Land Rover has revealed the all-new Range Rover, calling it "the most capable and most luxurious Land Rover yet."
The fourth-generation Range Rover is the world's first sport-utility vehicle to come with a revolutionary, lightweight all-aluminum monocoque body structure that's 39 percent lighter than the steel body of the outgoing model, giving it a total vehicle weight savings of up to 420kg.
Land Rover promises that with its new, lightweight platform, the all-new Range Rover will deliver significant enhancements in performance and agility to go with improved fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions.
Besides its strong and rigid lightweight body, the new Range Rover also sports an all-new aluminum front and rear chassis architecture that has been developed to utilize the completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. According to the British automaker, not only has the Range Rover's luxurious ride been retained, its handling and agility have also been significantly improved as its new suspension architecture "delivers flatter, more confident cornering, with natural and intuitive steering feel."
"The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle--that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability," said Land Rover global brand director John Edwards. "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."
Though the complete specifications of the all-new Range Rover will be revealed at the upcoming 2012 Paris Motor Show, the carmaker has revealed that customers can choose from either the refined V8 gasoline engines or the the TDV6 and SDV8 diesel mills.
In global markets, the all-new Range Rover will officially go on sale by September with customer deliveries scheduled to begin in early 2013. Let's hope we get this soon after.