Land Rover finally revealed the new 2013 Range Rover last week, and while the British automaker boasted about major changes, we knew the iconic off-roader wouldn't stray too far from the outgoing SUV. Below, we examine the updated sheetmetal and interior.
The 2013 Range Rover replaces the chunky and boxy headlights with the same Evoque-like cat-eye headlights, with the edges leading to a straight character line that connects to the taillights. The less-upright front grille is also in contrast to the outgoing Range Rover. The subtly flared front wheel arches, much like on the Evoque, also find their way on the new Range Rover while the SUV’s side vents are now integrated into the front doors. The new Range Rover’s blacked-out pillars remain while its backside sports more noticeable changes. The Range Rover’s wide tailgate is now surrounded by new, sleeker taillights.
The same large touch screen found in the Evoque is now inside the 2013 Range Rover, which has a less button-clad center stack. The same transmission dial in the baby Rover replaces the old-school shift knob on the outgoing SUV. A second set of air-conditioning vents under the information screen have been scrapped, and the buttons that once flanked them, including the engine-start button, have moved up toward the vents that sit above the screen. In place of the classic green oval Land Rover badge on the steering wheel is a new silver, slim, and rectangular badge.
The new 2013 Range Rover looks more modern without deviating too far from the classic styling of its predecessor. Is the 2013 Range Rover more attractive than the 2012 model? Does it no longer look like a Range Rover? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.