GTspirit is live at the Paris Motor Show 2012, where Land Rover has unveiled their 2013 Range Rover to the public. The new Range Rover is an important model for the UK-based company as it represents fourty-two years of evolution. The Range Rover is probably the ultimate in luxury SUV’s at this stage and Land Rover want to continue that dominance. We sent a photographer over to the stand to check out the all-new model!
Land Rover have fitted the Range Rover with a revolutionary lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure which is 39 per cent lighter than the outgoing model and 420kg lighter. The bodywork sits at just under five meters long, around the same as the third generation. It gets a more streamlined design too with a drag coefficient of 0.34, less than the Evoque and significantly less than the outgoing model.
Engine availability will include two petrol engines, the 5.0 liter V8 rated at 375hp and the Supercharged version with a familiar 510hp. Two diesel options will also be made available with a 3.0 liter TDV6 option rated at 258hp and a 4.4 liter SDV8 rated at 339hp. All four engine options will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration figures for the Supercharged Range Rover are 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds, a reduction of 0.8 seconds over the previous model.
The Range Rover MY 2013 gets a next-generation version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically select the most suitable vehicle settings. It also gets an intelligent 4WD system, with a two-speed transfer box and an electronic traction control system. Wading depth is now 200mm deeper at 900mm and towing capability is greatly improved with a 3,500kg capability.
For more details on the 2013 Range Rover follow the embedded links.
OK , so the question is then ;
Is Ford intentionally trying to copy Range Rover’s design ?
Or is Range Rover trying to copy Ford’s designs ?
From the looks of this ….. I’d say the later