Starting with the fast paced launch, we see the reason for this is that the Range Rover will be bought to India via the CBU route, meaning a quick launch but a bigger price tag thanks to excise and import duties. However, the price may well be worth it with this particular SUV. JLR has made several changes to the Range Rover for improved performance, safety and comfort. The new Rover will feature a new wheel-base measure that has been increased by 40mm for more space and better drivabilty. Additionally the platform itself has been changed to the lighter D4u platform making the new Range Rover 400kg’s lighter.
In addition to the mechanical changes, we see the Range Rover comes with several asthetic changes as well. The front fascia has been re-vamped with new headlights and fog lamps and a new bumper to boot. The previously rounded fog lamps have given way to sleeker ones and the bumper no longer bulges out but is instead in smooth continuation with the grille.
The interior plays host to a lot of changes as well. JLR claim the Range Rover has been improved in terms of comfort and that is pretty evident where the interiors are concerned. Interior changes include a new re-designed steering wheel with beige-black colour tones at work and this same tone is played at the center console and instrument cluster. The conventional gear stick too has been replaced in favor of a slightly risen gear knob.
Coming to the engine, we see the Range Rover line-up in India comes in 2 options. The first being the 5.0-litre supercharged petrol and the second one is the 4.4-litre TDV8 turbocharged diesel engine. The more powerful petrol mill cranks out an immense 507bhp. The 2013 Range Rover will be priced at Rs. 81.50 lakh for the petrol version and Rs. 94.00 lakh for the diesel. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
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