Lighter, stronger and with new levels of refinement, the all-new Range Rover reinforces its position as the world’s finest luxury SUV.
The fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the all-new model has been developed from the ground up, capturing the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago. Touted as the world’s first SUV with a revolutionary lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure, it is 39 per cent lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model enabling total vehicle weight savings of up to 420kg. The 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 architecture 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. Amongst the industry-leading innovations is a ground-breaking next-generation version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings for the terrain.
To ensure exceptional durability and reliability, the new model has been subjected to Land Rover’s punishing on- and off-road test and development regime, with a fleet of development vehicles covering millions of miles over 18 months of arduous tests in more than 20 countries with extremes of climate and road surfaces.
The all-new Range Rover will be sale in South Africa from January 2013. To keep up with the latest Range Rover news, visit the Range Rover South Africa Facebook Fan Page.