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    Actually, lets look at this interior shot in more detail- shall we?

    First off, those are not XF HVAC controls but XK..........

    Which begs the question- will they move the Sat/Nav screen down below as on the XK and if so what will they do with the current screen up above?

    If not then what will go in that large opening above the HVAC?

    Also, the Instrument cluster is also from the XK- not the XF......

    Lastly, if you notice the Headlight switches are lifted from the Full size Rangie which seems to indicate that again the interior will move upscale......

    Oh, and one more thing I wonder what the new keyless starter button will look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI6
    Actually, lets look at this interior shot in more detail- shall we?

    First off, those are not XF HVAC controls but XK..........

    Which begs the question- will they move the Sat/Nav screen down below as on the XK and if so what will they do with the current screen up above?

    If not then what will go in that large opening above the HVAC?

    Also, the Instrument cluster is also from the XK- not the XF......

    Lastly, if you notice the Headlight switches are lifted from the Full size Rangie which seems to indicate that again the interior will move upscale......

    Oh, and one more thing I wonder what the new keyless starter button will look like?
    I hope they don't move the nav screen down, that's ergonomically the wrong way to go. Today you really don't have to look down very far to see Nav, and that's a safer way IMHO.

    XK or XF - good observation...maybe we can ask for XXX?

    Keyless starter button - I wonder if it will be like the JAG's...the one that pulses, or the boring one in the LR2...hopefully, the key location will be a bit more easily accessible than the LR2.
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    concerning the nav thing, i think they will finally do what should have been done in the beginning, make a dash similar to the big Range, meaning the Sat nav also will control the radio and what not.
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    My opinion: It may not have the wow factor of an all-touchscreen solution or a Teutonic joystick thingy, but I kinda like the fact that the radio + phone controls and display, as dated as they look in our car, are separate and independent from the satnav controls. The climate controls, too. True, there are more buttons and the center dash doesn't look as elegant. On the other hand, changing radio station, dialing a phone number, or setting the cabin temperature is a snap. All radio and climate controls on the Sport are within easy reach while driving, the touchscreen is a bit of a stretch, without any tactile feedback and hard to read if the sun hits it the wrong way. I am not a big fan of monitor integrated-everything designs, so I hope they don't overdo it. Maybe use some redundant controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umbertob
    My opinion: It may not have the wow factor of an all-touchscreen solution or a Teutonic joystick thingy, but I kinda like the fact that the radio + phone controls and display, as dated as they look in our car, are separate and independent from the satnav controls. The climate controls, too. True, there are more buttons and the center dash doesn't look as elegant. On the other hand, changing radio station, dialing a phone number, or setting the cabin temperature is a snap. All radio and climate controls on the Sport are within easy reach while driving, the touchscreen is a bit of a stretch, without any tactile feedback and hard to read if the sun hits it the wrong way. I am not a big fan of monitor integrated-everything designs, so I hope they don't overdo it. Maybe use some redundant controls.
    I completely agree and would like to add the following opinion;

    I think the interior pix shown are EXACTLY what you will get in the 2009-2011 RRS. i.e. dash layout is unchanged. Only switch-gear appears to be updated/improved. I think the NAV screen will remain where it is presently and a new stereo head unit in the console. These are all parts/units that can be easily slipped in/out of the current patform without having to change anything. (BMW did this with the 2007MY 5-series after only 3yrs which is scheduled to be replaced with a new platfrom for 2010MY.)

    I've read (where I've no clue) LR has a new platform for the RRS scheduled for 2012MY which is about right based on design cycle. Therefore LR is not going to change anything "structural". Instead just incorporate refreshes/updates using the current "template" (for lack of a better word) as they are doing - I think the pix reflect that.

    Further to this point, Take a look at the exterior pix - nothin's changed. Sure there's a new front bumper cover but look closely; there's no "dip" under the grille making it level from headlamp to headlamp. Thus eliminating the bottom horizontal grille bar allowing for the 2-bar grille. I'd be willing to bet every single person on this board a FREE opinion from me, that one could order the "new" bumper cover and grille then have it installed on their 2006-2008 RRS as I suspect there has been no structural modifications.

    To umberto's other point;
    I LOVED BMW's iDrive set up. If I live to be 100 I will never understand why the press hates it so. That said, I like the RRS 10-key pad on the stereo and the stereo separate from the NAV. In iDrive the key-pad is on the screen requiring the driver to use the iDrive controller to "press" digits - NOT convenient. With the stereo on screen (iDrive) you often find yourself changing between phone, stereo or NAV becasue what you want at the moment is not there. This is also inconvenient and distracting.

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    I am also getting information (but we'll have to see if these changes apply in all markets abroad) that the 2009 will add a heated steering wheel like the FFRR, improved Bluetooth system, redesigned roof antenna pod, new rear spoiler (?), new electrochromic interior mirror like in the FFRR, and will lose the passenger airbag cutoff switch.

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    pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by umbertob



    I am also getting information (but we'll have to see if these changes apply in all markets abroad) that the 2009 will add a heated steering wheel like the FFRR, improved Bluetooth system, redesigned roof antenna pod, new rear spoiler (?), new electrochromic interior mirror like in the FFRR, and will lose the passenger airbag cutoff switch.
    These pix can also be found here: http://uk.medialandrover.com/php/news.php?news_id=186

    (IF these are MY2009 pix) it apears there is absolutely no change to the interior as suggested in the spy-pix posted here. Which leads me to think those (spy) pix could be of the "redesign" slated for MY2012???

    If you study the pix above you'll see it looks like possibly a new front bumper cover (i.e. no dip under grille) and clear turn indicators on the rear. Beyond that there is nothing really "new". I think umbertob is spot on - only "tech improvements" which is insignificant (IMO)
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    I really like the contrasting stitching on the ebony seats in that picture, very classy. Alcantara centers in the leather seats should be a nice touch as well. The FFRR guys are not going to like it one bit that more and more exclusive bits from their flagship are trickling down to the Sport. I am not too crazy about the "noble" metallic treatment on the center console, though. I still prefer wood.

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    I don't get the love for Alcantara, its just man made suede. Cheaper than leather. Manufacturers seem to be substituting this for leather and getting away with charging for leather.

    I'd rather have real wood and real leather rather than Alcantara and "noble" paint.
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    i understand alcantara for a steering wheel for a sports car, cause it feels very good on the hands and maybe they should start putting it on headliners instead of that cheap cloth thats used. but anywhere else i agree with your statement.
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