Road test: 2013 Range Rover

Auto | | November 13, 2012, 11:39 am
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Here is a gallery of all that one of the most luxurious and capable off-roaders in the world can do.

Here is a gallery of all that one of the most luxurious and capable off-roaders in the world can do.

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Featured in this SUV is an upgraded version of the Terrain Response System which analyses the current driving condition and automatically selects the appropriate vehicle settings.

Featured in this SUV is an upgraded version of the Terrain Response System which analyses the current driving condition and automatically selects the appropriate vehicle settings.

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For the engine options, customers can opt for a 510PS supercharged V8 petrol engine or the 258PS and 339PS TDV6 and SDV8 diesel engines respectively.

For the engine options, customers can opt for a 510PS supercharged V8 petrol engine or the 258PS and 339PS TDV6 and SDV8 diesel engines respectively.

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Claimed acceleration figures for the petrol engine hint at a 0-100 lap time of 5.1 seconds, 0.8s less than the outgoing version.

Claimed acceleration figures for the petrol engine hint at a 0-100 lap time of 5.1 seconds, 0.8s less than the outgoing version.

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Sporting the company's new design language first seen on the Evoque, the 2013 Range Rover now comes in an elegant package.

Sporting the company's new design language first seen on the Evoque, the 2013 Range Rover now comes in an elegant package.

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It is said to be the world's first SUV which has an all aluminium monocoque chassis made up of magnesium castings amongst other components.

It is said to be the world's first SUV which has an all aluminium monocoque chassis made up of magnesium castings amongst other components.

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Land Rover also says that the new lightweight suspension architecture allows the SUV to have a very good wheel articulation which helps it deal with the toughest conditions.

Land Rover also says that the new lightweight suspension architecture allows the SUV to have a very good wheel articulation which helps it deal with the toughest conditions.

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Seating position for the driver, with the Command Driving Position, has been said to be enhanced by 90mm higher than other SUVs in its class.

Seating position for the driver, with the Command Driving Position, has been said to be enhanced by 90mm higher than other SUVs in its class.

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Customers can also package their Range Rover with trimmed colour-themed interiors of the exclusive Autobiography series or even specifying the alloy wheel size.

Customers can also package their Range Rover with trimmed colour-themed interiors of the exclusive Autobiography series or even specifying the alloy wheel size.

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The cabin boasts of increased leg room to the tune of 118mm for the rear seat passengers. It also offers new two-seat executive class seating package.

The cabin boasts of increased leg room to the tune of 118mm for the rear seat passengers. It also offers new two-seat executive class seating package.