New spy photos of the facelift Range Rover are showing a front bumper with new fog lights and newly-designed rear lights. Land Rover is only expected to launch the brand new, next-generation Range Rover in 2013.

Fresh spy shots of a facelifted Land Rover Range Rover have emerged. The current model of the big luxury SUV has been on the market for the past seven years. It had a mild facelift in 2006.

These new images reveal a bit more exterior detail than previous spy shots. They show a front bumper with new fog lights and newly-designed rear lights. The front end is getting LED daytime running lights while the rear lights also get LED technology. Changes to the interior will only be minor because this part of the car was recently upgraded with higher quality materials.

The Range Rover is expected to get a couple of new engines, one of which is already fitted to its Jaguar XF cousin. This particular engine is the AJ-V6D Gen III 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo diesel which is found in the new XF Diesel S. It produces 275PS (202kW) and maximum torque of 600Nm. Such a torque figure would be quite suited to a vehicle of this size. The AJ-V6D Gen III S Diesel replaces the 2.7-litre that was popular with Jaguar S Type buyers.

A brand new Range Rover is only expected to start selling in the year 2011 as a 2012 model year so this second facelift is more like a stop-gap to prolong the lifespan of the current car. Due to hightened environmental concern the next-generation Range Rover is getting downsized. It was recently announced that the production version of the LRX concept which was unveiled in Detroit 2008 will inherit the Range Rover name.


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