Spyshots: 2013 Range Rover Interior
We still can’t say for sure if the next generation of rugged off-roader can go back to its roots, but from this first clear photo of the interior, we can tell you that the big RR has borrowed some Evoque elements, including that center console, which houses a big display in the same style as the one on the vehicle Victoria Beckham helped design. Other than that, the steering wheel has evolved to a simpler, less cluttered design, but the pop-up gearshift know is unchanged.
The 2013 Range Rover is expected to make use of lightweight rivet-bonded aluminum in the chassis. The underpinnings will be borrowed but extensively modified from the Jaguar XJ. Composite materials will also save weight when used on some of the body panels, as reports indicate a massive 450 kg (992 pounds) reduction in mass.
The powertrains for the current Range Rover have just been revised last year, so they will likely carry over to the next generation. The pick of the bunch will be the usual V8, which sit in the range over two turbodiesels. Thus, the new Range Rover is expected to offer between 260 and 510 horsepower in brutish, all-wheel drive horsepower.
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