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The All-New Range Rover – Official Pics + Video

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.

The fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the all-new model has been 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.
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2013 Range Rover – Spyshots Less Camouflage

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.

Range Rover Spotted in Winter Test Spyshots.

The 2012-2013 Range Rover is getting close to the final production form and is finishing its extensive test cycle in the Arctic Circle.

As you can see the clearest shots of the interior it seems to have a complete digital instrument display along with a totally modernised interior.

The aluminium chassis will weigh in around 500kg lighter than its older brother, resulting in a total weight of an impressive 2,000kg.

The powertrain will be revised as well, consisting of an 4.4 liter V8 diesel engine which offers around 320 HP and a eight-speed servo actuated gearbox.

Due to the weight reduction and advanced engine advances we expect the MPG to be similar to the larger saloon cars.

The fourth generation Range Rover will also be available with a diesel powered V6 and a more 5.0 liter supercharged V8.

We are also hearing rumours that Range Rover are testing a replacement to the supercharger and probably introducing a Tri-Turbo set up to aid its MPG targets.

I think its too early to expect a world premier of the car at Geneva but we might see a concept of the upcoming vehicle.

Range Rover Sport Spied on the Nurburgring

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.

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Range Rover Sport Spyshots
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2013 Range Rover Spyshots – Spied in Southern Europe

The new generation Range Rover has been spotted during hot weather testing in Southern Europe today.

These are the first Spyshots of a prototype of the 2013 Range Rover, it is really important platform for Land Rover as it shares chassis as the upcoming Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport.

Rumors are talking about that the new platform is a modified Jaguar XJ platform that has been strengthened on vital places to make sure the off-road capabilities will remain top of the line.

The new Range Rover has gone through a drastic weight reduction, thanks to more aluminum used on both chassis and body which will improve on consumption and its off road capability.

Power will come from both diesel and petrol engines known from the current line-up, even if slightly upgraded, and there will also be two hybrid versions.

This means that the Range Rover will be available both as diesel hybrid and as petrol hybrid when it will be official in late 2012 or early 2013

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MG launch the Euro Spec MG6 in the UK

MG have introduced the Euro-spec MG 6 which was first spotted undergoing test on the Nurburgring in Germany in early 2009.

The New MG6 will be built in UK and will sport an upgraded interior trim.

All models come equipped with central locking, keyless ignition, and air conditioning. Options include leather seats, GPS navigation, cruise control, and a rear view camera for the lady parkers.

The car will be on sale from April 2011, and will be available exclusively with a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 158 hp. Later, also a 1.9 diesel is in development for later on in the year.

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The 2011 MG MG6 Spied Testing at the #Nurburgring

This is the new MG6 spied testing on the Tourist day laps of the Nurburgring in Germany, Before its public debut at the 2010 Goodwood Festival Of Speed.

The MG6 will be first new MG since the ill-fated X-Power SV of 2002 and it will be produced at Longbridge, Shanghai Automotive Industries Corporation president Chen Hong has promised.

Production of the 550-based hatchback will start at the Birmingham plant towards forth quarter of next year.

Development of this MG version of the 550 has been carried out by SAIC’s technical centre at Longbridge, which has been tuning the car’s chassis to suit MG branding.

The MG6 represents a clear break from earlier MG models with a fresh-looking exterior and modern interior – all aimed at appealing to a much younger audience than recent MG models.

At 4653mm in length, 1827mm in width and 1478mm in height, it is marginally longer and wider but slightly lower than the Skoda Octavia.

The engine choices, consist of two lightly updated versions of the 1.8-litre K-series engines now badged the N-series one of them turbocharged.

Unless they have been significantly upgraded, power outputs will be arounf 135bhp for the normally aspirated 1.8 and 160bhp for the turbo.

SAIC claims the MG6’s arrival “marks the start of one of the most exciting periods in the 85-year history of the iconic MG brand, as it prepares to expand globally, starting with the world’s largest automotive market in China”.

Hong said the MG6 is the first of range of contemporary new MG models, including a new entry-level model based on the Roewe 350 that is also planned to get its first public airing in Guangzhou, with the objective of re-establishing the once highly regarded British marque.

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MG Xpower Bitter Dispute

William Riley the man who promised to revive MG’s proud motor sports heritage is being chased by former employees for thousands of pounds in unpaid wages and also faces theft charges, 

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Above pictured 1 of 42 production cars at the Nurburgring.

He promised that he would soon be employing more than 150 workers after ploughing more than £2.5 million into his dream to make 200mph super cars in the Midlands.

But Mr Riley’s dream now appears to have turned in to slush after he was arrested on suspicion of theft and battles a war with his bitter staff who say they worked for months without receiving a penny.

They claim that the tiny MG Sports headquarters in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, has never produced a single car and have accused him of putting a David versus Goliath trademarks battle ahead of paying salaries to struggling workers.

Mr Riley is also fighting Chinese car giants Nanjing, which bought the collapsed Longbridge firm for £53 million, in the High Court for the right to use the famous red octagon.

Despite the setbacks, Mr Riley told the Birmingham Post he was focused on making cars and denied he had done anything wrong. He said he had been set back by the slump in the motor trade and let down by the same workers taking action against him.

His solicitors have now issued a counter claim for £16,000 against one former employee for work which had been “unsatisfactorily” carried out.

Among the disgruntled ex-staff is Mr Riley’s former right-hand man Tony Cox, who said he was driven close bankruptcy because of a string of “undelivered promises” by Mr Riley.

He is satarting legal proceedings in January to try to claim £13000 in unpaid salary.