2010 Range Rover: subtle refinements and greater performance

The Land Rover flagship, the Range Rover received subtle interior and exterior refinements for 2010 but the real story is the change which occurred under the hood. There is a new more powerful normally aspirated V8 as well as a more powerful supercharged V8. The entire 2010 Land Rover lineup received new engine options which offer both increased performance and efficiency. The new Range Rover engines offer 25% more HP, 16% more torque, and approximately 7% better fuel economy. They also feature direct fuel injection.

  • 5.0-liter V8 supercharged, 510 bhp and 461 lb/ft  torque
  • 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated, 375 bhp  and 375 lb/ft  torque

The exteriors and interiors have been refined with even more premium materials and features. Interior refinements include the world’s largest (12″) TFT (Thin Film Transistor) screen used for the instrument cluster. Exterior improvements include new LED lights and a deeper front grill.

2010 Range Rover
2010 Range Rover

Land Rover’s world famous off-roading capabilities rely on their high utility suspension. For 2010 the Range Rover received an improved active dampening suspension.

2010 Range Rover Interior
2010 Range Rover Interior

During the press conference Phil Popham mentioned an all-new compact vehicle based on the LRX Concept shown in Detroit in 2008. Land Rover hopes to release more news on the upcoming compact and efficient Land Rover later this year.

Mr. Popham also briefly talked about the new V6 diesel engine which will be available in Europe. It’s a new 3.0-litre LR-TDV6 diesel engine available on Range Rover Sport and Discovery 4 (LR4) which delivers over 30mpg.

2010 Range Rover Information

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Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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