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Old 13th March 2013, 21:55   #1
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Default Launched: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

Just came across this picture on Facebook, which Autoblog had shared an hour ago. This is in all probability the new RR Sport, it has lost a little of it's character, IMO.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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Default Re: Leaked:The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

Isn't this the current Evoque?
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Default Re: Leaked:The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

It is the new RR Sport. Also quoted by Autocar UK.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...fficial-reveal

Slated to be launched on 26 March 2013 in New York.

Liked the sneak preview video


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Default Re: Leaked:The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

The wheels are similar to the ones offered on the Evoque abroad. Personally not a huge fan of the looks.
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Default Re: Leaked:The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

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Isn't this the current Evoque?
Yes Vikram true, too much Evoque'ish but the 'gills' on the side, the slope of the roof, the headlight shape(a bit) and the tail light shape(even this a bit)
are the things I could point out which are different from the Evoque.

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Default Re: Leaked:The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

Frankly this will make the EVOQUE sell more, as people who wouldnt understand the RR models would find it same and would not want to spend the extra for the SPORT.
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Default Re: Leaked: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

Noob question - If this is the new RR Sport what is it doing in what looks like a neighborhood garage?
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Noob question - If this is the new RR Sport what is it doing in what looks like a neighborhood garage?
Good question! Another picture doing the rounds has a dude standing next to the SUV with an Llumar tool kit. We can only presume the 2014 Sport visited this shop to get sunfilm fitted (common practice with pre-launch cars).
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Default Re: Leaked: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

Doesn't look as immaculate as one expects a show car to be prior to launch. The look is a lot softer than on the current RR Sport. Yep it would no doubt be better but retaining a bit more of the earlier character and a bit less of the evoque elements would have done for now.
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Default Re: Leaked: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

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Noob question - If this is the new RR Sport what is it doing in what looks like a neighborhood garage?
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Good question! Another picture doing the rounds has a dude standing next to the SUV with an Llumar tool kit. We can only presume the 2014 Sport visited this shop to get sunfilm fitted (common practice with pre-launch cars).
Looked like it has been deadly polished through newly in addition to the dark tints showing off. It could as well not be the FNG but LR's workshop only where it is being readied for the show/packing off. Guess they would not want to bare it open so soon yet before launch and some insider having got peak at it managed to snap it though

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Default Re: Leaked: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

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Good question! Another picture doing the rounds has a dude standing next to the SUV with an Llumar tool kit. We can only presume the 2014 Sport visited this shop to get sunfilm fitted (common practice with pre-launch cars).
^+1

Sometime long back, when the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe was about to be launched(previously shown as a concept), the production model was spotted in local car wash/detail shop. This looks like it got tinted as the rear quarter picture posted by PPS shows off some work done around the rear glass area.


Anyway, I suppose the new LR Range Rover corporate face goes well only with the Evoque. The Evoque has an equally stylish side profile. But this Sport, has a rather simple side profile relative to the front and back. I suppose the 3rd quarter glass panel looks weird. IMO.

OT, I suppose the picture was taken in USA as there is a Blue Ford(!) Explorer.

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Default Re: Leaked: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

I always felt that the Range Rover Sport lacked character. The previous generation tried too hard to look similar yet distinct from its majestic elder sibling and ended up looking confused - sporty but...not quite there... The new one has made its lack of character even more evident, although now, it resembles its younger sibling - the Evoque. Obviously it would be positioned between the two but still I would pick either of its two siblings over the Sport any day (if only I could...)
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Default Re: Leaked: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

When I spent time with Dr Richard Woolley during the Range Rover launch. He mentioned the Sport customer was totally different from the traditional RR customer. (in other words new money vs old money, modern vs customer. He indicated that the new Sport will be much more different.

RR actually invited a lot of customers to view the prototypes and provide feedback. They have also studied a lot of the customer profiles, likes and dislikes
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Default Re: Leaked: The new 2014 Range Rover Sport!

As far as losing character goes, RR's started losing their character with the introduction of the P38's, The L322's brought some of that character back but this new RR Sport is plain fugly.
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Just came across this picture on Facebook, which Autoblog had shared an hour ago. This is in all probability the new RR Sport, it has lost a little of it's character, IMO.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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To me it looks more of a WestCoast custom job rather than an official LR vehicle!
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