2012 Range Rover Evoque in Colima Lime

The expansive greenhouse architecture found on most of Land Rover’s vehicles makes visibility around the exterior acceptable, but there’s no denying that increased visibility is never a bad thing. Advances such as Vision Assist and the related Tow Assist will become even more important in the future, as the Range Rover Evoque and the future 2013 Range Rover feature a more letterbox-like canopy. So, what is Vision Assist? The Vision Assist Package is a multi-component option that increases visibility through improved lighting, a surround camera system, and additional features such as the aforementioned Tow Assist. Read on to discover more details about the system.

Vision Assist Packages by Model

Available on select trims of the LR4, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover, the Vision Assist system can be used both on and off the road. On road, you’ll find yourself able to navigate tight parking spots, check for obstacles while reversing, hitch up to a trailer on the first try, and back the trailer like a pro. Off-road, the vision assist feature can be used to check for nearby obstructions and to get a better view of the terrain surrounding the vehicle.

2011 Range Rover Sport

  • Surround Camera System
  • Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS)
  • Tow Assist

2012 Range Rover Evoque

  • Xenon HID Headlamps and LED Signature Lighting
  • Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS)
  • Automatic Headlamp Leveling
  • Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Surround Camera System
  • Tow Assist

2011 Land Rover LR4 (HSE)

  • Xenon HID Headlamps
  • Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS)
  • Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Tow Assist
  • Surround Camera System

2011 Land Rover LR4 (HSE LUX)

  • Surround Camera System
  • Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS)
  • Tow Assist

2011 Range Rover

  • Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS)
  • Blind Spot monitoring
  • Surround Camera System
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Tow Assist

Vision Assist Package Components

The Vision Assist Package is multi-component, which means that some pieces of the total package may be already found as standard equipment on certain models and trims.

Surround Camera System – The surround camera system consists of five digital cameras that allow the driver a nearly 360-degree view from the vehicle via the touchscreen display. The cameras are useful both on and off the road by allowing for easier parking, towing, and maneuvering. The cameras can also be independently selected and zoomed.

Xenon HID Headlamps – High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps use an electric arc surrounded by xenon gas to get a greater amount of light out of a smaller assembly.

Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) – The adaptive front lighting system consists of swiveling headlamps that follow the path of the vehicle as the steering wheel is turned as long as the vehicle is in motion.

Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA) – The automatic high beam assist system automatically switches on the high beam lights when external light levels are below the system’s threshold. When light levels increase beyond the threshold — such as when the system detects oncoming traffic — it will automatically switch to the low beam setting.

Blind Spot Monitoring – The blind spot monitoring systems does exactly as it describes. It monitors one lane of traffic to the rear and side of the vehicle (on both sides) and warns the driver of potential hazards located in these areas by lighting a signal on the side mirror.

Tow Assist – Tow Assist aids with hitching up to and maneuvering trailers. The system draws guidelines on the display showing the potential path of the trailer and the vehicle. Towing a trailer can be made even easier by fine-tuning the camera system to take into account the trailer type, the trailer width, and the number of axles.

Power-Folding Mirrors – Power-folding mirrors swivel in toward the vehicle to increase the side-to-side clearance. Folding mirrors are handy for parking in tight spots or when you don’t want to get your mirrors damaged by obstacles while off-roading.

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October 3, 2011

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