Many vehicles of today claim to be able to do it all. The idea of cramming every possible avenue of automotive technology into a vehicle seems to be the current trend of today’s manufacturers. The balance between performance, off-road ability, and comfort always seems to end in something that resembles a dull swiss army knife with a lumpy handle. But what if there was a tool that has stayed sharp, even after all these years use and abuse? A tool that has engraved itself into the golden sheen that is the sport utility vehicles’ very existence? Welcome to the 2014 Range Rover Full Size.
Starting with Performance, you might take one look at this sleek aluminum West Vancouver runabout and think, “That thing probably has a diesel”. But oh, how wrong you would be. Under the hood of this posh soccer wagon beats a Supercharged 5 Liter direct injection V8 that sends 510 Hp and 461 Ft lbs of torque to all four wheels via a sophisticated full time all wheel drive system. 4.7 seconds is all the time it takes for this living room on wheels to accelerate to 60 mph, and the local Starbucks will fly by your window in 13.1 seconds at 106 mph so long as it is at the end of your local quarter mile drag strip. So here you are, sitting up high, arm rested on the door sill, looking down at the sheep around you, accelerating like a cannonball being fired from an 18th Century Frigate, and the thought comes to mind: What if a corner was to be put in front of me? For that we turn to the fully aluminum unibody. With 700 pounds cut out from the previous generation of Range Rover, combined with an air suspension system that automatically adjusts when going through a corner via gyro meters, you can be rest assured that you will be able to handle the squigglier bit of tarmac.
However, when the tarmac ends, your journey doesn’t have to. With an Automatic Terrain Response system, all that is needed from you is to air down your tires a tad, and let the truck do the rest. Whether it be sand, mud, grass, gravel, snow or big chunky rocks, this system will detect vehicle angle, wheel position, suspension position and which tires have the most traction to automatically adjust everything for maximum attack, no matter the surface. The air suspension that was keeping you planted as you booted it through the corners, now has the truck raised with 11.63 inches of ground clearance, allowing the earth to pass freely beneath you. “Oh no!” you say as you approach a water crossing, but “Heck yeah!” says the Range Rover with its wading depth of 35.4 inches. As water is splashing the top of your hood, you start to realize that this may be the vehicle that has all stops covered. A Swiss Army knife that truly has never dulled, but perhaps has gotten even sharper over the years.
What is thought of lastly is the minimalistic elegance of the interior that greeted you upon your first arrival. Rich Oxford leather, heated front and rear seats, massage and cooling front seats, a heated wheel, rear seat entertainment with bluetooth headphones, Multicolor Ambient lighting, a cooling box for your choice beverages, surround camera parking assist, power rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, and Meridian Audio to top it all off. It might seem like this much tech crammed into one interior would clutter and confuse those lucky enough to get behind the wheel, yet somehow, the opposite occurs. The systems do not shout “Look at me” but rather lay in wait behind an opulent curtain waiting their master’s selection. Combined with the same air suspension that allowed you to corner carve and mountain climb, that is now soaking up every bump and jitter like Vince from the Shamwow commercial; the realization is complete. Many vehicles of today speak loudly about how good they are at doing everything. But it is only one that speaks this softly, yet carries the biggest sword of them all.
|· Meridian Surround Sound System
|· Auto High Beam Assist
|· Rear Power Seats
|· Sliding Panoramic Roof
|· Ambient Lighting
|· Touchscreen Navigation
|· Front Cooler
|· 21’’ Alloy Delta Wing Wheels
|· Heated Steering Wheel, Heated and Ventilated Front and Rear Seats
|· Oxford Leather Seats
|· Adaptive Xenon Headlamps with LED Signature
|· Surround Camera System, Reverse Traffic Detection with Blind Spot Monitoring
|· Rear Seat Entertainment
|· Massaging Front Seats
Out of Town Purchases + Delivery:
We have customers across Canada, the US, and through parts of Western Europe. As much as we want to sell cars in British Columbia, we recognize that our brand and business has earned its reputation internationally.
In Canada, every province has different taxation rules and we can accommodate them all. We can help you secure worry free shipping to your door, and assist you with vehicle registration once your car arrives.
You have a number of choices available to you:
The first step is to contact us. We always have our professional photographs, our inspection reports, lien checks, service records, CarProof, and CarFax Reports available to you. We’re happy to refer you to previous out of town customers so you can get a reliable third party account of their experience with us, to give you peace of mind when purchasing a car sight-unseen.
Should you prefer to see, touch, and drive your vehicle prior to purchase, we will pick you up at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you can choose safe, insured door to door delivery in enclosed transporters that guarantee the arrival of your purchase in the same condition that it left our showroom.
Or, should you opt for an exceptional drive home, we will happily pay up to $250 toward your overnight stay en route.
Please contact us if you have questions or need further information on out of province or international purchases, shipping, and/or sales tax exemptions.
The Fine Print:
Smart people always read the fine print, and you’re smart, so here it is:
- all vehicles subject to prior sale
- all prices subject to applicable taxes and levies
- *Lease payments are quoted on approved credit, and are subject to change from month to month. Applicable taxes, lease acquisition fee and PPSA registration fees additional. Contact us for details or to tailor a quote to your preference. We have terms up to 60 months with as little as $0 down available on most vehicles.
- while we make every effort to ensure our website is correct, sometimes mistakes can, and do happen. Please contact us for exact vehicle options, history, mileage and details. Better still: come in and experience the car for yourself, to confirm it’s right for you. E.+O.E.