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The All-New Range Rover: The World’s Most Refined And Capable Luxury SUV

August 17, 2012

WHITLEY, England, August 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The all-new Range Rover is the most capable and most luxurious Land Rover yet.
Lighter, stronger and with new levels of refinement, the Range Rover reinforces its
position as the world’s finest luxury SUV [http://www.landrover.com/gb/en/rr/range-rover
].

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.

The world’s first SUV with a revolutionary lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body
structure 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.

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.”

The all-new Range Rover has a clean and elegant shape which is derived from a fresh
new interpretation of Range Rover design cues. While instantly recognisable as a Range
Rover, the new vehicle takes a significant step forward with a bold evolution of the
model’s iconic design language.

“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,” said Gerry McGovern,
Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer.

“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.”

With Land Rover strength at its heart, the new model has been engineered from the
ground up to be the most capable, most refined Range Rover ever.

Amongst the industry-leading innovations is a ground-breaking next-generation version
of Land Rover’s Terrain Response(R) 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.

Within the cabin, the all-new Range Rover provides occupants with a sensation of
serene isolation, meeting the highest luxury car standards for refinement.

Measures like the rigorously optimised body structure and acoustic lamination of the
windscreen and side door glass have significantly reduced noise levels, while the new
suspension architecture has enabled engineers to achieve even more luxurious ride comfort
and refinement.

To deliver the model’s characteristic effortless performance, customers have the
choice of a refined supercharged V8 petrol engine, TDV6 and SDV8 diesel engines combining
responsive performance with outstanding CO2 emissions.

Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development centres in the UK, the new Range
Rover will be produced in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Solihull, UK -
employing the latest low-energy aluminium body construction technologies.

Available to order from September 2012 with customer deliveries scheduled to start
from early 2013, the all-new Range Rover will be a truly global car, available in over 160
markets worldwide.

SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover


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