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by Jez Spinks

The 2013 Range Rover may have shed hundreds of kilos for its latest generation but the luxury SUV has piled on the pounds – or dollars – for its pricing.

Land Rover Australia has confirmed the fourth-generation, all-new Range Rover will cost from $168,900 when it arrives locally in January 2013.

It marks an increase of $6900 over the outgoing entry-level model, while price tags rise throughout the range including up to the high-end Autobiograhpy model.

Land Rover Australia says the price increase is justified because the new model delivers more performance, more capability and more features.

The base Rangie, the Range Rover HSE, also drops from a 5.0-litre V8 petrol to a 3.0-litre V6 diesel – the first six-cylinder Range Rover – after Land Rover Australia decided against importing the normally aspirated eight-cylinder.

Land Rover says performance is comparable, though.

The Range Rover TDV6 engine produces less power with 190kW but offers 100Nm of extra torque – 600Nm – compared with the V8.

TDV6 variants accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds, versus 7.6sec for the V8.

It’s significantly more efficient, however, with an official combined fuel use of 7.5L/100km against the V8’s 14.0L. CO2 emissions are 196g/km.

The Range Rover TDV8 features a 4.4-litre V8 turbo diesel with 250kW and 700Nm, with fuel consumption and emissions of 8.7L/100km and 229g/km.

Performance sees the 0-100km/h sprint completed in 6.9 seconds.

The TDV8 is available with the most trim levels (three) and ranges in price from $195,100 to $232,800.

Land Rover Australia expects the two diesel models to account for about 85 per cent of Range Rover sales locally based on market experience of the current model.

The only petrol version available is a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with 375kW and 625Nm, an engine that propels the Range Rover from 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds. It consumes 13.8 litres of fuel every 100km, while emitting 322 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

All three engines are mated to an eight-speed ZF gearbox.

A new diesel hybrid version will join the line-up in Australia in late 2013.

The ultimate luxury trim level, Autobiography, was a relatively late addition to the outgoing Range Rover but features from launch for the all-new model.

Autobiography versions start at $232,800 for the TDV8 and $240,100 for the supercharged V8.

Land Rover Australia says it already holds 25 orders for the all-new Range Rover. It sells about 20 Range Rovers per month on average.

Click to read more details about the 2013 Range Rover.

Click to view a comprehensive photo gallery of the new 2013 Range Rover.

2013 Range Rover pricing

Range Rover TDV6 HSE $168,900
Range Rover TDV6 Vogue $178,900
Range Rover TDV8 Vogue $195,100
Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE $217,100
Range Rover TDV8 Autobiography $232,800
Range Rover V8 S/C Vogue SE $224,400
Range Rover V8 S/C Autobiography $240,100

  • Daniel

    Wow that is seriously good fuel economy for a Vogue! I know that in reality that’ll be about 9-10 litres per 100kms, but that’s really good! The pricing is worth it too. Please no one leave comments about reliability yet; the Range Rover has been getting steadily better and better over the last ten years and this one is completely new. We all know that straight up Range Rovers have interiors to rival Rolls Royces and I think a $7000 price increase is probably quite justified here. I like it a lot more in black too, though I wish the side gills were in graphite rather than silver, they jump out a bit too much. You either love them, hate them or are hell bent on preaching that they’ll be the biggest mistake you’ll ever make. I love them. 

  • Zaccy16

    Best luxury SUV! no buts!

  • Chris


  • warho

    Best SUV Bar None – Nice.

  • 3D4

    I’ll better go to check that Powerball ticket….!

  • JiM.

    so the hybrid comes in late 2013 but when do the normal ones start arriving in australia?

  • Joe

    ……..and to top it off it will leave a Landcruiser in the dust off-road as well. And they ask $130k for a Sahara (a tarted up Hi-Lux!)…….and people still buy them, go figure……

  • Kyle

    Ladcruiser sahara: “tarted-up hilux?” Don’t think so mate, they’re completely different cars. I’d say landcuiser sahara is closer to lexus LX570 for $30,000 less…

  • Kyle

    Hmm but I’d still prefer the rangie to a landcruiser sahara…

  • 80’s Robot

    This is the first Range Rover I actually really want… It’s brilliant. Shame about the luxury car tax though. :(

    • AutoMoto

       Shame about we do not earn $1Mill a year.

      • 80’s Robot

        That, too.

  • Phil

    Amazing how much better this is compared to the Q7.  I’d still prefer the X5 though.

  • nugsdad

    Great I have to spend $250k on a car  to save $1,500 a year on petrol

    • Daniel

      Umm, it’s not really about money, it’s about the convenience of not having to fill up as often and environmental impact. 

  • Rangie

    “…3.0-litre V6 diesel – the first six-cylinder Range Rover…” Isn’t the first 6 cyl Rang Rover, the first diesel offered in the L322 (current generation) was a BMW sourced 3.0L turbo I6.

    • Rangie


    • 3D4

      True that…

  • BP

    Bling on wheels. Love it!!

  • AxisofEvil01

    I love this car. How do I get my hands on that kind of money?

    • 3D4

      Sell your kidney and apply for  $ 200 000,- personal loan.. Easy..

  • JD

    how many speakers does this car have? The cabin is full of them…

    • Wes

      1700watt 29 speakers! How’s that for fidelity?

  • fSquared

    BIG fan of Gen 3 Series 1. Unfortunately Gen 4 just doesn’t do it for it. Exterior is simply F-U-G-L-Y.

  • Fedup

    Funny how the entry model is 170k Au, in the uk would be 115k and US 95k. Got to love price gouging.

  • Tom

    out of reach only because car manufacturers charge too much in Australia. The base price before taxes, LCT is too high and when coupled with ridiculous LCT it is exorbitant ! I am surprised why consumer watch dog is mum over it and why Australian consumers don’t take it to court !starting price in USA $ 80,275.
    staring price in UK &71,295 i.e  $109,800.

  • Slym

    Its going to be a different ball game all together, motoring will never be the same in this morden world. These vehicles are pretty safe and secure.

  • Dradibi

    It’s amazing that Australians are paying so much money for this car. Will get one in the states, for 90k. Boy you guys are getting ripped.

  • Johanpolhem

    This is an amazing car for sure. I can afford the price tag but I refuse to buy it out of principle. Who do they think they are over charging us almost $80,000 on a car? And this is not taxes, this is entirely greed from Land Rover.

  • Makmed Armed

    I’m moving to USA. cars are much cheaper there. 

  • Jibin

    It is a shame that these cars don’t have 7 or 8 seats like some of the competition,  that would have made this the ultimate suv,

    I am a little bit unsuportive of the new knob instead of a gear lever, personally I prefer that much more. Otherwise the new rage rover is one of the best i have ever seen.

  • Abbott

    This is so unfair, I just bought the entry module from the US to Dubai for around $95 k including import costs and duties, but in my own country Ausiland it costs twice as much!! WTF

    • Garrywhopper

      That’s cause in aus you don’t get you hands cut off for petty crime

  • NewRangieOwner

    This doesn’t make sense.  The HSE starts at about $110k which means the new model will be under $120k yet the article says over $160k????  We bought a new MY13 (not this model) at the end of November 2012 and love it.

    • NewRangieOwner

       ….and yes, we get ripped off severely in Australia compared to other countries.

    • nola

      My thoughts exactly…can no on else add up? And why are all the options on this car, standard on most others? I’m not only referring to luxury gadgets, but items as simple as Black hood (interior) lining-thats an extra!. What a joke!!!!

  • RippedOffAussie

    I hate it how Australians get ripped off for cars. You pay half the price new in US and UK. Something needs to be done.

  • isa

    Range Rover V8 S/C Autobiography  i want in australia pls