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For 2012, the Range Rover Sport models feature exterior color changes and new
interior color ways for the Autobiography Sport and Limited Edition. A new
powered tailgate has also been introduced for the majority of markets across the
range for 2012, enabling drivers to set their desired lift height.
the first time on the Range Rover Sport, the next generation 7-inch touch-screen
is included with optional Dual View technology, allowing the driver to view the
navigation display whilst the passenger watches a DVD. The rear seat
entertainment package has also been enhanced with the availability of WhiteFire wireless technology.
Significant specification and performance improvements have been made to the
Hi-ICE and Premium audio systems which have been upgraded to the MOST Gen 2.1
electrical architecture, offering a staggering 825W of power through 17 speakers
on the Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7. The new 'Say What You See' voice command
on premium systems helps the driver learn commands with useful step-by-step
screen prompts and allows the use of spoken short codes too.
Interior and External Design Revisions for 2012
The external design
and interiors of the Range Rover Sport, Autobiography Sport and Limited Edition
are all upgraded for 2012.
For the Range Rover Sport, there are changes
to the rear tailgate graphics to create a distinctive new look and a Gloss Black
treatment to the headlight inners and grille surround. The S and SE derivatives
now sport a Dark Atlas grille whilst the HSE takes on the Light Atlas. The
Supercharged model can now be fitted with a new 20" alloy wheel option finished
in Sparkle Silver with high-gloss lacquer and adopts the Atlas grille surround.
The Limited Edition is equipped with the Gloss Black five-spoke wheels with
Diamond Turned face. Interior color ways on both the Autobiography Sport and
Limited Edition have been refreshed for 2012 with a headlining option of Ebony
Morzine joining the interior line-up. Subtly revised color schemes to the grille
and fender vents, bonnet badges and tow-eye, as well as body color door handles,
have been made across the range.
Infotainment Levels Significantly
Upgraded for 2012
The introduction of MOST Gen 2.1 electrical
architecture to the Hi-ICE and Premium audio and infotainment systems sees a
significant upgrade for the 2012 Range Rover Sport. There's new connectivity
supporting DVD audio formats on the Hi-Line and Premium systems, a Hard Disc
Drive Music server, Dual Tuner to give a seamless signal, iPod and video
streaming by USB, audio streaming by Bluetooth and two USB ports are located in
the console lid. Rear seat entertainment is further enhanced with the
availability of WhiteFireTM wireless technology incorporating cordless
headphones. The Hi-ICE Harman Kardon System has been upgraded from 9-speakers to
11-speakers and the output boosted from 240W to a substantial 380W. The Premium
Harman Kardon LOGIC 7 system has seen the most dramatic improvement, from 14 to
17 speakers and an almost unbelievable increase in output power from 480W to a
For the first time on a Range Rover Sport, the next
generation 7-inch touch-screen offers Dual View technology. Dual View first
appeared on the Range Rover for 2010, allowing the driver to view the navigation
display whilst the passenger watches a DVD.
Hard Disc Navigation systems
include Traffic Message Channel (TMC) and destination entry by voice. The new
'Say What You See' voice command on premium systems helps the driver learn
commands with useful step-by-step screen prompts and allows the use of spoken
short codes. There's also a new 7-day timer for the Park Heater.
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