2012 May

2013/14 Range Rover Interior–FIRST REAL PICTURES!! #rangerover

First real shots of an uncovered 2013/2014 L405 Range Rover, it’s been a long time coming.  Funny how it really is just an evolution of the current design.  It looks like Terrain Response has gone back to a round dial.  I guess they decided having two dials is okay.  The previous spy shots did show the Terrain Response knob lowered and more even with the surrounding area, I’m assuming it’s like it was in the original Range Rover Sport.  And while seat height is adjustable, that passenger seat does look very low for a Range Rover.

http://www.chinacartimes.com/2012/05/30/generation-range-rover-road-testing-china/

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Hardly camouflaged Range Rover Next–L405 #notanexplorer #rangerover

We’re getting closer to actual release and the pictures are starting to show up all over.  It’s clearly still a Range Rover even with the finishing details still under cover.  The fast-back look with the rear spoiler is something I’m still getting used to – along with that odd boxy-ness at the rear glass.  Pictures link to original articles.

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64 reasons to love Land Rover #landrover

For anyone that missed it, Land Rover did a digital magazine showcasing their past 64 years in pictures.  Great stuff from the original Center Steer to the 2011 Range Rover.

 

Got to love the drop shadow on the cover!!  Click below to check it out.64reasons

2013 Range Rover Sport #rangerover

Some nice tweaks for the Sport in 2013, let’s hope the next 2013MY announcement is a bit more exciting though. 

Just a few inconsistencies in the official PR released.  The tech documents, although named 2013 are titled 2012 within the document.  And the last line of the press release says:

“Gears are selected by the rotary gear shifter and steering wheel paddle shift.”

On the Range Rover Sport with a gasoline engine and the six speed transmission, it’s always been the standard gear selector, the pictures showing the 2013 interior also show the standard gear selector.

Details, details.

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NEW DESIGN FEATURES REDEFINE THE CLASS-LEADING APPEAL OF THE RANGE ROVER SPORT FOR 2013

· Five new paint finishes offer greater customer choice

· Striking new alloy wheel design

· Red Brembo™ brake callipers for Supercharged model

· Wider choice of interior colour combinations

· New carbon fibre veneer pack

Whitley, UK, May 16 2012 – For 2013, the Range Rover Sport consolidates its position as the most dynamic and luxurious sports tourer in its class with fresh new colours and a greater choice of interior trim and alloy wheel designs.

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Range Rover Sport Badging Suggestions–Why just the LUX? #rangerover

When a Range Rover Sport is ordered with the Luxury package, it gets a unique badge indicating the upgrade:

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And I say why stop there!! There are plenty of option packages for the Range Rover Sport that could also get the coveted badging spotlight.

Here are some great examples:

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And finally, what if you’ve checked more then one option on your order form:

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So as far as the HSE Luxury thing goes, why not just bring back an actual Range Rover badge from the past – Range Rover Sport LSE!