11 Sep '12, 11am

New Range Rover features all-aluminium body and hybrid engine!

The new model is the result of a £370million investment in aluminium manufacturing technology made at the company's state of the art Solihull plant. The vehicle is said to be 20% lighter than previous models, with fuel consumption and carbion dioxide emissions reduced by 22%. "Launching the all-new Range Rover represents a major milestone for Land Rover, being the first exciting output from an unprecedented investment in premium vehicle technologies," said JLR's global band director John Edwards. "The new model's 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." The Range Rover features a 507bhp V6 turbo-charged diesel engine linked to an electric motor and battery, which capture motion energy generated when the car brakes and decel...

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