Join Land Rover Austin as we celebrate the release of sensational footage of the all new Range Rover Sport SVR. In the film below, Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the adjustability, poise and outstanding body control of the fastest and most powerful Land Rover to date.
Mike explains how the Range Rover Sport SVR’s sophisticated drivetrain and advanced four-wheel drive chassis technology deliver supreme high speed handling characteristics as he laps the Rockingham circuit in the UK.
The insanely powerful 550 horsepower SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and accelerates with its monstrous 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. It also has a top track speed of 162 mph.
The SVR-exclusive Estoril Blue paint is both sporty and elegant, and the new front and rear fascias demonstrate its true style and aggressive stance. The quad exhausts at the rear give it a nice added touch, and the exterior design boosts cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. A modified interior featuring sport seats supports both driver and passenger and makes for a smooth, comfortable driving experience.
As the footage clearly shows, the Range Rover Sport SVR takes performance to the next level, displaying superb on-the-limit balance, even with its comprehensive range of electronic traction and stability aids turned off.
John Edwards, Managing Director of Land Rover Special Operations, said: “The Range Rover Sport SVR is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle’s outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design. It’s exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set.”
The vehicles we offer here at Land Rover Austin are clearly known for their alluring and tantalizing traits, and soon we will be taking technology to the next level with two new systems that are sure to pave the way for the future.
Jaguar Land Rover’s new 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen system, showcased on an XJ sedan, embraces two unique approaches to getting around town. First up is the Transparent Pillar system, which uses a combination of cameras and display screens embedded in the A, B and C pillars to make them virtually disappear. Rather than acting as blind spots limiting your visibility, the system uses the roof pillars to display what is actually going on around the car. If there happens to be an obstacle hidden by the A-pillars, the system shows you the potential hazard as if the pillars weren’t there, and brings the obstacle to the driver’s attention. If the driver turns his or her head to see a vehicle passing alongside, it projects the vehicle on the inside of the B- or C-pillar.
The second system integrated in the next-generation head-up display is the Follow-Me Ghost Car Navigation system, which takes a page straight out of the video-game playbook by projecting a “ghost car” on the windscreen that the driver can then “follow” instead of listening to turn-by-turn directions or looking at a map in the dashboard display.
The release of these systems also follows the integrated smart navigation and infotainment system displayed on the Range Rover Sport and the Transparent Bonnet showcased on the Discovery Vision concept. Though these new technologies might not be quite ready for production, they clearly show how Jaguar Land Rover is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing driver distraction and increasing the visibility.
Take a look at the latest systems in the video below for a closer look, and afterwards feel free to call Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas for any questions or further information.
All of us at Land Rover Austin are overjoyed with the fact that ALG, the benchmark for forecasting future vehicle values, announced the winners of its 15th annual Residual Value Awards, with Land Rover taking top honors for Premium Brand and Mainstream Brand!
The award was presented last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show during ALG’s Residual Value Awards, and recognized vehicles in 26 segments that are forecast to retain the highest percentage of their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after a three-year period.
“Residual value is important for automakers and consumers because it’s a complete indicator of the vehicle’s future value, accounting for quality, durability and brand desirability among other factors,” said Larry Dominique, president of ALG and executive vice president of TrueCar.
Forecasts of residual values are also important because they are the basis for many lease programs. Financing companies that write leases use those forecasts to determine how much of a vehicle’s value has to be paid for over the month of a lease.
“Even in a robust automotive industry, where competition is fierce, we’ve seen automakers keep incentive spending down, which helps maintain high residual values,” said Dominique. “That benefits consumers and businesses, helping their vehicles retain strong values and leading to lower overall costs of ownership.”
Models such as the Range Rover Sport have been on the dealer lot for only an average of 13 days, versus the industry average of 65 days.
Clearly it is no wonder why our vehicles are ranked among the best in the industry, so why not come see us here at Land Rover Austin to take a test climb in the SUV of your choice, and soon you will find out for yourself the true meaning of the word luxury, and value.