Aug 14th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
The 2013 Range Rover has been revealed, unofficially. A few sites have leaked pictures of the redesigned luxury SUV and, as is to be expected, the new Range Rover looks gorgeous, luxurious and overall like the kind of place you wouldn’t mind spending a road trip to the country (and one of the better places you could spend an afternoon in traffic for that matter). The 2013 Range is a lot less ostentatious than this year’s model, and the understated luxury fits the British SUV well. The new nose on the 2013 Range Rover looks a lot like the Evoque. What looks to be an optional tinted glass roof along with black pillars gives the Range Rover a two-toned look, which is great looking.
The 2013 Range Rover will weigh 700 lbs less than the 2012 model. That impressive weight savings will probably provide benefits to the new Range Rover in fuel economy, handling, acceleration and offroad performance. Mechanical reliability might also be better in the new Range with such a significant amount less to carry around.
The weight savings will bring the 2013 Range Rover down to somewhere around 5,000 lbs since the 2012 model weighs 5,697. If the Range Rover Sport gets the same diet, it will be down to about 4800 lbs. Jalopnik, citing Autoblog in what seems to be a case of a broken embargo, claims that the 2013 Range Rover’s weight savings come from a aluminum body and chassis structures.
Image via Jalopnik.