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World First Technology for Future Land Rover Product

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CHATSWOOD, AUSTRALIA – April 30, 2009: Land Rover has taken the initiative with the standard fitment of a petrol fuel guard system to its Range Rover Sport 10MY and Discovery 4 diesel models. This technology prevents the accidental filling of diesel vehicles with petrol, an increasing common and expensive issue for motorists.

The innovative petrol fuel guard system was pioneered by Land Rover on the 2007 model Range Rover Vogue TDV8, a world-first technical solution. Land Rover's innovative system is incorporated into the vehicle's diesel filler head and automatically activates the intervention of a mechanical shutter if a petrol nozzle is inserted into the vehicle, thus preventing petrol being dispensed into the diesel tank.

The system distinguishes between petrol and diesel nozzles because thinner unleaded petrol dispensers go deeper down the neck of the vehicle's fuel tank, thus activating the shutter.

Land Rover Australia General Manager, Roger Jory, commented "Mis-fuelling is an expensive and complex problem to fix, Land Rover was the first manufacturer to address this increasingly common issue, and is now incorporating this preventative technology into its new generation of vehicles."

The Range Rover Vogue currently on sale in Australia is fitted with preventative mis-fuelling technology as a standard feature on all its diesel models. The new generation Range Rover Sport 10MY and Discovery 4, incorporating this preventative technology, are planned to go on sale in Australian late 4th quarter 2009.