It's been 41 years since Land Rover launched its luxurious Range Rover, but the model's design has been changed only three times. The next generation Range Rover shouldn't rock the boat stylistically, but the fresh look is guaranteed.
While the spy photographers managed to catch the engineers who were testing the new Rangy, the world can take a look at a prototype that's expected to be in production in 2012 as a 2013 model. It will most likely use lightweight rivet-bonded aluminum for the chassis with underpinnings borrowed from the Jaguar XJ, though modified a lot.
The upcoming model will include the panels made of lightweight alloys, what results in a total reduction of about 992 pounds. The new off-roader seems to have a more aerodynamic shape with the roof being lower down and the back end longer. One of the significant upgrades that will definitely please the customers is the improved interior space that will offer a better fit and finish.
While the powertrains have been changed for the current model recently, they will most likely stay the same for the next generation Range Rover. It'll be the usual V8, which sit in the range over two turbodiesels. Therefore, the off-roader will feature between 260 and 510 hp.