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Land Rover LR4 is an impressive SUV to look out for in 2014 with its impeccable off road and towing ability that offer enough room for seven passengers to sit comfortably. A rather refreshed version of its predecessor LR3, the highly anticipated SUV of 2014 comes with revised exterior, powerful engine and luxurious cabin, which are worth its price. Minor aesthetic redesign for this year’s version is like icing on the cake that offers front grille, redesigned front bumper, smart headlights that boasts of LED accents.
A sharp look at 2014 Land Rover LR4 keeping its front end aside shows a very little to no change in its body which has remained the same constantly since it was first introduced in 2009, along with that the overall silhouette looks inspired from their 1989 original discovery SUV.
The 2014 Land Rover LR4 SUV comes with an efficient 3.0 liter V6 engine which is far better than its fuel thirsty V8 engine from previous versions; the supercharger generates 340 horsepower with 331 lb-ft. of torque. Brand new eight speed automatic transmission specifically designed by ZF is a highlight to look out for. This multi utility heavy weight vehicle has the power to sprint from 0 to 6 mph within the fraction of 7.7 seconds and is able to reach the maximum speed of 121mph. the newly added transmissions allow LR4 to achieve mileage of 14mpg in the city which can go up to 19mpg while on the highway with premium gasoline.
Not many buyers will be keen on taking their LR4 off the pavement, thus it comes with a standard transfer case which is a single speed unit that offer maximum 42 to 58 percent front rear torque split. However, buyers can also opt for a two speed unit, which is also available as an option for those looking for off road driving. The future car is loaded with several standard features that make it worth buying, wherein the primary ones include adjustable air suspension which helps in improving on road ride and handling, however no comprise has been made to its off road prowess which makes it stand among the top most SUVs. The highly admired terrain response system of Land Rover helps in optimizing vehicle in difficult situations. The terrain response for 2014 Land Rover LR4 is available with five settings: general, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand, and rock crawl.
Up-market standard leather upholstery, power seats, alpine glass rear roof, seven inch touch screen panel with sound system and USB port, 19 inch alloy wheels and many are more are some of the features that makes 2014 Land Rover LR4 an interesting option to look upon in 2014.
Land Rover LR4 is ready to hit the market in 2014 with its base, HSE and HSE LUX trim levels which will surely face tough competition from the likes of BMW X5, Acura MDX and Audi Q7 as they have refined on road driving aesthetics to offer, however, in terms of road prowess only Lexus GX 460 can make the going tough for 2014 Land Rover LR4.
The new Lexus luxury utility vehicle (LUV), 2014 GX 460 gets all gussied up and quite extensively so that the mid-sizer seems less a truck than a Lexus on stilts. The freshened up GX 460 went through far deeper facelift than the now-trademark spindle grille and the LED applied to the Lexus LX 570 last year. The equally tough and trail SUV now boasts gigantic rear fender flares and striking front grille design that marks the extreme L-finesse. Though not the sleekest SUV in town, the 2014 Lexus GX 460 prides itself on global heritage just like Toyota LandCuiser Prado! Also the truck like demeanor is evident of the fact that this is going to be, if not the best and the most rugged, one fine play on the market of off-roaders. And all of it comes under a reasonable price despite additional technology and safety equipment that are included as standard. Cherry on the cake!
The raised roofline, necessary to make sufficient space for the third row of the newly designed seven-seater still got generous ground clearance of about 8.3 inches minimum. The unconventional hour glass shaped grille on the Lexus GX 460 though getting mixed responses is still unique and is sure to make the little SUV to turn heads and stand out. The LED daytime running lights in headlamps are a success. Lexus’s white LEDs are every bit bright as bright and helpful on roads as in SUVs from Audi or BMW. Excellent for low visibility conditions these LED lights use a very little amount of energy and provide a prominent light graphic for road safety. The clear taillights are strange as the fashion aware buyers of the Lexus legacy might question them but they still strike out.
The midsized SUV, 2014 Lexus GX 460 sports a 4.7 liter V-8 engine belonging to the Tundra pickup. Generating enough power of 301 HP and mated to an all-new-five-speed-automatic-transmission and a Torsen center differential which biases the torque (329 pound feet of torque) towards the end with traction, this engine makes this SUV maneuverable with a light duty full time four wheel drive. The car can reach up to 60 mph from rest in a sprint time of 8.5 seconds while it sports a top speed of 112 mph. The undeniable capability and the body-chassis structure of the new 2014 Lexus GX 460 make it deft enough to be creek-and-groan-free in the rough. However, being more of a luxury utility vehicle you might want to keep it away from way too nasty conditions for it is quite plushly outfitted for that.
It is expected that the 2014 Lexus GX 460 will be seen competing with the BMW X5 and the Mercedes ML500 and possibly Merc GL too while it’s priced at a sum of $45,000. For the love of a gritty feel of a 4WD truck underneath your seat the GX is massively appealing. This purposely built off road machine is added with extra style and so much luxury along with a giant price cut making it one definite consideration among serious SUV fanatics!
There hasn’t been any automaker in the history to regret stepping into the premium market of SUVs. BMW is one more automaker to prove just that with its BMW X5. As soon as the vehicle set its feet or rather wheels in the market it became an instant success which was about 13 years ago. The BMW X5 2007 underwent quite some upgrades to increase the “sport utility” of the SUV and was also enhanced with the M Treatment and a tri-turbo M Performance for the European version.
The new BMW X5 2014, as the brand claims, is aerodynamically slipperier and has shed some weight, about 200 pounds. The new X5 will be set free with two gasoline engines. A 3.0 liter, single turbocharged inline-six engine will be features in the sDrive35i and xDrive35i. The engine holds a power of 300 hp and can produce 300 pound feet of torque. The second is a 4.4 twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing a massive 445 horsepower producing a whopping 480 pound feet of torque in the xDrive50i. The brand claims that the stunning new SUV is capable to reach a speed of 60 mph from rest in 6.2 seconds for the six and in mere 4.9 seconds for the V-8. Moreover, a 3.0 liter diesel six will be added to the lineup in the early 2014 and will once again be branded as the xDrive35d offering 255 horsepower and 413 pound feet of torque and a sprint time of less than seven seconds to attain 60 mph from 0.
For the very first time in ever, since the launch of X5, BMW is going to offer a rear wheel drive model which will be the xDrive35i model. A breakthrough in the history of X5, this model has been brought up by the brand to break the doctrine of presenting only front wheel drive versions on the X5.
Each and every engine of the new 2014 BMW X5 is mated with an eight speed automatic transmission. The behavior of the SUV as well as its chassis is managed by a series of settings set by the “Eco Pro” mode which is present for the love of efficiency and the “Sport+” mode which is for a more aggressive drive. While the Eco Pro mode decouples the driveline as the driver lifts off the accelerator without hitting the brakes and alters climate control and heated seats for better energy saving, the Sport+ mode is responsible for heightening shift and throttle response, firming up the optional adjustable suspension and remapping the steering. Normal and Sport models are also available.
The new X5 features a bold and protruding front grille visually meeting with the xenon or LED headlights and a great deal of air vents and breathers adding to the aero-dynamism of the brawny new BMW X5. A rather tough competition to Audi Q7, the Cadillac SRX, the Mercedes Benz M-class and the Lexus RX, the new 2014 BMW X5 is soon to hit the showrooms with lost weight and gained style.
The creator of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) Segment and segment bestseller – BMW X5 plunged into a newer sphere in its golden history with the launch of third generation featuring leisure and adventure simultaneously with a powerful engine and along with spacious interiors, luxury and vivid innovation. The 2014 X5 presents an all-rounder package catering demands of different customers. Eager buyers for ready customization can have variations made in the beast’s basic setup with M Sports Package, Pure Excellence and Pure Excellence Design World packages which include exterior visual enhancements and luxurious upgrades in the interiors.
BMW’s smart all-wheel x-Drive is integrated with Dynamic Performance Control included in various Dynamic and Professional suspension upgrades. The promotion also includes stability controls for better sporty handling. The choice of engine includes a V8 engine which produces 450 horsepower for X5 xDrive50i and a 258 horsepower diesel engine animating the xDrive30d. This is further added with M Performance upgrades in the format of the X5 M50d. Efficient Dynamics Technology by BMW enriches the fuel economy and reduces CO2 effluence. This optimization has been achieved by streamlining the new X5’s body by smart light weight build and better aerodynamics. The SAV is impressive with its load capacity ranging from 650 to 1870L after rear split seat folding.
BMW X5 likely to other X series model offers plenty of robustness, brilliant presence and vividness when it comes to looks recently updated in the new generation for catching multiple eyes. The muscular kidney grille, included within the quadrilateral of fog lamps and twin circular LED headlamps and the X-molded profile lines marks it as a member of the family. The three-dimensional underline of the lights adds a pinch of sophistication. The front shield is set to draw attention with air intakes placed at the sides while the robust underbody armor adds character to the versatility. The drag reducing curtains are added in the latest generation. The vertical hole guide air to create padding over the wheels before exiting through side panels. Large windows provide ample ambiance and pure vibe to passenger compartment along with clear vision. The L-form rear lights are strikingly appreciable.
The interiors are rich in art as well as appropriately sized. Distinctive contrasting shades and large dash board, along with elegant instrument panel add feel to the interiors. The bright and beautiful lighting available in the lighting packages bring detail and distinction between door panel and instrument panel. LEDs outlining the curvatures are bound to charm the passengers. “Design World” customization package enable buyers to provide a sense of individuality in the vehicle for both interiors and exteriors. The X5 offers and optional seven seat availability along with seat heating and multi-way seat adjustment configurations.
The Drive Assistant Plus Package provides safer drives by additional Active Cruise Control and Stop & Go Traffic Control which maintains a safe distance from any other vehicle upto a speed of 210kmph (13mph). In case of severe collisions active assistance system transmits vehicles location rendered by Intelligent Emergency Call system. BMW ConnectedDrive technologies assist drivability in poor vision and low light. Adaptive LED lights and anti-dazzle High Beam assistance enhance night driving.
The SUV buyers’ world has set its eyes at November 2013 when the new X5 will roll out in Germany along with other markets around the globe following high anticipation. The brilliant combo of leisure and off-roading thrill is alluring for many.