Range Rover to add supercharged V6 for 2014
Fuel economy improves in the second model year of the new Range Rover, Autoweek has learned.
In addition to a complete inside-and-out redesign, the big story for the new-for-2013 Range Rover was the weight savings -- about 700 pounds worth thanks to an all-aluminum unibody structure.
On Wednesday, we caught wind of the 2014 model.
Word on the street is Jaguar-Land Rover’s 3.0-liter supercharged V6 will replace the normally aspirated V8 for next year. That’s the same engine that’s currently in the base XJ sedan. The base Range and HSE will get the 340-hp V6 while the Supercharged and Autobiography versions will still use the smoking-hot 510-hp supercharged V8.
Fuel economy for the new V6 is estimated at 16 mpg in the city, 22 highway, a 2 mpg increase in each category. The 0-60 sprint takes 7.1 seconds, six-tenths of a second slower than the old V8.
From what we’re hearing, other changes for the 2014 model year include the price for the optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which falls to $1,295. Stop/start is now said to be standard on the supercharged V8 while the Active Rear Locking Differential is no longer a standalone option. The price of the Tow Pack becomes $1,300.
Range Rover’s Signature LED lights are now standard across the board while four-zone climate control is available on all models.
Other changes in the rumor mill: Satellite radio is upgraded with instant replay, allowing users to stop, rewind, pause and play songs -- similar to a DVR. It will also be able to seek a song or game on satellite radio. Four eco displays can now be accessed showing an advanced trip, driver rating, parasitic load monitor and eco tips. The rear-seat entertainment package has been upgraded as well.
Three new colors are offered: Corris gray, Loire blue and Scotia gray.
-- Jake Lingeman
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