The first one-of-its-kind factory has been built in Solihull, West Midlands, to house the all new sparkly aluminium Range Rover.
Known on the Land Rover online site as the “All-New Range Rover”, they aren’t kidding. This new sleek, slimmer, far more stylish model takes all its 4×4 power and simply drives over the existing models as if they were mole hills.
According to Land Rover, this is the first SUV to be made up of an aluminium monocoque construction. Take 270 aluminium pressings, 14 castings, 9 extrusions, 10 steel pressings and a magnesium casting, and you have the world’s largest automotive panel.
Put all that onto a chassis that houses the latest generation of electronic ride and stability, and you have a pretty good road-handling car, one that can read on-road and off-road conditions far quicker, all to be released early 2013.
From a pretty hefty £71, 295 as standard, this Slimming World Champ as 420kg off its predecessors in the range. However, the company have taken it in their stride not to see style as their motivation. Of course this beautiful, lower, longer Range Rover isn’t ugly but the important factors here are that it will be more cost effective and easy on the wallet; with better fuel economy, CO2 output and its high class performance.
If that hasn’t tickled your fine fancy, the Range Rover 4 is in a new league, taking on a BMW 3-Series by having a shell weighing less at 23kg, and being only 12kg heavier than a naked Mini Countryman. Stick an engine of your choice in; 3.0 litre V6, 4.4 litre V8 or the petrol tasty 5.0 litre supercharged ‘group’ V8 – Land Rover’s own no less.