Range Rover SVAutobiography – March
In what may be seen as a pre-emptive strike against the likes of the forthcoming Bentley Bentayga and the Rolls-Royce SUV, the new flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography will headline the 2016 Range Rover line-up from March.
Crafted at the company’s Special Vehicle Operations technical centre in the UK, the SVAutobiography gains a host of dynamic and luxury additions over the existing Range Rover models.
The new variant’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 is uprated to 405kW and 680Nm, or buyers can opt for the familiar 250kW/740Nm SDV8 diesel.
Two-tone exterior paint and polished chrome trim create a unique look on the outside, while cabin highlights include solid aluminium controls, power-deployable rear tables, deep-pile mohair carpet, a sliding boot floor made from aluminium and crafted veneer, and Event Seating, which comprises two Windsor leather-trimmed seats that stow in the luggage area and fold out.
Discovery Sport Dynamic – May
The Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic will become the new range flagship when it arrives in local showrooms in May.
Styling tweaks include new body-coloured exterior trim items for a sporting look along with contrasting black panels and a choice of 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels in dark satin grey or gloss black.
New under the skin is All Terrain Progress Control, which works to maintain specific low speeds – between 2 and 30km/h – during off-road activities, and includes a launch function, helping with take-off on varied surfaces ranging from ice to wet grass.
Gesture Tailgate has also been added to the range, allowing hands-free access to the boot by waving a foot below the bumper.
Evoque Convertible – July
Four variants will be offered, with the most affordable of them price from $84,440 plus on-road costs.
Billed as “the world’s most capable all-season convertible”, the Evoque Convertible trades the regular SUV’s hardtop for a fabric roof that stows in 18 seconds and rises in 21 seconds at road speeds up to 50km/h.
With the roof up or down the boot measures 251 litres, while the cabin has seating for four.