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Redesigned 2013 Range Rover cuts weight with aluminum body: New SUV arrives in December | AutoWeek

The redesigned 2013 Range Rover SUV goes on sale in the U.S. market in December featuring a sharply lighter body, improved fuel economy and better handling.

New SUV arrives in December - Redesigned 2013 Range Rover

The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover sheds 700 pounds by switching to an aluminum body. (Credit: AutoWeek)

The five-seat Range Rover has an all-aluminum unibody structure–a first for an SUV, Land Rover said.

The body is 39 percent lighter than the steel-bodied 2012 Range Rover. Land Rover said the U.S.-specific model with a 5.0-liter V8 engine is 700 pounds lighter than the current model. Range Rover said performance and fuel economy will improve but did not provide more specific information.

Pricing will be disclosed in September. [Read More]


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