The first time I have seen a tech blog test a Range Rover :
Let’s take a look at the 2010 Range Rover Supercharged infotainments systems because after all, shopping for in-vehicle technology is just about as important as feeling out the powertrain and suspension. Often these creature comforts can make or break a vehicle. But not the Range Rover Supercharged. Nope. Even though the infotainment stack is antiquated and the LCD dash cluster is nothing more than a novelty, the rest of the vehicle more than makes up for these letdowns.
See, the center LCD screen that controls media functions and navigation feels like a carry-over from a 2008-ish vehicle and that’s not good considering this 2010 Range Rover prices out north of $100k. The whole user interface feels a bit off. The system isn’t missing anything per se, but is just poorly designed. The layouts have strange control schemes, many of the menu’s only have one option, and the navigation looks like something from a department store GPS. Yes, it could be so much better, but I still love this truck.
Take the fancy-pants LCD dash cluster. It’s novel, I’ll give it that, but it’s not all that functional in practice. It has none of the sweet functions of the Jaguar’s implementation. It simply displays two round analog dials with a menu system between them. The Range Rover’s cousin, Jaguar, also uses an LCD screens for some models but features some nifty tricks such as replacing the fuel gauge with navigation maps on the fly. There’s none of this on the Range Rover’s version. Only during one off-road mode does the right analog dial scoot over a bit to display the vehicle’s differential settings.