In fact, following Jaguar's lead with its design of the XJ series, the vehicle's entire framework will be made from aluminum.
The changeover to aluminum, which is one-third the weight of steel, produces serious weight savings. Depending on the exact model specifications, 2013 Range Rovers will be between 700 and 1000lbs (317-453kgs) lighter than previous models.
The folks at Land Rover are hoping that this not only results in greater fuel efficiency, but also finally produces a Range Rover with highway performance and handling that suits the price tag.
Image: 2013 Range Rover © LANDROVER 2012