2014 Range Rover dropping V8 base engine in favor of supercharged V6

2013 Range Rover - FrontView

All-new 2013 Range Rover saw some impressive changes with a complete redesign that also reduced weight by 420Kgs,as compared to the outgoing model. The sales has been impressive for the new Range Rover, the waiting list is so long that Land Rover can’t handle it. Now an 15-page booklet worth of changes coming for the 2014 model year is leaked.

And in that bulletin says a line: “The Range Rover (when available), and HSE trim levels will be powered by a new 3.0L supercharged V6 engine in place of the naturally aspirated 5.0L V8.” Yes, the British automaker is planning to replace the naturally aspirated V8 for the 2014 model year with a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 engine that’s currently found in the base Jaguar XJ.

So it appears that you can no longer get a V8 in the full-size Range Rover. Now that’s a bit disappointing to hear as one of the defining characteristics of the Range Rover was its silky smooth, yet throbust V8 power.

2013 Range Rover - RearView

The manufacturers around the globe are adopting smaller displacements with stricter emission norms and increased fuel efficiency. This is amply reflected in the chart that reads the new V6 to render figures of 6.77 kpl city and 9.31 kpl on the highway averaging a combined figure of approx 7.6 kpl. CO2 emissions have also shrunk by an impressive 22 percent.

But so far, this bit of news surrounds the naturally aspirated V8. Let’s hope the supercharged V8 is still available for the Range Rover HSE Supercharged.
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Also see – 2013 Land Rover Range Rover SUV launched in India at Rs. 1.72 crore


2013 Range Rover - DashView

2013 Range Rover - SideView


Source – OvalNews