New 2013 Range Rover Officially Released

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When we got our hands on the leaked images of the all-new 2013 Range Rover, we knew that the carmaker would have to fully release the vehicle online soon and that time has come, so we're invtiing yo to take a seat and enjoy the details of Land Rover's new flagship vehicle.
Ever sice the first spyshots emerged, we've been talking about a serious weight loss. You see, the Range Rover, along with the Range Rover Sport models, which hasn't been released yet, were among the last big names at the European full-size SUV table, that hadn't followed the recent weight-shedding trend.

And Land Rover used drastic measures to make sure that the new RR is a lighter SUV. Thus, the separate chassis construction has been ditched in favor of a monocoque one, which uses aluminum. Thus, the car is now 420 kg (926 lbs) lighter. This is the value offered for the TDV6 engine (new to the range) compared to the previous-gen TDV8 model, while the mediim value sits at 350 kg (772 lbs).

The company hasn't published the new performance and emission numbers, but it is obvious that the RR will get a hefty boost in terms of efficiency, eco-friendliness and all-round performance.

Speaking of performance, the all-round air suspension of the Range Rover has been revised and the carmaker claims that while the car will be more agile on the road, it will also offer the same off-road abilities that have made past generations so famous.

The aforementioned diet is even more impressive if we consider the fact that the car is now larger. Land Rover hasn't offered us the new dimensions, only letting it slip that the wheelbase has been increased by 100 mm (3.94 inches).

All these tech goodies are wrapped in a body which is claimed to use all-new lines all-round and to put it shortly we'd say that we are dealing with a Range Rover that has learned quite a few visual tricks from an Evoque, much more in terms of details than the silhouette.

As for the range of engines, this will be comprised of the curent 5.0-liter supercharged V*, a tweaked incarnation of the outgoing model's 4.4-liter TDV8 diesel, as well as a pumped-up version of the 3.0-liter V6 diesel that can now be found on the Discovery model.

The units will be matted to a standard 8-speed ZF automatic transmission that was only available on certain models on the outgoing generation. We're also expecting Land Rover to lauch a hybrid model, which could use Jaguar Land Rover's experimental flywheel system, but the info is limited at the moment. Furhter down the power line, we find a an updated Terrain Response, as well as upgarded safety systems.

Inside the car, the rear legroom has been increased by 120 mm (4.7 inches). Land Rover offers the standard 3-seat rear layout, or the 2-seat Executive layout, which allows the center console to be extended to the rear area. In addition to that, the split tailagte gets electric power, while the list of equipment will be more comprehensive.

The new 2013 Range Rover is scheduled to make its debut next month at the Paris Motor Show, while the first deliveries should take place early next year. The fresh RR will be offered in over 160 countries, with the UK being the first to get it. Land Rover hasn't announced the pricing yet, but the range is expected to start at GBP70,000 (EUR89,400 or USD109,800), with the high-spec models set to reach GBP120,000 (EUR153,200 or USD188,200).

On paper, the fourth all-new generation of the Range Rover ticks all the right boxes, but we'll have to drive the car too see exactly how it scores in the fight for "The Ultimate SUV" title.

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