead. This modern appearance is accentuated by a front grille that incorporates a Gloss Black surround and ava
ilable Atlas mesh, while the front bumper features widened vent blades.
“The uncluttered graphic of this Range Rover embodies the cleanliness and quality of design for which this nameplate has become known,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer at Land Rover. “By combining iconic visual cues with modern aesthetic touches, such as flush detailing and an emphasis on overall cohesion, this is a luxury SUV like no other.”
Lower side vent and accent graphics incorporate two alternative design schemes, Satin body-colored and Atlas accent finish, that highlight the vehicle’s distinctive profile.
At the rear, the bumper integrates the exhaust tailpipes across all Range Rover powertrains alongside a selection of striking alloy wheel designs and metallic paint colors.
Two available exterior design packages offer customers additional options for personalization of the vehicle’s aesthetics. The Black Exterior Package changes key design accents to Narvik Black, including the hood and tailgate lettering, grille mesh and inner surround, front tow eye cover, front bumper vent finisher on Autobiography models, door mirror caps, side vent and accent graphics, door handle surrounds and tailgate finisher. The Shadow Exterior Package features a similar set of design upgrades, not including the door mirror caps, tow eye cover, tailgate finisher, but employs Shadow Atlas as the accent color.
As standard, all Range Rover models feature Premium LED Automatic Headlights with Signature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Power Washers; optional Auto High Beam Assist is also available. Each headlight package features 24 LEDs per vehicle for enhanced illumination of the road ahead.
“The Range Rover’s interior provides a refined and spacious cabin with high quality materials that create a truly luxurious experience,” added McGovern. “By allying wide, comfortable seats with functional everyday stowage and the latest interior technology, we have created a striking and compelling design.”
For the next level in comfort, available 20-way Oxford Leather front seats are upholstered even more luxuriously and provide greater personalization opportunities. The leg cushions extend to support the thighs, while adjustable bolsters support occupants and can be equipped with cooling and massage functions.
With 24-way adjustment, the top-of-the-range Semi-Aniline Leather front seats are the most advanced option, providing upper shoulder support for total comfort, alongside integrated climate and massage settings, and the option of a stress-relieving Hot Stone massage function.
The power rear seat recline controls are also located on the door for greater convenience. The seats can also be folded using the infotainment touchscreen, providing load-through access and ensuring the luxury and refinement does not come at the expense of practicality.
Customers can choose powered reclining seats in Oxford or Semi-Aniline Leather with Intelligent Seat Cargo Mode. This allows for effortless folding of the flexible seats and access to the load space.
To minimise sound intrusion, the Range Rover features 0.24in (6mm) thick glass to ensure road, engine and wind noise do not disturb occupants – whether they are working or relaxing.
This sensation is enhanced by a power-deployable center console that is available at the touch of a button and features a break at the center footwell to enable rear passengers to easily exit from either side of the vehicle. When the center console is stowed, the rear cabin can accommodate three passengers in comfort.
The sense of serenity can be taken to new heights with the massage function that uses 14 cells in each seat to deliver a variety of relaxing massages. The Hot Stone massage function focuses heat into the four central massage elements while retaining a cool or ambient temperature throughout the rest of the seat, so passengers enjoy a more intense and effective experience. The seats produce continuous rolling waves across the back and gently apply heat to the spine.
The seat position, massage functionality, temperature of the seats and rear cabin climate control can all be managed from Land Rover’s Comfort Controller smartphone app. Not only does it allow users to control the massage type and intensity of vibration, it also enables customers to set a temperature and fan speed for the rear cabin. Heating and cooling functionality within the seats can also be controlled, as can the position – ideal if you are fully reclined and the door controls are out of reach. The finishing touch to the tranquil cabin in the Range Rover is the integration of heating into all armrests, front and rear.
The powered roof sunblind can be opened and closed using an advanced gesture control system capable of sensing the movement of a hand. All it takes to open the sunblind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear-view mirror, while a simple forward motion will prompt the blind to close. Comfortable and convenient, the intuitive system also reduces potential distraction to the driver.
The Range Rover offers customers control over the cabin environment with configurable three-zone ambient lighting. Occupants can tailor the atmosphere to create a calm, relaxing environment by choosing from up to 10 different color options and configuring intensity of the lighting via fully controllable tri-color LEDs in the B-pillars, doors, center console and footwells.
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