Auto Week reported today that a few unofficial photos of the 2014 Range Rover Sport have leaked ahead of the 2013 New York Auto Show. Just a few days earlier, Range Rover teased its customers and potential buyers with a video that didn’t show much about the new Range Rover except for a glimpse of the side profile and a headlight (See video below). Now, with the 2014 Range Rover unveiled in all its glory, journalists have begun scrutinizing this fourth generation.
For one, influences of the Range Rover Evoque are seen in the front and around the headlights. Overall the 2014 Range Rover Sport retains its overall iconic shape. It’s undeniably a Range Rover.
In a day in age where fuel economy and efficiency are top priority over engine horsepower and speed, the 2014 Ranger Rover Sport is no exception. Supposedly Land Rover engineers worked to have shed over 700 pounds thanks to an all aluminium structure from the previous model. This Range Rover is lean and mean.
While engine details are still underwraps, we’d expect the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, good for 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque, to carry over into the new range. The same is true for the normally-aspirated 5.0-liter V-8, found in HSE models, which should deliver 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. Look for both fuel economy and handling to be upped compared to the previous models, too.
The New York Auto Show is set to run from March 29, 2013 - April 7, 2013.
Source: Auto Week