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by Brett Davis

Range Rover has released details about the facelifted 2012 Range Rover Sport. The car will come with a number of in-car tech revisions including WhiteFire wireless and MOST Gen 2.1 electrical infrastructure, as well as some exterior changes.

The facelifted Range Rover Sport will come in a range of new exterior colours and trimming changes, as well as new interior colour schemes. The interior includes a new seven-inch touchscreen central infotainment display as standard, with optional Dual View for separate passenger and driver-oriented display. Rear seat passengers can also benefit from a new WhiteFire wireless system with cordless headphones.

Engine packages have been revised in other international markets, although unfortunately the Australian market will miss out on these changes this time around. Revisions include a new eight-speed automatic transmission and slight increases in engine power for most of the range. Land Rover Australia’s Tim Krieger said there was no supply of eight-speed transmission models for the Australia market at this stage, with European markets set to take priority in the short term.

Mr Krieger said he had no indication of when the eight-speed transmission would become available in the Australian range. This means all Australian models will remain the same as the current variants, with the TDV6, V8 and Supercharged V8.

Other revisions include a new power-operable tailgate which is standard on the Luxury models and above, new exterior detailing including Gloss Black headlight and grille surrounds, as well as a more premium in-car entertainment system with a Hard Disc Drive Music server.

The 2012 Range Rover Sport will go on sale in Australia in November. Pricing for the facelifted model will be revealed closer to its local launch.




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