All-New Range Rover Revealed at the Royal Ballet School, Richmond Park
LONDON, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
- All-new Range Rover revealed to an international audience of celebrities, business leaders, sports stars and royalty - World's most capable and luxurious SUV - Step change improvements in sustainability with a 420kg weight saving and plans for hybrid model announced - Surprise performance by Dire Straits founder Mark Knopfler - Guests included Zara Phillips, Victoria Pendleton, Yasmin Le Bon, Jessica Schwarz, David Gandy, Julian McDonald, Alex James, Jimmy Carr
Last night, in the quintessentially British setting of the Royal Ballet School in
Richmond Park, Land Rover revealed the All-New Range Rover, the fourth generation of the
world’s most capable and luxurious SUV.
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The international audience, including leaders from business, film, television and
sport gathered to witness a dramatic dynamic reveal and celebrate one of the world’s most
iconic vehicles. Many of the guests, from Olympic medallists to royalty, were
long-standing Range Rover owners and enthusiasts keen to get the first view of the All-New
Range Rover in the metal.
In front of a packed house, the All-New Range Rover was unveiled in spectacular style
and demonstrated its world-class capabilities by wading through a water pool that was
almost a metre deep and gracefully climbing a rocky causeway before coming to a stop in
front of White Lodge – a formal royal residence and home to the Royal Ballet School.
The dramatic reveal culminated in a surprise seven-song performance by long-term Range
Rover driver and former Dire Straits founder, Mark Knopfler. Classics including, ‘Sultans
of Swing’ and ‘Money for Nothing’ rocked the grounds of Richmond Park and guests including
Mike Tindall, Martin Johnson, Holly Vallance, Nick Candy, Karen Brady, Theo Paphitis, Nick
Love, Kenny Logan partied the night away.
The all-new Range Rover has been developed from the ground up to provide the ultimate
luxury SUV. It is the world’s first SUV to have a lightweight all-aluminium body and is
20% lighter than the outgoing model with a weight saving of 420kg.
The lighter body structure has driven a dramatic 22 per cent reduction in fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions, achieving figures of 37.7mpg and 196g/km respectively.
Land Rover also used the event to announce plans for a hybrid Range Rover – the
world’s first fully capable SUV. The state-of-the-art high-efficiency diesel hybrid model,
which is planned for production late in 2013, will see step changes in Range Rover’s
environmental credentials and will target Co2 emissions of less than 169g/km.
John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said during the evening: “The Range
Rover is a British icon and the all-new model revealed this evening has set the benchmark
for luxury in SUVs. It is quieter, smoother and lighter than any vehicle in its class.”
Edwards continued: “Like the Royal Ballet School, Land Rover is quintessentially
British and has been setting world standards in performance and capability for many years.
We wanted to launch the All-New Range Rover in the UK and White Lodge was the perfect
Order books for the All-New Range Rover are now officially open with prices in the UK
starting at GBP71,295 for a Vogue TdV6, rising to GBP98,395 for a the Supercharged
The All-New Range Rover is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK and will be
exported to over 170 global markets. Over GBP370million has been invested in the Solihull
manufacturing plant to create a state-of-the art, aerospace inspired, aluminium body shop
- the largest of its kind in the world.
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