Inchcape Kenya on Thursday launched the new Range Rover L460, dubbed “The most desirable SUV”, in the Kenyan market as the latest addition under its Jaguar Land Rover franchise.
The inaugural L460 model will be sold in different variants including the High Standard Equipment (HSE), Autobiography and SV, with the 1st Edition only available in the first year of manufacture.
The New Range Rover luxury SUV will be available with a choice of a powerful Ingenium 4.4 litre V8 petrol and a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with an electric super charger.
Speaking during the launch at the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom, Inchcape Africa MD Francis Agbonlahor said the vehicle has upheld its reputation of pioneering innovation to enhance convenience, efficiency and safety.
“The new Range Rover L460 incorporates Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates meaning the vehicle will constantly evolve and remain up to date as it matures,” said Agbonlahor.
He added, “The new Range Rover has an advanced Pivi Pro infotainment system that provides immediate start-up and its complemented by a 13.1-inch Interactive Driver Display screen with high-definition graphics and configurable layout.”
Agbonlahor noted that the new Range Rover offers customers comfort and convenience merging lessons learned over 50 years of evolution with cutting edge technologies.
“It features the most sophisticated chassis technology of any vehicle. The integrated chassis control system monitors the road up to 2.5km ahead and prepares for corners using navigation and speed data. It can adjust the suspension at speed to ensure maximum comfort and efficiency,” he indicated.
UK High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott said, “The automotive industry in Kenya continues to be of importance to the UK with vehicles ranking first among the top 5 goods exported from the UK to Kenya, by the end of 2021, making up 13.2% of all UK goods exported to Kenya, at a value of £41.8 million. This improvement from 2020 when it ranked second among the Top 5 imports from UK shows the strong resilience exhibited by the sector, fostered by companies such as Inchcape.”
Land Rover says the vehicle’s body is 50 per cent stiffer than before for a safe and strong body to accommodate the new 23-inch wheels and 815mm diameter wheel combinations.
Extra features include the Adaptive Cruise Control and Steering Assist, which smooth out body movements, headrest speakers with noise cancellation and a new clean air technology that reduces odours and viruses for a more relaxing, luxury travelling experience.
Range Rover L460 is now available for purchase in Kenya at the Inchcape’s Land Rover showroom with an entry cost of approximately Sh45.1 million that can go up depending on the specifications preferred by the buyer.