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Old 15th August 2012, 01:45   #16
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i will reserve my judgement till i see one in person. The way it looks now, it is neither good nor bad.

I do hope they worked on its reliability, interior and gets a better engine.
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It shares the XJ's platform?

Then the transformation of the legendary off roader to luxury road car posers is complete.

Oh no doubt they will retain off road ability to the extent that car based SUVs are capable of off roading. But clearly, LR has accepted that these vehicles are road going transport for the rich, alternatives to the S Class, and not world exploring vehicles. Thus ends the legend of the Range Rover as a great overlander, overtaken by the wider public awe at its stature as a display of wealth, power and privilege.
Answer to the first question - no.

I would defer on the end of the legend argument. It is true that LR's focus is broadening and they are keenly targeting customers who seek luxury and intend to make a style statement. But there is no reason to believe these new generation rangies are any less in terms of their off- road capabilities. That's all the info I can share, can't spill any more than this. I am sure people who loved the old rangies will not be disappointed, you will be pleasantly surprised when you have a closer look.
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Source - All pictures Range Rover Autobiography '2012

Not long after a few images leaked onto the web, Land Rover has officially pulled the wraps off of its larger, lighter 2013 Range Rover. We still don't know if we love the new design – some of our staffers stating that it looks a bit Ford Flex-ish to us – but one thing's for sure, that new body sheds a whole mess of pounds compared to the current model.

A U.S.-spec 2013 Range Rover is roughly 700 pounds lighter than a similarly equipped outgoing model.

How many pounds, you ask? According to the automaker's first batch of press materials, a U.S.-spec 2013 Range Rover is roughly 700 pounds lighter than a similarly equipped outgoing model. That's damn impressive, and it's all thanks to an all-aluminum unibody structure. Additionally, new aluminum chassis structures are found at both the front and rear, as well as a re-engineered four-corner air suspension. Land Rover says that this new suspension allows the Range Rover to deliver flatter, more confident cornering prowess.

Of course, this is a Range Rover, so off-road capability is still top notch. Land Rover is introducing its next-generation Terrain Response system which automatically monitors road conditions and selects the appropriate settings based on the road (or dirt, or sand, or rock, or snow) surface.

Inside, Land Rover has added 4.7 inches of rear legroom to the 2013 Range Rover – a good thing, since our one gripe with the vehicle has always been its unusually cramped rear quarters. The automaker is also offering a two-place rear seat package for "the ultimate in personalized rear-seat luxury." Up front, there's a redesigned center stack and IP, and the whole thing looks substantially more modern than the current Range Rover. Let's just hope those buggy electronic systems have been reworked, too.

Official powertrain information hasn't been released at this time, though Land Rover does confirm that a range of V8 options will be available in the U.S., likely in the same 5.0-liter naturally aspirated and supercharged forms that we're used to. All of the engines will be mated to ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions.

We'll be seeing the 2013 Range Rover in person later this year, and North American deliveries are expected to start in December. Scroll down for the full details in Land Rover's press blast.


The Official Press Release


Land Rover Introduces the Next Generation of the World's Most Iconic Luxury SUV

• Unmistakably a Range Rover, a modern interpretation of iconic design cues

• Legendary Land Rover off-road capability with transformed on-road handling and agility

• Lighter, stronger and more refined. The world's first SUV with an all-aluminum unibody structure

• Weight savings of up to 926lbs (420kg) when compared to the outgoing model delivers improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions. A US specification V8 model is approximately 700lbs lighter than similarly equipped outgoing model

• A more spacious and luxurious interior provides a truly composed motoring experience for all occupants. Rear legroom increases 4.7 inches

• Adaptive dynamics suspension system further refines ride quality

• Enhanced all-terrain performance with the introduction of a new fully automatic Land Rover "Terrain Response 2 Auto®" system

• Designed and engineered in Britain at Land Rover's development centers throughout the UK

• Manufactured in a new aluminum production facility at Land Rover's Home in Solihull, United Kingdom

Mahwah, New Jersey, USA, August 15, 2012 – The new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover has been engineered from the ground up to be the most capable, most refined Range Rover ever. Lighter, stronger, and with new levels of refinement, the next Range Rover reinforces its position among the finest luxury vehicles.

As the fourth generation of the Range Rover line, this all-new model was developed from the ground up, capturing the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago.

Designed and engineered at Land Rover's development centers in the United Kingdom, the next Range Rover will be produced at a new manufacturing facility at Solihull, United Kingdom which 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, depending on market and specifications. The US specification vehicle with the naturally-aspirated 5-liter V8 will be approximately 700lbs lighter than the outgoing equivalent. This new aluminum platform delivers significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with an improvement in fuel economy and reduction in CO2 emissions.

In addition to the strong and rigid aluminum body, an all-new aluminum front and rear chassis architecture has been developed and paired with a with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. The luxurious ride has been retained, while the vehicle's handling and agility have been sharpened. The new suspension architecture delivers flatter, more confident cornering abilities, with a natural and intuitive steering feel.

John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said: "The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability. However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling."

Within the cabin, the all-new Range Rover provides occupants with a sensation of serene isolation, meeting the highest standards for Range Rover refinement. Measures like the rigorously optimized body structure and acoustic lamination of the windshield and side door glass have significantly reduced noise levels, while the new suspension architecture has enabled engineers to achieve heightened levels of ride comfort, refinement, and control.

With over 4.7 inches more legroom than the outgoing model, the rear occupants benefit from vastly increased space and comfort. The option of a two place rear seating package provides for the ultimate in personalized rear-seat luxury.

To deliver the characteristic effortless performance expected by customers, the Range Rover will continue to offer a choice of V8 engines in the North American market, enhanced by new eight-speed ZF automatic transmissions.

Each new Land Rover model is extensively tested for durability and reliability. The new Range Rover has been subjected to Land Rover's punishing on-and off-road test and development regime. A fleet of development vehicles covered millions of miles over 18 months, with arduous tests in more than 20 countries through extremes of climate and road surfaces.

The all-new Land Rover Range Rover has a clean and elegant shape which is inspired by a fresh new interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues. While instantly recognizable as a Range Rover, the new vehicle takes a step forward with a bold evolution of the model's iconic design language.

The sumptuous interior incorporates distinctive Range Rover design cues, but executed with a very contemporary treatment. Clean, elegant surfaces are flawlessly presented using the finest leathers and veneers.

"Designing the next generation Range Rover, following over forty years of success, came with a huge responsibility to protect the DNA of such an icon," said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer. "Our design team worked incredibly hard to capture the elegant proportions and pure surfaces which have been a feature of the best Range Rover designs."

The all-new Range Rover has been engineered with the latest developments in vehicle technologies. Exclusive sound systems by renowned British audio specialists MeridianTM are standard. A thoughtfully designed split power folding upper and lower tailgate setup offers ease of access and versatility. Advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies are abundant. Amongst the innovations featured in the new Range Rover is the next-generation of Land Rover's Terrain Response® system, which analyses the current driving conditions and road surfaces through on-board sensors, and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings program for the terrain.

The all-new Range Rover will be available in over 160 markets worldwide, with North American customer deliveries scheduled to start in December 2012.

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It's official. From Land Rover.
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Looks gorgeous at least in the pictures. Loved how they stuck to the traditional lines and simplistic design. It looks way better and stands out from the sea of german premium soft roaders. Ford must be cursing themselves now for letting JLR go.

The Range Rover has now parked itself way upmarket and will perhaps be the most expensive and desirable SUV out there, until that monstrosity from Bentley is launched!!
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Wow man, it looks awesome! I didn't want to like it at first due to its slightly futuristic design and wrap around head lamps, but by the time I reached the last bunch of photographs, I was already drooling. These guys know how to design cars!! Hats off!

Rangie will always be my dream SUV!
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TopGear report on the new Range Rover: Land Rover reveals all-new Range Rover - BBC Top Gear

This is just the 4th all-new Range Rover in 42 years! Quite remarkable indeed.
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The tail-lamps, the D pillars and the floating roof scarily remind me of the XUV 500. But in essence this design is what the XUV should be dreaming about, with all its fussy lines and creases evened out.
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I love looks - at least in the pictures. I am sure it will be just as good in real life. I can see a little bit of Ford Explorer influence in the lights.

The best part is losing some 420 kgs or upto 900 lbs which explains that a lot of good changes were made to the previous generation making this all the more desirable.

Love the interior. Some more shots would have been good. Can't wait to see one on road.

I hope they don't increase the price substantially.
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I am a bit confused with this new look. It looks polish(soft?) enough to pass off as the new RR Sport.

Hope it is still all tough under that soft skin and as capable off road as the old one.
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Looks brilliant. I love the stance. The only thing I dont like is the rear tailight extending into the rear fender. Makes it looks slightly disjointed.
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While I'm not an immediate fan of the new styling, I have a sneaky feeling it'll grow on me to the extent that after a few months I'll wind up preferring it to the current Rangie.
(I'm ashamed to say that's what's happened to the E60. When the F10 came out, I thought it was bland and lacked the character that the E60 had, but now I'm a huge fan of the F10's proportions and overall styling).
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Range Rover first ride (not drive) report by Autocar-UK:


From the backseat the vehicle appears to be a winner. Hopefully they confirm the same at the time of thorough test drive .
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It is true that LR's focus is broadening and they are keenly targeting customers who seek luxury and intend to make a style statement. But there is no reason to believe these new generation rangies are any less in terms of their off- road capabilities.
Thanks for confirming that the RR is not sharing a platform with the XJ. However, I will reiterate my point that the RR is now widely admired not because its capable off road, but as a symbol of wealth and prestige, an SUV equivalent of the S Class.

People in India swoon when they see a range rover badged vehicle because it indicates wealth, power, and high status, not because they are in love with what it can do off road.

PS. the look of those short sidewalls and huge rims makes me wonder how the RR will perform on rocks and rocky roads that require compliant sidewalls and lowered tire pressures.

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I was one of the first to jump the "Oh-it's-a-Ford-Explorer". But my god, that's one classy car.

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