London, UK, 10 October 2017 – More than ever, Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury travel, making every journey a treasured experience whether driving or being driven.

Conceived nearly 50 years ago for the country set to use on the estate and then drive to the townhouse, Range Rover has continuously evolved to lead the world around it, remaining the peerless luxury SUV.

Today technology drives the new Range Rover’s next major step, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain providing sustainable luxury with new levels of efficiency and capability complementing its refinement and desirability. The exterior design has evolved, while heightened comfort and new consumer technologies have been added to the cabin.

Comfort-enhancing functions transform the travelling experience for the driver and passengers. The front seats feature 24-way movement thanks to the new seat frames, with wider and deeper foams as well as heated arm rests. In the rear a completely redesigned cabin and seating layout create a tranquil sanctuary with no compromise to the rear load space.

If you’re working while being driven, up to 17 connection points including domestic plug sockets, USB, HDMI and 12-volt are all available; 4G Wi-Fi hotspots for up to eight devices and convenient storage are all designed for the business traveller. The cabin is tailored for relaxation with luxurious seats offering 25 massage programmes thanks to Hot Stone massage technology within the seat backs.

Wider, softer seats offer sumptuous comfort. Reclining by up to 40 degrees, they make the most of the additional 186mm legroom (now 1,206mm in total) and can be deployed at the touch of button. The exemplary comfort extends to heated and cooled seats, plus heated arm, foot and calf rests. For additional convenience and personalisation, all seat functionality can be controlled via a smartphone app, whether inside or outside the vehicle.

Our customers are very clear about what they want from any new Range Rover. ‘Don’t change it, just make it better,’ they tell us, so everything we’ve done has been about enhancing our flagship SUV. After nearly 50 years the fourth generation Range Rover is the finest so far, ensuring the original luxury SUV remains the choice for discerning customers the world over.

Juliet Angus attends the reveal of the new electrified Range Rover at the London Design Museum on October 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett)


Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover

The elegance of the interior has been elevated by the seamless integration of the most advanced infotainment system yet created by Jaguar Land Rover. Touch Pro Duo, codenamed ‘Blade’, combines two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens on the centre console working in perfect harmony. Information can be swiped from one screen to the other, making the layout highly intuitive and engaging to operate, with unrivalled functionality.

Following the introduction of the new Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) last week, Jaguar Land Rover’s ICE to ACE journey continues, moving from conventional internal combustion engines to autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles.

The efficient new Range Rover P400e provides sustainable performance by combining a 300PS (221kW) 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 116PS (85kW) electric motor. The 404PS (297kW) total available power output[1] – available through the permanent four-wheel drive system – delivers 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds) and a maximum speed of 137mph (220km/h).

With an impressive 640Nm of torque, the new powertrain combines to deliver dynamic performance with traditional Range Rover capability, comfort and refinement.

Thanks to its electrified powertrain, the Range Rover P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and provides an all-electric range of up to 31 miles (51km) without the Ingenium petrol engine running. For the first time, customers choosing Land Rover’s flagship SUV can experience zero-emission driving.

The P400e provides whisper-quiet refinement with uncompromised off-road capability as well as enabling entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones.

Drivers of the new PHEV model can choose from two driving modes:

  1. Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) – combines petrol and electric drive. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions:
    • SAVE function – prevents the battery charge dropping below a pre-selected level
    • Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function – entering a destination in the navigation system enables the feature, which utilises in built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy
  2. EV (Electric Vehicle) mode – enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero-emission journeys

The powertrain’s precision and control make for serene progress in all conditions and across all terrains. Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor, which has no creep speed and is able to deliver maximum torque from zero rpm, to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road manoeuvres, confirming Range Rover’s outstanding breadth of effortless capability.

“The new Range Rover takes our luxury SUV to new heights, delivering enhanced refinement, luxury and all-terrain capability. The new PHEV powertrain isn’t simply a no-compromise solution – it builds on the traditions of our flagship SUV and delivers heightened refinement and comfort with impressive performance and efficiency.”

Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover

When rapid charging the 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard. The Range Rover’s battery is covered by an eight-year, 100,000-mile, 70 per cent state of health warranty.

The Range Rover 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine is longitudinally mounted, with the 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed transmission at the centre of the vehicle alongside the 7kW on-board charger. The access point for the cable is at the front of the vehicle, while the prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the boot floor. The P400e is available in both standard and long wheelbase body styles.

The new Range Rover has been enhanced with further technologies for greater comfort and convenience:

  • Gesture sunblind: opened and closed by an advanced gesture control system that senses an occupant’s hand movement. All it takes to open the blind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear view mirror, and forwards to close
  • Air Cabin Ionisation: uses nano-sized charged water particles to cleanse and purify the air for enhanced passenger wellbeing
  • Pixel-laser LED headlights: advanced technology is brighter and yet intelligently blanks sections of LEDs to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers
  • Activity key: customers can securely lock and unlock their vehicle without the need to carry a conventional key fob

To experience tailored Range Rover luxury and performance in its most dynamic form, customers can now savour the enhanced SVAutobiography Dynamic – the most powerful production Range Rover to date. The output from its V8 supercharged petrol engine is up to 565PS (a 15PS increase), which delivers 0-60mph in only 5.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds). Striking design revisions include an exclusive Graphite Atlas mesh grille design with chrome inserts and a revised rear bumper with integrated metal tailpipe finishers.

Designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, the new Range Rover will be produced at the company’s Solihull production facility and is available to order now, with first deliveries from the end of 2017 (market dependent).

First UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race Flares Cycling Fever in Hong Kong Cyclothon

The cycling fever scorched Hong Kong on Sunday, 8 October as Hong Kong Cyclothon 2017 was staged for the third year.

The race intensity soared to a climax in the first ever UCI Class 1.1 road race in Hong Kong, where 17 professional teams from 12 countries and regions including UCI World TeamsORICA-SCOTT and UAE Team Emirates vied for victory. Champion of Hong Kong Cyclothon 2016 International Criterium Matej Mohoric of UCI World Team UAE Team Emirates raced against keen competition among other world-class riders and triumphed in the UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race. He also won gold in sprint along the winding course upon the cityscape in front of Victoria Harbour.

Prior to the exciting professional race, thousands of international and local cycling enthusiasts flocked to Tsim Sha Tsui in anticipation of the 50km Ride before twilight. They were exhilarated by the exclusive opportunity to speed across the iconic Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and Stonecutters Bridge on bicycle.

UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race Result:

Winners of Individual Time AND Points

Rank Name Team
Champion Matej Mohoric UAE Team Emirates
1st Runner-up Robbie Hucker IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness
2nd Runner-up Yukiya Arashiro Japan National Team

5,000 Cyclists Will Pedal in Hong Kong Cyclothon on 8 October

Hong Kong Cyclothon is running for the third year this Sunday, 8 October to celebrate cycling with approximately 5,000 cyclists from all corners of the world.

Eighteen professional cycling teams will compete in the first ever UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race in Hong Kong. Two UCI World Teams, ORICA-SCOTT and UAE Team Emirates, will join and heat up the intense competition with other award-winning cyclists. Winner of 2016 Hong Kong Cyclothon International Criterium Matej Mohoric will pedal to defend his championship against world-class contenders, including Olympic Games cyclist Michael Hepburn, Australian National Road Race Champion Luke Durbridge and two-time winner of Japanese National Road Championships Yukiya Arashiro. Another highlight of Hong Kong Cyclothon, the 50km Ride, will offer over 2,500 cyclists worldwide the exclusive opportunity to explore iconic landmarks of Asia’s World City on bicycles.

LIMA Futsal: McDonald’s East Java Conference 2017 Siap Digelar di Malang

Liga Mahasiswa Futsal kini memasuki season 5. Empat conference telah sukses digelar pada LIMA Futsal Season 5: Prim-A Greater Jakarta Conference, LIMA Futsal: West Java Conference, LIMA Futsal: Kaskus Central Java and Yogyakarta Conference, dan LIMA Futsal: Kalimantan Conference. Sebagai penutup fase reguler LIMA Futsal Season 5, di Kota Malang, LIMA menggelar LIMA Futsal: McDonald’s East Java Conference (EJC) 2017.

Musim ini merupakan kali pertama bagi Kota Malang menjadi arena LIMA Futsal: McDonald’s EJC 2017. Rencananya, LIMA Futsal: McDonald’s EJC 2017 akan dihelat pada 5 – 14 Oktober 2017 di Sports Center UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim (UIN Maliki), Malang.

Sebelum rangkaian acara LIMA Futsal: McDonald’s EJC 2017 dimulai, Senin (02/10), bertempat di Ruang Kajian Mutu, Gedung Rektorat Lantai 4 UIN Maliki Malang digelar acara press conference. Hadir sebagai pembicara: CEO Liga Mahasiswa, Ryan Gozali; Rektor UIN Maliki Malang, Prof. H. Abdul Haris; Ketua Umum Aspkot Persatuan Sepakbola Seluruh Indonesia (PSSI) Kota Malang, Dr. Haris Tofly, S.H., M.Hum; Asisten Sekretaris Umum Asosiasi Futsal Provinsi (AFP) Jawa Timur, Berry Tri Handoyo; dan Wakil Ketua KONI Malang, Husnun N. Juraid.

Sebagai tuan rumah, Rektor UIN Maliki Malang sangat mendukung pergelaran ini. “Saya mendukung sepenuhnya pergelaran LIMA Futsal ini,” jelas Prof. H. Abdul Haris. Ia juga mendukung seluruh peserta untuk bermain dengan sportif. “Persaingan dan kompetisi itu boleh, tapi juga harus menciptakan kedamaian melalui sportivitas,” tambahnya.

Ketua Umum Askot PSSI Kota Malang juga turut mendukung penuh acara ini. “Kami sangat menyambut LIMA di Kota Malang karena federasi selama ini belum menyentuh semua golongan, baru sebatas tingkat pelajar, belum mencakup golongan mahasiswa,” ungkap Dr. Haris Thofly.

Syarat bagi mahasiswa untuk mengikuti kompetisi di LIMA antara lain memiliki IPK minimal 2,0. Hal ini sesuai dengan salah satu pilar LIMA, yaitu Academics–selain Atheticism dan Social Responsibility. Aturan ini bertujuan menciptakan generasi mahasiswa yang aktif di olahraga tapi tetap mengendepankan prestasi akademik. Wakil Ketua KONI Kota Malang menuturkan apresiasinya terhadap aturan ini. Ia menyatakan bahwa selama ini banyak anggapan keliru bahwa prestasi akademik para pelaku dunia olahraga kurang menonjol. “Saya sangat berharap LIMA memberikan pemahaman untuk masyarakat agar mereka tidak memisahkan antara prestasi akademik dan prestasi dalam olahraga”, tuturnya.

Sebanyak 11 tim futsal putra dan 4 tim futsal putri akan bertanding di pergelaran LIMA Futsal McDonald’s EJC 2017. Kesebelas tim futsal putra tersebut adalah Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim (UIN Maliki Malang), Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), Universitas Brawijaya (UB), Universitas Airlangga (Unair), Universitas Negeri Surabaya (Unesa), Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Surabaya (UPN SBY), Institut Teknologi 10 November (ITS), Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya (UINSA), Universitas Ciputra Surabaya (UC), Universitas Surabaya (Ubaya). Selain itu, ada empat tim putri yang akan bertanding, yaitu Universitas Brawijaya (UB), Universitas Airlangga (Unair), Universitas Negeri Surabaya (Ubaya), Institut Teknologi 10 November (ITS).

Untuk mendukung pengembangan dan pembinaan mahasiswa, Liga Mahasiswa juga akan menggelar LSTW (LIMA Sports Training and Workshop) dengan materi Sports Industry and Management,Komunikasi Publik, Komunitas Interpersonal, Jurnalisme dan Publikasi Olahraga, Personal Financial Management, dan Sport Event Management. LSTW akan digelar pada 10 – 13 Oktober 2017 di UIN MALIKI Malang.

Swarovski Celebrates ‘Women of Impact’ in Discussion with Glenn Close during Zurich Film Festival

Swarovski made its debut with the ‘Women of Impact’ discussion featuring Hollywood star Glenn Close, alongside exclusive lunch and cocktail events for guests from the worlds of cinema and business. The discussion was held as part of the 13th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), which opened its doors on September 29.

Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are delighted having opened our partnership with the ‘Women of Impact’ discussion. Swarovski has been closely involved in the world of cinema since the earliest days of Hollywood. This exciting event provides a fantastic platform to showcase our passion for culture and the performing arts, alongside our wider commitment to supporting women’s empowerment issues across society.”

Hollywood star Glenn Close joined Annie Starke, Astrid von Stockar, and Member of the Swarovski Executive Board Nadja Swarovski for the ‘Women of Impact’ discussion, organized by the Müller-Möhl Foundation and Spoundation Motion Picture.

The conversation focused on the role of women in business and society, and women’s opportunities to create positive impact. Joined by her daughter, actor Annie Starke, Hollywood actor Glenn Close talked about her career and her new film The Wife, in which the protagonist liberates herself from her husband.

Swarovski organized an exclusive lunch as a prelude to ‘Women of Impact’ with local and international VIPs from the film industry and the corporate world coming together in the luxurious surroundings of the five-star Baur au Lac hotel.

Swarovski’s involvement ended with a glamorous cocktail reception at the Frauenbadi on Zurich’s Stadthausquai. On October 2, Swarovski brought together customers and guests from the media industry, in the floating bar on the Limmat.

Advocating for women’s rights

Swarovski strives to empower women across its value chain, from those who craft its products to those who wear them. The Swarovski Foundation partners with global charities to support programs that work with women on the ground, promoting their economic, social and political empowerment. -Swarovski is also a signatory of the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a set of principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Tim Bola Voli Indonesia Menang di SEA Beach ke-29

Kejuaraan Bola Voli SEA Beach ke-29 diakhiri dengan tim peringkat teratas Asia dari Indonesia dan Thailand yang berjuang di atas pasir dalam sebuah final yang ketat di Singapura, Sabtu (30/9).

Pasangan berusia 23 tahun, Numwong / Hongpak (Thailand) kehilangan set pertama dengan empat poin ke Juliana / Utami (Indonesia) tapi memenangkan set kedua 21-18. Namun, Indonesia Juliana / Utami memastikan gelar juara mereka menang 10-15 dalam pertandingan yang berlangsung hampir satu jam.

Sebelumnya di semifinal wanita, tim Indonesia Juliana / Utami bermain melawan Ratnasari / Eka untuk hak mereka dalam melawan tim Thailand. Pertandingan itu sangat ketat dengan poin yang terjadi secara bergantian ke kedua tim namun pada akhirnya, Ratnasari / Eka menang 23-25, 15-21 untuk maju ke final.
Peringkat no.1 di Asia Rachmawan / Ashfiya (Indonesia) mengalahkan pemain Angkatan Laut Thailand Inkiew / Padsawud untuk membawa pulang emas 2-0.

Rachmawan / Ashfiya (Indonesia) melawan Inkiew / Padsawud (Thailand) (by Huang Xiaolong)

SIRNAS-MILO Badminton Competition Malang: Denis Azzarya Melaju ke Babak Semifinal Tunggal Putra Kategori Usia U-11

Pertandingan hari kelima SIRNAS-MILO Badminton Competition memasuki babak perempat final yang berlangsung di GOR Ken Arok, Malang. Sejak pagi, para peserta saling beradu strategi agar dapat lolos ke babak selanjutnya. Antusiasme peserta di kategori baru U-11 juga tidak kalah dengan peserta di kategori U-13 dan U-15. Sebanyak 169 peserta kategori U-11 menunjukkan semangatnya dalam bertanding untuk memperebutkan posisi di semifinal.

Salah satu peserta yang telah berhasil lolos ke babak semifinal adalah Denis Azzarya dari Jaya Raya Jakarta setelah mengalahkan unggulan pertama dari Exist Jakarta, M. Dzacky dengan rubber game 21-16, 16-21, 21-16 pada pertandingan kategori tunggal putra kelompok usia U-11 SIRNAS-MILO Badminton Competition Malang.
“Ini pertama kalinya saya mengikuti SIRNAS-MILO Badminton Competition. Pertandingan di babak perempat final hari ini cukup berat karena lawan saya, Dzacky, cukup tangguh. Namun, pelatih saya tidak henti-hentinya memberikan dukungan hingga akhirnya saya bisa menang,” ungkap Denis.
Sutrisno, pelatih Denis Azzarya yang mendampingi pada pertandingan perempat final hari ini mengatakan, “Meskipun masih berusia sangat muda, namun Denis selalu mengikuti arahan dari saya dan terus menunjukkan permainan yang baik dan konsisten sejak awal pertandingan. Semoga Denis dapat terus mempertahankan permainannya serta tetap fokus sehingga dapat melaju ke babak final dan meraih gelar juara.”
Pada pertandingan kategori tunggal putri kelompok usia U-11, Kavitha Nadjwa Aulia dari Exist Jakarta berhasil lolos ke babak semifinal setelah mengalahkan Anggia Tri Agustin dari Jaya Raya Jakarta dengan rubber game 21-14, 13-21, 21-13. “Di game kedua saya banyak melakukan kesalahan sendiri yang menjadi keuntungan dan menambah poin bagi lawan. Namun saya bersyukur bisa kembali fokus di game ketiga dan mengalahkan Anggia. Semoga saya bisa kembali menunjukkan prestasi dengan menjadi juara di Malang,” ungkap Kavitha.
“Jalannya pertandingan di babak perempat final SIRNAS-MILO Badminton Competition Malang hari ini sangat seru, terlihat dari kejar-mengejar angka yang sangat tipis dari setiap pemain pada tiap kategori. Saya berharap setiap peserta dapat mengeluarkan strategi terbaik mereka agar dapat meraih kemenangan dengan tetap menjunjung sportivitas,” ungkap wasit SIRNAS-MILO Badminton Competition Malang M. Nasution.
Pertandingan babak final SIRNAS-MILO Badminton Competition Malang akan diadakan pada hari Sabtu (30/9) di GOR Ken Arok Malang. Selain perebutan gelar juara di babak final, Nestlé MILO juga akan menghadirkan legenda bulu tangkis Indonesia Ricky Soebagdja yang akan memberikan edukasi mengenai pentingnya peran orang tua dalam memperhatikan asupan nutrisi bagi anak aktif serta Candra Wijaya yang akan memberikan coaching clinic tentang teknik dasar bulu tangkis kepada para peserta.