Is that 500 world wide or 500 for the North America market? Just curious, nice to know I have a very limited 5-door. My wife and I really like the blind spot monitoring.LR made just 500 5-doors with BSM in 2012, but they are no longer available. You can't special order this option except for coupes.
Starflyr, to make this whole thing more disconcerting, I picked up my 5-door on March 10th, 2012 (over 3 months after you did) and it has the Blind Spot Monitoring.All I know is my dealer told me the blind spot option was only on the 2 door. I bought my 4 door on November 30th, 2011 when I was told this. I didn't believe it until I tried the "build your own" option on the Range Rover website. And yes, at that time you could "build" a 2 door with blind spot, but it wasn't available on the 4 door. Hence, the 4 door that was sitting on the dealer's lot on Nov 30th is mine, sans blind spot. And yes, this was on the USA Range Rover site. I suspect an aftermarket setup (if it existed) would be very expensive.
I'm a techcoholic and thought it was a neat feature, but after driving my Evoque for nearly 5 months, I don't miss the feature. I'm much more concerned about the HUGE blind spot behind the outside mirrors, especially on a dark night. I find it very disconcerting when I suddenly see headlights in the outside mirror. At first glance, it's hard to tell if the headlights are from a car behind (no problem) or if instead, I'm about to get T-boned by a vehicle coming from my 10 o'clock position because of the HUGE blind spot now seeming like a movie screen.
I"m probably not describing this well, but I do find it disconcerting until my mind "sorts" it out that I'm really not about to get T-boned.
I picked min up Mid January, and it is a Dynamic 5-door with BSM. I do not recall any posts from 5-doors other than Dynamics with the BSM. I know non North America markets the BSM available on Prestige, not sure on the PureSo far everyone that has chimed in on this thread as having a 5-door with BSM has a Dynamic (myself included). Are there no Pure or Prestige 5-doors with BSM? This whole thing gets stranger by the minute.
I will have to look at my window sticker when I get back to the USA. I do not think BSM was a stand alone option on my Dynamic, I think it was part of a package with the upgraded sounds system and navigation. I will not swear to it though.Pretty sure it was a stand alone option with any trim in NA. It just wasn't widely available for very long, and it was not on the website to my knowledge!
That would be interesting to see; please share with us when you return.I will have to look at my window sticker when I get back to the USA. I do not think BSM was a stand alone option on my Dynamic, I think it was part of a package with the upgraded sounds system and navigation. I will not swear to it though.