2013 Land Rover Range Rover Price & Release Date
Luxury SUV manufacturer, Land Rover announced the new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover. This model will make its first official debut at 2012 Paris Auto Show.
2013 Land Rover Range Rover will be powered by two diesel engine options and one petrol engine. Diesel engine options line-up will include a 3.0-liter TDV6 delivering 258 horsepower and 4.4-litre SDV8 with 339 horsepower. And the most powerful petrol engine come with a LR-V8 Supercharged generate 510 horsepower. All engine options will be mated with a smooth and responsive eight-speed automatic transmission.
One of the most impressive changes for the 2013 Range Rover is its revolutionary all-aluminum monocoque body structure – 39% lighter than the previous one – which combined with savings throughout the chassis and driveline helped for a total weight saving of 350 kilos (771 lbs). Even more, the 3.0-litre TDV6 version is 420 kilos (925 lbs) lighter – thanks to its smaller engine. Also, this model delivers an impressive fuel economy of 37.7mpg.
Weight savings have helped the V8 version to be even faster than the 2012 model. This model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds, a reduction of 0.8 seconds over the previous model. Fuel consumption has been reduced by 9%.
Although it’s a clean-sheet design, the 2013 Range Rover looks quite a bit like the outgoing vehicle. Influence from the Evoque is clear, from the swept headlights to the backwards-sloping roofline and streamlined door handles. It’s unmistakably Range Rover, but we worry that the Range could relive the experience of the 2003–2009 Jaguar XJ: a superb, clean-sheet-designed, aluminum-intensive vehicle that was largely passed over by consumers because it looked too much like its predecessor.
A leather-covered dash follows a minimalist aesthetic, with just a few physical knobs and as many controls as possible recessed into the surface. With the trapezoidal display screen, the whole cabin looks like what you’ll find in the Evoque, only larger and presumably more opulent. It’s a nice—dare we say Scandinavian—contrast to the busy, upright panel in the outgoing Range Rover. Rear-seat legroom is up 4.7 inches from the old SUV; that’s important for this SUV’s intended image as an alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-class for the rich and chauffeured. Hello, China? Are you there?
The new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover will go on sale in December 2012. Base price will start from $83,500 including $850 destination fee ($4075 more expensive than 2012 model). A luxury-laden Range Rover Autobiography model will also be offered once again, with the starting price of this particular model coming in at a staggering $130,950.