The Range Rover’s tall greenhouse remains intact, a design cue that dates back to the 1970 model. However, an elongated front fascia that recalls the smaller Range Rover Evoque clearly gives it an updated yet familiar, face. Instead of upright head lamps, the new Range Rover’s lights sweep back into the fenders, further accentuating the rounded appearance.
At the rear, the Range Rover’s tall tail lamps feature a swept-around character line. Many of the available alloy wheel designs are clearly inspired by the smaller Evoque.
The full-size luxury ‘ute boasts a new all-aluminum unibody structure that helps reduce curb weight by a staggering 700 pounds compared to the last-gen model.
Underneath the sheet metal, a fully independent air suspension lifts the aluminum unibody Range Rover for difficult off road conditions. More front and rear wheel travel and pneumatically cross-linked air springs simulate the kind of articulation formerly only available with solid axles, which further improves the outgoing model’s already formidable capability. Ground clearance checks in at 11.9 inches when the air suspension is raised to its top position.
Six-piston Brembo front brakes are standard, and both brake discs are gigantic – 14.96 inches up front and 14.37 inches out back. The Range Rover can tow 7,716 pounds when properly equipped thanks in part to a standard Trailer Stability Assist system.
All Range Rover models come standard with dual front, front side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems and a tire-pressure monitoring system.