Leaked: 2014 Range Rover Sport Surfaces Before Official Debut in New York
If we've said it once, we've said it a million times before: it's not easy keeping an all-new vehicle under wraps. Same goes for the 2014 Range Rover Sport, which is scheduled to debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show at the end of the month. The more agile Range Rover Sport had originally been teased by Land Rover in a short video and didn't show much more than a headlight and some lines along the side of the vehicle. Now, you don't have to wait two weeks before you see the all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport, as pictures of it have already surfaced online. These pictures are undoubtedly that of the all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport, as it fills in the void left by the camouflaged versions we've seen running around over the past few months. As to be expected, the 2014 Range Rover Sport takes a lot of styling cues from its smaller sibling, the Evoque. However, there are still plenty of exterior styling traits to remind you that it's a Range Rover too. The teaser video Land Rover released yesterday (below) shows that the Range Rover Sport will feature the same headlights that wrap around onto the front quarter panel and these images leaked today reaffirmed that. If you look closely in the teaser video, you can quickly see the Range Rover Sport's silhouette, which again is confirmed in these images. When we last saw the 2014 Range Rover Sport testing at the edge of the earth, its rear-end was covered with snow hiding essential details like the shape and design of the taillights and bumper. Now, thanks to these leaked photos, we can see that the 2014 Range Rover Sport features taillights similar to that of the Evoque. The rear profile and bumper is almost identical to that of the smaller Evoque too, making it easier to distinguish between the Range Rover and its sportier sibling. Other details gathered from these leaked photos include a slew of chrome positioned all over the vehicle, side vents, and more chrome including dual exhaust tips that peak out from underneath the rear bumper. Don't expect anything different from that of the regular Range Rover under the hood. A base 3.0-liter V-6 engine is expected, as is the more potent 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 for upper-tier models. As for what type of transmission will be included with the 2014 Range Rover Sport, speculation points to the eight-speed automatic transmission that serves under the hood of the 2014 Range Rover. Source: Sam Moores Photography
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