Land Rover In Car Technology

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, Automotive Editor - May 3, 2012

Land Rover and its sub-brand Range Rover use a centrally mounted touchscreen unit to control audio, infotainment and navigation functions. The system offers a nice variety of audio sourcing options, though navigating the touchscreen's many menus can be a little cumbersome with periodic response lag. Land Rover has not yet made the plunge to mobile apps or robust smartphone integration, but its systems do not lag far behind the curve and come standard on all but the LR2.

Navigation/Infotainment Package Specific to Manufacturer

Land Rover Navigation

Car Audio

All Land Rover and Range Rover models feature top-quality standard audio systems, even among luxury SUVs.

  • Interface: Touchscreen, voice control, hardware buttons for audio and other commonly used functions
  • Speakers: Up to 19 speakers including dual subwoofers
  • Available Inputs: USB/iPod, auxiliary audio 3.5-mm
  • Other Features: SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, Bluetooth A2DP streaming audio, iPod integration, hard drive for music file storage

Car Video

  • Screens: Dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system (most models)
  • DVD/BluRay Capability: DVD
  • Back-up Cameras: Available on all models.

Car Gaming

  • Video Game Consoles Supported: Major game consoles
  • Inputs: AC electrical outlet, A/V inputs

Computers

  • Mobile/Rolling Hotspot: N/A
  • Smartphone-based Data Connection: N/A

Navigation

  • Official Name: Land Rover Navigation
  • Price Range: $1,900 on base LR2, standard on all other models.
  • Interface: Touchscreen, voice control, hardware controls for common functions
  • Features: Real-time traffic, HDD-based (DVD-based on LR2)
  • Available On: All Land Rover and Range Rover models.

Safety Technology

All Land Rover models come with standard all-wheel drive, making them well-suited to harsh weather climates.

Terrain Response System fluidly adjusts engine, transmission, AWD system, suspension electronics, and stability and hill descent control systems to match current driving needs.

Bluetooth Hands-Free

Bluetooth support is optional on LR2, standard on all other Land Rover models. Features like text message-to-speech available on most models.

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida is an Automotive Editor who produces buying guides and sneak previews for CarsDirect, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus. An all-around automotive technical expert, he loves to delve into the inner workings of modern and vintage vehicles in his spare time.

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