Critics are hailing the 2013 Range Rover as the new archetype of the future for SUVs because of the huge leaps in advancement in luxury, capability, efficiency and weight. While Mercedes-Benz is usually looked at to inspire the sedans of the future, the 2013 Range Rover should be the cookie cutter model for the SUVs in years to come, just because it is that fantastic.
This new Range Rover edition has lost an amazing 700 pounds due to a new all aluminum chassis, and some options lost 926 pounds which is really just jaw dropping when you think about it. For example the bodyshell weighs 60 pounds less than the BMW 3 series, and still offers more vehicle for the road trips. This is the most weight lost from any other vehicle coming out. Other SUVs and crossovers will have to look at their own weight loss programs too in order to keep up with the ever more demanding fuel economy and emissions standards that are being mandated on a worldwide basis. No worries about losing the load though for the 2013 Range Rover, this still drives like the solid all terrain vehicle that drivers have come to expect from this premium beast.
The 2013 Range Rover will come with a diesel electric powertrain in some parts of the country, but unfortunately not in the United States, for now anyway. American drivers can look forward to an updated 5.0 liter V8 that will be offered in a naturally aspirated or a supercharged form. Either option should be impressively aggressive to keep up with the current year’s model. The standard 2013 Range Rover gets 375 horsepower and the same pound feet of torque which enables it to do 0 to 60 faster than the BMW X5 xDrive50i. Of course everything else including a premium interior will go into the 2014 Range Rover as well which will leave Range Rover fans drooling in line to get their hands on one.