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MAR-APR 2013

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Still instantly identifiable as a Range Rover, the newest incarnation boasts a smoother and more streamlined profle. Te 15-foot long car has nearly fve additional inches of legroom than the outgoing model. ���When we were developing the new Range Rover, we had a duty to protect that DNA while at the same we needed to be bold in moving it forward for a new generation.��� said Land Rover Design Director & Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern. Among the industry-leading innovations is the nextgeneration version of Land Rover���s Terrain Response System, which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings. An all-new, state-ofthe-art, lightweight suspension architecture delivers class-leading wheel travel while providing exceptional wheel articulation and composure to deal with the toughest conditions. Traction and dynamic stability is provided by the proven Range Rover full-time, intelligent 4WD system, with a two-speed transfer box working in parallel with the sophisticated, electronic traction control systems. Other performance enhancing technologies that add to the driving experience while improving safety include: electric 50 power assisted steering enables park assist, intelligent emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with new closing vehicle sensing, reverse traffic detection warms drivers of potential collisions during reversing maneuvers, and a surround camera system. The line-up features an Autobiography 4.4-litre SDV8, Vogue 3.0-litre TDV6 and two Autobiography models powered by the 5.0-litre LR-V8 supercharged gas engine, both paired with a smooth and responsive eight-speed automatic transmission. Weight savings throughout the chassis and driveline helps the 510PS LR-V8 supercharged model to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds, a reduction of 0.8 seconds over the outgoing model. At the same time, fuel consumption has been cut by 9 percent. Te new Range Rover���s environmental credentials will be further enhanced by the introduction of a state-of-the-art, high-efciency, diesel hybrid model later in 2013. True to the Range Rover DNA, the new model features the unique Command Driving Position, placing the driver in an elevated, upright seating position ��� typically over 3.5 inches higher than other premium SUVs ��� to provide a supreme sense of confdence and control.

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