Barely a year has passed since the launch of the new generation Range Rover models, but Land Rover has already come up with an update for range. The 2014 Range Rover lineup benefits from new powertrains, new options, design packages, and minor interior tweaks.
In the powertrain department, the 2014 Range Rover comes with two new options, including a hybrid system, and a brilliant SDV8 diesel engine. We have discussed the hybrid Range Rovers in detail before, so we just mention here that the system offers 340PS and 700Nm torque, goes from 0 to 60 in under seven seconds, averages 44 mpg, and emits 169g/km CO2.
The new 4.4 liter diesel V8 unit meanwhile has 339PS and 700Nm torque, and connected to the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, it takes the car from o to 60 in 6.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 140 (with Dynamic Pack). So the performance is similar to that of the hybrid, but the diesel will probably be cheaper and a bit more economical.
As for the design, the 2014 Range Rover gets a new Black Design Pack option, featuring Range Rover script on bonnet and tailgate, front grille, door mirror caps, exterior door handles, bumper vanes, side vent graphic, wheel nuts, tailgate finisher, plus a choice of a new 21-inch alloy wheels and a 22-inch alloy wheel with a new style finish.
Interior mods are limited to the addition of powered upper seat articulation that was missing before, and optional 10.2-inch screens for the entertainment system. You do, however, get a whole bunch of optional technology features, such as Parking Exit, Perpendicular Park, and 360 degree Park Distance Control, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring combined with Closing Vehicle Sensing, Reverse Traffic Detection and a surround camera system.
There is also a new app-based system that allows the owners to monitor the condition and security of their 2014 Range Rover via their smartphones.