Some of Land Rover's latest vehicles need a fix for their tire pressure monitoring system affecting about 28,037 units. The recall covers the 2013-2014 LR4, 2014 Range Rover and 2014 Range Rover Sport that have a build date between September 16, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land 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.
If you're in the market for a rugged and capable off-road SUV, the redesigned 2014 Range Rover Sport is quickly proving itself worthy of a second look. Although it may have gotten lost among the 22 SUVs vying for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year, the Range Rover Sport has followed up its Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year award with a similar honor, having just been named Four Wheeler magazine's Four Wheeler of the Year. The Land Rover beat out the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiese
Each year since 1983, Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine has named its 4x4 of the Year, and while Jeep has been honored with this award a dozen times, Land Rover has now claimed the distinction two out of the last three years. The Land Rover LR4 was the magazine's top off-road vehicle in 2011, and this year's top off-roader is the all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport.
Ever seen a toddler that just discovered they joys of sprinting? Yes? Then you'll know the next thing they discover is their natural speed limit, when their legs can't move as quickly as their mind demands. The end result is scrapped knees and many tears. The same thing is kind of happening with Land Rover right now, albeit in slow motion.
Truth time: When I wrote my first drive report of the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, I left out a pretty cool, pretty important detail. You see, in addition to doing all of the nifty off-road stuff and blasting through the winding roads of the English countryside, Land Rover pulled quite the stunt by having us drive through an airplane. That is, we scaled a ramp, drove into the passenger compartment of a Boeing 747, and drove out of the plane. They even left some seats inside for effect.
Let's face it – motorheads can't seem to get enough of races that pit cars versus planes. Well, at least that's what we're led to believe by looking at the sheer volume of the things on YouTube today. The real truth is that automakers with newly minted, fast vehicles – and big marketing budgets – love to see the drama of a land-bound car racing a seemingly insurmountable aircraft.
Land Rover says it has set a new record at Pikes Peak for the quickest hill climb in a production sport-utility vehicle. Its 2014 Range Rover Sport ran the 12.42-mile course in 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds, with an average speed of 59.17 miles per hour. In fact, this also sets the new record for the quickest run in any production-standard vehicle, according to Land Rover.
While we knew the starting price of the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport before it was even introduced last week at the New York Auto Show, we're now getting a better idea about how much it will cost to option up Land Rover's middle child. The automaker has launched the configurator for this new SUV, but as of right now, it only provides options for the base SE V6 model.
The New York Post reports actor Daniel Craig pocketed a cool $1 million to appear at a the New York Auto Show on behalf of Land Rover this week, despite staying at the function only briefly. The actor appeared at the Skylight at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, and was shown in a video driving the 2014 Range Rover Sport to the venue before driving onto a stage, live. From there, the actor who plays James Bond walked along a line of photographers and vanished from sight.
Less than 24 hours after Land Rover released its first video teaser of the upcoming 2014 Range Rover Sport ahead of its New York Auto Show debut, it appears someone has already spilled the beans. The image you see here comes from the VMax 200 Facebook page, and it clearly shows what looks to be the new Sport hanging out in a garage.
With the massively redesigned Range Rover out of the way, Land Rover is now working on getting its next-generation Range Rover Sport ready for the public eye. Wearing far less camouflage than the last time we saw this SUV, we're starting to get a better idea of what the Range Rover's brasher relative will look like.
One of the vehicles that will expand the Land Rover lineup over the next seven years is a seven-seat Range Rover Sport. The LR4/Discovery is currently the only Land Rover to offer a seven-seat package, even though it's not exactly roomy in the third tier. The present Range Rover Sport sits on the same platform as the LR4, but being two inches shorter overall and having a wheelbase 5.6 inches shorter, it provides only just enough room for second-row passengers.
Land Rover is continuing its recent trend of sporting some of the most interesting camouflage in the automotive world. The machine bearing this mashup of fuzzy geometric shapes with an undeniable Volvo flair is none other than the 2014 Range Rover Sport, the smaller and sportier brother of the top-drawer Range Rover that we've seen out and about a bunch of times already.
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