Land Rover has just taken the wraps off the new 2013 Range Rover, revealing a lighter, stronger and more capable crossover.
After leaking in some official images for the first time just a day before writing this article, the new generation of the Range Rover is being placed into the spotlights once more, this time by the British based automaker, which has finally pulled the wraps off his luxury SUV. The 2013 Range Rover’s design is inspired by the smaller Evoque, but in the same time the blacked-out pillars remain, along with the ruler-straight character line for the taillights.
“The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability,” said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director. “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.”
The 2013 Range Rover I coming with an all-aluminum unibody which is 39 percent lighter than the current steel body and this allows the new Range Rover to save a total weight of 926 lbs, depending on the specifications and on the market. The United States version of the new Range Rover will get a naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 engine, which will be 700 lbs lighter than the outgoing version. Besides this unit, the new Range Rover will also get the supercharged version of the engine mentioned above, along with an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission, which will replace the old six-speed automatic. More details on the 2013 Range Rover will be announced next month, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, where the model will make its official debut.