11th Apr 2013 – The all new, 4th generation Range Rover arrived at the Malaysian shore carrying the title as the most refined and most capable Range Rover ever. Designed from a fresh piece of paper, the new Range Rover featured the world’s first monocoque aluminium body, which is 39% lighter than the steel body construction in the outgoing model. Combined with other weight savings, the new Range Rover is a whopping 350kg lighter as well.
Customers are able to choose between 2 engine options – a 510 PS 5.0 litre supercharged V8 petrol or a 339 PS 4.4 litre turbocharged V8 diesel. Both power trains are mated to a 8 speed automatic gearbox, with the petrol version able to propel the 2,255 kg body from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1s, faster than some hot hatches available in the market today. They are priced at RM 1,089,888 and RM 949,888 (without insurance) respectively.
Being the flagship Land Rover, it gets yards of luxurious refinement. The interior is designed around signature Range Rover language – strong horizontal lines along the instrument panel with vertical lines of centre stack. The new control layout, featuring 8” touch screen with dual view functionality, has 50% lesser switches compared to the outgoing model. Exclusive Meridian surround sound system provides absolute sound quality for the occupants in the car.
Although the new Range Rover is bestowed with the best creature comfort, it is also able to get you out of muddy and tricky situation with its signature, Terrain Response® system. The system analyses the current driving conditions and automatically select the most suitable vehicle settings. Coupled together with all-new state-of-the-art lightweight suspension architecture, it offers outstanding traction to deal with the toughest conditions by working together with the full-time intelligent 4WD system. Wading depth has increased to 900 mm from 700 mm as well.
Some features include two-channel Dynamic Response active lean control and Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable damping, Electric Power-assisted Steering which enables Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with new Queue Assist feature which allows the system to continue functioning at low speeds and down to a complete stop and Intelligent Emergency Braking (including Advanced Emergency Brake Assist) – to help drivers avoid a collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly or another vehicle suddenly moves into their lane.
The full suite of active safety features on the new Range Rover includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Engine Drag torque Control (EDC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Emergency brake lights (EBL) and Corner Brake Control (CBC). Other safety features are Blind Spot Monitoring with new Closing Vehicle Sensing feature to detect vehicles which are closing quickly from a further distance behind, Reverse Traffic Detection to warn drivers of potential collisions during reversing manoeuvres and Surround Camera System with T Junction view.
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LAND ROVER MALAYSIA LAUNCHES ALL-NEW 2013 RANGE ROVER
FEATURING WORLD’S FIRST ALL-ALUMINIUM MONOCOQUE BODY
Fourth generation of iconic SUV sets new benchmarks in luxury
Kuala Lumpur, April 11, 2013 – Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has launched the all-new 2013 Range Rover, the world’s first sports utility vehicle (SUV) with a lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body.
The new model, the fourth generation of the iconic Range Rover line, has been developed from the ground up to provide the world’s most refined and capable luxury SUV, following the innovative spirit of the original design from over 40 years ago.
The new Range Rover takes the capabilities of the marque’s flagship to a new level, with even greater luxury and refinement, enhanced performance and handling on all terrains, and significant advances in sustainability.
Land Rover Malaysia is offering the new Range Rover with a choice of two powertrains — a 510 PS 5.0-litre LR-V8 Supercharged petrol and a 4.4-litre SDV8 turbocharged diesel with 339 PS– paired with a smooth and responsive 8-speed automatic transmission. They are priced at RM1,089,888 and RM949,888 respectively (on the road, excluding insurance.)
Speaking at the launch, Land Rover Malaysia managing director Syed Mudzhar Syed Ali said that Carcosa Seri Negara, was chosen as the venue to present the latest Range Rover flagship model as they shared the same distinctive British architecture, rich heritage and historical significance.
“Both are the epitome of luxury and appreciated by those who want only the best in life. Thanks to the support of our principal at Jaguar Land Rover, we are delighted to be able to offer this latest version of the best luxury SUV in the world to a discerning group of customers here in Malaysia.”
For more information on the new 2013 Range Rover, please visit www.landrover.com.my.
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THE ALL-NEW 2013 RANGE ROVER
FEATURING WORLD’S FIRST ALL-ALUMINIUM MONOCOQUE BODY
The world’s first lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body
The new Range Rover features a revolutionary all-aluminium monocoque body structure which is 39 per cent lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model. It enables the new vehicle to significantly enhance both performance and efficiency.
Combined with weight savings throughout the chassis and driveline, the aerospace-inspired lightweight structure contributes to a model-for-model weight saving of up to 350 kg compared to the outgoing vehicle.
This weight saving not only heightens the characteristic Range Rover sensation of effortless performance but also improves efficiency. The 510PS LR-V8 Supercharged model can now accelerate from 0—60mph in just 5.1 seconds, 0.8 seconds faster than the outgoing model while consuming nine per cent less fuel.
Most refined, most capable Range Rover ever
The all-new Range Rover has been engineered from the ground up to be the most refined and capable Range Rover ever. With the adoption of the latest body and chassis technologies, the vehicle’s all-terrain performance has moved on to another level, both in the breadth and accessibility of its off-road capability, and its on-road handling and refinement.
Amongst the industry-leading innovations is a ground-breaking next-generation version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response® system, which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically select the most suitable vehicle settings.
An all-new state-of-the-art lightweight suspension architecture delivers class-leading wheel travel, providing exceptional wheel articulation and composure to deal with the toughest conditions. Outstanding 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.
The new Range Rover’s unmatched breadth of capability is also reflected in its tremendously strong structure with enhanced body geometry for all-terrain conditions. For example, wading depth has improved by a massive 200 mm to 900 mm.
Fresh and contemporary design
While instantly recognisable as a Range Rover, the new vehicle’s fresh and contemporary appearance is enhanced by carefully crafted design details which help to give the new Range Rover its distinctive character.
One of the most eye-catching is the modern interpretation of the side fender vent graphic, which is now executed on the surface of the front doors. Innovative engineering solutions mean that a functional vent is no longer required – benefitting wading performance in deep water – which gave designers the freedom to adopt a more creative solution for this traditional Range Rover design cue.
Lower down the door structure, distinctive accent graphics sweep around the body and flow into the rear of the car, and are continued in the front and rear bumpers. With an attractive silver metal finish, the graphics hint at the aluminium structure of the car coming out of the surface.
Another of the unique Range Rover design cues, the bold graphic of the floating roof, has been enhanced by designers through the adoption of near-flush side glazing, combined with a premium gloss black finish to the pillars.
In addition to highlighting the roof graphic, the clean execution of the glazing also emphasises the more streamlined form of the body.
Advanced lighting systems provide another eye-catching feature, and the front lamps continue the bold evolution of the face of Range Rover, with highly distinctive signature graphics using LED light blade technology which feature the trademark interlocking circles. Designers have executed the main projector beam units with technical graphics that resemble a high performance camera lens.
At the rear, the lamps develop the stacked treatment of the current model with a striking new design that is completely executed using LED technology. The main tail and stop lamps have a bold square pattern, while the direction indicators use a new interpretation of the ‘triple line’ graphic.
Meanwhile, a ‘hidden until lit’ high-mounted LED stop lamp which is positioned under the spoiler across the full width of the tailgate, creates an exciting blade of light across the rear of the vehicle.
Effortless driving experience
Range Rovers are renowned for cocooning occupants from the hectic world outside, and the new model has been engineered to meet the highest luxury car standards for refinement.
Meticulous attention to detail has eliminated all unwanted sounds and traces of harshness, and measures like the rigorously optimised body structure, acoustic lamination of the windscreen and side door glass, and new dual-isolated engine mounts have significantly reduced noise levels.
The new chassis architecture is combined with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension to deliver even more luxurious ride comfort and refinement. This also transformed on-road handling, with more confident and agile cornering.
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 90mm higher than other premium SUVs – to provide a supreme sense of confidence and control.
Building on the signature Range Rover interior architecture, the centrepiece of the cabin is the bold intersection between the strong horizontal elements of the instrument panel and the vertical lines of the centre stack.
Through the centre of the cabin, a powerful new graphic is created by the broad centre console which runs between the driver and front passenger. The console has a beautifully sculptured veneer surface which appears to float above the supporting trim, and draws attention to the sheer quality of the materials on display.
The clean, contemporary lines of the instrument panel and console reflect the effort to refine and simplify the interior. For example, the control layout features 50 per cent fewer switches, to deliver a more elegant driving environment and ensure the driver remains calm and in control.
Premium Range Rover technologies
The all-new Range Rover‘s interior is packed with a full suite of premium features to provide both front and rear seat passengers with the same peerless luxury experience. They include conveniences such as keyless entry, soft door close with power latching and power upper and lower tailgates.
Exclusive Meridian surround sound music systems provide audiophile-quality sound while state-of-the-art high-resolution displays include the stunning full digital instrument cluster and the central 8-inch touch-screen with Dual-View functionality.
Other notable features include all-new best-in-class climate control systems, luxurious seating with multi-mode massage functions and the latest LED illumination for subtle and sophisticated ambient lighting, including the ability to change the colour scheme to suit the driver’s mood.
To enhance dynamic performance and provide a stress-free experience behind the wheel, the new Range Rover incorporates a comprehensive range of advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies.
These include two-channel Dynamic Response active lean control and Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable damping, Electric Power-assisted Steering which enables Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with new Queue Assist feature which allows the system to continue functioning at low speeds and down to a complete stop and Intelligent Emergency Braking (including Advanced Emergency Brake Assist) – to help drivers avoid a collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly or another vehicle suddenly moves into their lane.
Other features are Blind Spot Monitoring with new Closing Vehicle Sensing feature to detect vehicles which are closing quickly from a further distance behind, Reverse Traffic Detection to warn drivers of potential collisions during reversing manoeuvres and Surround Camera System with T Junction view.
The full suite of active safety features on the new Range Rover includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Engine Drag torque Control (EDC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Emergency brake lights (EBL) and Corner Brake Control (CBC).
Engineered for maximum occupant protection
The new Range Rover has been engineered to meet and exceed the most stringent global safety standards. Its optimised aluminium body structure protects occupants using an incredibly strong and stable safety cell, which is complemented by a comprehensive system of airbags and restraints.
Designed for an optimised crash pulse, minimum intrusion into the safety cell and maximum occupant protection, the aluminium body structure features high strength AC300 aluminium within the crash structure and a composite reinforced B-post area to minimise intrusion in side impacts.
The occupant safety package includes a comprehensive system of air bags and restraint systems including driver and passenger airbags, side curtain and thorax airbags (including the largest curtain airbag in current production), and active front seat belts which are linked to the vehicle’s emergency braking functions.
Pedestrian safety has been given a very high priority, with a carefully optimised design for the front-end, bumpers, bonnet and cowl area to minimise potential injuries.
Featuring the most extensively developed pedestrian safety package of any Range Rover, key measures include a raised bonnet A-surface, bonnet and bumper profiles optimised for energy absorption, along with the careful optimisation of the coupling of surface parts with under-body structures to maximise energy absorption.
Source: Land Rover
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