2013 Range Rover gets 5 Stars for Safety Performance from Euro NCAP

Article by Anita Panait, on November 29, 2012

The all-new Range Rover was conferred 5 Stars for Safety Performance by Euro NCAP, the highest award achievable for Safety standards within Europe. The 5 Stars for Safety Performance underscores Land Rover’s commitment to engineering excellence.

John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said that the Range Rover is the second vehicle launched in as many years that was awarded by Euro NCAP, with the Range Rover Evoque receiving one in 2011.

Euro NCAP has significantly raised the Pedestrian Protection target in 2012, with Land Rover working hard to achieve it.

As a result, the all-new Range Rover was able to achieve one of the highest ever scores for Pedestrian within its vehicle category. Edwards remarked that it was an “incredible achievement” and a testament to the dedication of the carmaker’s engineering team.

The all-new Range Rover also demonstrates Land Rover’s commitment to sustainability. The new model is around 420Kg lighter than its predecessor and has posted excellent results for occupant protection.

Range Rover achieved maximum points in numerous areas within the Euro NCAP tests. Land Rover is currently exploring new technologies to use on future models to further improve Safety Protection, particularly Pedestrian Protection.

The elegant and clean shape of the new Range Rover is based on the different design cues of the Range Rover but implemented in a new manner. This latest version takes that all important step forward as it shows a powerful evolution of the already iconic design language of the brand. Even then, this new model can be immediately recognized as a Range Rover.

Having overall length of just below 5 meters, this new model has actually the same footprint as the outgoing one. The main difference is that the profile has been made more streamlined and smoother. Under access mode, the roofline is lowered by 20 mm. This combination means that this new Range Rover could be the most aerodynamic so far and the Cd of 0.34 is proof of that.

Going on the inside, it has a more luxurious feel to it with a character that is both pure and contemporary. Like the exterior, it utilizes the unique design cues this range is known for but puts in some new and modern treatment. The strong architectural shape of the cabin is still present and this time highlighted by the use of elegant and clean surfaces.

In addition, this has been executed in a truly flawless manner with the use of the best veneers and leathers. Legroom meanwhile is at least 118 mm with the compartment in the rear being able to offer more in terms of comfort and space. For those interested to have the ultimate when it comes to luxury in the rear seats, the brand is offering as an option the Executive Class two-seat seating package.

For customers who want to have the perfect bespoke vehicle, the brand made sure that the Land Rover Range Rover’s highly distinct luxury feel can be customized. This starts with the wide range of indulgent colors being offered as well as special details and finishes.

The exclusive Autobiography series meanwhile has an interior that is color-themed and immaculately-trimmed. The alloy wheels also have their own style and the ones being offered go up to a diameter of 22 inches.

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