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The Range Rover Evoque has been stealing the show for the past year or so, but come 2013, the new Landrover Range Rover will be back in the saddle showing off its svelte aluminum body while still maintaining its offroad capabilities.

As promised, the new generation Range Rover is lighter, stronger, and more refined. Land Rover mostly focused on reducing the SUV’s total weight, and thanks to a revolutionary all-aluminum monocoque body structure combined with weight savings throughout the chassis and driveline, the new Range Rover is now 350 kilos (771 lbs) lighter than the outgoing model.

The new Range Rover will be offered with a choice of two diesel engines, plus a V8 supercharged with 510 HP. However, a diesel hybrid will join the line-up later in 2013.

The fourth generation Land Rover Range Rover will go on sale at the end of 2012. On the British market, prices will start from £71,295, or about $114,000 at the current exchange rates.

UPDATE 10/02/2012: Land Rover USA has announced prices for the new Range Rover unveiled in Paris. On the US market, the standard LR4 will be priced at $49,950 and the LR4 HSE at $54,175. Price includes $850 destination and delivery.

More on the 2013 Landrover Range Rover after the jump.

Famed UK tuner Kahn Design has a new program for the Range Rover and for this one, they’re getting some assistance from a reliable friend: engine tuner Cosworth.

So yeah, there’s more than just cosmetic changes on this new Kahn-tuned bad boy.

Comprising of an exclusive body package that includes a Kahn Copper Metallic finish, Kahn’s magic touch was evident from the get-go. Among the added components are a number of parts finished in the RangeRover’s body color, including the rear diffuser, the RS front grille surround insert, door handles, and door mirrors. From there, Kahn installed an RS extended large upper roof wing, an RS front grille with a 3D mesh, an RS quad oval exhaust system, RS vented front and rear wheel arches with integrated front air dams, and RS vented rear, brake calipers finished in copper. Finishing off the exterior modifications are LED daytime running lights on the front wheel arches, a privacy tinted glass, Kahn enamel wing shields, and a new set of 22" satin black RS wheels with orange pin striping.

Moving to the interior, Kahn Design really went full throttle in putting a luxurious touch on the SUV. The diamond quilted center glove box is the first indication that the interior has been poshly dressed up. The center console has been finished in carbon fiber, while the clock bezel surround has been finished in Swarovski Diamonds. From there, the vented foot pedals have been machined in aluminum while the front and rear seats have been quilted and perforated in ivory leather with contrasting stitching. Meanwhile, the floor mats have been finished in black charcoal and the interior facia trim has a 3D Carbon finish. Kahn illuminated door entry sill plates in stainless steel round out the package, as does the Kahn orange rev counter, speedo, time clock, and fascia inserts.

Under the hood, Cosworth picked up the paces with a performance upgrade of the SUV’s 5.0-liter supercharged engine, increasing it from 500 horsepower to 555 horsepower and 600 lb/ft of torque and subsequently, improving its 0-60 mph time to just 4.5 seconds.

B&B Automobiltechnik is a German tuner that specializes on German vehicles . So it was really surprising that for their latest program, they decided to take on a British SUV in the form of the Range Rover Evoque.

Really, if you’ve seen their past programs, having a British SUV on that list feels a little out of place. But to their credit, they were able to build a program that boasts of impressive improvements on the Evoque’s multitude of engine options.

The base model, which carries a 2.2-liter turbo diesel ED4 or TD4 engine, B&B was able to use its Stage 1 performance kit to increase the SUV’s output from the standard 148 horsepower and 280 lb/ft of torque all the way up 177 horsepower and 332 lb/ft of torque. If the Stage 1 program isn’t enough for you, the German tuner also has a Stage 2 kit, which boasts output even further, hitting 197 horsepower and 350 lb/ft of torque.

From there, B&B turned its attention on the 2.2-liter SD4 diesel engine. Just like the base model, this engine trim is treated to two performance programs, Level 1 package that boasts the output from 188 horsepower all the way up to 227 horsepower and 354 lb/ft of torque while the Level 2 package hits all the right notes to 241 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque.

Finally, there’s the top-of-the-line 2.2-liter turbocharged engine that already comes with 240 horsepower in production guise. But thanks to B&B and its Stage 1 kit, that output hits 268 horsepower while the Stage 2 kit bumps it up even further to 282 horsepower. And finally, there’s also a Stage 3 kit that gives the Evoque 295 horsepower. This program, in particular, nets the SUV a new 0-62 mph time of just 6.5 seconds with a faster top speed of 143 mph.

Calling it like we see it, B&B Automobiltechnik managed to give Evoque owners not only variety, but impressive aftermarket engine improvements.

While the automotive world is now focused on the new generation Range Rover , the guys over at Kahn Design have unveiled yet another tuning package for the previous generation . The package is called the LE Edition and features a seductive mix of triple pearl white livery and invigorating performance.

The exterior package starts off with a front lower lip spoiler, a front bumper A-frame in matte pearl grey, front wheel arch led strips, a carbon RS front grille surround insert, an RS front grille with 3D mesh, and RS vented front wheel arches with integrated front and rear air dams. The passengers’ intimacy will be ensured by anti-reflective privacy tinted glass, while a carbon fiber trim will add a touch of aggression to the Range Rover . The tuner also added a new quad oval exhaust system, along with a new set of 22" Kahn RS 600 wheels finished in matte grey for a more powerful stance.

For the interior, the tuner has added perforated leather with carbon inserts and contrast silver stitch, a clock bezel surround finished with Swarovski diamonds, a diamond gear selector, speedo & rev counter fascia in silver, and vented foot pedals in machined aluminum.

Land Rover only recently unveiled the official details on the new-generation Range Rover , but that doesn’t mean their work with the Range Rover is done. As these spy shots reveal, the company is also working on a LWB (long wheel-base) version of the luxury SUV that will be unveiled sometime in 2013.

The Range Rover LWB was specially developed for markets like Russia and China where they associate extra leg room with extreme luxury. For this reason, the upcoming Range Rover LWB will offer more space in the backseat - a perfect addition for those looking for extra space for the kids or for those who just like to relax in the backseat while the driver takes them to the opera.

As for the engine lineup, we expect to see the same choices as in the standard model: a choice of two diesel engines and one gasoline engine. The diesel lineup will include a 3.0-liter TDV6 delivering 258 horsepower and 4.4-liter SDV8 with 339 horsepower. The gas engine will be a supercharged LR-V8 with 510 horsepower.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover LWB

The Land Rover Defender is the model with one of the most interesting evolution in Land Rover ’s line-up and while previous rumors suggested that the model will be replaced for the 2013 model year, the British company surprised us with a series of updates offered for 2013. So we guess that the new generation previewed by the Defender Concept 100 will have to wait a little bit more.

While for the 2012 model year the Defender received a new 2.2-litre diesel engine, ventilated discs, detail improvements to the interior and new option packs, 2013 will being the addition of two new body colors, Barolo Black and Havana, new premium seat design, upgraded in-car entertainment and a choice of four new contrast roof colors.

The SUV’s new 2.2-liter diesel engine delivers a total of 120 HP and 265 lbs-ft of torque and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 14.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 90 mph. Not very impressive figures we know, but lets face; you don’t buy the Defender for its performances!

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Land Rover Defender.

The second generationLand Rover Freelander has been unveiled in 2006 and now, for the 2013 model year the SUV has been updated in order to deliver better comfort, convenience and driving enjoyment. The company has updated both the car’s exterior look and the interior equipment levels, but also added new lightweight and efficient petrol engine.

For the exterior Land Rover has added new front and rear lights with the latest LED technology, a new signature graphic in the front running lights, but also a series of new exterior colors and a new set of wheels.

With the 2013 model year, the Freelander is adding a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine - replacing the old six-cylinder Si6 petrol - that delivers a total of 240 HP and a peak torque of 250 lbs-ft. For the diesel fans, Land Rover is also offering a choice of 2.2-litre TD4 with 150 HP and a SD4 with 190 HP.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Land Rover Freelander 2.

British tuner Kahn Design has probably built programs that run the whole gamut of Land Rover models. And with the success they’ve had, it’s hardly surprising that Kahn Design isn’t stopping any time soon. Next up on their list is the Land Rover Defender , or as they prefer to call it, the Concept 17 Defender.

Unlike most of their recent programs, Kahn Design took the curious route of releasing renderings of the project before it’s been completed. Nevertheless, you don’t doubt these guys, especially when it comes to projects like this. And true to form, they appear to have the goods locked, stocked, and ready to rock.

The aerodynamic kit includes plenty of new components, including a bespoke paint finish that can be bullet-proofed, a four-piece arch kit, new mud flaps, a spare wheel cover, a custom exhaust system, a customized interior, and a new set of 18" Kahn RS Defender wheels.

The final version of the Concept 17 Defender will be unveiled at a later date. For now, indulge yourselves in these rendering photos.

British tuner extraordinaire Kahn Design has never seen a Range Rover it didn’t fancy with a tuning program. In this particular example, Kahn brought another Range Rover Evoque] to its headquarters for a nice little aftermarket work. The result is the Evoque Dark Tungsten RS250.

Dressed in a body kit that has a plethora of new components, including 3D mesh inserts and vents on the front grille, the front and rear fascias, a matte black finished upper wing roof, copper details on the headlights, a lower boot lid spoiler, and a matte black finished rear diffuser. Matte black side vent surrounds are also part of the program, as is a matte black sump, copper-finished brake calipers, and last but certainly not least, a new set of 22" RS600 wheels with a matte grey finish and original center caps.

Inside, the Evoque Dark Tungsten RS250 was treated to some luxury goods too. The seats have been finished in quilted and perforated leather with options to use Alcantara inserts. Carbon fiber was used to finish the center console while Alcantara was used as a center dashboard trimming with contrast stitching. There’s also a special finish on the dash and custom floor mats rounding out the interior goodies.

The Range Rover Evoque Kahn Dark Tungsten RS250 is scheduled to be unveiled at the Carfest Show on August 25-26, 2012 in the UK where it will be presented by no less than BBC car guru Chris Evans. Watch out for it because there’s a chance you’re going to be mesmerized by Kahn Design’s latest pride and joy.

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Earlier today, we caught wind of a couple of leaked images for the 2013 Landrover RangeRover , but now we’ve got the whole kit and caboodle in the form of interior and exterior shots of the future luxury SUV. These images don’t reveal a whole new vehicle, but that’s not what we were expecting anyway. What they do show is the familiar RangeRover shape and curves with a little Evoque thrown in for modern measure. There are also new air ducts on the front grill and softer edges throughout.

The interior of the Range Rover has also been revamped to look even more luxurious, which is not a small feat considering the luxury the SUV has anyway. The center console was thoroughly cleaned up and only a few buttons and knobs were left to operate. The air vents were moved above the navigation screen and the dashboard looks to be cleaner and digital with striking lights. Overall, the interior has just been updated for more practicality and a modern edge.

Now that the full package has been leaked in pictures, we expect LandRover to officially release all of the details on the future Landrover Range Rover very soon, before it makes its appearance at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in the last week of September. Sales will begin in November 2012.


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