2009 Range Rover Model Year Details


2009 Range Rover SuperchargedOverview
Pricing
Powertrain

Chassis & Suspension
Exterior
Interior
Options
Special Editions



Photo: 2009 Range Rover Supercharged. Note polished 10-spoke 20 inch wheel newly available as an option. (Official press photo)


Overview

The 2009 model year was marked by a number of cosmetic upgrades. New softer dash leather, improved door seals, a modified color palette, and new wheel designs were the main changes to the standard models. Also, a new Autobiography Package for the Supercharged edition was introduced in the US. Named after the Autobiography edition long available on Range Rovers in the UK since the earliest models, this was a US-style pre-ordained luxury option package rather than a customized set of features, trim items and colors that could be uniquely chosen by the owner as in the UK Autobiography Edition. The package included special leather and wood trim, the 4-zone climate control and insulating glass options (introduced in 2008), the rear-seat entertainment package, a new wheel design, and an Autobiography tailgate badge.

Pricing:
Pricing in the US: The naturally aspirated HSE had an MSRP of $78,450, while the Supercharged model had an MSRP of $94,100.

*Prices include a $775 destination and delivery charge. Tax, title, registration fees not included.   

(Photo below: Autobiography edition. Note special wheels. Official Land Rover Press Photo)

Autobiography version

Powertrain

No changes from 2008; the electronic locking differential was still standard on the Supercharged and optional on the HSE models, with an electronic locking center differential on both models.

Chassis & Suspension
No changes from 2008

Exterior
Exterior colors  The 2009 color palette included three new colors; Bournville (a very dark brown metallic), Santorini Black (metallic), and Galway Green (a dark hue). Thus the complete list of Exterior/Interior color choices was as follows:

Alaska White Ivory seats/ Aspen carpet
Santorini Black Storm seats/ Jet carpet
Lucerne Green Metallic* Parchment seats/ Navy carpet
Galway Green* Navy seats/ Navy carpet
Zermatt Silver Metallic Jet seats/ Jet carpet
Buckingham Blue Metallic Sand seats/ Sand carpet
Rimini Red Metallic* Ivory seats/ Jet carpet
Stornoway Grey Metallic
Bournville Metallic
Atacama Sand*

* Extended Paint Palette, available for special order

WOOD TRIM
American Cherry
Burled Walnut
Grand Black Lacquer (Supercharged model only)

Wheels: The inevitable new alloy wheel designs and options that Land Rover introduces nearly every year were part of the cosmetic trim upgrades. The 19-inch wheels on the Range Rover HSE (standard model) were changed to incorporate seven sets of double spokes. The 20-inch aluminum wheel included with the HSE’s LUX package was modified to incorporate nine solid spokes. For the Supercharged model, a new design was introduced for the standard 20-inch wheel with seven double spokes (different from the HSE’s wheel), while a polished 10-spoke wheel was an available option. A third Diamond Turn 20-inch wheel with 7 V-shaped spokes was exclusive to the new Autobiography Package (see below).

Badging: The optional Autobiography package came with an Autobiography badge on the tailgate and another on the door sill.

Range Rover Autobiography tailgate badge

Range Rover Autobiography Wheel

Range Rover Autobiography Door Sill Insignia

Range Rover Autobiography Tailgate Badge

Autobiography Wheels

Range Rover Autobiography door sill insignia

Land Rover Official Press Photos


Interior
For 2009, all Range Rovers received softer leather fitted to the instrument panel. Front door seals were improved to reduce road and wind noise intrusion. The official press photo below shows the resulting front interior of the 2009 Supercharged model.

2009 Range Rover Supercharged Interior


  The new Autobiography Package added several interior trim upgrades. All seat surfaces were upholstered with soft semi-aniline leather. As well as the top of the instrument panel (which became leather clad in 2009 for all models) the sides of the center console and top surfaces of the doors were also finished in leather. The wood panels in the Autobiography were advertised to consist of "14 pieces located strategically throughout the interior to provide an extra-luxurious appearance". This seems to be about the same amount of wood trim as on regular models, but a careful count by alert RangeRovers.net member Michael Williams revealed that the HSE has 12 pieces, while the Supercharged models with the optional 4 zone Climate Control  introduced in 2008 add two pieces of wood around the rear climate controls. Since this package is part of the Autobiography option, this accounts for the 14 pieces. The special "climate controlled" glass introduced as an option in 2008 was also  included. The rear-seat entertainment system normally offered as an option in Range Rovers was standard as part of the Autobiography Package. The official press photo below shows the front interior of an Autobiography model, but the main thing that distinguishes this photo from the regular model above is the leather trim on the door panels.   

Range Rover Autobiography Interior Trim


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)

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

$500

Special Editions
The Autobiography package introduced into the US market could be regarded as a special edition. For full details of the optional extras included in this package see the sections above.

 

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