x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

I-Spy: 2013 Range Rover prototype

Reports have indicated the Range Rover will ride on an aluminium chassis that is being developed with the assistance of Jaguar.

The new Range Rover. Lehmann Photo-Syndication.
The new Range Rover. Lehmann Photo-Syndication.

Here is the 2013 Range Rover prototype wearing a full production body. The model is heavily disguised, but we can see it will feature a clamshell hood, massive headlights and a sloping roofline. Furthermore, the vehicle appears significantly larger, which should result in additional rear seat legroom and added cargo capacity. Engine options will likely carry over from the current model, but we can also expect to see hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Additional information is limited, but previous reports have indicated the Range Rover will ride on an aluminium chassis that is being developed with the assistance of Jaguar. Thanks to this change, the vehicle could be up to 400kg lighter than the current model. The redesigned Range Rover could be introduced later this year as a 2013 model.