Land Rover has launched the new 2013 Range Rover in India for a starting price of Rs 1.72 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The all-new Range Rover is built on a lighter-than-before aluminium chassis that has improved both performance and efficiency.
The 2013 model looks similar to its predecessor, with the only major noticeable changes been the brand new headlamps and alloy wheels. The major overhaul includes a 420kg weight loss, unibody construction and reengineered suspension for better handling.
The other big change is the increase in rear legroom, up by 119mm over the outgoing model, which should make the rear legroom more acceptable for such a large vehicle. In addition, the company is offering a two-place rear seating option instead of the bench for the second row for those who want the most comfort possible in the second row.
The engine options offered in India remain the same – 4.4-litre TDV8 diesel and 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8. The new V6 diesel will also make it to India once it goes on sale globally. The diesel V8 developes 335bhp and 700Nm of torque while the petrol variant produces 503bhp and 625Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to an eight-speed ZF gearbox.
Land Rover is offering the 2013 Range Rover in two diesel variants, Vogue SE and Autobiography and in one petrol variant Autobiography. Bookings for this model will start from the 1st of December.