Following yesterday’s photo leaks of the all-new 2013 Range Rover, we now have the first official photos and details of the new SUV.
Following yesterday’s photo leaks of the all-new 2013 Range Rover, we now have the first official photos and details of the new SUV. According to Land Rover, the 2013 Range Rover is lighter, stronger and more refined than before. The 2013 Range Rover is a whopping 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, which gives it better fuel economy specs.
The new 2013 Range Rover isn’t a huge departure from the last one on the outside. It keeps its iconic design cues and features a lightweight all-aluminum body structure. According to Land Rover, the fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the all-new model has been developed from the ground up, capturing the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago.
Land Rover hasn’t released the official specs for what will power the new Range Rover, other than stating that it will be offered with a naturally-aspirated 5.0L V8. We can also expect the supercharged V8 to return as well and both engines will be mated to a new eight-speed ZF transmission. The 2013 Range Rover also gets Land Rover’s next-generation Terrain Response system, which analyzes the current driving conditions and road surfaces through on-board sensors, and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings program for the terrain.
Inside there is now over 4.7 inches more legroom than the outgoing model, the rear occupants benefit from vastly increased space and comfort. The option of a two place rear seating package provides for the ultimate in personalized rear-seat luxury.
“The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability. However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling,” stated John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.
Land Rover will release all the full specs next month and the 2013 Range Rover will go on sale in the U.S. this December.
“Designing the next generation Range Rover, following over forty years of success, came with a huge responsibility to protect the DNA of such an icon,” said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer. “Our design team worked incredibly hard to capture the elegant proportions and pure surfaces which have been a feature of the best Range Rover designs.”