2013 Range Rover Extended Wheelbase Spied

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Despite having already made its official debut, there are still versions of the 2013 Range Rover under wraps that our shooters caught spy photos of.

Above you see the long wheelbase version which was absent during the SUV’s appearances so far. Nothing will be different mechanically, of course, but sales are expected to be targeted primarily at Russia and China where extended cars are very popular.

When it launches, the 2013 Range Rover will be a big step forward for the brand by shedding some 700 lbs thanks to an all-aluminum structure. Because of that, the long wheelbase version will also represent a dramatic improvement over what would otherwise have been an extremely heavy vehicle.

Engine options for the longer version aren’t clear yet, but both of its key markets have deep pockets so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the supercharged V8 as a popular pick when it goes on sale.

GALLERY: 2013 Range Rover extended wheelbase spy photos

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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