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New Range Rover models receive five-star ratings

James Kon

Drawing from more than 50 years of its expertise in delivering an exceptional breadth of all-terrain capability, refinement and safety, The new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport were recently awarded maximum five-star ratings in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests.

The new models are the latest in a long line of Range Rovers to gain a five-star rating under the stringent Euro NCAP star rating safety protocols introduced in 2009, stretching back to the Evoque in 2011.

Both models are based on a new mixed-metal, flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture, which provides solid foundations for a suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance technologies to work in harmony for a responsive and refined drive.

New Range Rover, available with four, five and seven-seat configurations, is up to 50 per cent stiffer than its predecessor while the Range Rover Sport is 35 per cent stiffer than before.

The award-winning new Range Rover scored 87 per cent for Child Occupant Protection and 72 per cent for Vulnerable Road Users, while the Range Rover Sport achieved an 85 per cent rating for Adult Occupant Protection. Both SUVs obtained 82 per cent for Safety Assist.

The new Range Rover. PHOTO: INDERA MOTORS

Executive Director of Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover Thomas Mueller said, “These excellent Euro NCAP results are a direct result of the hard work and expertise that goes into designing, engineering and manufacturing vehicles that have combined safety, capability and luxury for more than five decades. Our strong, mixed metal MLA-Flex body architecture provides solid foundations for a suite of cutting-edge active safety systems such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) that combined, work in harmony to protect occupants and other road users. These Range Rovers are a technological triumph.”

New Range Rover and Range Rover Sport share a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) designed to support the driver and protect occupants that include AEB, Lane Keep Assist, Emergency Lane Keep Assist, 3D Surround Camera and ClearSight Ground View, Driver Condition Response as well as Rear Collision Monitor with Occupant Protection Assist.

The luxury SUVs also are equipped with Pre-emptive suspension, Adaptive Cruise Control Steering Assist and Park Assist.

Alongside the active safety systems, new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport make use of technologies that aim to improve driver alertness and reduce the potential for distraction.

Both vehicles are also available with Cabin Air Purification Pro2, a pioneering system that takes interior air quality to the next level.

Not only does the PM2.5 filtration and Nanoe™-X technology help to significantly reduce odours, bacteria and allergens, but it also enhances wellness and alertness by monitoring CO2 levels inside and automatically introducing fresh external air when required.

High concentrations of CO2 contribute to drowsiness, so the system proactively contributes to optimum driver alertness.


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