After all the picture leaks coming from RangeRover they have decided to go official with some pictures and probably a teaser video which seems pointless now. Detailing was hinted on our previous Spyshots.
The all-new Range Rover is the most capable and most luxurious Land Rover yet. Lighter, stronger and with new levels of refinement, the Range Rover reinforces its position as the world’s finest luxury SUV.
Here are the latest spyshots of not one but three different prototypes of the 2013 Range Rover all of which in different stages of Camouflage.
No more heavy cladding that hides all the lines and details, now there are only light stickers giving most of the details such as the new head lights, air intakes and so away. We can also notice that the engine hood is more rounded then before and that the grille is more upright.
The platform which is being developed here will be the same platform used with the Discovery range and is the first proper weight reduction exercise with this chassis.
This chassis features a lightweight, rivet-bonded aluminium chassis and various other manufacturing composites throughout the car hinted at reducing the car by nearly 400KG.
This is expected to equate to achieving around 34mpg from its lightened chassis.
All these cars are diesel powered and we expect the Sport to turn up later this month in prototype form.
The 2013 Range Rover will be the fourth generation superceding the original that was produced from 1970 to 1996, the second series platform lasted from 1994 to 2001, and the current “Stormer Concept” that has been in production post 2002.
These Spyshots even though heavily camouflaged hints at its longer wheelbase and completely revised shell.
By using the lightweight material, engineers could lose up to 40 percent from the weight of the current Range Rover’s unpainted body shell, equating to a saving of roughly 660 to 880 pounds. Advanced composites are also expected to be used for certain elements, such as the body panels and rear tailgate.