2014 Land Rover Range Rover
Since its inception in 1970, the Range Rover has been an exceptionally capable, upscale SUV. Redesigned for 2013, the fourth-generation Range Rover boasted the same attributes as the older variants, but in a package that weighed some 700 pounds less than previously. This almost unheard-of amount of weight loss greatly improved on-road handling, performance and fuel economy for the Range Rover without any loss of off-road capability or safety. Its lightweight aluminum structure makes the current Range Rover the best in history. For 2014, Range Rover comes in two lengths.
The big Range Rover sits at the pinnacle of the Land Rover tree, flaunting a level of luxury and performance, on-road and off, that make the large SUV stand squarely above the rest. It's larger, more luxurious and more expensive than the Range Rover Sport, and it has a different, more poised character.
Staying true to the form of the original Range Rover, and following suit with the highly successful third-generation model, this fourth-generation Range Rover boasted tweaks that freshened and modernized, while keeping the car unmistakable. The five-passenger interior is more elegant and luxurious, with leather wrapping every surface, providing an environment that feels serene and comfortable, even during the most demanding off-road conditions.
Most notable of the changes for the 2014 Range Rover is a switch in the base engine: from a 375-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 to a supercharged 3.0-liter V6. Generating 340 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 332 pound-feet of torque at 3500-5500 rpm, the new V6 teams with an 8-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17/23 mpg City/Highway, versus only 14/20 mpg for the previous V8. Helping to boost fuel efficiency is new Intelligent Stop/Start Technology.
The 510-horsepower supercharged V8 remains in upper models, incorporating a Stop/Start feature. Signature LED headlights are standard on all 2014 Range Rover models. Options have been revised for 2014, with prices reduced for adaptive cruise control with queue assist, and intelligent emergency braking. New standard features for the top-level Autobiography edition include an active rear locking differential and a 29-speaker, 1700-watt Meridian audio system with 3D Surround Sound.
A Lane Departure Warning system is newly optional. Two new enhanced parking aids for 2014 can augment the already-available Parallel Park feature: Parking Exit, to help the driver exist parallel-parking spaces; and Perpendicular Park, which can automatically position the vehicle centrally in a parking space.
Also new for 2014 are the addition of long-wheelbase V8 editions of the Range Rover, along with an Autobiography Black model. Long-wheelbase models add 7.3 inches of legroom for backseat occupants. They can be equipped with either a three-person bench, or individual rear seats with a center console. When equipped with the optional executive seating package, the rear seatbacks recline by 17 degrees (versus 8 degrees in short-wheelbase form). Visually, the LWB versions do not look much different from the standard-length models, unless they are parked together. Driving character seems little affected, also.
Inside the new ultra-luxury Autobiography Black SUV, offered only in long-wheelbase form, are distinct leather and veneers. The rear compartment includes reclining, extending and massage-equipped seats, augmented by custom-crafted comfort and work amenities for the two occupants.
With either engine, performance beats that of the prior Range Rover generation due to the incredible amount of weight shed. That weight loss, coupled with the 8-speed transmission, increases fuel efficiency over the earlier model, as well as drastically improving on road dynamics.
Off-road, the Range Rover is still the benchmark. It handles seemingly impossible obstacles with ease, leaving the driver to bask in the comfort of a luxury SUV. Land Rover's Terrain Response 2 system undoubtedly aids in improved off-roading, too. In all models, the air suspension incorporates Adaptive Dynamics damping,
The Range Rover delivers an incredible breadth of capability along with immense luxury, beautiful design, and agility on normal roads that doesn't feel like a compromise.
The 2014 Range Rover comes in five models, offering a choice of supercharged V6 or supercharged V8 engines. Two lengths are available, standard or long wheelbase.
Range Rover ($84,195) comes standard with the new supercharged 3.0-liter V6, dual climate control, grained leather upholstery, 20-way power adjustable seats, heated front seats and driver's memory, five-mode seat massaging, Macassar wood finishes, 380-watt Meridian sound system, 8-inch touch screen with DVD playback, navigation, voice control and connectivity, powered split tailgate, keyless entry and start, AM/FM/XM radio, CD player, USB port, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, hill descent control, Terrain Response 2, and 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
Range Rover HSE ($89,195) upgrades with 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, body-colored bumper, vent blades and door handles, more interior color options, Oxford leather seats, and heated rear seats.
Range Rover V8 S/C ($100,995) features the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and 21-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. Range Rover V8 S/C LWB ($106,195) features the longer wheelbase and roomier interior.
Options include a heated wood/leather steering wheel ($425), adaptive cruise control with queue assist ($1,295), soft door closing ($600), rear-seat entertainment system ($2,200), 825-watt Meridian surround system ($1850), vision assist pack ($1,760/$1,860), parking pack ($1,200), traffic sign recognition with lane departure warning ($640), and tow pack ($900/$1,300). Options for supercharged models include front-seat climate comfort pack ($1,650) and a four-zone climate pack ($4,150). Wheel options come in sizes up to 22 inches.
Range Rover Autobiography ($137,645) and Autobiography LWB ($142,995) get the supercharged V8, as well as a full-size panoramic sunroof, a host of new interior color options, electric reclining rear seats, shadow walnut interior finishes, leather headlining, front center console cooling compartment, park assist, soft door close, rearview camera, surround camera system, blind spot monitoring, rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, and an 825-watt Meridian sound system. Autobiography is distinguished by special 21-inch alloy wheels. A 1700-watt 29-speaker Meridian sound system is optional.
Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB ($185,000) tops the lineup, with a long list of high-end features, including two individually adjustable rear seats with center console and powered recline, an 18-way power front seat with upper articulation, front-rear seat memory and climate control, unique grille and side-vent design and finish, chrome tailgate accent, 10.2-inch screens for rear entertainment, and exclusive 7-spoke 21-inch wheels. At the pinnacle is the Autobiography Black LWB with Valloire White paint ($199,500). Only 100 Autobiography Black models are available for the 2014 model year, including 25 with the Valloire White paint.
Safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes, intelligent emergency braking (optional), dynamic stability control, roll stability control, traction control, trailer stability assist, hill descent control, gradient release control, electronic brake force distribution, driver and passenger airbags, side curtain and thorax airbags.
When redesigning the iconic Range Rover, one is left with a responsibility to please the core group of loyal customers, many of whom may have varying tastes. For example, some love the Range Rover because of its incredible off-road performance, and they actually do utilize it. Many can't live without its unpretentious, yet luxurious styling, and they couldn't care less that it can climb canyons. Then there are the rappers and their adherents, who savor blacked-out windows to complement their custom 27-inch chromed rims. All they want is a bass jumping stereo and enough visual presence to demonstrate their worth on the block.
Somehow, as the Range Rover has progressed with each generation, all forms of buyers appear to have been immensely happy. This is an SUV that appeals widely because of its ambidextrous nature.
That phenomenon could not be more evident than when you take a look at the exterior styling. For the 2013 transformation into the fourth generation, the idea was to build upon the proven formula. The silhouette has always remained similar, with short front overhangs to avoid scraping over rugged terrain. Then you have the traditional high beltline, gently sloping roof, and a rear bumper that rises higher than the side sills, to aid when mastering tough off-road sections.
The floating roof is still present, but there is a more streamlined demeanor with sculptured corners, rearward angle of the grille, and more acute A-pillar angle.
Modernized light clusters at the front and rear are installed, with specific lighting graphics that use LED light blade technology. The rear lights are stacked, as they were on the previous generation.
The only negative from an aesthetic perspective is the disappearance of the air intake from behind the front wheels. It was moved higher into the hood to improve wading performance in deep water, and in its replacement, three vertical groves run down the front of the door panels. The grooves look out of place and functionless. Despite this, moving the vent to the hood does make sense from a capability standpoint.
Many color options are available and, to be honest, they all look good. Unlike many cars where only one or two specific colors do it justice, and the others simply don't work, you can't go far wrong with the Range Rover, though some of the two-tone combinations can be more polarizing.
Long-wheelbase and standard-length models look very similar.
The interior of the latest Range Rover was simplified with an increase in luxurious materials. This is one of the best cabins we have been in, and worthy of the Range Rover's lofty price tag.
Many interior color options are available. Our personal favorites are the lighter tones, such as the Ebony/Ivory mix. If you can splurge for the Autobiography model, then you are granted the most delicious color combinations and leather roof lining. If you opt for the base model, the standard lighter colorings are almost as nice, and more than sufficient.
The 2014 Range Rover utilizes a number of controls through the 8-inch touchscreen, meaning there are far fewer buttons and dials on the center console than in earlier generations. Such de-cluttering emphasizes the beautiful wood trimmings that are mixed with various brushed aluminum accents.
The touchscreen is intuitive, not overly complicated, and easy to use. So are the climate-control dials and Terrain Response system. The steering wheel is soft to touch, with wood trim and a large center wrapped in supple leather. The digital dials on the dashboard read clearly and look great, which is something that cannot be said for many manufacturers' attempts at digitalization.
In traditional Land Rover fashion, the driver's seat is set high to allow for maximum vision when off-roading. In some Land Rovers, we have found it feels high on the pavement. The seating position in the Range Rover, while high, seems to be a great balance. In fact, during heavy off-road activities, we found it useful to raise the seat height another couple of inches.
In true Range Rover fashion, no matter what surface you drive, comfort is excellent. The seats have a massage function, which sounds delightful, but in practice is kind of annoying. But the many seatback adjustments allow finding the optimum driving position without fuss.
Rear legroom is fantastic, the rear seats can recline, and if you opt for the panoramic roof, the backseat passengers are treated to a journey in lavish luxury. The long-wheelbase models offer significantly more rear-seat room, adding greatly to legroom.
The cargo compartment maintains the Range Rover's traditional split tailgate, but is electrified. Cargo space is excellent, making the Range Rover the perfect vehicle for the wealthy buyer who demands ultimate comfort, combined with off-road capability. With the rear seats up, there is 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space; with the rear seats down, it totals 71.7 cubic feet.
The Range Rover is probably the most capable, and certainly the most comfortable, off-road vehicle on the market. The high price tag does not simply yield a better interior, but the dollars translate to incredible technologies that make the vehicle outperform the most rugged of machines. Acceleration improved by nearly a second following the 2013 redesign due to weight reduction.
With the 340-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine, the Range Rover can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, according to Land Rover. While underway, we found there's not much sense of the supercharger's presence. Engine response is somewhat inconsistent. More than most vehicles, reactions depend upon road speed and just how hard you push on the gas pedal.
Acceleration from a standstill is energetic and effective, but from 30-40 mph it is not as brisk. Much of the time, especially when stepping only partially on the pedal, you get a prompt, smooth, seemingly effortless burst of power. But next time, you might experience a relatively long delay to downshift (often by a couple of gears) before you feel the V6's supercharger taking hold for a momentary surge. Some of the apparent shortfall is misleading, though, because a quick glance at the speedometer often reveals that speed is rising faster than it feels. Occasionally, you may hear what appears to be the blower sucking air, but only briefly.
Automatic-transmission shifts with the V6 are occasionally curt at very low speeds. Otherwise, it's not easy to discern changes between any of the upper gears of the 8-speed unit. During our test drive, the Start/Stop feature never activated, likely because the outside temperature was well below freezing. A Land Rover spokesperson said dozens of parameters might keep the Start/Stop from shutting off the engine.
Most often when accelerating, the V6 engine emits a normally refined, vigorous note. Occasionally, however, it sounds quite different, as if the supercharger has taken over. When pressing lightly on the throttle at modest speed, too, an odd sound, like a driveline whir, became noticeable.
All told, these performance imperfections amount to a fair exchange for the V6's markedly improved fuel economy, compared to any Range Rover with a V8.
We find the V8 engine more satisfying. Range Rover Supercharged and Autobiography models come with the 5.0-liter V8 fitted with a supercharger to pump out a whopping 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Range Rovers with the supercharged V8 can burst from 0 to 60 mph from a standstill in a scant 5.1 seconds.
The performance increase over the previous-generation Range Rover is a benefit of significant weight reduction. And by significant, we mean 700 pounds. By automotive standards, this is a monumental feat, achieved primarily by utilizing almost 100-percent aluminum in the body and components. The aluminum in the current body is 39-percent lighter than the old steel body.
These reductions also dramatically improve the handling of the Range Rover. It feels more agile and more composed, with less body roll (especially in models equipped with the Dynamic Response system). The lengthy suspension travel, far longer than any of its competition, does make the car feel like it floats a little. Shorter travel, with a firmer setup, might be preferable for on-road handling, but that would compromise the off-road performance.
Climbing up to highway speeds or beyond is effortless. The ride is silky smooth, bumps feel non-existent, and road noise is effectively zero.
Fuel economy for the 2014 Range Rover is an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg City/Highway, or 19 mpg Combined, for the V6 engine. The supercharged models come in at 13/19 mpg City/Highway, 15 mpg Combined.
Ground clearance is 11.6 inches, and approach and departure angles make large boulders seem like driving over a child's play block. Even if it encounters a more prominent boulder, the smooth, sturdy underbody helps protect the important components against damage.
The air suspension significantly enhances off-road performance by introducing an automatic system that varies between two ride heights: Plus 1.6 inches, or Plus 2.95 inches when the off-road setting is selected.
The Range Rover's four-wheel-drive system is one of its best qualities. The heart of the system is a two-speed transfer case that provides permanent 4WD. A low-range option, for heavy off-roading, provides a ratio of 2.93.1, giving a low crawl speed that helps keep speed consistent on heavy descents or challenging surfaces.
Dampers are adaptive, allowing for infinite adjustments to match any given terrain. The Terrain Response system offers five settings: General, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl. An automatic setting uses on-board vehicle sensors to analyze the current road surfaces and conditions, and then automatically select the most suitable terrain program.
Each setting optimizes capability and traction by adapting the responses of the engine, transmission, center differential and chassis systems to match the demands. The system will also make recommendations to the driver, such as when to select low-range. For most of our time in the Range Rover, including over some incredibly difficult off-road terrain, we left the setting in auto (General). It was perfectly intuitive, and for most obstacles did not even cross our mind.
Of course, the usual Land Rover goodies like Hill Descent Control and Gradient Release Control are all there, too. No matter how impossible the off-road terrain appeared from behind the wheel, never did the Range Rover falter when we were high in the mountains of southern Utah. And with a wading depth of 35.4 inches, no river was too much, either.
On the highway, the long-wheelbase versions feel little different from the standard-length models.
Having undergone an incredible diet for 2013, the fourth-generation Range Rover performs even better than its highly praised predecessor. With improved fuel-economy numbers for the new V6 base engine, legendary off-road capabilities, and the vast number of technologies it possesses, the 2014 Range Rover carries on the British brand's lofty level of appeal. It has two strong engines, looks sophisticated, and can handle general day-to-day driving in a satisfying manner, all the while exuding a superior level of luxury from behind the wheel. Luxurious long-wheelbase versions add rear-seat legroom with no downside in terms of driving and visual appeal.
Alex Lloyd filed this NewCarTestDrive.com report after his test drive of the Range Rover line in southern Utah.
|Model Line Overview|
|Model lineup:||Range Rover ($83,545), HSE ($88,545), Supercharged ($99,995), Supercharged Autobiography ($135,995)|
|Engines:||340-hp 3.0-liter V6; 510-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8|
|Safety equipment (standard):||driver and passenger airbags, side curtain and thorax airbags, anti-lock brakes, roll stability control, traction control, trailer stability assist, hill descent, gradient release control, electronic brake force distribution; four-wheel drive|
|Safety equipment (optional):||emergency braking, intelligent dynamic stability control|
|Basic warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Assembled in:||Solihull, United Kingdom|
|Specifications As Tested|
|Model tested (MSPR):||Range Rover Supercharged ($99,950)|
|Standard equipment:||dual climate control, grained leather 20-way power adjustable seats, heated front seats and driver's memory, 5-mode seat massaging, interior Macassar wood finishes, 380 watt Meridian sound system, 8 inch touch screen with DVD playback, navigation, voice control and connectivity, powered split tailgate, keyless entry and start, AM/FM/XM radio, CD, USB, rain sensing wipers, auto headlights, body colored bumper, vent blades and door handles, more interior color options, heated rear seats, 19-inch 5 spoke alloy wheels|
|Options as tested (MSPR):||Panoramic roof ($650)|
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|Price as tested (MSPR):||$100600|
|Engine:||5.0-liter supercharged V8|
|Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):||510 @ 6000-6500|
|Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):||461 @ 2500-5500|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||13/19 mpg|
|Track, f/r:||66.5/66.3 in.|
|Turning circle:||40.4 ft.|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||42.5/NA/39.1 in.|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:||in.|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||39.2/NA/40.2 in.|
|Cargo volume:||71.7 cu. ft.|
|Towing capacity:||7716 Lbs.|
|Suspension, f:||independent, SLA suspension with air springs|
|Suspension, r:||Independent, multi-link with air springs|
|Ground clearance:||11.6 in.|
|Curb weigth:||5137 lbs.|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD|
|Fuel capacity:||27.7 gal.|
|Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of August 20, 2014.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-FIND4WD - www.landrover.com|
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Land Rover Range Rover Expert Review
- Opulent interior
- Sprightly acceleration in Supercharged model
- Exceptional off-road capability
- Reputation for poor reliability
- Infotainment system not intuitive
- Body roll
- Mercedes-Benz GL
- Lexus LX 570
- Porsche Cayenne
- BMW X5
Thanks to their impeccable off-road credentials, Land Rovers are used by armies and explorers all over the world. But as tough as they are, Land Rovers are also unmistakable symbols of prestige, particularly the Range Rover models. When the first Range Rover debuted in 1987, it set the tone for the luxury 4x4 market, which is now crowded with offerings such as the Porsche Cayenne. However, none are as iconic as the Land Rover Range Rover.
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover is a five-passenger SUV with full-time four-wheel drive, and is available in base and Supercharged trim levels. The entry-level Range Rover is motivated by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 340 hp, and calling it a base model is a stretch considering its standard features list: 19-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, power liftgate, automatic HID headlights, push-start button, leather upholstery, and a heated steering wheel. Also standard is an adjustable air suspension, a touch screen with navigation, voice controls, and Bluetooth connectivity. If you're already splurging on a Range Rover, you may as well get the Supercharged model, which adds more oomph with a supercharged version of the 5.0-liter mill that makes 510 hp and 461 lb-ft. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic. For those who dare to wander off the pavement, the Range Rover has a smorgasbord of off-road goodies, including low-range gearing and Land Rover's signature Terrain Response system, which allows the driver to optimize the powertrain, suspension, and traction-control functions for five off-road modes.
In a recent two-way comparison between the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG and the Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, we chose the Range Rover. "Both are very good SUVs, very luxurious, and very able to communicate your newfound success to anyone you pass," we said, but ultimately we recommended the Rover because of its longer list of features and better ride and driving experience. The Range Rover also handled better though the turns, despite feeling a bit heavier.
Since the Range Rover was completely redesigned for the 2013 model year with a new interior, aluminum body structure, and an eight-speed automatic, we don't expect too many changes for 2014. The base model is now powered by a 340-hp supercharged V-6 for better fuel economy than the 2013 Range Rover's 375-hp 5.0-liter V-8.
Her majesty's flagship SUV is better than ever
“Land Rover Range Rover Sport” is quite a mouthful, but the lengthy moniker hasn’t disadvantaged the British luxury sport-utility in the marketplace. In fact, the Range Rover Sport was Land Rover’s top seller in the U.S. last year, finding more Yankee buyers than any of its other four models (Evoque, LR2, LR4, and Range Rover) by significant margins. In fact, the Range Rover Sport single-handedly outsold the entire Jaguar brand in the U.S. in both 2011 and 2012.
This is perhaps even more significant because, until now, the Range Rover Sport was a Range Rover in name only. Since its introduction for 2006, the Sport was based on the Land Rover LR3/LR4, with its heavy, steel ladder frame and beefier mechanicals. Although the Sport adopted much of the flagship Range Rover’s exterior appearance and interior appointments, it was still, underneath it all, a stalwart LR4.
The formula changes for 2014, with the new Sport switching over to the all-aluminum unitized body construction of the Range Rover flagship. In the bargain, the “Sport” loses around 800 pounds of mass, while gaining the eight-speed automatic transmission, independent suspension, massive ventilated four-wheel disc brakes, and electric-assisted rack-and-pinion steering from the range-topper.
The 2014 Range Rover Sport also debuts with a new base engine, a supercharged 340-hp 3.0-liter V-6 that also sees duty under the hoods of the Jaguar XJ and XF sedans. (The six also will be offered in the big Range Rover.) Land Rover estimates the V-6 Sport will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, 0.3 second quicker than last year’s more corpulent model with the 375-hp naturally aspirated V-8. Another supercharged mill, this one a 510-hp 5.0-liter V-8, carries over from last year’s Range Rover Sport. Land Rover estimates the Sport with the blown V-8 will sprint to 60 in 5.0 seconds, nearly a second better than it predicted for the heavier, six-cog utility with the same supercharged engine. (We recorded a 5.1-second time for the old supercharged V-8 model.) No word yet on official fuel-economy estimates, but with the reduced mass, electric steering, eight-speed tranny, and an engine stop-start feature that will be standard on all 2014 Range Rover Sports, we expect a noticeable improvement.
Another benefit of switching to the Range Rover platform is technology sharing. For 2014, the Range Rover Sport will be available with the new Terrain Response 2 all-wheel-drive system that analyzes the terrain ahead and automatically determines which of the five settings (general, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand, or rock crawl) is appropriate. A next-generation air-suspension system provides four different ride heights, and other systems such as active roll control, a dynamic active rear-locking differential, and torque vectoring by braking will aim to enhance control and agility.
Even with the 800-pound weight reduction, the 2014 Range Rover Sport is longer, lower, and wider than the 2013 model. The Sport makes good use of the extra seven inches of wheelbase, packaging an optional plus-two third-row seat for children and occasional adult use.
As before, the cabin of the new Range Rover Sport has a similar look and feel to the Range Rover’s. An available 12.3-inch high-res display replaces analog gauges on top-end trims. A second eight-inch touch screen on the center stack eliminates about half of the buttons for climate control and infotainment functions. Other Range Rover trickledown items now available include such smart technologies as lane-departure warning, traffic-sign recognition, automatic high-beam assist, Flank Guard (ultrasonic sensors for the sides of the SUV), adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision sensing, cross-car traffic detection, parallel-parking assists, and more.
Land Rover has announced a base price of $63,495 with the supercharged V-6. The least-expensive 2013 model was the $61,490 HSE, powered by the naturally aspirated V-8. At the top of the 2014 Range Rover Sport food chain sits the $93,295 Autobiography trim with its 510-hp supercharged V-8. The modest price bump is perfectly understandable considering the expense of aluminum construction, and we’re frankly a bit shocked that it didn’t rise by more. Given that, plus the additional features, increased efficiency, and likely improved dynamics, we have a hard time seeing sales of the Sport going anywhere but up.
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Models range 2014 rover
2014 Land Rover Range Rover
$83,300 - $184,105MSRP / Window Sticker Price
|MPG||17 City / 23 Hwy|
|Power||340 @ 6500 rpm|
|Drivetrain||Terrain Response four-wheel|
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Land Rover Announces 2014 U.S. Model Lineup
(MAHWAH, N.J.) - September 12, 2013 - The 2014 model year continues the most dynamic product development and introduction period in the brand's history. An all-new Range Rover Sport is introduced, based on the all-new aluminum-intensive Range Rover that debuted for 2013. The Range Rover itself sees a significant increase in fuel efficiency for 2014 with the introduction of a new supercharged 3-liter V6 engine, for up to EPA-estimated 23 mpg in highway driving1, replacing the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8.
The Range Rover Evoque debuts one of the first nine-speed automatic transmissions in a passenger vehicle. The sporty Range Rover Evoque, the smallest and lightest Range Rover model, has become its worldwide best seller, with more than 170,000 sold in its' first 18 months.
The Land Rover LR4 also replaces the 5-liter V8 with the 340hp supercharged V6, teamed to an 8-speed automatic. The Land Rover LR2, which received the 240hp turbocharged engine from the Range Rover Evoque for 2013, delivers pure Land Rover style in a compact model and adds infotainment upgrades for 2014.
2014 Land Rover LR4
U.S. Models and MSRP2:
LR4 HSE: $55,495
LR4 HSE LUX: $60,795
Land Rover has re-powered its luxurious all-purpose, all-terrain LR4 model for 2014 and also revised the model's exterior styling. A new 340hp 3-liter supercharged V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission replace the previous 5-liter V8 and six-speed automatic, yielding comparable performance with better fuel economy. An Intelligent Stop-Start system also helps reduce fuel consumption in certain driving situations.
A new, lighter single-speed transfer case 4WD system is now standard for the LR4, with the two-speed transfer case 4WD system now part of an optional Heavy Duty Package that also equips the vehicle with an active locking rear differential and a full-size spare tire.
Available with three-row seating for seven adults, the 2014 Land Rover LR4 features a refreshed front end with a two-bar grille and redesigned bumper, headlamps, and fog lights. A striking new LED signature headlight design with xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) technology is standard on HSE and HSE LUX models. Inside the 2014 LR4, two great British brands come together, with new audio systems by Meridian™.
Renowned for its impeccable blend of on-road comfort and off-road capability, the LR4 uses integrated body-frame construction, featuring a steel unibody mounted on a rigid boxed full frame. Four-wheel independent, height-adjustable air suspension helps adapt the LR4 to varying terrain or weather. The innovative - and now, much imitated -- Terrain Response® system3 allows the driver to tailor the vehicle's capabilities to the prevailing road conditions.
New for 2014 LR4
- New 3-liter V6 supercharged gasoline engine with 340hp and 332 lb.-ft. torque replaces 5-liter naturally aspirated V8
- New 8-speed ZF® automatic transmission with CommandShift® and Sport mode; replaces 6-speed automatic
- New standard single speed transfer case 4WD system; two-speed transfer case 4WD system available as an option
- Intelligent Stop-Start improves fuel economy and reduces emissions
- Revised front styling with new bumper, headlamp, and fog light design
- Side-view mirrors with integrated turn signals also house available Blind Spot Monitoring
- Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection systems have been added to the optional Vision Assist Package3
- New Meridian™ audio systems
- Standard rear camera with parking system3
- New wheel designs and exterior paint colors
- Extended Windsor Leather Package now standard on LR4 HSE LUX
2014 Land Rover LR2
U.S. Models and MSRP2:
LR4 HSE: $39,995
LR4 HSE LUX: $42,595
Following a model year that saw the Land Rover LR2 get a new powertrain, revised styling, upgraded interior and enhanced navigation system, the brand's high-capability entry model debuts a new, more versatile infotainment system and improved satellite radio.
The Land Rover LR2 compact luxury SUV offers the brand's renowned off-road capability in a vehicle that provides outstanding on-road ride comfort and agility. The combination of full-time intelligent four-wheel drive and the renowned Land Rover Terrain Response® control system3give the LR2 the ability to take trails unsuitable for some luxury crossovers.
The 2-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine delivers 240hp and 250 lb.- ft. of torque, the latter at low engine speed, and is teamed to a six-speed automatic CommandShift® automatic transmission. The powertrain components and systems are protected from water intrusion, providing the vehicle with19.7-inches of water wading depth.
Standard amenities in the LR2 include grained leather seating with an eight-way power driver's seat and six-way power front passenger seat, along with a dual-panel panoramic sunroof and 380 watt Meridian™ Audio System with 11 speakers.
New for 2014 LR2
- Infotainment system gets more responsive capacitive touchscreen to replace resistive touch panel and features improved scrolling on main navigation screen (when equipped) and QWERTY keyboard for phonebook searching
- Satellite radio functionality improvements, including artist memory seek, team/game memory seek, instant replay, new virtual categories and SDARS audio services to browse channel by category
2014 Range Rover Evoque
U.S. Models and MSRP2:
Range Rover Evoque Five-Door
Pure Plus: $44,995
Pure Premium: $49,595
Range Rover Evoque Coupe
Pure Plus: $45,040
Pure Premium: $50,595
The Range Rover Evoque, the best-selling Range Rover model worldwide, enters its 2014 with advanced new driveline technologies, new driver assistance features and detail design enhancements throughout.
For 2014, the 2-liter 240hp Turbocharged Direct Injected engine teams with a new ZF-9HP 9-speed automatic transmission, among the first fitted to a passenger car. With a wider spread of ratios than the 6-speed automatic it replaces, the new 9-speed enhances both performance and efficiency.
A new Active Driveline system with active differentials and torque vectoring also debuts on the 2014 Range Rover Evoque as standard in all models3. The new 4WD system reduces driveline drag by decoupling 4WD during steady-state driving at speeds above 22 mph, automatically activating 4WD drive within 300 milliseconds whenever it is needed. Active Torque Biasing uses an electronically controlled differential to distribute torque between the rear wheels, optimizing traction and stability. In addition, a Torque Vectoring feature further enhances agility and safety by redirecting torque among all four wheels to counteract understeer.
New driver-assist features include: Park Exit (to automatically exit parallel parking bays), Adaptive Cruise Control (with Queue Assist, Forward Alert and Intelligent Emergency Braking), and Closing Vehicle Sensing3.
The 2014 Range Rover Evoque also features exterior detail changes, new color options for the interior and new alloy wheel styles.
New for 2014 Range Rover Evoque
- New ZF-9HP 9-speed automatic transmission replaces 6-speed automatic; enhances performance and efficiency
- Standard Active Driveline system with active differentials, active torque basing and torque vectoring3
- Driver-assist features including Adaptive Cruise Control (with Queue Assist, Forward Alert and Intelligent Emergency Braking), Park Exit and Closing Vehicle Sensing3
2014 Range Rover Sport (All-New)
U.S. Models and MSRP2:
Range Rover Sport SE (V6): $63,495
Range Rover Sport HSE (V6): $68,495
Range Rover Sport Supercharged (V8): $79,995
Range Rover Sport Autobiography (V8): $93,295
The all-new second-generation Range Rover Sport is the fastest, most agile and responsive Land Rover vehicle ever. Based on the new Range Rover, the 2014 Range Rover Sport uses all-new aluminum unibody architecture to achieve a weight savings of approximately 800lbs. and features breakthrough suspension design and innovative dynamic chassis technologies. The new model delivers exceptional on-road dynamics with genuine Land Rover all-terrain capability.
The Range Rover Sport design captures the distinctive DNA of its predecessor, but with a bold evolution that places it at the heart of the three-model Range Rover portfolio, between the flagship Range Rover and the Range Rover Evoque vehicles. The impeccably luxurious interior offers the option of an occasional use third row for 5+2 seating.
A wheelbase that's longer by 7-inches provides greater room and improved access for rear passengers, while the trim 191-in. length is just 2.5-inches longer than the previous model. The Range Rover Sport is 5.9-inches shorter and 2.17-inches lower than the new-generation Range Rover and weighs about 100lbs. less when similarly equipped.
Two engines are offered, a new 340hp supercharged V6 or the formidable 510hp supercharged V8 on which the V6 is based. Both Range Rover Sport engines are paired with the advanced electronically controlled ZF® 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission.
A next-generation four-corner air suspension with variable ride height and the Terrain Response® 2 system3 maximize the vehicle's versatility both on- and off-road. Supercharged V8 models are equipped with a dedicated Dynamic mode in the Terrain Response® 2 system, providing a more sporting bias.
The standard 4WD system features an all-new single-speed transfer case with a Torsen® differential is designed to provide a rear-wheel drive bias for optimum driving dynamics, while maintaining off-road performance capability. A two-speed transfer case system is available, with a low-range for the most demanding off-road conditions. The Range Rover Sport can tow up to 7,716lbs.
A slew of advanced driver-assist technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, Lane Blind Spot Monitoring, Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Automatic High Beam Assist, Flank Guard to help alert the driver to potential side impacts Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection3 (limited availability during first year or production).
Range Rover Sport: (All New for 2014)
- All-new high strength aluminum structure provides a weight savings of approximately 800lbs. over the previous generation model
- Improved agility and exceptional performance with improved fuel economy and reduced emissions
- Choice of 340hp supercharged V6 or a 510hp supercharged V8 engines; both teamed to
8-speed automatic transmission
- Choice of transfer cases - single speed Torsen or two-speed locking with low range
- Available new fully automatic Terrain Response® 2 system3
- Advanced electronic driver assistance technologies3
- Standard Intelligent Stop/Start technology to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions
- 5+2 third row seating option for occasional use
- Superbly crafted, luxurious interior
2014 Range Rover
U.S. Models and MSRP2:
Range Rover (V6) $83,545
Range Rover HSE (V6): $88,545
Range Rover Supercharged (V8): $99,995
Range Rover Autobiography (V8): $135,995
The Range Rover was all new for 2013, debuting an aluminum unibody construction that reduced vehicle weight by 700lbs. for significantly improved strength, performance, agility and fuel efficiency.
For its second model year, the Range Rover makes another leap in fuel efficiency with a new 340hp 3-liter supercharged V6 engine replacing the previous 5-liter V8. As with the V8, the supercharged V6 is teamed to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The new powertrain yields comparable performance to the 2013 V8 model but with markedly better fuel economy, including 21-percent improvement in EPA city fuel economy and 15-percent improvement EPA-estimated highway fuel economy (now 23 mpg1).
An Intelligent Stop-Start system also helps reduce fuel consumption in certain driving situations.The new-generation Range Rover uses 4-wheel independent suspension with air springs at four wheels, featuring aluminum components and long wheel travel and articulation. Trailer towing capability remains at a substantial 7,716lbs. For safety, Intelligent Emergency Braking system can detect traffic ahead slowing suddenly, or another vehicle cutting in front, and apply braking if needed3.
The Dynamic Response active lean control system reduces body lean when cornering3. Paired with Adaptive Dynamics, which provides continuously variable suspension damping, the technology endows the Range Rover with an uncannily smooth ride3. Acoustic-laminated windshield and side door glass help make the Range Rover exceptionally quiet.
Coupled with the versatile full-time 4WD system with dual-range transfer case, fully automatic Terrain Response® 2 analyzes road conditions and automatically selects the most effective vehicle settings for the 4WD, stability and traction control and other parameters3. The Range Rover offers a maximum water wading depth of 35.4-inches, a 7.8-inch increase over the previous-generation model3.
Legroom in the Range Rover rear seat extends to nearly 40-inches, a 4.7-inch increase over the older model. An Individualized Rear Seating package provides the ultimate in rear seat luxury, rivaling the world's finest luxury sedans.
The Range Rover exclusive offers high-end surround-sound audio systems from the renowned British audiophile brand, Meridian™.
New for 2014 Range Rover
- New 3-liter Supercharged V6 with Stop/Start replaces the normally aspirated 5-liter V8
- Option package and standalone options revised, with price reduced for Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking3
- 510hp Supercharged V8 adds Stop/Start
- New standard features for Autobiography include Stop/Start, Active Rear Locking Differential, and 29-speaker, 1,700-Watt Meridian™ Signature Audio System with 3D Surround Sound
Mid-Year Technology Introduction for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
Planned for a mid-year introduction, the Range Rover will offer Enhanced Parking Aids to bolster the already-available Parallel Park feature3. Parking Exit will be able to help the driver to automatically exit parallel parking spaces; Perpendicular Park can automatically position the vehicle centrally in parking spaces to maximize exiting room on both sides, 360-degree Park Distance Control will provide virtual object tracking along the sides of the vehicle at speeds of up to 10mph (16km/h) 3.
New optional Lane Departure will use a forward-looking camera to monitor the vehicle's position between lane markings3. The Lane Departure Warning system provides haptic feedback through the steering wheel should the driver begin to move out of lane without using a turn signal. The same camera is used for the Traffic Sign Recognition system, which identifies speed limit signs and a variety of other warning and information signs3.
1 All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
2 Price shown is MSRP. Includes $895 destination and delivery fee. Excludes taxes, title, license, other local fees and optional equipment. Actual price set by retailer. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
3 These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these systems will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.
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About Land Rover
Land Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover vehicle is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the legendary Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures their vehicles in the United Kingdom. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information visit the official Land Rover website at http://www.landroverusa.com.
About Jaguar Land Rover
•The United States is one of the leading global markets for both Jaguar and Land Rover
•Jaguar Land Rover employs 25,000 people and sells vehicles in 170 countries around the world
• Jaguar Land Rover has two state of the art engineering and design facilities and three advanced manufacturing plants in the UK
• In the 2012/13 fiscal year,Jaguar Land Rover has reported revenues of $23.8 billion, up 17% year on year ($20.4 billion last year)
•Jaguar Land Rover has test facilities acrossthe USAin the following states: California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington D.C.
• Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA and Canada. Jaguar Land Rover has offices in the following locations: California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington D.C.
• Jaguar Land Rover is represented by more than 330 independently operated retail outletsin the USA
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