Spy shots: 2010 Range Rover facelift

The facelifted model is expected to go on sale in the second half of the year

The facelifted model is expected to go on sale in the second half of the year

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Land Rover’s third-generation Range Rover was first introduced in 2002 and was updated in 2005 with some minor styling revisions as well as a range of new V8 engines sourced from Jaguar. The luxury SUV is set to undergo another minor update, with a camouflaged prototype caught testing once again near Land Rover’s headquarters in the UK.

The updated model is expected to go on sale in the second half of the year as a 2010 model but with a brand new Range Rover due in 2011 the changes planned for this latest facelift will be minimal. These will include a new grille and bumper design, as well as new headlights and a slightly revamped interior.

While no major mechanical updates are planned, there may be an introduction of the same 5.0L V8 engine that was introduced in the 2010 Jaguar XF and XK. This engine is also expected to appear in the facelifted Range Rover Sport and LR3 (Discovery 3). A 3.0L V6 turbodiesel to replace the current 2.7L unit is also likely.
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Comments (13)
  1. hmm, hope its minimal changes, im thinking of gettin an autobiography when its released in october

  2. How about dropping some weight that would be good.

  3. weight and the price, becasue im certain the pump prices can only get higher

  4. They could also bring their diesel models to America.

  5. They keep facelifting it for 20+ years already. Technology updated, looks forgotten. IMO

  6. That's what Range Rover did for 20 odd years with the old one...keep updating it slightly...in more reent years though it's just lights and the grill

  7. Makes me wish we got the Defender as well.

  8. After a recent management meeting Land Rover Disclosed to Dealers that the 2010MY Range rover is being released in september 2009, different bumpers, lights, center console, dash board (major overhaul of technology and design), 5.0 S/C petrol engine available alongside 3.6 TDV8 Diesel,
    Also new news being Discovery 4 is being released at the same time with the new 3.0 TDV6 and 2.7 TDV6 engines with no petrol for the UK, new seats, dashboard, and center console, no revisions to body were released.
    And Range Rover Sport May be loosing the 3.6 TDV8 in favour of the 3.0 TDV6 as it is more economical and just as quick as the previous option, the 2.7 TDV6 will stay and also she recieves the 5.0 S/C Petrol engine option

  9. Hey guys, its realy confusing all this news with the face lift and release time, also this is the second rangerover that im sending back at it came with a little bump, so it seems that my lick was for the facelift to take

  10. wow nice

  11. I am a die-hard Range Rover and Land Rover fan, but will rather wait for the brand new model that is coming out in 2011, than purchase the last facelifted model of the current range. It is going to be something worth waiting for!

  12. There is no 'brand new' 2011 Range Rover. The next Range Rover is the '2013' which is most likely to be released in 2012. As was the '2011' which was changed to '2010' and released in 2009 in the UK. The 2013 model will be the first major overhaul since 2002.
    I would keep hold of your RR until then, I am keeping my 2007 as there is not much difference other than bumpers /grill & lights. Internals are not a big change unless you have a pre 2007 model.
    It will be interesting to see what TATA pull out of the bag, now they have to do a full redesign of an established icon!
    Sorry eco-mentalists, as for "uncool" and "wasteful", Range Rover will never be uncool. As much as Ferrari will never be uncool and wasteful!

  13. While the frame hasn't changed for 2010 (or even the upcoming 2011 model), there have been significant improvements. The new TFT display replaces the gauge clusters, which will give Land Rover the opportunity to create personalized software to fit different color schemes/layouts in the future if they choose. The new 5.0 liter V8 puts out 75 more horsepower and gets better fuel economy than the outgoing 4.4 liter. Upgraded suspension and transmission, new electronic system and hard disk navigation. Available rear seat recline, 5 camera surround system, and... wait for it... 1200 harmon/kardon Sound System. Look for something a little interesting on the 2011 models around the gear shifter :) It's pretty cool. The big boy won't look a whole lot different until 2012 but the Land Rover is already changing its infrastructure.

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