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It’s safe to say that aftermarket companies are coming in droves to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show . We’ve already seen some from German tuner Brabus, but now it’s time to turn our attention toward its sister company, Startech.

The German tuner has a number of tuned Land Rover , Jaguar , and Range Rover models to Geneva, one of which is this recently unveiled Range Rover.

While Startech normally leaves the flair to its sister company, Brabus, it certainly put some splashes of it on the Range Rover, particularly on the redesigned front fascia that now includes an integrated spoiler with modified intakes, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights. The grilles have also been changed to be a little less distinguishable than the cheese grater from the production Range Rover. On top of that, the rear bumper was also modified with a sporty diffuser. Added exterior options include a stainless-steel sport exhaust system, a suspension lowering module, and a new set of 22" alloy wheels.

Inside, Startech went for a more bespoke look with leather and Alcantara treatment on the seats. A choice of exotic wood or carbon fiber trim can are also available while the yachting-inspired load floor adds a sprinkle of class to the cabin’s look. From there, Startech also added illuminated scuff plates and electrically folding rear tables with wood, carbon fiber or leather surfacing.

Moving to the engine, Startech gave the Range Rover its SD 30S package, which pretty much means that the SUV’s 3.0-liter LR-TDV6 diesel engine will see an improved output of 342 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers then translate to a 0-62 mph time of 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 137 mph.

Trying to stop a Range Rover driving at a speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) is not always a good move. Three French police officers have learned it in the most tragic way, as two of them - age 32 and 40 - were killed and the third one, aged 54, was seriously injured.

First details suggest that the police officers were chasing the Range Rover for multiple infractions of the road. The police car - a Ford Mondeo - tried to block the SUV, which apparently had no intention to stop and the impact was of a "rare violence."

The Range Rover driver - age 22 - has a pretty hefty criminal record, as he was involved multiple small thefts and drug trafficking, and was arrested five times for driving offenses. Initial reports suggest that during this incident he was under influence and medical reports revealed 1.4 grams of alcohol per liter of blood, while the limit is 0.5 grams / liter of blood. He was also without driving license.

Kahn Design is going to the Geneva Motor Show and it’s bringing a number of their famed programs that are sure to delight the gathered crowd.

One of these models is the Fuji White RS250 Evoque, the tuner’s latest take on the popular Range Rover crossover. As is always the case with a Project Kahn program, the Evoque was treated to a distinctive aerodynamic program that comes with a smorgasbord of new components. The front grille, for one, comes with 3D mesh with the vents and inner section finished in the always-classy gloss black treatment. The gloss-black finish also finds its way onto the front bumper section graphic and the front headlight detail, while LED daytime running lights for front bumper vents add a sparkling touch to the reworked front profile of the Evoque.

The rest of the exterior upgrades included in the Fuji White RS250 program is the side sill trim and side vents (also in gloss black), the lower boot lid spoiler, the rear bumper replacement with its own integrated vents, privacy tinted glass and stainless-steel door entry sill plates. The last piece of the exterior puzzle is the set of 22-inch Kahn RS-XF wheels with brake calipers that have been finished in liquid gold.

Moving to the interior, the Fuji White RS250 program was definitely dressed to impressed, highlighted by seats in black leather and Alcantara with matching red leather detail.

The center glove box is diamond-quilted with its own contrast stitching while the transmission tunnel, speedo and rev counter dials have been likewise furnished with leather with contrast stitching. The four door armrests weren’t spared from customization, as all of them now have red stitching. Then there are the carbon-fiber floor mats and the vented foot pedals in machined aluminum.

For the entire program, customers will need to spend £46,875 (about $61,900 at the current exchange rates) to have their Evoques fitted with the Fuji White RS250 program.

The next-generation Land Rover Freelander has been caught testing for the first time. At a first look, it seems to be an XL version of the Range Rover Evoque , but actually it is a mule for the all new Land Rover Freelander.

Why are we so sure that this is not just another Evoque? Because this mule is a little bit different: the area around the fuel cap is a little bit different, front and the wheel arches are slightly changed.

Up to this point we have no idea what engines will be used in the next Freelander, but we are pretty certain that the new 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will still be offered.

The new Freelander 3 will be unveiled sometime in 2015 and hopefully we will soon see prototypes wearing the correct body. It has been rumored that the new Freelander 3 will come in three different body styles this time.

LandRover RangeRover

The 2013 Range Rover has just been unveiled and it is already enjoying a huge success: the waiting list is so long that Land Rover can’t handle it. However, a leaked full guide has unveiled that the 2014 model year will bring more updates than Land Rover let on to.

The biggest update will be the replacement of the base 5.0-liter V8 engine with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 - not a big surprise though, considering all the latest emissions and fuel consumption regulations. While the current V8 engine develops a total of 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, the V6 will be limited to 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.

Despite the 35-horsepower drop, the V6 engine will deliver impressive fuel economy: 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined. CO2 emissions also decrease by 22 percent. Still, begin environmentally friendly typically means you’ll have to be slower, leading to a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 7.1 – 0.6 seconds slower than the current V8 model. The V8 engine will continue to be offered with the Supercharged and Autobiography trim levels. The transmission will remain the same for both engines: a eight-Speed ZF 8HP70 automatic transmission.

It looks like for the 2014 model year Land Rover will also be reducing the prices a little bit: Adaptive Cruise Control goes down from $2,000 to $1,295 and Tow Pack will be $1,300.

The 2014 V6 version will be priced at $83,545 and the V8 version will be priced from $99,995.

Click here to see the full marketing guide.

Source: Oval News
Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover recently unveiled the new-generation Range Rover , but we haven’t heard anything about the more powerful Range Rover Sport . Well, the model is now back into the picture, as our spy photographers managed to catch it during its cold-weather testing in the Arctic Circle.

To help you differentiate it from the standard Range Rover, Land Rover made the Sport version slightly wider and lower, with a more sloped roofline.

Under the hood, Land Rover will borrow its engine lineup from Jaguar, meaning we will see a choice of both diesel and gasoline engines, with the 510-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine from the Jaguar XK-R at the top of the lineup. Land Rover also announced it will use lots of aluminum in the Range Rover Sport’s construction, making it a lot lighter than the current version.

Expect the new Land Rover Range Rover Sport to be unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

It will be a while before Land Rover unveils thenew-generation Defender onto the market, and to be completely honest with you, we hope they won’t change much about it, because the Defender has that certain something special that makes it really cool.

It looks like the guys over Kahn Design understood agree with us and they have unveiled a sweet Military Edition that updates the look of the Defender in such a manner that it does not affect the spirit of this legendary off-road machine.

The aerodynamic kit includes lightweight wide wheel wings with integrated vents, side vents with mesh, bonnet vents with mesh and Kahn prototype wing blades. The tuner also installed vented headlight surrounds, clear taillight lenses, clear front light lenses, crosshair headlights and numerous Kahn badges. On customer’s demand, the tuner can also replace the standard windows with special bulletproof glass that will increase your protection.

For the interior, the tuner decided to add in comfortable bespoke seats, and colors and materials of your choosing.

The last piece of the puzzle is a set of 8-by16-inch wheels finished in matte black.

Land Rover knows that they have a gem in the Range Rover Evoque . With over 100,000 models sold in its first full year of sales, the Evoque’s popularity is only growing by the day.

So what better way to add more spike on that popularity than to release a special-edition Evoque that gives a completely fresh color scheme to the British SUV.

We don’t know about you, but this Sicilian Yellow Edition Evoque looks downright amazing. The ultimate compliment that you can throw at a car is your desire to buy one after just one look. We admit that the moment we saw this special-edition Evoque, that’s what immediately came into our mind.

Then, we remembered that we don’t have the disposable income to buy one so our fascination for it will probably remain within these pages for the time being. But if you’ve got the funds, we don’t see why you can’t look at this Evoque and not wish to have one in your garage soon.

No Friday could pass without seeing a new tuning kit from Kahn Design . The latest one they have announced is the RS300 Cosworth Edition offered in a very cool Bali Blue paint finish and based on the Range Rover SUV.

The new RS 300 Cosworth package will include a 10-piece body kit featuring an extended front lower lip spoiler, exhaust side vents, an RS front grille with 3D mesh, exhaust side vents in matte pearl grey, door handles in matte pearl grey and front wheel arch LED light strips.

Kahn also installed a new quad exhaust system in stainless steel and privacy tinted glass while a new set of wheels, sized 9.5 x 22 up front and 10 x 22 at the rear, rounds out the exterior set-up.

For the interior, the tuner added quilted and perforated leather, a clock bezel – billet with Swarovski diamonds, a Cosworth time clock, a Cosworth speedo in blue, a Cosworth rev counter in yellow and Cosworth vented foot pedals in machined aluminum.

Under the hood, the updates include an arrangement of alterations to the supercharger and ECU programming so the SUV’s engine now delivers a total of 300 HP.

The British tuner, Kahn Design, has unveiled a new aesthetic kit for the Range Rover Evoque . This shouldn’t surprise you, considering Kahn is unveiling a new kit each Friday. The new Evoque RS250 kit is painted the most famous color used by Lamborghini : Green Pearl.

The exterior kit includes the usual updates that Kahn offers up, meaning a new front and rear bumpers, larger air vents, new side skirts, and a lower boot lid. The Evoque’s Green Pearl color is combined with gloss black on the chin spoiler, the rear diffuser, front grille vents, side vents and the racing stripes on the hood. The car sits on a set of 22-inch Kahn RS-XF wheels that are complemented by brake calipers finished in black.

The interior will offer up the same black-green combination. The front and rear seats will be offered in black leather and Alcantara with center in Green Pearl. The dashboard also features Alcantara with Green Pearl contrast stitching and the same combination continues on the center glove box, transmission tunnel, speedo and rev counter and dashboard. However, as usual, Kahn Design will offer its customers the possibility to express their own personality by choosing from a wide range of colors and materials.


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