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Do you remember the first leaked images of the 2013 Range Rover which surfaced on the internet just the other day? Well, we decided to put our imagination to work and give you a better view of the upcoming SUV. Of course, we won’t need to wait very long to see the real thing because the new Range Rover will be making its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September.

As you probably know by now, the new Land Rover SUV will be built on a lightweight, rivet-bonded aluminum chassis which will help reduce the car’s total curb weight and as a result, will improve its fuel economy. The engine line-up will include a 5.0 liter V8 offered in both naturally-aspirated and supercharged versions (for the Range Rover Sport version) and a pair of diesel engines for the European market. Land Rover has also promised a hybrid version which will combine a 3.0-liter TDV6 diesel with an electric motor and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. This version is rumored to deliver an impressive 33 mpg on a combined cycle.

The Range Rover Evoque is one of the most appreciated Land Rover models among the entire Land Rover line-up. Plenty of tuners have shown interest in updating it in the past few weeks, but this latest package from German tuner, Hamann, is one of our favorites.

The new package is available for both three and five-door versions and starts with a pretty impressive exterior kit. It also continues with some changes in the SUV’s performance area. The Hamann’s Evoque has received a sportier and more masculine look, thanks to its two-part front spoiler, new tailored side skirts, and new fender flares. Hamann also opted to grow the vehicle by 70 millimeters at the front axle and 80 millimeters at the rear. The final element of the exterior is a new set of 22" aluminum wheels combined with new suspension-lowering springs that lower the car’s center of gravity by 30 millimeters.

Under the hood, the tuner is offering a performance-boosting kit which includes a high-performance exhaust system, a sports air filter, and an optimized engine map. As a result, the 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine delivers an extra 38 HP (for a total of 278 HP) and the 2.2 liter diesel engine gets an extra 31 HP (for a total of 181 HP).

For the interior, Hamann is offering an extensive array of extras, ranging from personalized foot mats to a perfectly finished full leather interior.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The upcoming Range Rover Sport has been caught testing yet again, except this time Land Rover is trying to play tricks by placing a Volvo logo on their prototype. Compared to the first spy shots, these new ones have dropped some of the camouflage at the front end of the vehicle to reveal the grille and air intakes in the bumper.

The upcoming Sport version will carry a lot of design elements from the standard Range Rover , including the wraparound headlights, but it will also get some elements that will help to easily identify it. It will be slightly wider and lower with a more sloping roof line.

Under the hood, we will see both diesel and petrol units, with the most powerful one being the 5.0 liter V8 supercharged engine delivering a total of 510 HP.

The new Range Rover Sport is scheduled to arrive about a year after the standard Range Rover makes its world debut at the Paris Auto Show in September 2012.

In the past few weeks, we have seen plenty of spy shots of the upcoming Land Rover Range Rover , but today, the first image of the vehicle without any camouflage has surfaced on the internet thanks to MotorAuthority. This leads us to believe that an official debut will be made very soon.

The new 2013 Range Rover - codenamed L405 - will be built on a lightweight, rivet-bonded aluminum chassis that will help significantly reduce the SUV’s total curb weight, but also improve its total performance and reduce its fuel economy. Land Rover has promised that a planned plug-in hybrid model will deliver an impressive 33 mpg, on a combined cycle.

The rest of the line-up will carry the current engines offered: a 5.0 liter V8 offered in both naturally-aspirated and supercharged version and a pair of diesel engines for the European market. Their outputs will range from 260 to 510 HP. The hybrid version will be powered by a 3.0-liter TDV6 diesel combined with an electric motor and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight with Kahn Design’s fascination for building aftermarket programs for the Range Rover Evoque . We’ve already seen a couple of versions in the past, but we have to admit, this latest one, called the Vesuvius Copper Edition, blows anything they’ve made out of the water.

The Vesuvius Copper Evoque comes with a completely different - and better look! - than any other program we’ve seen for the SUV. Kahn Design fitted new front and rear bumper spoilers that dramatically alter the Evoque’s appearance. In addition, a new front grille was also added, as well as new fog lamps, LED running lights in the front bumper, privacy glass, stainless steel cross hair exhausts with a twin central tailpipe finished in black, a new set of 22" RS600 wheels finished in matte gray to offer a nice contrast from the SUV’s "Vesuvius Copper" exterior, and brake calipers finished in the same color of the body.

Moving into the interior, the Vesuvius Copper Evoque was treated with a package that features seats dressed in black quilted and perforated leather with Alcantara inserts and Vesuvius copper detailing. Sick as sick can be. From there, the rev counter and speedometer have been turned to red while the central glove box comes in a diamond quilted dress up. From there, the piano black carbon trim also adds a touch of sophistication to the interior look while the Vesuvius sports steering wheel comes with copper stitching. Finally, Kahn badging is present throughout the interior while the heated seats, floor mats, and aluminum machined foot pedals round out the program.

The Land Rover Defender will not win any conceptual design awards, but make no mistake, where it lacks in pizzazz, it more than makes up for in terms of all-purpose versatility.

In fact, the Defender is quite a popular model in the LR portfolio, so much in fact that the company has prepared a new special edition version of the Defender Xtech.

The 2012 Defender XTech will be available in either a three-door (90 Hard Top) or five-door (110 Utility Wagon) variant and will be offered in a choice of either Orkney Grey or Nara Bronze exterior colors. That’s then matched by a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches, and a black checker plate on the bumper and side sills. In addition, the Defender XTech also gets a body-colored front grille, black surround for the headlamps, a rear step bumper, DEFENDER decals, and last but not least, a new set of 16" Gloss Black Saw Tooth alloy wheels wrapped in specialized Goodyear tires.

As for the interior, the Defender XTech Edition gets seats and a central panel that come with the same color of the exterior; the Land Rover logo was also embossed on the front headrests with matching carpet mats.

Performance numbers remain the same, which means that the Defender XTech Edition is powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 120 horsepower and 265 lb/ft of torque while mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Finally, the Defender Xtech retails for £27,995, which is around $43,000 based on current exchange rates.

The agreement between Land Rover and Bowler is poised to become a collaboration made in rallying heaven and they’re putting their collective feet out to show their first project together, the Bowler EXR Rally Car.

The prototype rally car will sport a ‘Powered by Land Rover’ branding and has been co-designed by Land Rover and Bowler to be the kind of rally car that will put all others to shame. Or so they say.

The EXR uses a modified chassis of the Range Rover Sport and has been fitted with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that you can also find in a number of Range Rover models. The only caveat is that the EXR’s power train is FIA-restricted for racing purposes, which means that output is only limited to 300 horsepower and 428 lb/ft of torque. The EXR is also fitted with a six-speed manual transmission - and option of a Sadev 6-speed sequential transmission is also available - while also carrying Ricardo front, center, and rear differentials.

The EXR rally car will be in attendance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June were it will be showcased for the first time in full rallying gear.

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At some point or another, everyone has been a third, fifth, or even seventh wheel. You know, those times when you are surrounded by couples and you are the only single one in the group. Amidst the couples’ activities, the bickering, and the "quality time," you wonder why you ever thought it would be a good idea to join in on this nightmarish journey through the land of ball and chains. Well, Landrover has now provided single men and women everywhere a reason to grin and bear it: the Landrover Discovery/LR4 .

In this ad campaign, Landrover shows how even the 7th wheel can be made extremely comfortable in the LR4’s vast features. The Discovery/LR4 has a new, more comfortable seat design and a wider range of materials to bump up the luxury. Technologically speaking, the LR4 is well-equipped with touch-screen audio systems, a navigation system (Base and Premium), a single slot DVD drive in the audio head unit, and a rear seat audio system operated by new powerful wireless technology called WhiteFireTM via cordless headphones.

The Discovery/LR4 is offered with either a 3.0 LR-TDV6 engine or a 3.0 LR-SDV6 engine. The 3.0 LR-TDV6 engine delivers a total of 211 HP at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 383 lbs-ft at 2,000rpm. The engine is mated to a ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission, while CO2 emissions have been reduced from 244g/km to 224g/km. The 3.0 LR-SDV6 engine produces 256 HP at 4,000rpm and 442 lbs-ft at just 2,000rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with command shift. CO2 emissions have been reduced for this engine option, going down to 230g/km from the previous 244g/km.

No matter how long you stay single, the Landrover LR4 will make sure you are comfortable during those long couples’ trips.

This week is a pretty big deal in England because no less than Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will be celebrating her diamond jubilee celebration.

And to no one’s surprise, British tuner extraordinaire Azfal Kahn and his peeps over at Kahn Design have decided to unveil their latest creation: the Range Rover Westminster Black Label Edition.

The commemorative vehicle features Kahn’s new aerodynamic styling package that includes a plethora of new components, highlighted by front and rear bumper replacements, new side skirts, LED daytime running lights in the front and rear lower bumper sections and liquid gold brake calipers.

Moreover, the package also consists of matte details, particularly the matte black tailgate trim, door handles, front bumper fog light surrounds, and side vents. Meanwhile, the front bumper lower bar and the rear diffuser both get finished in matte pearl gray, while the grille running bars have been styled in dark chrome. Rounding out the exterior modifications are a new set of 22" Kahn RS two-piece wheels and vanity plates that read "4HRH".

Inside, the "regal" modifications continue in the form of a bespoke-clad cabin that’s complemented by an RS-quilted and perforated black leather with contrast stitching, a diamond gear selector, a Churchill time clock facia insert and a Kahn key ring in red enamel.

LandRover RangeRover

Land Rover has been testing the next generation Range Rover for awhile, but these latest photos suggest the official debut is getting close. As you can see, the SUV is wearing less camouflage than ever and looks more like a pre-production car that went out for a quick spin than some of the earlier prototypes we’ve seen testing.

The drop of some camouflage allowed us to uncover some of the secrets Land Rover has been hiding about its future Range Rover. The prototype caught testing is wearing light stickers that serve as an attempt to hide details such as the new head lights, air intakes, and more. We can also see that the engine hood is more rounded than before and that the grille is more upright.

As reported earlier, the next Range Rover will be both lighter and more fuel efficient than the current model due to the use of more lightweight material and the new aluminum platform. It is rumored that the car will be about 660-880 lbs lighter than the current generation.

The official debut for the 2013 Landrover Range Rover will be made in September at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Sales will begin early in 2013.

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