Range Rover could go on an all-aluminum diet
(autoinsidernews) - Next-generation Land Rovers could weigh in far lighter than today's models by borrowing the technology used by sibling Jaguar. Land Rover has been faced with challenges in building luxurious vehicles while reducing weight and improving fuel economy. Jaguar cut hundreds of pounds off its new XJ and XK models by using a rivet-bonded aluminum monocoque instead of steel, reports Trend.
An all-aluminum Range Rover is on boards and could arrive by the 2010 model year, according to are inside source. The Range Rover would be the first model to be constructed of the lightweight material, but the Range Rover Sport and Discovery (LR3) could share the same technology. The all-aluminum Range Rover would tip the scales about 1,100 pounds less than the current model.