Jaguar Land Rover launches 2013 Range Rover in India; price starts from Rs. 1.72 crore
The Indian arm of Jaguar Land Rover, a British sports and luxury car making marque, has launched the much awaited 2013 Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in the Indian auto market on November 30, 2012. The Tata Motors' wholly owned subdivision has launched the ultra modish premium SUV on domestic turf, in three variants – Range Rover Vogue SE, Range Rover Autobiography and top model Range Rover Autobiography petrol.
The base model Vogue SE is offered to Indian premium luxury car enthusiasts at a price tag of Rs. 1.72 crore, while the mid level variant Autobiography carries a retail value of Rs. 1.79 crore. Further, petrol Range Rover Autobiography is the range topping model and is available at an exorbitantly devised price tag of Rs. 1.84 crore (all prices in the ex-showrooms of New Delhi).
As per Jaguar Land Rover's claims, the new 2013 Range Rover features world's first completely aluminium based monocoque design, besides one of largest automobile panels in the world. Further, the body skeleton has got lighter by close to 400 kg in the new Range Rover, which entails it to possess superior performance, agility and incredible fuel economy.
Coming to under the hood configurations, the 2013 Range Rover incorporates a beast of an engine – 5.0 litre, V8 supercharged powerplant that churns out a stupendous power output of 503 bhp along with a mammoth torque delivery of 620 Nm. The premium SUV could accelerate and reach the 100 kmph mark in just a meagre 5.1 seconds. Further, the 4.4 litre TDV8 diesel power-mill boasts off an incredible power and torque equation of 335 bhp and 700 Nm, respectively. The drive trains of both petrol and diesel models of Range Rover come equipped with the cutting edge eight speed ZF automatic transmission system.
Jaguar Land Rover is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, which acquired the British luxury car making sister companies fours years ago in 2008. The introduction of 2013 Range Rover in Indian auto market, has become one of the biggest car launches of 2012. It is because of Tata Motors' ownership of Jaguar Land Rover, that the new premium SUV witnessed domestic action so soon. Usually, it takes years for launch of a world class global facelift of a luxury car in the country. Further, Indian car aficionados can book the high end new premium SUV from Land Rover, from December 1, 2012.