Land Rover Range Rover SportLand Rover is, as they say, on a roll. The British luxury off-road brand seemingly can't put a wheel wrong, releasing only its fourth all-new Range Rover and its second-generation Range Rover Sport last year, both of which have come in for rave reviews. Before that, it was the Range Rover Evoque, which successfully moved the Range Rover name downmarket and gave a shot in the arm to the brand's styling.

As a result of these moves, the brand's UK factory is reportedly running 24 hours a day, five days a week, with would-be buyers of the most luxurious and expensive models, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, are waiting up to four months to get their SUVs. "Depending on where you are in the country, I would say the average is about a four-month wait right now for those products," Kim McCullough, the brand's vice president, told Edmunds.

The wait times should go down, though, according to McCullough. Production is "getting up to a point where we are producing enough vehicles to meet demand," after an unknown production issue.

Range Rover sales in 2013 saw a 56-percent increase, with 12,221 SUVs finding homes with US buyers, while the brand's overall US sales jumped 15 percent, to over 50,000 units. "It is amazing how many people have owned five, six, seven Range Rovers," McCullough told Edmunds. "That is a vehicle they consistently have in their household fleet. We have a lot of loyalty."


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      hboi18
      • 10 Months Ago
      I see more of the new Range Rover than the old one now in manhattan i only saw one sport model so far though...they looks really cool
        Mike
        • 10 Months Ago
        @hboi18
        Agreed on the looks, my wife really wants one. It's the ultimate Urban Assault Vehicle.
      Wetstuff
      • 10 Months Ago
      Ha-Ha .. the Indians are making the Brits work 24hrs a day. Quite a come-around. Kinda like a BLACK President. Jim
      Patrick
      • 10 Months Ago
      It is strange because people should know not to invest in something that loses value so quickly. That is way this should be considered an accessory more than an asset. But my lord can it mow over bikes with ease.
      Sean Conrad
      • 10 Months Ago
      I just don't understand spending that much on that type of vehicle. But if it's what you want and you got the cash, why not.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 10 Months Ago
      Yeah, they are impossible to get right now. Order new and wait months for sticker or buy a slightly used one for over sticker. I looked at them a few times and I just don't think they are worth the money, nice trucks, but not worth the money. I really did not like the Sport at all. The new LWB full size ones are nice though.
      Jamie Houk
      • 10 Months Ago
      Should be lots of them available very cheaply in a couple of years. Especially if they show to be unreliable which I hope is not the case.
        ThinkAboutIt
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Jamie Houk
        No, they are unreliable still. I know of several press models that have already left the drivers waiting for help.
      bK
      • 10 Months Ago
      Its what soccer moms envy nowadays.
      nocommie11
      • 10 Months Ago
      Lol, peasants complaining about "supposed" reliability issues. If you care what (and if) it costs to fix your RR or a Ferrari or a Maserati or even a BMW M series, you should stay away from the adult table and stick to your kid's table where you can fix your '92 Corolla for $20.
        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 10 Months Ago
        @nocommie11
        Yes because there was nothing my rich friend loved more than sitting on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck to pick him and his Range Rover up due to the electrical system completely shutting down. There's nothing better than breaking down with style.
          skoobey
          • 10 Months Ago
          @OptimusPrimeRib
          All those families spending their last dollars on RR... nonsense. It's an automotive equivalent of really expensive italian shoes. You don't actually go for a walk in them. It's a statement piece, a go to SUV for your winter vacations, and for going out and about. Thinking that you should go cross country on weekly basis in something like this is ludicrous.
        Mike
        • 10 Months Ago
        @nocommie11
        Just remember that when the Land Cruiser honks as they drive by
      icemilkcoffee
      • 10 Months Ago
      It still amazes why so many people would opaay so much for a car that depreciates so quickly like the Range Rover. The only Land Rover that holds its value is the Defender- ironically their worst selling car here in the US.
        thedriveatfive
        • 10 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        Its actually not that many people when you think about it.
        srlalsd1
        • 10 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        Post people who pay that much for a car could care less about depreciation.
        Narom
        • 10 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        And the defender is the one they are having to discontinue. You'd be surprised that its not people who are buying it but companies who then lease them out.
        jonnybimmer
        • 10 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        I'd love to see the ratio of people buying the Range Rover vs. those who lease them since those who tend to get higher end premium branded cars often change them out every couple years anyways (gotta keep up with the neighbors). And the Defender holds value because: 1. More reliable/easier to maintain due to lack of extensive electronics the other models feature 2. Featured an American motor so drivetrain parts were (slightly) easier/cheaper to get. and 3. Most are still too new to import/register so the few that was sold here are for the most part the only ones in the US market for a while to come. Fun trucks to drive once you get past the awkward driving position.
      nutellabrad
      • 10 Months Ago
      Do any of the people below actually OWN a Range Rover? I've had the big one (supercharged) since 2011 and had absolutely no issues. I see that same cr-p about Audi all the time. 2005-2007 I had a s4 station wagon, and its was an amazing car and completely reliable. Used it for daily 150 miles commutes and it was utterly reliable in any weather.
        Ross
        • 10 Months Ago
        @nutellabrad
        Tell that to a mechanic that works on European cars and see what they have to say about Land Rover...has there been at least one LR3 that didn't have its diff replaced by 50k miles? As much as I dislike CR, I am convinced again and again that the consistent, bottom of the barrel reliability for Land Rover is no fluke.
        Autoblogist
        • 10 Months Ago
        @nutellabrad
        Thank you for the anecdotal evidence sir. Your experience trumps the majority. Off the Land Rover dealer I go to pick up my very reliable Range Rover.
      mbukukanyau
      • 10 Months Ago
      24 hours a day? That means a lot of Land Rovers will be stranding people on the road. Hopefully there are being extra careful with quality. This is a company notorious for bad quality.
      manure
      • 10 Months Ago
      I for one proudly support our 1% overlords who storm us in these vehicles.
        GR
        • 10 Months Ago
        @manure
        You should. They help blue-collar workers, namely tow truck drivers.
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