Power flows through a new six-speed automatic transmission with an electronically controlled center differential that reportedly improves handling both on and off the road. Other updates include an improved air suspension, sharpened steering response, better brake performance, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Supercharged versions have Brembo braking components for improved stopping performance.
Modifications are also made to create a quieter cabin, and there's a killer rear seat entertainment system featuring a six-disc DVD changer, twin screens, and headphone pods that are all integrated with the Range Rover's 710-watt, Logic 7 surround sound system. Adaptive headlights that help illuminate around curves are available, and the Range Rover's audio, phone, and navigation systems get touch-screen control for 2006. Also new this year is a reversing camera system and a Bluetooth-enabled communications system with text messaging capability.
Already the most luxurious and capable SUV on the market, the 2006 Land Rover Range Rover kicks it up a notch to ensure its supremacy. If we had to buy just one vehicle to do it all, this would be tough to pass up.
Photos courtesy of Land Rover North America