Latest image of new Range Rover 28 | 06 | 2012
THE FOURTH GENERATION of the Range Rover has made its latest appearance — albeit still behind a wall of camouflage — eight months before it goes on sale, and three months before it's unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September. The new model is expected to start at around £65,000.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Land Rover has opted not to give the current design of its most luxurious model a significant styling overhaul.
Perhaps the biggest change is at the front where a new softened and modern approach, including slightly wraparound headlights, has been adopted.
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Land Rover designers have veered away from giving the new Range Rover an Evoque-style sloping roofline, though it's clear the newcomer is definitely less of a 'box' and instead more rounded.
At the rear, the main opine of attention is the new slimmed down light clusters, while the rear doorlines have been raked further backwards to create a wider opening, thus allowing easier access for ear passengers.
It's under the skin though, and inside the cabin, where the main improvements in the new Range Rover will be found.
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Thanks to Jaguar Land Rover's all-new modular aluminium monocoque platform, the new Range Rover should be around 400kg lighter than the current model. It's also understood that the new platform will also deliver greater legroom in the rear.
And in an effort to go head-to-head, and beat, the new generation of super-luxury SUVs from the likes of Bentley, Maserati and Aston Martin, the new Range Rover is expected to deliver features lifted from last year's £125,000 Autobiography Ultimate Edition.
That means individual rear seats and a bespoke rear centre console milled from a single piece of aluminium are likely to make an appearance in the range-topping £120k new Range Rovers.
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