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The year 2013 was brilliant for Land Rover. Yes, in every aspect you can think about. The company was lauded globally, its creations appreciated and sold like hot cakes. It seemed, people just couldn’t have enough of its creations! There was a wave of excitement among takers of Land Rover vehicles. While there were many who were fortunate enough to own some of the coveted creations by the company, there were others who could only afford to drool over them. Either way, the popularity of the brand skyrocketed in the past year and from what we can understand, it is about to shoot way, way up, thanks to Landy, the upcoming Land Rover SUV!
This is what we know so far! So, it was overall a hit show, across the world, mainly in Asian country of China. However, the company has decided to gear up and expand beyond the nextgen features that so many other contenders are offering. It is really very wise of the brand to foresee the expectations of the motor world and be prepared to strike at the right time, in the right manner. In the company’s drive to explore next level technology, we are going to get the urban delight – the upcoming Land Rover Landy. It is also said that the company is now going to dedicate more efforts on developing a hybrid Range Rover as well as an electric variant Land Rover Defender. These are the company’s obvious efforts to take on the many offerings in the market. Who could contest that nobel thought! After all, the motor world is abuzz with a lot of new stories every day. With the crack of every dawn there is a new technology staring us in the eye, it makes sense if the company is smart enough to strategize well in time, and be ready with inspiring innovations. Landy seems to be just one of the many beauties lined up from the company. We are sure there are many more swanky machines to come our way, in the coming years. For now, we stay hooked on to what the company is calling its ‘Urban SUV’!
If rumours are to be believed, and well, we will actually pay heed to them, for they turn out to be true, then the upcoming Land Rover Landy is going to be set against Evoque. It is going to get its style and aura from DC100 concept which seems promising, already. As for the quirky yet simple name, the company has decided to get it trademarked. News has it that they have applied for it, already! Once everything falls in place, the name is likely to be used for not just the vehicle but its accessories and dealership franchisee, too! Seems like Landy is truly going to paint the world in its colors, and literally so! This one is sure to give tough competition to Jeepster and Audi Q1. Quite understandably, we are having a tough time waiting for it to be launched.
Most of the car lovers prefer spending their fortune on high end luxury cars that come in small packages and that has been provide quite true if we go by the recent trends of car sales, you will come to know that more and more people are showing keen interest in buying compact luxury crossovers which have also become the fastest growing futuristic car segment in the market. Every big player of luxury car market starting from Buick to Land Rover is making every possible attempt to have their own piece of share in the high class typical luxury models on their humble and existing platforms. Following the trend is 2015 Lincoln MKC, which is a newest entrant in the budding compact SUV market gives a clear indication that the American luxury car maker is in no mood to lose opportunity to make it big in the SUV segment.
Going by the first look and feel of the flagship MKC, it becomes quite clear that it will be having the same mechanical identity as the Ford Escape. However, to make 2015 Lincoln MKC look distinctive from its blue collar counterpart company has made reflective changes in its skin over the chassis and has wider stance, one piece wraparound tailgate, signature split wing grille and LED taillamps. The initial concept model launched by the company displays sculpted hood and wheel arches that may get carried over once the production version hits the market. However, the inclusion of 19 inch wheels with attractive dark chrome finish, roof rails and grille add classy and modest touch to its appearance.
But, only the visibly good looks cannot make MKC a sure shot success in the thriving SUV market especially belonging to this class. Although, Lincoln have taken in account the complaints they have received for MKZ sedan and have ensured that the same will not be repeated for MKC. The inside looks of 2015 Lincoln MKC gives the first impression of buttons and knobs that deliver tactile control over multimedia and other climate arrange functions. This time as well, Lincoln has managed to beautifully trap all these functions with its super sensitive touch panels. This time around, they have made touchscreen the anchor of MKC’s control console and user is no longer forced to punch the virtual buttons to adjust functions, which has been a drawback in older versions of Lincoln’s other cars. There has been a significant and impressive cabin improvement in 2015 Lincoln MKC with inclusion of leather seats and real wood trims.
For the entry level 2015 Lincoln MKC, there will only be standard 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders, 240 horsepower and 270 pound feet torque. To give competition to its rivals offering six cylinder engines, Lincoln has also introduced optional 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine featuring 275 horsepower and 300 lb ft torque. The newly launched comes with standard front wheel drive whereas buyers can opt for all wheel drive feature as well.
It’s true that compact crossover as the biggest growing car section, but 2015 Lincoln MKC has a long road to travel especially with tough competition coming from market leaders like Audi Q5, Mercedes GLK, Buick Encore, Porsche Macan and BMW X1/X3.
One of the major names in the market of SUVs, that has the cheeks to pull off anything be it a luxury SUV convertible (Evoque Convertible) or a luxury SUV that is meant to rule among the off-roaders (Defender DC100) is none other than Land Rover. One of the best selling vehicles in kits lineup is the Land Rover range R over Evoque which has always done the brand proud. And for the very reason the company is planning to launch a modified and more equipped version of the Evoque by 2016. The vehicle is to be called as the Range Rover Evoque XL, while it still remains under the code name L560. Also, the 2015 Range Rover Evoque has not undergone any significant changes since it was initially introduced and this gives rise to possibility that it will be completely redesigned for model year 2015.
The 2015 Range Rover Evoque XL is a joint venture of the company with Jaguar. Albeit the fact that the SUV still is in its development stages, the 2015 Range Rover Evoque XL model will hit the market with a contingent of 80,000 copies. While the production model is anticipated to be out of the veil by the year 2016, it is not yet known whether the model will be for 2015 MY or 2016 MY. The first model to sit on the Jaguar’s new platform, Range Rover Evoque XL will have a full aluminum platform underpinning it. The same platform was featured in the 2014 Jaguar CX-17 Concept crossover which was revealed in the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013. The platform significantly reduces the overall weight of the vehicle, thereby, increasing the fuel efficiency. Along with the platform, 2015 Range Rover Evoque XL will also launch a new engine taken from the Jaguar collection. The new JLR Hotfire line of engines from Jaguar offers both turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines. Pricing for the new 2015 Range Rover Evoque XL is estimated to be more than $ 33,000 which is the estimated price for the Jaguar’s CX-17 concept crossover.
The 2015 Range Rover Evoque, incredibly redesigned, will feature a new transmission, redone alloy wheels, extended color palette for both inside and outside. Essentially Range Rover, the Evoque 2014 has been an SUV that is virtually perfect with features like its Toque Vectoring system, upgraded brakes with Active Driveline, Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection for smooth maneuvering and a nine speed ZF transmission mated with either a 2.2 L turbodiesel good for 148 hp/187 hp or a 2.0 L turbo petrol producing 237 hp and 340 Nm of twist. With almost all things nice places in one great package of the Range Rover Evoque 2014, it is expected that with the 2015 Range Rover Evoque, the brand will add an accompanying vehicle to their expected hybrid SUVs lineup viz. the Land Rover Range Rover and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
The current Range Rover Evoque is priced at around $ 36,000 to $40,000. However, the price of the 2015 Range Rover Evoque is not yet known.
Have you been a hard core Land Rover fan all your life but just couldn’t afford buying one of those amazing yet highly expensive babies all along? Well, we have just the perfect news for you. Let the shine of hope get to you, as Land Rover is ruined to have been planning of introducing an all-new SUV, which will be placed below all of the company’s products, right at the entry level. If Land Rover does give a nod to the production of the entry level ‘Baby SUV’, then it will be the next one to join other automobile giants like Porsche and BMW in the small entry level SUV race. These companies already have their respective products, Porsche Macan and BMW X1 competing in the same segment.
Mr John Edwards, global brand director for Land Rover, has confirmed that the product planning time at Land Rover is currently thinking about the feasibility of a baby SUV, and the members are presently fighting mixed reactions. According to Edwards, a baby SUV from the entry level would certainly compete well and would cater a very large fraction of population. However, the company needs to evaluate estimate profits and other factors before allowing the new SUV to see the light of the day.
Officials at Autocar also confirmed the news, and believe that the baby SUV would most likely take up design patterns from the Land Rover DC100 concept. They also estimated that the SUV would come with a price tag of around $27500 USD in the United States of America (roughly 18000 pounds in the United Kingdom) which is fairly low than the company’s current popular models.
While the company is thinking of adding up new SUVs to the current line-up, contrarily to the rumours that surfaced some time back, Land Rover is giving no green signal to the production of a convertible Range Rover Evoque.
Many of the company’s fans had turned ecstatic as the rumours of a convertible Range Rover spread up recently. Further, as the much desired darling flaunted itself at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, many were found with dumb founded looks on their faces. Everyone associated with the SUV world might have asked, “Is the convertible Range Rover really happening?” It isn’t. The company’s recent actions and proceedings have made it quite clear that we are not to be blessed with such a gorgeous beauty and the convenience and fun of driving a Range Rover while enjoying a clear blue sky anytime soon.
Land Rover has been making quite a number of changes to its fleet of SUVs that it sells under the Range Rover segment. Expecting a full and opening panoramic roof is okay, but the company is not venturing into the possibilities of a convertible SUV anytime soon. It might be worthy to mention the fact here that among the more prestigious SUV makers, only the Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet is the only convertible that comes close to a convertible SUV. However, the possibility of a convertible Range Rover causes a mouth-watering reaction that no other SUV possibly can!
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Along with the beautiful Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover has launched its new 2013 Range Rover improving on the 2012 model of the SUV.
The new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover features a lot more than the 2012 model, making the two quite different from each other. One of the most outstanding differences is the weight of the car’s body. The 2013 model is made up of aluminium, which resulted in a reduction of 420kgs compared to the former 2012 model. With the reduction in around 39% of the weight, the new Range Rover is now much more fuel efficient, faster and stable!
The 2013 Range Rover will be available to customers in three different models – one petrol version and two diesel versions. All of these models will be featuring an automatic transmission system, and Land Rover’s trademark –all-wheel drive system. The petrol version will come with a 5000cc V8 engine. Sounds insane, right? There are two different trims for the diesel versions, one featuring 3000cc TD V6 engine and the other one featuring a 4400cc SD V8 engine. The petrol version’s 5000cc engine produces power of 375 horsepower and a torque of 375 lb. ft. The supercharged engine produces 510 horsepower and torque of 461 lb. ft. The top speeds that both trims attain are 130 and 140 miles per hour respectively. Also, these models reach the 60 miles per hour mark in 6.5 seconds and 5.1 seconds respectively.
Luxury is something that you will find in abundance in the car’s interiors. With an unparalleled sound system which comprises of over 20 speakers, you also get a climate control system and two LCD displays. The first display is used for displaying important information, while the other, touchscreen display is for entertainment and other controls.
The exteriors aren’t very different from the 2012 model. You will notice slightly improvised detailing in the headlamps, which now feature daytime LED lamps, making the car look much more aggressive. Land Rover has planned to make the interiors a bit more spacious by increasing the wheelbase slightly.
You cannot question the overwhelming success of the Land Rover’s Range Rover series. Land Rover seems to have got just the right blend, luxury and utility for this powerful SUV. Land Rover has certainly added a great car to its already amazing collection!
About Land Rover: Land Rover is a UK based SUV manufacturing company, which is known for its impeccable four wheel drive systems. Along with Jeep, Land Rover is the biggest four wheel drive automobile manufacturing company in the world. Formerly owned by the BMW and then Ford Motors, the company’s operations are now carried out under the Indian Automobile Company Tata Motors. The Range Rover series is known for featuring stylish and strong SUVs, and was incorporated in Land Rover’s fleet of cars in 1970.
Have all those summer parties with cakes, ice cream, and BBQ been catching up to you? In the same way that it’s easier to gain weight than lose it for drivers, the same is true for their automobiles. With all of the new technology, comfort, and safety features available in today’s auto world, it’s easy for the weight of vehicles to creep up quickly. One way to combat this weight gain is by using lightweight materials. British auto brand Land Rover understands this fact, and its experts have put their good sense to use with the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover, which has been given a weight reduction of an amazing 700 lbs. this year (as compared to the model it replaces) due to its all-aluminum unibody structure.
So why is a lightweight vehicle ideal? First of all, it’s easier to handle and more aerodynamic, which also means that it’s faster. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, a lighter vehicle achieves greater fuel economy ratings. In order to keep up with consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles (not to mention government regulations) it’s important for automakers to make vehicles as light as they can possibly be without skimping on luxurious features. And, in the case of the new Range Rover, cutting 700 lbs. of fat without shrinking the size of the vehicle at all is quite impressive.
The upcoming Range Rover will boast a body structure that’s 39 percent lighter than the current model, though it still weight a rather heavy 5,000 pounds. And, though the vehicle has been lightened by 700 lbs. in the U.S., in other markets it’s been reduced by up to 926 pounds.
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Specs.:
– It’s roomy: This Range Rover boasts 4.7 more inches of rear-passenger legroom when compared with the previous generation and is available in four-seat configuration and is much less cluttered-looking than the 2012 model.
– Powerful Engines: A choice of V8 engines is available and include a (rumored) supercharged V8 (Jaguar offers a 5.0–liter engine that produces between 470-550 horsepower) and a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. We’ll have to wait to see if the horsepower stays at 375 or increases, and straight-line performance could benefit from the lost weight. These are the U.S. engines; others could be offered in different markets.
– Off-Road Capability: Expected to be the same as the heavier model or better, with the most recent Terrain Response electronic system and improved ride and handling. The Range Rover has also offered impressive off-road power, but this year’s standard-road-drive could be smoother than ever.
More information will be released about the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover when it’s formally introduced at the Paris Motor Show next month, with deliveries scheduled to start in December of this year.
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