Landrover RangeRover

Landrover RangeRover

  Landrover Range Rover

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.

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.

Before anybody gets their mighty morphins’ on, we’d like to qualify that this tuned up Range Rover isn’t an ode to the once fearless leader of the Power Rangers. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the 90’s kiddie show. What it actually is is the latest program from the always busy tuning company, Kahn Design.

Always one to put forth the best product for its loyal customers, Kahn Design has come out with a new program for the Range Rover that they have christened the "Red Ranger." As you can expect from the use of the name, this Range Rover comes dressed with a deep red finish that offers a nice contrast to the black accents fitted into the car. Kahn Design also added an extensive aerodynamic body kit that comprises of a new carbon fiber front grille, side air vents, new front and rear bumper trims, extended front and rear lip spoilers, front LED strips, side skirts, wheel arch extensions, quad exhaust tailpipes, and last but certainly not least, a new set of 22" Kahn RS600 wheels.

As far as the interior is concerned, Kahn Design opted to reverse the color scheme, using black leather and carbon fiber trims as the main ingredient with red touches on the door panels and the leather stitching.

A lot of Kahn’s programs are impressive, but we like the Range Rover "Red Ranger" for its simplistic - yet classy - appeal. Either way, it’s another tremendous program from the folks that have made a living impressing us all.

Land Rover is celebrating Range Rover ’s 10th anniversary with the unveiling of three special editions: the TDV8 Westminster, TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography. The first one TDV8 Westminster will replace the current TDV8 Vogue and Vogue SE models and will go on sale in March at a price of £69,995 or about $110,000 at the current exchange rates.

The new Range Rover Westminster Edition will be distinguished by a special ’Noble’ finish to the front grille and side vents, ’Titan’ silver lower splitter bar and fog lamp bezels, 20" 10-spoke alloy wheels and ’Westminster’ badging. The interior will add a cabin finished with luxury carpets and Grand Black lacquer trim elements, plus bright-finished pedal finishers. As standard equipment Land Rover offers an in car entertainment system that includes a 19-speaker, 1,200W harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system as well as Range Rover’s innovative Dual View infotainment screen.

Under the hood there is a 4.4 liter TDV8 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission. Customers will have to choose between seven exterior colors and a choice of five interior color combinations.

LandRover RangeRover

Now that the new Land Rover Evoque has situated itself on the market, Land Rover is moving forward by updating the other models in its line-up. The next vehicle to see some action if the Range Rover , for both standard and Sport variants. The last time we caught the Range Rover, it was busy with some hot weather testing, but the calendar has turned and Landrover is now allowing the SUV to play in the snow. The best part is that our spy photographers were able to get close enough to snag a couple pics of the Range Rover’s new interior.

The new Landrover Range Rover will be built on a modified version of the Jaguar XJ aluminum platform and is rumored to lose about 990 lbs from its total weight. This will be possible thanks to the intense use of composite materials for the body. The engine line-up will be inherited from the current generation, but Land Rover will focus on improving the engines’ fuel economy.

As for the interior of the new Range Rover, it will take on characteristics from the luxurious Evoque, as seen in these images. The exterior will also take on some Evoque features, but unfortunately the heavy camouflage still prevents us from going into details on those changes.

Expect to see the new Range Rover launched by the end of 2012.

Shortly after revealing their brand new package for the Porsche Panamera , Hamann turned its attention to a larger model in the luxury segment: the Land Rover Range Rover . Believed to have just enough power for the general public, the Range Rover has been given a once-over by the German tuner to increase that power for those who a deeper need for customization. The package includes exclusive bodywork, performance updates, and a new interior program.

The exterior of the Range Rover has been slightly altered with a new front spoiler with larger cooling air inlets and harmoniously integrated LED daytime lights. The SUV has also received wider wings, forming a single unit with the newly designed side skirts, a carbon roof spoiler, and stainless steel exhaust pipes. The final element for the exterior is a new set of 22" three-part forged wheels. The interior can likewise be made over with an infinite number of combinations formed from leather, Alcantara, wood, carbon, or aluminum trims.

For the engine updates, Hamann is offering an entirely new exhaust system, complete with X-manifold, center pipe, and perfected engine electronics for the Range Rover . As a result, the 5.0 liter V8 engine’s output has been increased to 530 HP and 487 lb-ft of torque at 2,600 RPM, from the standard 510 HP and 461 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in just 6 seconds and top speed has been raised to 141 mph.

Afzal Kahn and his fellows at Kahn Design probably know more about tuning Range Rovers than most people know how to brush their teeth. Over the years that they’ve been in business, that much has been clear.

The British tuning company’s latest Range Rover project is yet another example of the company’s innovativeness in coming out with programs for the luxury SUV.

This one is called the Military Edition, and true to it’s name, it’s been designed with plenty of high-end security design cues that makes it a virtual fortress on wheels.

The exterior of the Range Rover received a Metallic Military Grey paint finish while also getting fitted with a wide arch pace kit that comes with LED daylight lighting in the front arch extensions. Meanwhile, the program also includes an RS grille in carbon fiber finish with a Metallic Military Grey inner grille insert and black mesh. There’s also a front lip extension spoiler, also dressed in Metallic Military Grey and treated to a carbon fiber finish. Rounding out the exterior modifications are orange calipers, black rubber steps, Kahn badging, illuminated Kahn side sill plates, and a new set of 22" Kahn RS/R wheels.

Inside, the Range Rover Military Edition put in bullet-proof glass to ensure that the owners receive maximum protection from any and all threats that might come their way. Adding to the bullet proof glass is a bespoke interior that comes with an RS leather interior in black with grey insert panels, a quilted glove box, door tops and instrumental binnacle, a blue time clock with black Swarovski bezel, a Kahn billet steering wheel finished with grey top and bottom sections.

Needless to say, it’s another immaculate work coming from Kahn Design, which you can scoop up for £73,875, which is around $98,000 based on current exchange rates.

Project Kahn is continuing its work on Land Rover models with the new Bali Blue RS450 Kahn Range Rover Vogue. Priced at £88,875 - or about $136,000 at the current exchange rates - the new Bali Blue RS450 includes an impressive list of exterior and interior modifications and, of course, special blue exterior paint.

Aside from the electric blue finish, the Bali Blue RS450 benefits from a long list of additions including new side skirts, LED daylight running lights, yellow calipers, Kahn illuminated kick plates, and Kahn undercar lighting. The final element of the exterior is a new set of 22-inch RS wheels in matte Pearl Grey combined with Land Rover center caps and a Kahn quad exhaust system. The interior gets Kahn machined aluminum pedals, bespoke door handles, Project Kahn mats, a new rev counter, and a time clock with a Swarovski diamond bezel. Kahn also provides customers with the opportunity to express their individuality with any color or material they desire for their Range Rover .

Kahn Design has been pretty busy lately releasing at least one tuning package every week, even though most people’s eyes are caught up with the new toys at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This week is no different as Kahn has released a new tuning kit based on the Land Rover Range Rover . It’s called the Swiss edition and, as its name suggests, has been destined for Switzerland for use by patrol police.

This special police car will be painted mostly in black with a white
standard hood and Kahn RS 22-inch wheels. A special custom interior will combine style and personality with a stylish police theme. It also seems as though this car will be offered in a different number of colors and designs to suit individual specifications.

We love the fact that Kahn Design has created a killer customized design for the boys in blue, and bad guys certainly won’t stand a chance with the Range Rover’s 5.0 liter supercharged engine and specially crafted stainless steel exhaust.

Aznom may not be a first-name tuning company in the eyes of many, but you can’t deny the fact that these guys are making a lot of headlines these days. Fresh off their works on the Audi A1 and the Abarth 500C , the aftermarket company has released their latest project: the Range Rover Spirito Divino.

Based on the 4.4-liter TD V8 engine with 313 horsepower Range Rover Vogue SE, the special edition SUV doesn’t look the part of a tuned up vehicle, but all you need to do is go take a look at the luggage compartment at the back to see where Aznom, together with wine publication Spirito DiVino, worked their magic.

What used to be ample compartment space at the back has been turned into a wine cabinet. Two, in fact. The specially built compartment has two air-conditioned cabinets that are capable of carrying as many as 12 bottles of wine. On top of that, there are two custom trunks inside the Range Rover covered in the leather seats and carrying five bottles of red wine with a matching set of wine glasses. To keep up with the ’wine’ theme of the car, Aznom dressed up the bodywork and the interior with a wine-colored finish, complete with clear-contrast piping on the seats.

To ensure that the cabinets are in tip-top condition, Aznom also gave the Range Rover a recharging system courtesy of either a dedicated solar panel or a cord unit that can be plugged into an external outlet.

All of these elements combined make this the perfect ride for just about any Wino. Let’s just hope that none of these wine aficionados take a drink while sitting in the driver’s seat - or anywhere in the car for that matter.

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