Luxury model's chunky switchgear — designed to be operated by a gloved hand — has been significantly refined

The interior styling of the all-new 2013 Range Rover 4 has been revealed in this spy picture.

While the basic design themes remain the same, the wooden stanchions that supported the centre console have been truncated and turned into aluminium.

But the chunky switchgear of the original — designed to be operated by a gloved hand — has been significantly refined.

The TFT instrument panel and the iPad-style console screen are necessary advances, but the rest of the redesign seems to centre on giving the cabin more of an executive-car feel.

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4 July 2012

Looks brilliant! I used to like this car.

 

4 July 2012

I would like a big red STOP button in my car Smile

 

(I know it's a prototype...)

4 July 2012

Particularly impressed with that piece of cloth draped over the dash to keep the dust off. Innovative yet effective touch.

jer

4 July 2012

Nice as it is, should'nt the Rangie lead and not copy the Evoque e.g. centre screen and buttons. I don't think it's good on the Evoque either. Also those wooden stanchions I always thought classy part of the Riva speed boat ambience, now its silver plastic that Kia can do just as well.

4 July 2012

jer, I was thinking exactly the same thing.  I pulled up an image of the current Range Rovers dash and the yet to be released new one, to compare them side by side.  Whilst the newer model looks good, the old one is superb with a great sense of occasion that the new one seems to lack.  Maybe I'm being harsh, but the Range Rover should have its own identity and not follow the Evoques, as nice as it is.  If anything it should be the other way around.  I'll wait until the proper images are shown

4 July 2012

Is the guy who took this some kind of Ninja to get that kind of spy pic.......... why cant they just say here is a nice pic that JLR let us have!

4 July 2012

Pointless pic of a same again interior in what will be a same again RR.

4 July 2012

... long enough to look at this exciting photo ... I drifted off shortly afterwards ...

And WHY would you want to drive a vehicle in gloved hands? ... Okay, if it was an open-top and the weather was chilly, yes ... But a comfy Range Rover?? ...

4 July 2012

Suzuki QT wrote:

And WHY would you want to drive a vehicle in gloved hands? ...

Exactly, especially one that comes with a heated steering wheel..

 

4 July 2012

It looks like the last one. I guess Land Rover doesn't want to alienate its current customer base.

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