All-New Range Rover Revealed at the Royal Ballet School, Richmond
LONDON - In the quintessentially British setting of the Royal
Ballet School in Richmond Park, Land Rover revealed the All-New Range
Rover, the fourth generation of the world's most capable and luxurious
The international audience, including leaders from business, film,
television and sport gathered to witness a dramatic dynamic reveal and
celebrate one of the world's most iconic vehicles. Many of the guests,
from Olympic medallists to royalty, were long-standing Range Rover
owners and enthusiasts keen to get the first view of the All-New Range
Rover in the metal.
In front of a packed house, the All-New Range Rover was unveiled in
spectacular style and demonstrated its world-class capabilities by
wading through a water pool that was almost a metre deep and gracefully
climbing a rocky causeway before coming to a stop in front of White
Lodge - a formal royal residence and home to the Royal Ballet School.
The dramatic reveal culminated in a surprise seven-song performance
by long-term Range Rover driver and former Dire Straits founder, Mark
Knopfler. Classics including, 'Sultans of Swing' and 'Money for Nothing'
rocked the grounds of Richmond Park and guests including Mike Tindall,
Martin Johnson, Holly Vallance, Nick Candy, Karen Brady, Theo Paphitis,
Nick Love, Kenny Logan partied the night away.
The all-new Range Rover has been developed from the ground up to
provide the ultimate luxury SUV. It is the world's first SUV to have a
lightweight all-aluminium body and is 20% lighter than the outgoing
model with a weight saving of 420kg. The lighter body structure has driven a dramatic 22 per cent
reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, achieving figures of
37.7mpg and 196g/km respectively.
Land Rover also used the event to announce plans for a hybrid Range
Rover - the world's first fully capable SUV. The state-of-the-art
high-efficiency diesel hybrid model, which is planned for production
late in 2013, will see step changes in Range Rover's environmental
credentials and will target Co2 emissions of less than 169g/km.
John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said during the
evening: "The Range Rover is a British icon and the all-new model
revealed this evening has set the benchmark for luxury in SUVs. It is
quieter, smoother and lighter than any vehicle in its class."
Order books for the All-New Range Rover are now officially open with
prices in the UK starting at GBP71,295 for a Vogue TdV6, rising to
GBP98,395 for a the Supercharged Autobiography model.
The All-New Range Rover is designed, engineered and manufactured in
the UK and will be exported to over 170 global markets. Over
GBP370million has been invested in the Solihull manufacturing plant to
create a state-of-the art, aerospace inspired, aluminium body shop - the
largest of its kind in the world.