The fourth-generation of Land Rover's venerable Range Rover series made its debut today during a special event held at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond, London.
We've already seen it but the British carmaker divulged new details about its flagship SUV including UK pricing and the availability of a diesel-hybrid variant, along with more than 140 images that show the 2013 Range Rover in high resolution detail.
"The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability," said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.
"However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling"
In the UK, Land Rover opened the order books with prices starting at £71,295 for the Range Rover Vogue 3.0L TDV6 rising to £98,395 for the Range Rover Autobiography 5.0L Supercharged.
The lighter (up to 926lbs or 420kg, depending on the model) but also bigger, stronger and more refined fourth generation Range Rover, will be available in Europe with three engines at launch.
These include the 503hp (510PS) 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged petrol and two diesels, the 255hp (258PS) 3.0-litre TDV6 and the 334hp (339PS) 4.4-litre SDV8 engines, all of which are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
With the smaller V6 diesel, the total weight savings over the previous model reach 926lbs / 420kg, while fuel consumption has been reduced by 22 percent to 7.5lt/100km (31.4mpg US or 37.7mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 196g/km.
In North America, the 2013 Range Rover will be offered with two gasoline engines, a 375hp 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that offers a 0-60 mph (96km/h) time of 6.5 seconds (0.7-second quicker than the outgoing model), and a 503hp (510PS) 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds (0.8 seconds faster).
Again, both engines are coupled to LR's new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Land Rover also confirmed a new diesel-electric hybrid variant for 2013 in certain European and Asian markets, but not North America.
This model will use Jaguar Land Rover's new hybrid powerplant that links a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel to an eight-speed automatic transmission with an integrated electric motor and a lithium-ion battery package. The company claims that the hybrid will deliver CO2 emissions of 169g/km with more details to be released in due time.