2012 Paris Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The redesigned 2013 Range Rover bound for the U.S. has lost 700 pounds, thanks to an all-aluminum unibody structure, Land Rover said on Tuesday.
- The redesigned Range Rover also borrows some design cues from the smaller Range Rover Evoque.
- Land Rover said full specifications and pricing on the 2013 Range Rover will be released in September ahead of the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
MAHWAH, New Jersey — The first official images of the 2013 Range Rover were released on Tuesday ahead of its world debut in September.
The redesigned Range Rover borrows some design cues from the smaller Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover also revealed that this Range Rover has lost 700 pounds, thanks to an all-aluminum unibody structure. The 2013 Range Rover arrives in U.S. showrooms in December.
Land Rover said full specifications and pricing on the 2013 Range Rover will be released prior to the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
"The new aluminum platform delivers significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with an improvement in fuel economy and reduction in CO2 emissions," said Land Rover in a statement.
Land Rover confirmed that the 2013 Range Rover "will continue to offer a choice of V8 engines in the North American market, enhanced by new eight-speed ZF automatic transmissions." The announcement appears to rule out the use of Jaguar Land Rover's new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine in the 2013 Range Rover.
The 2012 Range Rover equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission returns 12 mpg in city driving and 18 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
The 2013 Range Rover gets a re-engineered four-corner air suspension and new suspension architecture to deliver flatter cornering abilities. The cabin gets some improvements as well, with rear legroom increasing by 4.7 inches. A two-place rear seating package is optional.
The 2012 Range Rover HSE V8 starts at $80,275, including an $850 destination charge.
Edmunds.com says: A major loss of weight and new engine technologies should make for a more efficient and more nimble Range Rover.