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(from Land Rover
Press Release) MAHWAH, N.J. – August 4, 2010 - Upgraded
interior and exterior styling give a fresh new look for the 2011
Land Rover LR2. Exterior design changes include a new front bumper
and two bar grille, giving the LR2 a front appearance in line with
the hot-selling new Land Rover LR4.
Three new colors, and new alloy wheels give the 2011 LR2 an overall
more contemporary, sporty appearance. Inside, a new range of seat
styles and a redesigned instrument cluster give the interior of the
2011 LR2 a fresh appearance.
Land Rover aficionados will also note another small but significant
change in the famous Land Rover logo, which changes color for 2011
from gold on green to a more contemporary bright silver on green.
3.2-liter i6 engine remains
The straight six is the
best balanced of all engine configurations but its length usually
makes it difficult to package transversely. The straight six
accelerates the LR2 to 60mph in 8.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 8.7
seconds) and on to a top speed of 124mph (200 km/h). However, the
Rear End Ancillary Drive (READ) arrangement of the i6, with
ancillaries like water pump, air conditioning compressor and
alternator mounted at the rear rather than the front, reduce the
length of the i6 to an incredible 23.64 inches (60 cm) making it an
easy fit in the LR2’s engine bay.
With an advanced, aluminum block, head and bedplate the i6 remains
at the cutting edge of engine design. The i6 is equipped with twin
overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder with cam profile
switching (CPS) and variable valve timing (VVT). The combination of
the two mix high power with low end flexibility and maximum
The i6 also has a variable length inlet tract which adapts to
optimise both high end power and low end torque. These technologies
combine to deliver 80 percent of maximum torque across the entire
useable rev range and 189 lb.-ft. is available between 1400rpm and
6400rpm. The engine uses Intelligent Power System Management (IPSM)
for ‘smart charging’ of the battery.
The i6 engine was originally developed with Land Rover applications
in mind and is designed to resist dust, mud and water intrusion as
well as operation at acute tilt angles.
Design enhancements both inside
The exterior of the LR2
gets a new look for 2011 with a new front bumper assembly
incorporating new front fog lamp bezels. There’s a new front grille
in Bright Finish. The Halogen projector headlamps are new, as are
the rear tail lamps which now have a clear inner lens and a black
lens surround for greater definition. The tailgate handle is now
finished in body color and the full width signature strip is
finished in Noble. Additional body colored parts include door
handles, headlamp washer jets, door mirrors and lower side door
panels and rear bumper are fully painted as standard. Door mirrors
now have a 10 percent larger glass area and to really set off the
fresh styling there are also new 18” (standard) and 19” (optional)
alloy wheels. The choice of colors has changed for 2011 too, with
the addition of Kosrae Green, Baltic Blue and Fuji White.
In the cabin, there are two new contemporary seat styles offering a
greater range of choice. Napoli leather and New Windsor leather for
the LUX Package. These two new styles differentiate between trim
levels. A 6/4-way electric adjustment is standard and 8/6-way
electric adjustment included in the LUX Package seats.
New colorways compliment the revised upholstery design with Ebony,
Tan and Ivory and there are matching door casings in Ebony PVC with
Ivory stitching and Ebony PVC with Tan contrast stitching. Three new
fascia finishers come in either Element Silver, Dark Chestnut and
Black Lacquer Finish. This Black Lacquer Finish (optional) is also
carried over onto the steering wheel switchpack.
At the high end of the option range, the LUX Package comes with
Windsor Leather upholstery in Ebony, Almond, Ivory or Tan colorways.
The Pack includes the luxurious 8/6 way electric seat plus premium
carpet mats. All 2011 LR2s will benefit from a clear and
contemporary new instrument pack too.
The LR2 provides the safest possible environment for occupants. The
Command Driving Position provides good visibility of all four
corners of the vehicle and narrow A-pillars ensure that forward
visibility is not compromised. There are seven airbags: two curtain,
two front, two thorax and a driver’s knee bag as standard. The
transverse engine mounting not only frees up interior space but
offers impressive crash performance, helping the LR2 achieve a 5
star Euro NCAP rating for adult occupant protection.
Terrain Response offers
unparalleled driving dynamics
delivers the most sophisticated four wheel-drive technology in the
sector ensuring the LR2 is equipped for every surface it may
encounter, from sand to tarmac. Four settings remain for 2011
catering for general driving, slippery conditions such as grass,
gravel, or snow, mud and ruts and sand. Terrain response also
oversees the stability controls and traction aids such as Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and ABS
according to the selected terrain. It also engages Hill Descent
Control (HDC) to suit the selected terrain and changes the setting
of the electronic center coupling to optimize the four wheel-drive
system in off-road conditions. In addition, Terrain Response
includes Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake
Control (CBC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Roll Stability Control
(RSC) Engine Drag Control (EDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC).
The many functions of Terrain Response are underpinned by the high
levels of body stiffness which provide the best foundation for
excellent ride and handling characteristics as well as off-road
performance. A structural undertray on the front sub-frame improves
steering precision as well as protecting the underside of the
vehicle and four point engine mounting aids engine stability and
As with all Land Rovers, the LR2 is rigorously tested worldwide in
the UK, USA, Middle East, Australia and Russia in temperatures
ranging from -40°F to 122C° and up to 95 percent humidity. The LR2
is also tested at altitudes of up to 13,100 ft.