It’s not often that you hear ‘dramatic’ and ‘Richmond’ in the same sentence, the sleepy English quarter of London.
But that’s just how Land Rover has described the unveil of the new Range Rover, the fourth generation of a legendary make dating back more than 40 years now.
Now while a cover whipped away at the flick of a wrist and a myriad of camera flashes leaping into action may be all too familiar to petrolheads around the world, the drama may more aptly refer to the new elements that make up the new Range Rover.
Take for example the all-new aluminium bodyshell, the first to have ever been used on an SUV. Now let’s consider new lightweight suspension, a weight saving of 420kg, and Land Rover’s innovative Terrain Response System, which analyses current driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle setup. No mean feats there.
Plus, we’ve got a new supercharged 3.0l V6, a 5.1s 0-100kph time, reduced fuel consumption, and an increase in overall cabin space. All for a starting price of £71,295 (or $114,000 give or take a cent or two), and all up for grabs in early 2013 across 170 markets if you get your orders in during the remainder of the year.
Dramatic? Well, it’s a good start, certainly…