Mike Stevens | Sep 7, 2012

Land Rover has released new images and details for its 2013 Range Rover, following its unveiling last month.

The online reveal of the new 'Rangey' confirm what pundits and Photoshop practitioners have long expected: LR's little Evoque SUV has become the brand's style leader.

Dropping the 'Vogue' moniker, the all-new Range Rover will retain its classic boxiness, but more than a few of the Evoque's traits have crept into the big luxury off-roader's attitude.

Up front, the new model does away with the blunted face of its predecessor, switching the upright look for the Evoque's laid-back approach.

Surrounding the familiar three-bar grille are slender new headlights wrapping a talon into the front quarter-panel - a look mirrored at the back end.

The tail-lights have also dropped the familiar two-ring internal layout, introducing a pair of square LED lights in their place.

There's new bumpers at both ends, and the profile reveals a softly tapered roof with a taller belt-line and new gills that stretch further down the front doors.

"Designing the next generation Range Rover, following over forty years of success, came with a huge responsibility to protect the DNA of such an icon," Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern said of the new Range Rover.

"Our design team worked incredibly hard to capture the elegant proportions and pure surfaces which have been a feature of the best Range Rover designs."

The Evoque influence continues in the cabin, with a streamlined new dash design dominated by a large centre display and fewer dials.

There's also a brand-new steering wheel design and a new Jaguar-like rotary gear selector that lies flush with the centre console when not in use.

Land Rover says the new 'Rangey' benefits from a new all-aluminium monocoque body, 39 percent lighter than its steel predecessor and saving up to 420kg in weight.

There's also brand-new air suspension designed, Land Rover says, to deliver the same luxury comfort and flatter cornering performance.

Engines

Engine options will include a V8 petrol engine and TDV6 and SDV8 diesel options.

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Diesel options include the 190kW 3.0 litre TDV6, and the 250kW 4.4 litre SDV8, while the petrol end will be held up the big 375kW 5.0 litre supercharged V8.

All models in the new Range Rover line-up will be offered exclusively with a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission - also featured in the updated Jaguar line-up.

Fuel consumption in the smaller of the diesels has been cut by a huge 22 percent, dropping to 7.5 l/100km. Carbon emissions are listed at 196g/km.

Later in 2013, the range will add a diesel-electric hybrid model, powered by Jaguar Land Rover's 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel and an electric motor, combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a lithium-ion battery pack.

 

Australia

Land Rover Australia's Tim Krieger has confirmed that customer deliveries of the all-new 2013 Range Rover will begin in January.

Watch for more details to surface soon.

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