By Amos Kwon
on 8.15.12
Photo by Land Rover

We’ve got a huge soft spot for Land Rover, so we were stoked to get wind of details behind the 2013 Range Rover. Though it’s not nearly as radical in design as the Evoque we recently drove, it does borrow some of the athletic design cues from its baby brother.

The shape, though essentially unchanged, sports some nice updates. The front fascia is completely different, including a new three-tiered grille, tapered headlights and vents on the bumper, which is now flush with the grille, itself. The front quarter panels have done away with the single vent in favor of a shark gill-like treatment. The full body beltline has also been raised, and the line along the rocker panel is now taller and set deeper. Overall, we think the changes, though subtle, lend to a more modern look that makes the greenhouse look less dominant. The rumor mill gives us an inkling as to other purported changes, such as a new Jaguar-sourced rotary shift knob that rises from the between the seats, better fuel economy, improved handling, and even a possible turbocharged V6 engine and a plug-in hybrid version, as well. No pricing has been released, but expect it to be north of the current $80K mark.

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