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Amarb



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2017 Range Rover sport badge colour

Hi, I have a question regarding the lettering on the Range Rover sport.

I have just placed an order for a RRS Autobiography in Santorini Black, I am aware that the car has a black grille, but all the photos I have seen of the autobiography have the lettering in silver, I personally think this looks better as it adds some contrast and detailing rather than blend in. also note I have the 22 inch silver wheels.

on my order sheet I noticed the lettering is in Black both on the from and back of the car, my dealer states this is a standard option and cannot be changed unless I opt for the bright pack which also will add a silver grille and a few other silver accents I don't really want, I really don't understand as nearly all the Range Rover sports i've seen in black will have a black grille and silver lettering.

is my dealer just being funny or am I missing something?

Post #527831 Thu Jun 08 2017 11:32pm
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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

You can change the badging and logos easily - letter sets and badges can be bought on eBay. The grille colour depends on the spec but that too is easily changed with bits bought from the forum sponsor Dan @ Duckworths or from eBay sellers. It isn't a hard job to do, just a bit fiddly. If you look at the posts some folks have recently done it. 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

Post #527835 Fri Jun 09 2017 3:52am
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RRSman



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Re: 2017 Range Rover sport badge colour

Amarb wrote:
Hi, I have a question regarding the lettering on the Range Rover sport.

I have just placed an order for a RRS Autobiography in Santorini Black, I am aware that the car has a black grille, but all the photos I have seen of the autobiography have the lettering in silver, I personally think this looks better as it adds some contrast and detailing rather than blend in. also note I have the 22 inch silver wheels.

on my order sheet I noticed the lettering is in Black both on the from and back of the car, my dealer states this is a standard option and cannot be changed unless I opt for the bright pack which also will add a silver grille and a few other silver accents I don't really want, I really don't understand as nearly all the Range Rover sports i've seen in black will have a black grille and silver lettering.

is my dealer just being funny or am I missing something?


From the 2017 model year all RRS from HSE Dynamic trim up get gloss black lettering and gloss black detailing - your dealer is correct you can't just have the silver lettering. Pre 2017 MY cars had silver lettering.

To get this silver lettering now you must opt for the bright pack which as you say adds other silver bits too - basically like a bog standard HSE looks! I would order the silver lettering if that is what you want (from duckworth parts on here) and get your dealer to fit this before you pick up the car from them - agree it as part of the deal. Ideally get them to pay for the silver lettering too!

Personally though I think the black lettering on a black car looks fab! 2017 Range Rover Velar First Edition - Corris Grey. Delivered 28/07/2017

Ferrari 458 Italia - Nero Daytona,
Range Rover Sport 3.0d L494 2015 Fuji White, now Sold.
Mercedes C220 AMG Line Automatic - Metallic Black
Range Rover Evoque Dynamic - Black, Black Pack 2017
Mini Cooper S JCW - Pocket Rocket!

Post #527855 Fri Jun 09 2017 11:48am
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Amarb



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Thanks for the input.
I did hear back from my dealer today who actually said that it will come in silver lettering and only the stealth pack will give black lettering. Confusing considering all photo I've seen of the AB MY17 have black lettering. I suppose I have the email from my dealer confirming this, so if it does come in black I can just show them the email and they should have to change it without any cost to me.

Post #527875 Sat Jun 10 2017 2:30am
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v2cjb



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Hi. I think you will find your dealer is wrong. As far as I am aware all rrs apart from hse spec has come with black lettering regardless of stealth pack or not. Double check with them.

Post #527876 Sat Jun 10 2017 8:05am
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RRSman



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Your dealer is 1000% wrong! 2017 Range Rover Velar First Edition - Corris Grey. Delivered 28/07/2017

Ferrari 458 Italia - Nero Daytona,
Range Rover Sport 3.0d L494 2015 Fuji White, now Sold.
Mercedes C220 AMG Line Automatic - Metallic Black
Range Rover Evoque Dynamic - Black, Black Pack 2017
Mini Cooper S JCW - Pocket Rocket!

Post #527877 Sat Jun 10 2017 8:19am
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Amarb



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I'm an now also thinking my dealer is wrong. Frustrating when the dealer themselves can't give a straight answer.

Post #527879 Sat Jun 10 2017 9:57am
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Johnski



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Wales 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

Personally I think the black lettering (on black vehicles) looks awful and is a complete waste of time.
Another cheap cost cutting measure by JLR on an expensive vehicle. Censored Silver/chrome should be a no charge option. John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.

Post #527975 Mon Jun 12 2017 1:35am
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Amarb



Member Since: 30 May 2017
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exactly what I thought. My dealer has stated that as the black lettering is standard on 2017 with Autobiography Trim that they will change the lettering to silver once the receive the car from the factory.

It seems like such a hassle for a car that is costing 80k

a part of me is thinking wether to just change the colour to something like fuji white or even add the Bright pack on the car which is a no cost option. however I do like the black grille on the black car and adding the bright pack will also change the grille to silver.

im glad to see im not the only one who thinks black lettering on a black car looks awful.

Post #527976 Mon Jun 12 2017 1:41am
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