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Next-generation Range Rover revealed

The first official images of the next generation Range Rover have been revealed ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut next month.

The new model has shed 420kg, features a revised set of TDV6 and TDV8 engines, with improved CO2 emissions against the current car's 253g/km in TDV8 guise - and a 503bhp supercharged V8.

Like the Evoque, there will be more adventurous exterior options for dealers to sell: for the first time, a contrasting roof panel will be offered for that full 'floating roof' look, and more vibrant exterior colours will be in the brochure.

Rather well, thank you very much, though we'd expect nothing less after the car's tortuous 18-month testing regime. The aluminium structure isn't just lighter; it also allows a reshuffle that liberates a further 120mm of rear legroom.

Soundproofing has also been upgraded to make this the quietest Range Rover yet, thanks to laminated glass and the structure of the body panels themselves.

Meanwhile the usual options of hide, veneer and Meridian premium hi-fi will be regular fare in the cabin.

John Edwards, Land Rover global brand director, said: “The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability.

"However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling.”

Available to order from September 2012 with customer deliveries scheduled to start from early 2013, the new Range Rover will be available in over 160 markets worldwide.



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