2013 Range Rover commands a 6-12 month waiting period

Posted on Feb 15 2013 - 6:40pm by Anjan Ravi
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Range Rover wheelLand Rover is fresh from the launch of the all new Range Rover, in India and across the world. The new Range Rover boasts of some impressive R&D work, the first being the weight which has been saved by using a new aluminium chassis. The Range Rover weighs nearly 400kg less than the outgoing car!

The go-anywhere luxury off-roader was recently launched in India as well, and with prices starting from INR 1.72 crores (ex-showroom price), the new Rangie sure raised a lot of eyebrows with its pricing.

However, in the United States, JLR faces a problem every manufacturer would like to have. The average waiting period for a new Range Rover has risen to anywhere from 6 months to 1 year!

“We are asking for as many vehicles as we can get. The vehicle is sold out for six months to a year”, said Chris Marchand, executive vice president of operations at Jaguar Land Rover North America.

While it was predicted that the Middle Eastern countries would grab their Range Rover’s with both hands, it turns out the Americans want in as well.

JLR in the U.S. does not sell the base version of the new Range Rover as well. No, it is the HSE variant that makes up the base and not the Vogue.

With the Range Rover Sport variant expected to hit the launch floor by the end of this year, expect the folks from JLR to have more of this delightful problem.

[Source - Carscoop.Blogspot.in]

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  1. roy v mathai February 16, 2013 at - Reply

    Well instead of wasting money to develop duds like the Aria or the storme that remindsd one the charcter “Super Star Surya” in the film “Dirty Picture”, Tata should bring the previous gen Land Rovers/Range Rovers marry them with the hydroform chassis of the Aria,provide the 2.2 dicor, a-la-the Winger/Renault Traffic..I am sure sales will be much better. Or the best way, catch the bus to Chakan and learn from Rajiv Bajaj how to develop a Land Rover/Range Rover and a Tata simoultaneously. The KTM Duke/Bajaj Pulsar shows it is possible.

    • Anjan Ravi February 16, 2013 at - Reply

      Hi Roy,
      We did put forth such a question regarding the old LR bits to Mr. Ashesh Dhar, Head of Tata UV. He told us to ‘keep our fingers crossed’. You can read the complete interview (last question especially) here:
      http://indianautosblog.com/2013/01/tata-safari-storme-new-features-export-markets-60818

    • Arun February 17, 2013 at - Reply

      Don’t you think that developing a KTM bike and working on an old Range Rover is totally different ball games?

      Secondly unlike KTM, LR is a brand which people is starting to associate with luxury. If Tata releases this jugaad combos Aria+LR models, what are the ramifications for an International prospective buyer?

      Before you point out, Mercedes shares only outdated and niche ‘commercial vehicle’ platforms and not passenger cars. For example the odds of Force Motors getting hands on outdated C-class platforms is very less.

  2. Ramesh February 15, 2013 at - Reply

    How one wishes, Tata Motors cars would face such a problem in India!

  3. Kangaru February 15, 2013 at - Reply

    So original. Alloy similar to Nissan Dualis SUV wheel.

    http://www.nissan.com.au/Cars-Vehicles/DUALIS/Overview

    • Arragon February 16, 2013 at - Reply

      Fake wheels placed at this price!

    • Pluto February 16, 2013 at - Reply

      Saved a million for this but waiting period is too long. Its not a favourite anymore or worth the haggle.

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