Details of a new Range Rover have been released along with images depicting the most luxurious Range yet. This will be the fourth generation Range Rover and it comes at a time when multiple manufacturers are producing their own takes on the everyday 4×4 SUV. Range Rover look to reinforce their position as the best in the market.
The new model has been re-designed and re-developed from the ground up meaning that the new vehicle will come with a lightweight aluminium monocoque body structure. This is reported to be 39% lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model. The weight saved is around the 420kg mark. This massive saving in weight has enabled the new Range Rover to be significantly greener with it being able to achieve a much improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. In terms of car insurance quotes, the new Range Rover will likely be around group 16, much like the previous model, however the lower emissions could see a reduction in insurance group.
A new four-corner air suspension has been developed also enabling a luxurious ride whilst handling and agility have also been improved with the new suspension delivering flatter cornering which naturally installs confidence in the driver.
Land Rover’s Global Brand Director, John Edwards, has been quoted saying: “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 previous Range Rover was hailed for its intelligent off-road system and the new model doesn’t disappoint! The new version of the Terrain Response system analyses the current driving conditions and automatically selects the optimum settings for the car. So the Range has lost none of its exceptional intelligence when it comes to off-roading.
Under the bonnet, consumers will be able to choose from a supercharged V8 petrol, a TDV6 and a TDV8. The supercharged V8 petrol engine promises to be the most refined of the three engines whilst the two diesels naturally lend themselves to increased fuel economy.
The new Range Rover will be available to order from September 2012 and deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2013.
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