2009 Range Rover Sport
2009 Model Year Statistics
Chassis & Suspension
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.
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
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
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)
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
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)
Cosmetic 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
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
A new option in 2009 was the HST Package for the Range Rover
Supercharged, with further cosmetic enhancements to both the interior
and exterior features of the
vehicle. The $9,000 HST Package included:
A luxury interior package offering premium ebony leather with contrasting ivory stitching
Noble metal finish accents adorn the ebony leather door inserts and lower center console.
The cold climate package (see previous years and below) was included, as well as an adaptive front-lighting system and center cooler box.
Front and rear bumpers are fit flush with the body for an aerodynamic appearance.
A unique front grill
Body-colored lower side panels
Extended rear roof spoiler
Rear chrome exhaust treatments
20-inch diamond turned alloy wheels
Adaptive cruise control
The Cold Climate Package was $1,300 on the HSE, and standard on the Supercharged. It consisted of:
Heated first- and second-row seats
Heated windshield washer jets
Luxury Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C) $3,000:
Cold Climate Package
Premium leather seats
Adaptive front lighting system
Center console cooler box
Straight grained walnut wood trim
Dynamic Response Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C) $2,000:
Dynamic Response suspension system
Brembo® front brakes
Electronically controlled infinitely variable locking rear differential (all models) $500
DVD-based Rear Seat Entertainment system (all models) $2,500
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio – service not included (HSE only / Std. on S/C) $400
Adaptive Cruise Control (S/C only) $2,000
20-inch Shadow Chrome 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels (HSE) $4,000 (S/C) $1,000
20-inch Sparkle Silver10-Spoke Alloy Wheels (HSE only) $4,000
20-inch Diamond Turned Alloy Wheel (S/C only) $1,000
20-inch aluminum-alloy ‘Stormer’ wheels (S/C only) $1,000
Premium Tan Leather Interior with Tan Leather Door Inserts $200 (HSE w/LUX & S/C)
Premium Ebony Leather Interior with Ivory Contrast Stitch and $300 Ebony Leather Door Inserts (HSE w/LUX & S/C)
Dark Zebrano wood trim (S/C only) No Charge
Unchanged. For full technical specs please see the RR Sport Technical Specs Page.
Wading depth 700 mm (27.6 inches) (unchanged).
Ramp breakover angle (hi mode) 25 degrees (unchanged)
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