British High Commissioner, Jane Marriot, and Inchcape Africa MD, Francis Agbonlahor, officate launch of the Range Rover L460
British High Commissioner, Jane Marriot, and Inchcape Africa MD, Francis Agbonlahor, officate launch of the Range Rover L460. [Photo/ Courtesy]

Inchcape Kenya has introduced the new Range Rover L460 into the Kenyan automotive market, adding to the significant array of luxury SUV’s the company offers under its Jaguar Land Rover franchise.

Dubbed as ‘the most desirable SUV’, the vehicle is the first of the L460 model and will be available in different variants which include the High Standard Equipment (HSE), Autobiography, SV, the 1st Edition only available in the first year of manufacture.

The New Range Rover is available with a choice of powerful Ingenium 4.4 litre V8 petrol and a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with an electric supercharger.

Speaking during the media launch event held at the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom, Inchcape Africa Managing Director, Francis Agbonlahor, noted that the vehicle upholds its reputation of pioneering innovation with the suite of technologies designed 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. 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” said Mr Agbonlahor

He further noted, “The customers’ comfort and convenience are guaranteed in the new Range Rover. The vehicle leverages lessons learned over 50 years of evolution and combines them with cutting-edge technologies to deliver comfort at every turn. 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”.

Also present at the Customer launch event held at her Nairobi residence was the UK High Commissioner, Jane Marriott, who noted that “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.”

The vehicle’s body is 50 per cent stiffer than before, creating a safe and strong body designed to accommodate the new 23-inch wheels – a first for Land Rover – and 815mm diameter wheel combinations.

Additional features that make the vehicle the ultimate SUV experience include the Adaptive Cruise Control and the Steering Assist which smooth out body movements resulting from sudden changes in speed, headrest speakers with next-generation noise cancellation and a new clean air technology that significantly reduces odours and viruses – creating one of the quietest, most relaxing, luxury travelling experience yet.

The vehicle is now available for purchase in Kenya at the Inchcape’s Land Rover showroom.

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