2008 Range Rover Model Year Details


2008 Range Rover exterior viewOverview
Powertrain

Chassis & Suspension
Exterior
Interior
Options
Special Editions

 



Special thanks to Kevin Kelly for information on these pages

Photo: 2008 Range Rover (Official press photo)


Overview

After the major model update in 2006 and the fairly significant facelift in 2007, upgrades for 2008 are limited to more minor luxury and trim details, such as 4 zone air conditioning and special infrared blocking window glass, new tread-plates, revised graphics on the touch-screen and instruments, and additional color choices. 

Remarkably, the US MSRP for the basic HSE model was only slightly increased to $77,950, in spite of the tremendous strength of the British pound against the US dollar in 2007.  

Powertrain

No changes from 2007

Chassis & Suspension
No changes from 2007

Exterior

Exterior colors  Added to the nine options already available (Chawton White, Java Black, Giverny Green, Tonga Green, Buckingham Blue, Rimini Red, Stornoway GrayZermatt Silver), two new exterior colours, Alaska White and Lucerne Green were added to the lineup. There was also there was a fresh set of "designers' choices" for recommended interior and exterior combinations.

 

Wheels: Inevitably, yet another wheel option was introduced, in the form of a highly polished 20" alloy wheel design that continued the recent Land Rover tradition of supplying wheel and tire combinations that are totally unsuited to off road conditions.

Interior

The main change from 2007 is the addition of four-zone air conditioning, enabling rear seat passengers to control their individual heating and ventilation. This was  complemented with available 'climate control' windscreen and side glass with automatic rain and headlight sensing. The special glass cuts infrared heat transmission into the vehicle, reducing heat build up when the vehicle is parked in the sun.

2008 Range Rover rear AC controls

2008 Range Rover rear armrest

Rear console trim with passenger controls for the new 4 zone climate control system

Redesigned rear armrest with storage compartment and sound system controls.
(From official press photos)


A redesigned rear seat armrest provided extra stowage space (including a dedicated location for the optional rear seat entertainment remote control) and there was additional leather trim on the heating and ventilation unit and centre console. There are now a total of seven real wood veneers to choose from, all sourced from sustainable forests, and additional wood veneer elements have been applied to the rear of the centre console. A matching wooden gear knob has also been introduced on some models.

Other trim changes included new tread-plates and revised graphics on the touch-screen and instruments. A new interior colour became available, called Storm. Along with the two new exterior colors (see "exterior" section above), there was a fresh set of "designers' choices" for recommended interior and exterior combinations.

2008 Range Rover dash and console

The official press photo above shows the enhanced trim on the center console and the slight graphics changes on the instruments.

Options

Luxury Interior Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C)

$5,000

Individual Options

  • 20-inch seven-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, 255/50R20 tires (HSE only)

$4,000

  • DVD-based Rear Seat Entertainment system (all models). Includes screens in both headrests, a 6-DVD changer, wireless headphones, remote control, and input jacks for video games and audio players.

$2,500

  • Electronically controlled infinitely variable locking rear differential (HSE only / Std. on S/C)

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  • 20-inch seven spoke alloy wheels with 255/50R20 tires

$500

Special Editions

In the UK the Autobiography version continued as usual.

Westminster Edition:
In the US market  the Westminster Edition of 500 vehicles was a Supercharged model with the following cosmetic upgrades:

Several other features that are available as options on the regular models were included on the Westminster edition:

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