|Posted on 08.22.2013 13:00 by Justin Cupler|
The Range Rover Evoque has quickly become the hottest-selling model in Land Rover’s lineup and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down for 2014, thanks to a new release from the automaker. While all of the specifics of the 2014 Evoque are still unknown, Land Rover UK has outlined some of the technological advancements the model will carry into 2014 – we assume these will be a part of the 2014 U.S.-spec Evoque too.
The global Evoque lineup will carry three different engines: a 150 horsepower 2.2-liter diesel, a 190-horsepower 2.2-litrer diesel and a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 240 horsepower. The U.S. market will certainly receive the 2.0-liter engine, but it may also gain one of the two diesel offerings in 2014. These engines all link up to an all-new nine-speed ZF-sourced transmission, which has unperceivable shifts and wide spread of gear ratios to make for smooth acceleration and excellent fuel economy.
Also new for 2014 is the Active Driveline, which according to Land Rover is an “on-demand” four-wheel drive system that enhances agility and improves fuel economy, thanks to it deactivating the rear wheels at speeds over 22 mph. However, should the Evoque need that extra grip over 22 mph, the system takes less than 300 milliseconds to activate the rear wheels. Additionally, an E-Diff on the rear delivers Torque Biasing between the rear wheels for optimal traction and control.
Safety features also take center stage in 2014, as the Evoque will feature Park Exit to help you pull out of parallel parking spots; Perpendicular Park to automatically center the SUV in a parking bay; Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection to warn the driver of traffic behind the vehicle; Lane Departure Warning; Traffic Sign Recognition; and Wade Sensing. Also included will be Land Rover InControl Remote to contact emergency services in the event of an accident or Land Rover Assist in the event of technical issues, and Land Rover InControl Secure to track the vehicle in the event of a theft.
And finally, there are a few aesthetic changes that include minor detail changes on the exterior, new colors for the interior, four new alloy wheels and revised :and Rover badges.
More details will come as we get closer to the model’s release in Europe in the third quarter of 2013.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:00 EST.
Posted on 02.25.2013 09:30 by
Back in August 2011, the first spy images of the new Land Rover Range Rover were revealed, so it would only make sense that Land Rover would also be preparing a renewed Range Rover Sport. These first mules caught testing by our spy photographers don’t reveal too much since they consist mostly of the features used in the current body, but they do show that the new Sport is in the works.
Just like the standard Range Rover, the Sport model will be all about the reduction of weight. For that, Land Rover is paying extra attention to the materials used to construct the vehicle. There are rumors stating that Landrover will be adopting a new platform from the RangeRover, quite possibly using a modified Jaguar XJ platform tweaked to maintain the Range Rover’s off-road performance.
Nothing has been said about the type of engine that will be used for the new Range Rover Sport, but Land Rover will probably just trick out the current 5.0 V8 to increase its output and reduce fuel consumption.
Expect to see the new Range Rover Sport at the end of 2012.
Update 02/25/2013: Land Rover is still keeping the new-generation Range Rover Sport a secret, but today we have created a rendering for you that may show you what to expect when they release it.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 25 February 2013 09:30 EST.
Posted on 02.27.2013 10:00 by
It’s safe to say that aftermarket companies will come in droves at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. We’ve already seen some from German tuner Brabus, but now it’s time to turn our attention toward its sister company, Startech.
The tuner is promising to bring a number of tuned Land Rover, Jaguar, and Range Rover models to Geneva, but for now, it’s resorted to just giving us a sneak peek of a covered Range Rover that will be unveiled in Geneva next week.
It certainly looks like Startech has a pretty interesting program under those red sheets. The only visible part of the vehicle is the headlight setup and they look completely different from what we see in a Range Rover. There also appears to be a redesigned bumper with integrated LEDs and new air intakes that suggest a completely redesigned look for the Range Rover.
Suffice to say, we’re curious to see what Startech has in store for us, not just with this model, but its promise of other Jags and Land Rovers, too.
Land Rover Range Rover by Startech originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:00 EST.
Posted on 02.21.2013 08:00 by
The next-generation Land Rover Freelander has been caught testing for the first time. At a first look, it seems to be an XL version of the Range Rover Evoque, but actually it is a mule for the all new Land Rover Freelander.
Why are we so sure that this is not just another Evoque? Because this mule is a little bit different: the area around the fuel cap is a little bit different, front and the wheel arches are slightly changed.
Up to this point we have no idea what engines will be used in the next Freelander, but we are pretty certain that the new 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will still be offered.
The new Freelander 3 will be unveiled sometime in 2015 and hopefully we will soon see prototypes wearing the correct body. It has been rumored that the new Freelander 3 will come in three different body styles this time.
Land Rover Freelander 3 originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:00 EST.
Another Friday, another cool tuning package offered by the guys over at Kahn Design. Their latest RangeRover package drapes the SUV’s body with Santorini black metallic paint combined with Vesuvius orange accents, including but not limited to the roof and a thick stripe on the hood. It also throws in an aerodynamic package and new interior modifications.
The aerodynamic package includes a lower front bumper lip extension, an RS front grille with 3D mesh, a grille insert in Vesuvius orange, exhaust side vents in matte pearl grey and body color, and Kahn enamel wing shields. Additional features include brake calipers finished in Vesuvius orange, RS vented front wheel arches with integrated front air dams, front wheel arch LED light strips, and door handles in matte grey. Then there’s the aforementioned painted floating roof and bonnet stripe.
For the interior, the tuner added RS Vesuvius style diamond quilted and perforated black leather with a Vesuvius orange trim. The package also includes vented food pedals in machined aluminum and a Kahn Vesuvius speedometer, as well as a new clock bezel surround finished with Swarovski diamonds, door panel tops in quilted and perforated leather with orange stitching, and plenty of carbon fiber.
The package is offered with a 3.0 SDV6 engine that delivers a total of 256 HP at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 442 lbs-ft at 2,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a new ZF 8HP70, eight-speed automatic gearbox and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.4 seconds.