The all-new Range Rover has finally been revealed. It’s lighter, stronger, more capable and more luxurious that any Land Rover has ever been. It is the most capable and most luxurious Land Rover yet thanks to a ground up redevelopment. It’s the fourth generation model, introduced during the Range Rover’s fourty-second year of continuous production.
Land Rover have fitted the Range Rover with a revolutionary lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure which is 39 percent lighter than the outgoing and 420kg lighter. It’s stronger too and thanks to air suspension at all four corners, the superior ride quality is retained too.
The Range Rover’s new shape is a clean and elegant design which maintains Range Rover design cues yet adds an evolutionary change. It features parts which are clearly inspired by Land Rover’s current design language, most recently displayed in the Evoque.
The Range Rover is fitted with Land Rover’s next-generation Terrain Response system, which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings for the terrain. This system has undergone 18 months of arduous testing across millions of miles.
The new body structure and the acoustic lamination of the windscreen and side door glass have reduce noise levels. As with all Range Rovers, the interior is an excellent place to be. The new model gets 118mm more legroom. Rear passengers have the option of a new two-seat Executive Class seating package most likely aimed at business users.
As with all modern Range Rover’s, engine choice comes down to three units. A V8 petrol engine, a TDV6 diesel and a SDV8 diesel model. We think these remain the same as the outgoing model with the exception of the TDV6 engine which Land Rover never offered in the previous generation Range Rover.
Inside, luxury features include an exclusive Meridian surround sound music system and power upper and lower tailgates. The new Range Rover has been designed and engineering in the UK and will be built at Land Rovers Solihull plant in the UK.
It goes on sale from September 2012 with customer deliveries scheduled to start from early 2013. It will be available in over 160 markets worldwide.