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Land Rover is set to introduce a raft of upgrades for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. Both models will become the first to feature Land Rover’s All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system, a world’s first technology.

ATPC works by allowing the driver to select a predetermined speed, either from rest or on the move, and maintain it once the brake is released. Think of it as a form of slow-motion cruise control for off-road excursions. The system is functional from a speed of 1.8 km/h right up to 30 km/h and works in both forward and reverse gears.

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With the desired speed selected, the ATPC system will then actively calculate the optimum amount of power to maintain traction and stability in difficult conditions – which require slow, consistent speeds. ATPC is available on the TDV6, SCV6 and V8 supercharged variants when specified with the dual-range transmission and Terrain Response 2.

Additional tech upgrades arrive in the form of a new head-up display (HUD) which debuts on both variants. As with most systems, the HUD projects important information into the driver’s line of sight, negating the need to take his/her eyes off the road. Current speed, gear position and navigation instructions are just one of the many projected bits of info, with the driver able to select what he/she wants to see.

Engine enhancements for the new models include the adoption of a new ball-bearing single turbocharger application for the TDV6 3.0 litre, six-cylinder diesel engine. It produces 254 hp and 600 Nm of torque with fuel efficiency improving to 14.5 km/l. Top speed is 210 km/h with the 0-100 km/h sprint done in 7.9 seconds in the Range Rover.

The SDV6 diesel engine receives a software calibration to increase power to 302 hp and 700 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of 7.2 seconds in the Range Rover Sport and a maximum speed of 210 km/h or 225 km/h with the Dynamic Pack. Official fuel consumption is rated at 14.3 km/l.

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For the petrol mill, the SCV6 3.0 litre, supercharged V6 fitted to the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport continue to produce 335 hp and 450 Nm of torque but with boast an improved fuel consumption figure of 9.3 km/l in the Range Rover and 9.5 km/l in the Range Rover Sport. Both models share the same top speed of 210 km/h with the century sprint done in 7.4 seconds for the Range Rover and 7.2 seconds in the Sport.

Rounding off the available enhancements are the inclusion of an optional fixed panoramic roofs with power blinds on both models and new colour schemes featuring Yulong White and Kaikoura Stone on the Range Rover Sport.