LAND ROVER HAS RELEASED pricing and specification details for the Australian-market 2010 Range Rover Vogue line-up. The upper-crust offroader now boasts more equipment, improved visuals, two new petrol V8 engines and slightly higher price-tags.
The biggest change is the dumping of the old 4.2 litre supercharged petrol V8 and its replacement with a 276kW 5.0 V8 and a 375kW supercharged 5.0 V8.
Although slightly down on power compared to the outgoing 4.2 litre v8, the naturally-aspirated V8 gives buyers an entry-level petrol model which sits just above the base 3.6 litre turbodiesel V8 at the lower end of the Vogue range.
The 3.6 litre LR-TDV8 engine carries over unchanged, and still boasts 200kW and 640Nm from its eight cylinders.
Consuming 11.1 l/100km on the combined cycle, it's also the most frugal engine in the line-up, contrasting with the naturally-aspirated and supercharged 5.0 V8s which consume 14.0 l/100km and 14.9 l/100km respectively.
All powertrains are bolted to a six-speed tiptronic auto and all models feature permanent four-wheel drive.
An electronically-controlled dual range transfer case improves off-road tractability, and adaptive air suspension is standard.
Braking hardware is upgraded for the diesel and naturally-aspirated petrol models and now features 360mm front rotors gripped by two-piston sliding calipers. The Supercharged V8 gets an even beefier system, scoring 380mm front rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers.
Exterior updates are mild, mainly consisting of new bumper designs, a refreshed grille and updated headlamp clusters. The most noticeable changes are on the inside.
The Range Rover Vogue TDV8 and 5.0 V8 come with leather upholstery and a leather-clad dash, steering wheel and gear selector.
The instrument panel has now been replaced by a 12-inch TFT display, which is driver-configurable and can display a wider variety of vehicle information.
Bluetooth, a sunroof, satellite navigation and an 11-speaker Harmon Kardon stereo system are also standard.
But it's the up-spec models that get the most gizmos. The Vogue TDV8 Luxury gets a 14-speaker Harmon Kardon stereo, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated leather steering wheel, two headrest-mounted rear DVD screens and Range Rover's "Venture Cam" around-car camera monitoring system.
A set of 20-inch alloy wheels also replace the 19-inch items worn by the based TDV8 and 5.0 V8.
In addition to the TDV8 Luxury's features, the top-of-the-range Range Rover Vogue Autobiography and 5.0 V8 Supercharged Autobiography get a rear limited-slip differential; even more lashings of leather and wood trim; a "vision assist" package that monitors blind spots, plus Range Rover's Dual View touchscreen interface.
The Dual View screen is similar to the screen featured in the upcoming 2011 Jaguar XJ, and enables the driver to view the sat-nav screen and the passenger to watch a movie simultaneously on the same screen. The touchscreen's voice control system has also been upgraded for 2010.
The 2010 Range Rover Vogue range kicks off at $155,000 for the base TDV8, and rises to $229,500 for the 5.0 V8 Supercharged Autobiography. Full pricing is below.
TDV8 - $155,000
TDV8 Luxury - $179,500
TDV8 Autobiography - $208,900
5.0 V8 - $158,000
5.0 V8 Supercharged Autobiography - $229,500
NOTE: All prices indicate retail pricing and do not include on-road costs
Order books are open now with deliveries are slated to commence around the middle of this month.