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All Terrain Progress Control on Range Rover in Oz from March 2015

Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will be first Land Rovers to debut All Terrain Progress Control and Head-Up Display.

Land Rover has announced Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will both be available in Australia from January 2015 with cost-optional All-Terrain Progress Control (January) and Head-Up Display (from March). In the UK, the systems are priced from £175 and £1000, respectively, but Land Rover Australia says it will announce local pricing closer to the launch in 2015.

In addition to the technology enhancement, Land Rover says it will also introduce two new 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo-diesel engines. Previously, the Range Rover TDV6 had a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine – it is now single turbo only and continues to produce 190kW and 600Nm. Fuel consumption has improved by 8.5%.

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The Range Rover Sport SDV6 continues with twin-turbocharging, but detail calibration changes increase performance to 225kW and 700Nm, a jump of 100Nm. Fuel consumption has improved by 7.0% to 7.0L/100km.

All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) allows the driver to input a desired speed, either from rest or an existing speed, without any pedal inputs once the brake is released. The system continuously monitors and adjusts the vehicle settings to optimise traction and maintain progress in all conditions. According to Land Rover, “ATPC reduces driver workload to enhance Range Rover’s world-renowned off road capability, maintaining composure over steep gradients, rough terrain and low-grip surfaces. It is particularly beneficial in challenging off road environments where a very low constant speed is desirable. ATPC works both in forward and reverse gears and is operational from 1.8km/h to 30km/h”. This technology will be available on Range Rover TDV6, Range Rover Sport SDV6 (not including SDV6 Hybrid) and all V8 Supercharged derivatives (when specified with dual-range transmission and Terrain Response2).

Head-Up Display (HUD) debuts on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, projecting key information onto the windscreen. It allows drivers to view relevant information more quickly without glancing away from the road and will show vehicle speed, gear position and shift indicator, cruise-control information, satellite-navigation instructions and Traffic-Sign Recognition. The driver can pre-select which information is displayed.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.