Land Rover has just pulled the covers off the 2013 Range Rover at an event at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond, London, revealing a complete new design and new technology.
According to the British based automaker, the 2013 Range Rover has been engineered from the ground up and the crossover is getting the latest body, chassis technologies, interior upgrades, enhanced performance and more. A hybrid version of the 2013 Range Rover was confirmed and this model will make its way onto the European market at a later time.
The 2013 Range Rover Hybrid has been described as the “world’s most capable Hybrid” and it will get a V6 diesel engine, producing 286 BHP and 412 lb-ft of torque, an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with an integrated magnet AC synchronous motor with 47 BHP and 126 lb-ft and a 1.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The total output produced will be 333 BHP, enough to allot the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 7.4 seconds and emit 169 g/km of CO2.
In the United States, the 2013 Range Rover will get a choice of two gasoline engines, a 5.0 liter V8 producing 375 horsepower, which can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, and a 5.0 liter supercharged V8, generating 503 HP and allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
The engine lineup in Europe will be made out of three units, a 2,993cc twin turbo 24V V6 diesel, producing a total output of 255 BHP at 4000 rpm and 442 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm and returning 37.8 mpg (UK) while emitting 196 g/km of CO2, a 4,367cc twin turbo 24V generating 335 BHP at 3,500 rpm and 516 lb-ft between 1,750 rpm and 3,000 rpm (32.5 mpg, 229 g/km CO2) and a supercharged V8 petrol, 32V, producing 504 BHP at 6,000-6,500 rpm and 461 lb-ft of torque at 2,500-5,500 rpm (21 mpg, 322 g/km CO2).
“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”, said the Land Rover Global Brand Director, John Edwards.
The 2013 Range Rover is getting features like the high-end audio Meridian system, the 8-inch touch screen with Dual-View, voice control for mobile devices, climate control, luxurious seating with multi-mode massage, interior illumination, adaptive dynamics, two-channel dynamic response, electric power assisted steering with park assist, adaptive cruise control, intelligent emergency braking with advanced BA, blind spot monitoring, reverse traffic detection, surround camera system and much more. The price list for the 2013 Range Rover will be announced soon.