Next Range Rover coming in 2012

June 03 [Mon], 2013, 12:22
Land Rover will unveil the next generation Range Rover in 2012. This will be the first step on replacing the next-generation Range Rover Sport, Discovery, Freelander and Defender, plus possible additional new models. The new Range Rover will feature a key development: an aluminium bodyshell.The 2012 Range Rover will feature an aluminium bodyshell riveted and glued together using technology already proven on Jaguar’s XJ saloon. Although Ford has yet to give final approval to this significant development, insiders expect the green light in the next few months. “We’re just waiting to hear ‘go’,” said one source.This will save around 40 per cent of the weight of the Range Rover’s unpainted bodyshell, which translates into a saving of between 300kg and 400kg.The next generation range Rover will be powered by a mix of new and revamped units, co-developed with Jaguar. Two versions of an all-new direct injection 5.0-litre petrol V8 are in the pipeline: one with and one without a supercharger. Expect power outputs of around 350bhp and 460bhp. rel="nofollow">