All-new Range Rover – the world’s first lightweight aluminium SUV

Date:6 September 2012 Tags:, ,

The fourth generation of the iconic Range Rover line makes its global debut today.

The all-new Range Rover is the world’s first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminium body structure.

The lightest SUV in its class, the new Range Rover is an indication of Jaguar Land Rover’s intentions to strive towards efficiency and sustainability in a carbon-conscious world. Further details of a Hybrid version will also be released.

The new model features a lightweight all-aluminium body structure resulting in a 420 kg (39 per cent) weight saving over the steel body in the outgoing model.

The lightweight aluminium platform has delivered significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with a transformation in fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

On sale from September 2012 [market dependent] 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.

Full technical specification and pricing will be released early September ahead of the Paris Motor Show 2012.