2013 Range Rover has a Six-Month to a Year Waiting List in the U.S.


The completely new, all-aluminum Range Rover went on sale in the U.S. as a 2013 model last December, and it’s proven to be a big hit for the company. Probably bigger than even Land Rover itself anticipated, as its dealers have sold all their allocation until summer.

That is, despite the fact that the US$83,545 base version was not imported to the U.S., making the US$88,545 HSE the entry-level model. During the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention that’s taking place in Orlando, Land Rover dealers asked for as many luxury SUVs as possible.

“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, according to a report from Autonews.

On the other hand, the shortage is, in a way, also good as Michael Levitan, COO of Long Island Automotive Group, which owns three Land Rover dealerships in New York, pointed out: “We are one or two truckloads short – which also creates a situation where it helps profitability.”

See? Every cloud comes with a silver (or shall we say platinum?) lining, after all.

By Andrew Tsaousis




AMG said... »February 11, 2013

Mercedes-Benz GL is much better!

LTM said... »February 11, 2013

@AMG based on what? The GL is a dinosaur compared to the Land Rover. The GL never had buyers lined up around the corner when it came out. Besides, not one objective article puts the GL in the same league as the land rover.

YiFei Zhang said... »February 11, 2013

I agree. The GL is Better over all.

TangoUrilla said... »February 11, 2013

They leave them for six months and see what drops off then glue it back on.

dumblikeyou2 said... »February 12, 2013

I've seen them in the Manhattan; not impressive to look at in person. It has the presence of a Ford Explorer when standing next to it. Hate the taillights, really a lot.

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