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Car and Driver: Range Rover Sport Gets Updated Infotainment, New Safety Tech for 2017


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Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport SUV is a bit more modern for 2017, benefiting from an update that brings some extra active-safety tech and a new infotainment system. The only change you’ll be able to spot from the outside, however, is a new range of available colors provided by Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division.


Range Rover hasn’t yet provided photos of the 2017 Sport’s interior, but the biggest change is a larger, 10.2-inch touchscreen to replace the previous model’s 8.0-inch screen. The software behind the touchscreen, called InControl Touch Pro and already in some Jaguar Land Rover products, is also new to the Sport, and Land Rover says it’s easier to use than before and enables pinch and swipe functions. An All-Terrain Info Center that displays off-road information like vehicle geometry and wheel placement is new, too. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still not on the menu, although the new system does support integration for more smartphone apps.


The Range Rover Sport already offered several active-safety features as options, but the equipment packages have been rejiggered for 2017 to accommodate some fresh features. Lane-departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, and rear park-distance control are now standard on all models. An optional Drive Pack adds blind-spot monitoring and a new system called the Intelligent Speed Limiter, which can read speed-limit signs and restrict the car from going over the limit (reassuringly, the system can be turned off). A Drive Pro Pack adds a few more systems including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot assist that can intervene with steering corrections if the driver attempts to change lanes while a vehicle is detected in the Range Rover’s blind spot.


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For those Range Rover owners who tow, there’s also a new system called Advanced Tow Assist that is said to make it easier to reverse with a trailer. Similar to Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the Range Rover’s system displays a rear camera view of the trailer and allows the driver to indicate the intended direction of the trailer by twisting the rotary knob for the Terrain Response system. The car takes control over the steering wheel and directs the trailer while the driver maintains control of the throttle and the brake.


There are no changes in store for the 2017 Range Rover Sport’s powertrain choices, which in the U.S. comprise a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6, a 3.0-liter supercharged gasoline V-6, and a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with either 510 horsepower in the Supercharged model or 550 horsepower in the high-performance SVR. Pricing for the base gas V-6 model rises $800, to $66,645, and more detailed pricing info for the rest of the range should be available closer to the 2017 Sport’s on-sale date later this year.


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