Images and details of the all new 2013 Range Rover SUV “officially” revealed
Days after the first images of the all new 2013 Range Rover SUV leaked onto the interweb, Jaguar-Land Rover has put out the official images along with key details about the 4th generation Rangie. The biggest story revolving around the all new 2013 Range Rover SUV is the massive weight reduction that the engineers at JLR have managed to achieve with their flagship model. The 2013 Range Rover is a full 420 kilograms lighter than the previous generation model, which is outstanding to say the least. Lesser weight means better performance as well as better economy with lower tailpipe emissions.
These triple benefits are courtesy a brand new all aluminum monocoque body that the Rangie features. The aluminum monocoque replaces the steel unit of the previous generation model and this big change is responsible for the lower weight of the SUV. The engine line up though is carried over with V8 supercharged petrol engines being the choice of folks wanting more power under the hood while torque lovers get the V6 and V8 turbo diesels. Refinement levels are the other major targets of the 2013 model, with better insulation ensconcing the occupants of the luxury SUV.
The interiors of the 2013 model also get 118mm of additional leg room, with the optional two-seat Executive Class seating package which takes back seat comfort to an all new level, even by Range Rover standards. Suspension at all four wheels remains the tried and tested air suspension units, that provide the best compromise between off road prowess and on road comfort. The SUV also gets a brand new version of the Land Rover Terrain Response® system, which automatically adjusts the suspension and drive settings of the 2013 Range Rover to suit different terrains.
As is evident from the images that JLR has released of the 2013 Rangie, the SUV gets a facelift in terms of the exterior looks. The headlamps are an all new design and come with LED daytime running lamps. The grille is an all new item and the facelift continues to the rear where the tail lamps get wrapped around the rear of the SUV. The official unveiling of the 2013 Range Rover SUV will happen at the upcoming 2012 Paris Motor Show, a time when technical data of the SUV will be shared. The 2013 model will go on sale from September 2012, with deliveries to begin from early 2013.