From the JaguarLandRover newroom:
(MAHWAH, NJ) – January 13, 2015 – Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, has named the 2015 Range Rover their “Luxury Car Of The Year” as part of its annual “Best of 2015” awards. Presented during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, these honors recognize automakers that are segment leaders and deemed the best in their class.
“It is an honor to be awarded ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ for the 2015 Range Rover by the experts at Cars.com,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “The fourth generation Range Rover has become a luxury icon in its sector, known for combining impeccable British craftsmanship with the brand’s renowned all-terrain capability and we couldn’t be more excited to receive this accolade for our halo vehicle.”
The Cars.com team of editors evaluates hundreds of vehicles each year to determine the best cars for specific shoppers. They focus their attention on innovations, quality and most importantly, value. From all the time spent with the vehicles, the team of expert reviewers choose the best three Luxury models, and from those three, a winner is chosen.
“The Land Rover Range Rover is an SUV of many talents,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com Editor-in-Chief. “The cabin is richly appointed in leather, aluminum and wood trim, and even though high-tech features abound — like a 12.3-inch screen for the instrument panel — there’s a simple elegance to the interior design, and thus well deserving of the Cars.com ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ award.”
Following the 2014 debut of the most luxurious Range Rover variants ever, the long-wheelbase model and the Autobiography Black, the Range Rover gains further enhancements for 2015. The long-wheelbase version is now also available in the HSE trim; in its introductory year, it was available only in Supercharged and Autobiography variants. The long-wheelbase Range Rover models have 7.3-inches more rear seat legroom than standard-wheelbase models and when equipped with the optional executive seating package, an increased seatback recline of 17 degrees. Pricing starts at $83,495. (Price shown is MSRP. Excludes $925 destination and handling charge, taxes, title, license, retailer fees and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary.)