Land Rover started taking orders for the 2014 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models on September 10. The upgraded models feature new technologies and more choices for the customer. Deliveries will start early next year. There will be variations depending on individual markets. The recently offered customer-focused driver assistance technologies include: Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning and Perpendicular Park.
Meanwhile, the new Land Rover InControlTM will offer a series of connectivity features. The 2014 models will be available with the same diesel and petrol powertrains from the outgoing model. But there’s a new engine available: the powerful 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel in the Range Rover Sport. Land Rover also introduced V6-powered, 340PS hybrid models (with CO2 ratings of only 169g/km) for the two bodystyles.
The 4.4 SDV8 that’s installed on the Range Rover Sport features a modified intake system that is comprised of twin-intercoolers, a new sump, new cast alloy engine mounts (resulting to a 10kg weight saving) and optimized calibration.
The turbo-diesel develops 339PS and a torque of 700Nm, offering optimum performance and driveability under real world conditions. The SDV8 powered Sport fitted with a ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission is capable of sprinting from zero to 62mph (100km/h) in 6.9 seconds. If it has the Dynamic Pack, it can also hit a top speed of 140mph (225km/h).
Depending on the market, Land Rover is offering the upgraded Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with two petrol engines (5.0L V8 S/C 510PS and 3.0L V6 S/C 340PS), two diesel engines (3.0L TDV6 258PS and 3.0L SDV6 292PS) and the newly presented hybrid powertrain. The 3.0L SDV6 292PS is offered only on the Range Rover Sport.
The first hybrid range from Land Rover uses the same powertrain. It is fitted with the 3-litre SDV6 turbo-diesel engine mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission with a 35kW electric motor-generator instead of the torque converter. It has a total output of 340PS and it has a top-of-the-class 700Nm torque, enabling the vehicle to sprint from zero to 62mph (100km/h) in under seven seconds. The new models have a CO2 emissions rating of 169g/km and can return 44.1mpg on the combined cycle.
The dynamic brand-new Range Rover Sport has a strong and modern exterior design which situates the vehicle unquestionably inside the latest Range Rover roster. With a fresh rendition of the present model's solid design DNA, the new car has a smooth and contemporary look, with its inclining roofline providing an unmistakable sporting character.
All-new Sport is only 62mm longer than its forerunner, yet at 4850mm, it is tinier than any other 7-seater SUVs and most E segment sedans, delivering significant mobility and parking ease. However, a remarkably elongated wheelbase (expanded by 178mm) gives more lavish room and enhanced access for rear passengers. The brand-new Sport is 149mm shorter and 55mm lower than the all-new Range Rover on which it is based and model-for-model measure 45kg less.
Exhilarating fresh renditions of Range Rover Sport design cues include the trademark clamshell bonnet, floating roof and side fender vents. The car additionally highlights striking new forms of the potent wheel arch graphic, horizontal body feature lines and distinguishable rocker moldings which are key components of the model's solid DNA.
While maintaining the robust Range Rover Sport attitude, the front end has a trendier, streamlined look, with its slenderer lights, rearward slanting grille and more etched corners.
The "S" in SUV is brought to another level with the new Range Rover Sport. It is energetic and robust with enormous road presence. It has a low center of gravity that promotes a dynamic position while conveying its energetic capacities. Its well-balanced qualities are additionally highlighted by the car’s high belt line, short overhangs and distinguishable outline, there truly is nothing else like it.