Land Rover Confirms Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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Land Rover debuted an updated-for-2016 version of its popular Evoque compact SUV at this year's Geneva International Motor Show, but the news doesn't stop there. Today, the automaker put some very old rumors to rest in confirming that it would produce a convertible version of the Evoque.

Related: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: First Look

Details are slim — even the teaser photo is wearing camo — but Land Rover said the droptop SUV will go on sale in 2016 and more details will be announced later this year. Aside from Jeep's Wrangler, it will be the only convertible SUV on the market after Nissan canceled its unpopular, oddball Murano CrossCabriolet.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (2)

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: First Look

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Competes with: BMW X3, Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Looks like: The Evoque gets a revised front bumper design and more LEDs

Drivetrain: 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with nine-speed automatic transmission; four-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Fall 2015

The smallest of Land Rover's Range Rover derivatives, the Range Rover Evoque gets a few updates for 2016. It will make its global debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March and will hit Land Rover dealerships this fall.

Related: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: Family Checklist

The five-seat Evoque still comes in two- or four-door SUV body styles, though both cars are roughly the same size. Revised trim levels are now the SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography.

By Kelsey Mays | February 24, 2015 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover, 2014-2015 Range Rover Sport

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 62,000 model-year 2013-15 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured Aug.. 23, 2012, to Feb. 5, 2015 and model-year 2014-15 Range Rover Sport SUVs manufactured June 16, 2013, to Feb. 5, 2015

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, a lightweight front passenger could be improperly classified by the occupant classification system, possibly disabling the front-impact airbag. This increases the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the OCS software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Land Rover will begin notifying owners on April 17. Owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2006-2012 Land Rover Range Rover

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 75,000 model-year 2006-12 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured between April 15, 2005, and Sept. 4, 2012

The Problem: One or both of the flexible front brake hoses in the affected vehicles may rupture and cause a loss of brake fluid. If this happens, the SUV would need a longer distance to stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover dealers will replace the left and right front brake hoses free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: The recall is expected to begin March 13. For more info, owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837 and reference recall number P054, or they can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hotline at 888-327-4236.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Newman | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Land Rover Range Rover, 2014 Range Rover Sport

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 24,600 model-year 2013-14 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured between Aug. 16, 2012, and Jan. 8, 2014, and 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUVs manufactured between May 7, 2013, and Jan. 8, 2014

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the brake vacuum hose may have been incorrectly routed; this could cause a hole to be worn into the hose. A hole in the brake vacuum hose could cause complete loss of braking assistance, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover will notify owners beginning March 13, and dealers will inspect the brake vacuum hose and correctly route it or replace damaged hoses free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can contact Land Rover at 800-637-6837 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Range Rover Diesel Boosts Fuel Economy 32 Percent

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Land Rover has slimmed down its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs in recent years by up to 700 and 800 pounds, respectively, by switching to lightweight aluminum in an effort to improve fuel economy. The weight reduction didn't equate to a big jump in EPA ratings (just 1 to 2 mpg between comparable engines), but the luxury SUV-maker takes another step toward boosting the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport's fuel economy with the introduction of a diesel engine for 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Related: More 2015 Detroit Auto Show News

The newly optional turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 in the 2016 Range Rover HSE and Range Rover Sport HSE delivers a 32 percent increase in fuel economy compared with Land Rover's supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline V-6. Land Rover estimates fuel economy at 22/28/25 mpg city/highway/combined, though EPA ratings are pending; the supercharged gasoline V-6 is rated at 19 mpg combined in both SUVs. With the diesel engine, the two become the Range Rover HSE Td6 and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6.

By Joe Bruzek | January 11, 2015 | Comments (2)

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Video

The new Discovery Sport, debuting at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, is the first of many vehicles that will wear the Discovery brand; it replaces the LR2 in the automaker's lineup.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

Despite the fact that it's all new for 2015, traditional Land Rover styling cues like the wraparound nose, two-bar grille and clamshell hood should look familiar and tie it to the rest of the family.

Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Up Close

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By now it should be evident that Land Rover's purchase by India's Tata Motors in 2008 was a very good thing. The company has had one hit after another, and the Discovery Sport looks like another one.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's larger than the LR2 it replaces, as well as the Range Rover Evoque, and it takes on the styling direction seen in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, but with a more rounded nose to distinguish it a bit. It looks good from all angles. The only misstep I see is that the optional black roof looks odd with a wide, body-colored C-pillar, the only pillar that isn't black.

By Joe Wiesenfelder | November 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and 2013-2014 LR4

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Vehicles Affected: More than 28,000 model-year 2014 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport luxury SUVs, and model-year 2013-14 LR4 luxury SUVs, all manufactured between Sept. 16, 2013, and June 30, 2014

The Problem: The tire pressure monitoring system may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the tire pressure being within specification. If one of the tires subsequently loses air pressure, the driver will not be notified of the change, increasing the risk of tire failure and, likewise, a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover began notifying owners on Nov. 6, and dealers will update the body control module software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Photo Gallery (29 Photos)

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Land Rover's newest SUV marks the debut of a new family of Discovery-branded vehicles, and the 2016 Discovery Sport should be a crowd-pleaser, borrowing some of its sleek and stylish good looks from its popular Evoque sibling. The Discovery Sport's clean-looking front end with two-bar grille and wraparound headlights, however, tie it to the larger Land Rover family. It's making its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

Inside, there's standard seating for five passengers, but Land Rover calls the setup a "5+2" configuration with an optional two-seat third row in the cargo area. All models come standard with leather — lower trim levels get partial leather seats and higher trims get the full Windsor leather treatment, including a stitched leather dashboard and door panels.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (3)

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