The fourth generation of the Range Rover line has been developed from the ground up to, it is claimed, 'capture the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago.'
The 2013 Range Rover is the world's first SUV with a revolutionary lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure and is 39 per cent lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model. This lightweight aluminium platform has delivered significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with a transformation in fuel economy and CO2 emissions. In addition to the strong and rigid lightweight body, an all-new aluminium front and rear chassis has been developed with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. While the luxurious ride has been retained, the vehicle's handling and agility have been significantly improved. The new suspension architecture delivers flatter, more confident cornering, with natural and intuitive steering feel.
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.'
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Grab a copy of the October issue of LRO to read all about the new L405 Range Rover. Land Rover Owner International editor Mike Goodbun gives a full tech lowdown of the fourth generation Range Rover and explains why it will be a great off-roader in a comprehensive, eight-page feature. It's only in October's LRO on sale on October 7th. Goodbun says: 'The new Range Rover is a magnificent achievement that demonstrates what world-class thinking Land Rover's design and engineering teams are capable of. It looks like they've been given free rein to create the best vehicle in the world, and we're confident they've done just that.'
Read how the 115in wheelbase machine can do 50mph with its suspension in the off-road setting. Marvel at the fact that it takes only 142 seconds to make an L405 bodyshell. Mull over the 18,000 interior and exterior combinations. All this and much more information is in October's LRO - the world's best-selling Land Rover & Range Rover magazine - on sale now. For more information about the October issue visit LRO.com