Er... All-New 2013 Range Rover.Surely, we jest. But look at this thing. Gone are the regal, boxy and comfortably stuffy trappings of Range Roverdom, replaced instead with a profile that screams current-gen Ford Explorer rhinoplastied with the schnoz of the tepid Freelander cum LR2.
Sure, it boasts a lighter, stronger all-aluminum monocoque body. Sure, it delivers improved carbon dioxide emissions. Sure it's still built in Solihull, UK. And it probably drives amazingly. And coddles sumptuously. But how the company that produced the gloriously English Defender XTech, not to mention a long line of uber-capable royalty shleppers, could possibly churn out this design homage to a quasi-crossover Ford, we may never know.
God save the Queen.
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Image Reference: Land Rover Media Centre