2009 Range Rover Sport Model Year Details


2009 Range Rover Sport SuperchargedOverview
2009 Model Year Statistics
Powertrain
Chassis & Suspension
Exterior
Interior
Standard Features
Special Editions
Technical Specifications
Other
 


Photo:  2009 Range Rover Sport Supercharged (Land Rover press photo). Note clear tail lights and side marker lights, and body colored paint on lower tailgate.


Overview
Initial changes for 2009 were minor and cosmetic in nature, but it was rumored that a more substantial facelift might appear later in the year, including a 5 litre engine and different headlight treatments. I suspect that will be the 2010 model. Meanwhile, the info posted below just deals with the existing minor cosmetic changes that were seen when the 2009 model year went on sale. These were announced and shown at the Los Angeles Motor Show in December 2008 and consisted of cosmetic interior enhancements, new wheel options and a cosmetically refreshed rear exterior.

All models continued to include the Terrain Response, and the Supercharged continued to add the Dynamic Response technology, otherwise known as automatic roll stability control.

All other features on the Range Rover Sport carry over from 2008 model year.

2009 Model Year Statistics

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) in the US for The Range Rover Sport HSE was $59,150 while the Range Rover Sport Supercharged had a 2007 MSRP of $72,600. Both prices included a $775 destination charge.

Range Rover Sport in mud puddlePowertrain:
No changes were made from earlier model years.


Chassis and Suspension:
No changes from the 2006 model year.

Wheels & Tires:
19x9 inch wheels with 255/50R19 tires continued to be were standard on the HSE, while the Supercharged model came with 20x9.5 inch wheels and 255/45R20 tires. As usual, the inevitable new optional wheel design options were offered. In the words of the Land Rover sales blurbs, "A second 20 inch wheel style, available in painted silver or diamond turned finish. The new wheel style is complemented with the addition of a shadow chrome finish now available for the first time on the existing 10 spoke 20-inch Alloy wheel".

Photo at right: 2009 RR Sport in a mud puddle (Land Rover press photo)


Exterior:

The side repeater lamps (side turn signal lamps) and tail lamps were changed to clear lenses. Body color paint was applied to the lower portion of the tailgate appliqué, and a different texture was applied to the tread strip on the rear bumper. 

Exterior color options were also revised with the addition of the following three new metallic paint colours:

• Bournville (a very dark brown metallic)
• Santorini Black (metallic)
• Galway Green (a dark hue)


Interior:
2009 Range Rover Sport DashCosmetic updates included the introduction of "Noble", a metallic plate finish, on the centre console sides, air vent bezels and door pull handles to emphasize the clean architectural graphics of the cabin.

Almond leather interior trim with Nutmeg carpet and carpeted mats replaced the Alpaca seats and carpet option.  Thus the seat and carpet color choices were as follows:

Ebony seats/Ebony carpet
Almond seats/Nutmeg carpet
Ivory seats/Ebony carpet (Supercharged only).

Premium leather with diagonal stitching was made available on door inserts in Ebony, Almond and Ivory. Leather seats with Alcantara centre panels were extended across three colour options, with contrast Ivory stitching available with Ebony.

The introduction of acoustic laminated side glass to both driver and passenger windows was copied from the prior year's full size Range Rover model. It reduces the levels of road and wind noise, while increasing security.

Photo at right: Land Rover press photo depicting "Noble" metal trim in 2009 RR Sport.

The Supercharged model also offered a new choice between light Cherry or dark Oak wood accents, and LUX or sporty Supercharged-unique leather upholstery.

Audio & Navigation Equipment
No change from previous year

Other Standard Features
No significant change

Options:

A new option in 2009 was the HST Package for the Range Rover Sport Supercharged, with further cosmetic enhancements to both the interior and exterior features of the vehicle. The $9,000 HST Package included:

The Cold Climate Package was $1,300 on the HSE, and standard on the Supercharged. It consisted of:

Luxury Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C) $3,000:

Dynamic Response Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C) $2,000:

Individual Options:


2009 Model Year Range Rover Special Editions:



Technical Specifications
Unchanged. For full technical specs please see the RR Sport Technical Specs Page.

Other

Wading depth 700 mm (27.6 inches) (unchanged).
Ramp breakover angle (hi mode) 25 degrees (unchanged)

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