Land Rover Unveils New Range Rover for 2013
Land Rover’s flagship Range Rover has been completely redesigned for the 2013 model year.
The British luxury off-roader remains true to its heritage as an icon of luxury and off-road capability but will be more fuel efficient than earlier versions. Now in its fourth iteration since the original Range Rover in 1970, it resembles its predecessor in many ways, with subtle updates, such as the brand’s signature wide, mesh grille and flared headlights that resemble those of the company’s newer, smaller Range Rover Evoque. The previous generation Range Rover had been developed while Land Rover was owned by BMW Group and was launched in 2002.
An all-aluminum unibody is largely responsible for the 700-pound weight reduction over the 2012 model, while the interior has gained almost five inches of rear seat legroom. Off-road capability has been further advanced with the new “Terrain Response 2 Auto” system, which automatically detects and adjusts for conditions without requiring input from the driver.
Improvements to Range Rover’s luxurious interior come in the way of an optional executive two-place rear comfort seating package, a Meridian developed sound system and several new driver-assistance technologies.
The new Range Rover will be offered in the U.S. with two a choice of V-8 engines, with deliveries are slated to start in December. Pricing will be announced in early September.