NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

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    NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    2014 Range Rover Sport drops 800 pounds, adds V6 and third-row
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    March 26, 2013
    by Jonathon Ramsey


    The last in line is not nearly the least, as evidenced by the 2014 Range Rover Sport, which is being unveiled to what we're sure will be the delight of New York audiences. The middle child in the Land Rover Range Rover line-up, our initial impression is that, in terms of exterior design, it might have succumbed to the anonymity of middle-child-dom, losing the strength of its character for having to wear a couple of hand-me-downs from its bigger Range Rover sibling and a ton of hand-me-ups from its smaller Evoque sibling.

    In front and in back it looks like a larger Evoque, with the Range Rover's tapering blade lights and LED day-time running lights. It shall be known by its twin-bar thematic elements such as the two-bar grille, the strakes in the side vents and the two vents on the hood. It's also got a faster windscreen angle and is more aerodynamic throughout, returning a coefficient of drag of just 0.34 for a vehicle that is 2.5 inches longer than before. The wheelbase has also been stretched by a huge seven inches.

    Still, it's a comprehensive rework. It's new aluminum structure deletes 800 pounds of heft, and it weighs about 100 pounds less than a similarly equipped Range Rover. As with bigger bro, the Sport gets either the 340-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 or the 510-horsepower 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that are fitted with stop/start tech. Both run through a ZF eight-speed transmission, and power is put to the ground through a single-speed Torsen differential or an optional two-speed transfer case with low range.

    Full article, images, and press release available at link.

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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Love it, but I do not understand why it needs the 3rd row.
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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Love it, but I do not understand why it needs the 3rd row.
    Imagine how cramped it is.

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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    the CTS and the new Range Rover Sport! Double the perfection in one day! I'll take one of each!

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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    New RRS>New RR though the rear is verrry round, it will have to grow on me.
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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by jbartley View Post
    the CTS and the new Range Rover Sport! Double the perfection in one day! I'll take one of each!
    New CTS-V (hopefully we'll see it soon) and RR Sport Supercharged are definitely contenders for my dream garage.

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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    wow-800 lbs!
    damn.
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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    so what's with the Ford Explorer headlights and tail lights? Is that the trendy thing to do now - that swept back "facelift" look?
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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    This vehicle is a game changer, and will continue JLR's rapid ascension in many ways. After the Omega debuts it is time for a Cadillac Alpha based SUV to slot above the SRX, and below the Escalade.
    I want a car so violent that the mere thought of full throttle would cause a heart attack. That actually going wide open throttle in would result in nothing less than instant death!
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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    If they could have just kept the grille clean without the light intrusion...

    Even then those little lights look like it's got sleep in it's eye, like it just woke up...



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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Love it, but I do not understand why it needs the 3rd row.
    Why do the Acura RDX, Subaru Tribeca, Volvo XC90, Toyota Highlander, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and Dodge Journey need them? I've sat in the 3rd row of my Buick Rendezvous and granted I'm only 5'9" but I felt better in there than in the back seat of my old Sebring.

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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Glad they added the bonus 3rd row as an option. Cleverly done, and they even say in the brochure "meant for kids or teenagers". Definitely will be appreciated by those who need them occasionally. The SUV is beautiful. A nice blend of Evoque and Range Rover.

    Looks closer to the orginal Stormer concept than the current Sport.

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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by jbartley View Post
    Glad they added the bonus 3rd row as an option. Cleverly done, and they even say in the brochure "meant for kids or teenagers". Definitely will be appreciated by those who need them occasionally. The SUV is beautiful. A nice blend of Evoque and Range Rover.

    Looks closer to the orginal Stormer concept than the current Sport.
    It makes perfect sense because before for even temporary 3rd row useage you needed to go outside the Range Rover brand to Land Rover for the LR4. Rather than move downwards to an LR4 many like myself for occasional 3rd row useage moved to a different brand like Cadillac.
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    Re: NYIAS 2013: 2014 Range Rover Sport

    is the insurance greater when you have a third row ie seven passenger capability?

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