Land Rover features new Range Rover Sport Autobiography Limited Edition at
Calgary Auto Show

CALGARY, March 9 /CNW/ - Land Rover, the world's leading sport utility vehicle manufacturer, comes to the Calgary Auto Show with its 2010 model year line-up featuring the Range Rover Sport Autobiography Limited Edition. These vehicles will be on display from March 10-14 at the BMO Centre & Corral.

The award-winning Range Rover Sport line-up will feature a striking new Autobiography Package available in the 510-hp Supercharged edition offering added elegance and refinement for 2010. All seat surfaces are upholstered in new duo-tone leather, available in three color combinations. The front and rear headrests are embossed with a unique Autobiography Sport logo while the wood door inserts also bear this exclusive insignia. The Autobiography Package also includes the rear-seat entertainment system offered in Range Rover Sport, as well as a distinctive Autobiography Sport badge on the tailgate. Electronic rear differential lock and adaptive cruise control are also part of the package.

The exterior features body-colored lower door panels, front and rear bumpers with titan accents and an extended rear roof spoiler. A Titan mesh grille and side vents also enhance the Autobiography Package. Special 20-inch, 10-spoke Diamond-Turned alloy wheels and a distinguishing exhaust extension complete the exterior.

Autobiography - A Beneficiary of a Better Basis

The foundation for the Autobiography model, the updated 2010 Range Rover Sport, puts even more emphasis on driving dynamics over prior model years. From the new suspension that monitors the suspension at up to 500 times per second and adjusts to suit individual driving style, to the new Dynamic setting on the Terrain Response (TM) system in the Supercharged model which provides heightened responsiveness during enthusiastic on-road driving, the new Sport feels much more agile, more athletic. Greater driver involvement comes with new paddle shifters to select gears manually when desired, revised steering, and more powerful brakes.

    
    Range Rover Sport

    HSE              $73,200    5.0-litre V8    375 hp/375 lb-ft    6-sp auto
    Supercharged     $87,400    5.0-litre V8    510 hp/461 lb-ft    6-sp auto
    Autobiography   $101,040    5.0-litre V8    510 hp/461 lb-ft    6-sp auto
    (Prices are MSRP and do NOT include $1,270 destination and delivery
    charge)

    Highlights:

    -   Greater focus on enhanced driving dynamics, more athletic performance
    -   All-new direct-injection 5.0-litre V8 engines
    -   New 5.0-litre supercharged V8 delivers a remarkable 510 hp and 461
        lb-ft of torque with 0-to-100 km/h acceleration in just 6.1 seconds
    -   New 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 with 375 hp and 375 lb-ft
        generating 0-to-100 km/h acceleration in 7.4 seconds
    -   High-efficiency, sixth-generation Eaton(TM) twin-vortex supercharger
        (Supercharged and Autobiography models)
    -   Both engines conform to stringent ULEV2 emissions regulations
    -   Striking new exterior design with new LED headlights, new two-bar
        grille, revised bumpers and new LED rear light clusters
    -   Vastly improved ride and handling with new Adaptive Dynamics System
        featuring precise new DampTronic Valve Technology (TM) damper units
        (shocks) that read suspension movements 500 times per second and
        adjust to suit the driver
    -   New Dynamic program within Terrain Response(TM) system to deliver
        more sporting and responsive on-road driving experience
    -   New paddle shifters for Sport Supercharged (and Autobiography)
    -   Dramatic leap forward in interior quality, with finer materials and
        finishes; 50 percent fewer buttons and switches on dashboard
    

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true 'breadth of capability' across the model range. Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport and Range Rover each define the world's 4x4 sectors, with 78% of this model range exported to over 140 countries. Land Rover employs 8,500 people and supports a further 40,000 jobs supported in the supply chain.

Land Rover takes its responsibility to the environment seriously. Emissions have been cut with all new models and, together with Jaguar, it is investing (pnds stlg)800m on technology specifically aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Also, since September 2006, carbon dioxide generated by Land Rover manufacturing activities and UK customer vehicle use has been balanced through an industry leading offset program run by Climate Care.

Go to http://media.landrover.com or http://interactivelandrover.com for news releases and high-resolution photographs.

SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover Canada

For further information: For further information: Barbara Barrett, Manager, Canadian Communications, (613) 230-2639, bbarret7@jaguarlandrover.com

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