AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

2013 Range Rover makes online debut

2013 Range Rover makes online debut image

Text: / Photos: JLR Press | posted August 15, 2012 12:23

World's first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure

Range Rover reinforced its position as the world's finest luxury SUV with the online preview of its fourth generation model. Designed from the ground up, the all-new 2013 Range Rover is now made lighter, stronger, and more refined but still preserves its character and is easily recognized as a Range Rover.

Thanks to its revolutionary all-aluminium monocoque body structure, the 2013 Range Rover is now 420kg or 39 percent lighter than the model that it replaces. The lightweight aluminium platform has delivered significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with a better fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

rear

In addition to the strong and rigid lightweight body, an all-new aluminium front and rear chassis architecture has been developed with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. While the luxurious ride has been retained, the vehicle's handling and agility have been significantly improved.  The new suspension architecture delivers flatter, more confident cornering, with natural and intuitive steering feel.

John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said: "The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle - that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability."

Within the cabin, the all-new Range Rover provides occupants with a sensation of serene isolation, meeting the highest luxury car standards for refinement.

interior

Measures like the rigorously optimised body structure and acoustic lamination of the windscreen and side door glass have significantly reduced noise levels. Rear occupants now benfit from a legroom that's 118mm more than the outgoing model which greatly increase their space and comfort.

The all-new Range Rover can be equipped with either a V8 petrol engine, a TDV6, or SDV8 diesel engines.

The all-new 2013 Range Rover will be available in over 160 markets worldwide and will be on sale as early as September this year.