Range Rover Sport beats Jeep models, nabs Four Wheeler of the Year award

From ESPN
(MAHWAH, N.J.) ? December 5, 2013 ? The 2014 Range Rover Sport has
been crowned the '2014 Four Wheeler of the Year' by Four Wheeler
magazine, marking the third time a Land Rover vehicle has won this top
honor.
Now in its 41st year, this annual competition, positions the newest
4x4 SUVs against one another in a variety of tests conducted by the
Four Wheeler editorial staff, awarding points for performance
capability and build. To qualify for the award, the vehicle must be a
new model or have significant improvements from the previous model
year. The contestant must also be equipped with a transfer case with a
dedicated low-range gear, have a minimum production run of 1500 units
and be on sale before February 15, 2014. The complete test results and
vehicle evaluations for the 2014 'Four Wheeler of the Year'
competition will appear in the February 2014 issue, available on
stands December 17, 2013, and online now at
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"It is a great achievement for the very luxurious and performance
oriented Range Rover Sport to be named 'Four Wheeler of the Year,' by
the country's oldest four-wheel drive enthusiast publication,"
said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America.
"To win this extreme off-road competition with the all-new Range
Rover Sport highlights the work our engineers and designers have done
to enhance our already-leading breadth of capability."
"Our testers appreciated the 510hp, nearly 12 inches of ground
clearance, 10-11 inches of wheeltravel at each corner, and a 0-60 time
of 5 seconds flat. Add a traction control system that allows the
driver to make use of these impressive specifications on- and
off-road, along with a plush interior with all the amenities and you
have our 2014 Four Wheeler of the Year, the Range Rover Sport,"
said John Capa, Editor-in-Chief of Four Wheeler.
The all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport is Land Rover's fastest, most
responsive and agile car to ever hit the market. Its capabilities for
on and off-road terrain are unlike any other car of its kind, and
provides drivers with the ideal balance of sport and luxury. Based on
the new Range Rover, the 2014 Range Rover Sport uses all-new aluminum
unibody architecture to achieve a weight savings of approximately
800lbs and features breakthrough suspension design and innovative
dynamic chassis technologies. The all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport is
available in three models: SE, HSE and Supercharged and starts at
$63,495*.
*
Price shown is MSRP. Includes $895 destination and delivery.
Excludes, tax, title, license, retailer fees and optional equipment.
Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your
local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.

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