The iconic Range Rover is getting a major update for the 2013 model year. Land Rover has officially unveiled the 2013 Range Rover, which is all-new and 700 pounds lighter than the similarly equipped outgoing model. After 40 years, the all-new fourth-generation Range Rover retains innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model.
Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development centers in the United Kingdom, the 2013 Range Rover employs the latest low-energy aluminum body construction technologies. The all-aluminum unibody structure is 39 percent lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model. This enables a total vehicle weight savings of up to 926lbs in some markets, while the US-spec Range Rover with the naturally-aspirated 5.0 liter V8 will be approximately 700lbs lighter.
The new aluminum platform delivers significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with an improvement in fuel economy and reduction in CO2 emissions. A new four-corner air suspension also improves the Range Rover’s handling and agility.
Land Rover didn’t stop with the new aluminum platform, the 2013 Range Rover also gets improvements on the inside with over 4.7 inches more legroom than the outgoing model.
The 2013 Range Rover also gets exclusive sound systems by British audio specialists Meridian and a thoughtfully designed split power folding upper and lower tailgate setup offers ease of access and versatility.
Under the hood the US-spec 2013 Range Rover will be offered with a choice of V8 engines. The all-new Range Rover will be available in over 160 markets worldwide, with North American customer deliveries scheduled to start in December 2012.