THE Range Rover story has been a tale of almost unbroken success since its launch 42 years ago and a new chapter is set to continue the theme.
The fourth generation Range Rover will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show on 27th September and will reach showrooms early next year.
It doesn’t look massively different from the current version, but then why would it? However, it is far lighter, greener and even more refined than what is already widely regarded as the world’s finest luxury SUV.
The big change from a technical standpoint is the revolutionary all-aluminium monocoque body, which is 39 per cent lighter than its predecessor. As a result the new V6 diesel engine can boast the same exceptional performance as the outgoing V8. There will also be a supercharged petrol V8 engine available.
The new Range Rover has been designed and engineered in the UK and will be built in a new, state-of-the-art plant at Solihull. Prices have yet to be revealed but you can be sure of two things: it won’t be cheap but it will be an absolute must-have for those who can afford it.
MM verdict: a new chapter for a genuine motoring icon.