As the Range Rover Evoque has been headlining Land Rover’s sales figures and ultimately the ‘Range Rover’ nametag, it seems the original Range Rover SUV is ready to step up and revitalise its reputation.
The new 2013 Range Rover retains its boxy shape and familiar front end, with key additions being primarily based on new technology and occupant comfort.
Inside, the new Range Rover offers 118mm more legroom, 8-inch touch screen, adaptive cruise control, interior ‘mood changing’ ambient lighting and a range of driver assist systems – including Reverse Traffic Detection.
The new Range Rover is available with a punchy 503bhp V8 petrol engine matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It can reach 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds. This engine runs alongside Land Rovers acclaimed Terrain Response system, which offers a range of off-road driving modes.
Developments in economical vehicle production have made the new Range Rover 39 per cent lighter than its predecessor, ultimately making it more economical. Range Rover has also promised a new low emitting diesel hybrid model later in 2013, which has a CO2 target of 169g/km.
John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said: “The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability.
“However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling.”
The new 2013 Range Rover prices start from £71,295 and orders for the model are open now.
Range Rover vehicles are available from Perrys Rocar Moores and Copley dealerships.