Imposing looks and go-anywhere capability don't come cheap. Land Rover revealed that its all-new 2013 Range Rover luxury SUV will start at $83,500 (including destination), and prices can rise to as much as $130,950 for a fully kitted-out Autobiography model.
Those prices represent a moderate increase compared to the old model. The 2012 Range Rover HSE started at $80,275 after destination, with prices topping out at $126,665 for the Autobiography and $170,000 for the Autobiography Ultimate Edition.
It's no surprise that the 2013 Range Rover is more expensive than before, because it has lots of significant updates. For one, the new SUV is as much as 39 percent lighter than its predecessor, thanks to extensive use of aluminum for the body and suspension. While the 375-hp 5.0-liter V-8 and 510-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engines are untouched, the 2013 Range Rover drops its old six-speed automatic in favor of a more efficient eight-speed automatic transmission. The company also will launch a hybrid version that uses a turbodiesel V-6 engine, but emissions regulations mean the Range Rover hybrid won't be sold in the U.S.
In addition to the mechanical changes, the 2013 Range Rover's design has evolved slightly to encompass a rounded front fascia, while the interior offers more legroom and a leather-wrapped dashboard and touch-screen infotainment system inspired by the smaller Range Rover Evoque.
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover will be shown later this month at the Paris Motor Show. It goes on sale in the U.S. at the end of this year.