February 16, 2005 09:30 ET

Two New Land Rovers unveiled at Canadian International Auto Show

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 16, 2005) - During a press conference today at the Canadian
International Auto Show, Land Rover Canada introduced Range Rover for 2006 and the all-new Range
Rover Sport, a premium 'sports tourer'. Both offer a superior blend of luxury and performance
with two new powerful engine options.

Range Rover Sport, powered in top-line form by a supercharged 390hp 4.2-liter V8 engine, will
deliver astonishing power and on-road refinement. A normally aspirated V8 engine option will also
be available.

Excellent on-road dynamics are delivered through Land Rover's new Dynamic Response suspension system
and performance-tuned chassis. The innovative system, making its debut on Range Rover Sport, senses
cornering forces and acts to optimize body control and handling. It also decouples off-road to allow
greater wheel articulation during tough, all-terrain driving.

"Range Rover Sport takes us into the growing performance SUV market, but is different from all
rivals," says Vic Bernardini, president of Land Rover Canada. "It's ideal for fast, comfortable,
long-distance driving and practical enough for everyday use. Yet it is also exceptional off-road,
offering better all-terrain ability than any competitor. Like all Land Rover products, it offers the
broadest range of capability in its class."

With its aerodynamic and muscular exterior design, Range Rover Sport's stance is powerful and
aggressive. The five-door body style with single-piece rear aluminum tailgate adds to the dynamic
look and feel of the vehicle.

The Range Rover Sport, an entirely new vehicle from the world's leading sport-utility vehicle
manufacturer, is a true performance vehicle. The addition of the all-new Range Rover Sport marks the
fifth nameplate for the brand and complements the flagship Range Rover.

The Range Rover for 2006, in addition to its striking new exterior details - including new front
grille and bumper, power vents, lamps and wheels - gains two new powerful engine options, including a
supercharged version.

Two new engines add to The Range Rover's performance upgrade. A normally aspirated 4.4-liter V8 engine
produces 305bhp, while a supercharged 4.2-liter V8 produces 400bhp; making this the most powerful
Land Rover ever.

Both engines are lightweight and use advanced torque-based engine management systems that, together
with drive-by-wire throttle control and variable camshaft phasing (on the normally aspirated
versions), continually adjust the engine to deliver optimum performance, fuel economy and emissions.

"The Range Rover has always been the world's most complete luxury vehicle," said Bernardini. "With
this new flagship for the company, we believe that the best luxury SUV in the world is now even

While the result is increased performance, the upgraded engines are expected to have better fuel
economy than the outgoing V8.

The Range Rover retains its iconic shape, but there are subtle yet distinct changes. All Range Rovers
for 2006 get a new front bumper design, new headlamps and taillights, a new front grille and revised
power vents. New 19-inch alloy wheels are also offered. The supercharged derivatives are distinguished
by additional styling modifications including mesh-design front grille and power vents, unique 20-inch
alloy wheels, and special black-on-silver badges.

The complete Land Rover model line-up will be showcased at the Canadian International Auto Show at the
Land Rover stand in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, including the Freelander, the
award-winning LR3 and Range Rover.

Land Rover Canada is part of Aston Martin Jaguar Land Rover with headquarters in Bramalea, Ontario.
Land Rover established operations in Canada in 1991 and now imports and distributes Range Rover, LR3
and Freelander vehicles manufactured by Land Rover in Solihull, England. Land Rover's worldwide
operations are wholly owned by Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan. For information about the Land
Rover retailer nearest you, call 800-FIND-4WD or log on to

Vehicle specifications and features are subject to change. For the latest Land Rover pricing and
product information, contact Land Rover Canada Corporate Communications at 905.792.1121. Land
Rover-related press releases and electronic photos of the company's products are available on-line in
the Land Rover section of Ford Motor Company's news media website (

Contact Information

  • Jaguar Land Rover Canada
    Barbara Barrett
    Communications Manager
    (613) 230-2639 or (416) 565-0226