If you’re shopping for a luxury SUV with legitimate go-just-about-anywhere capabilities
, chances are that the Land Rover LR4
is on your short list. Land Rover has just released pricing on its 2013 LR4 models, which see a modest rise in the window sticker in both base and HSE trims.
The base 2013 Land Rover LR4 now starts at $49,950, including a destination charge of $850. Compared to last year, that represents a modest price increase of just $200, reasonable since features and content really haven’t changed for the new year.
Opt for the better-equipped HSE variant (which includes three-row seating, unique wheels, power folding mirrors, a rearview camera, parking sensors and navigation), and the 2013 model will run $54,175 including destination charge. As with the base model, that’s a price increase of just $200.
While the content really hasn’t changed for 2013, there are new packages and paints available to buyers. The five new exterior hues are Havana (brown by any other name), Barolo Black, Barossa, Mariana Black and Causeway Grey.
New package options include the Black Design Package, which comes with 19 or 20-inch wheels; a gloss black grille, fender vents, door handles and mirror caps; Black Design badging and satin black roof rails.
Buyers shopping for the top-of-the-line HSE Lux version can also add a new Extended Leather package, which comes with premium Windsor leather on the dashboard, door panels, armrest and grab handles. The same leather is used in the instrument cluster surround, and twin-stitch detailing is used on the dashboard and doors.
Power comes from the same 5.0-liter V-8 as last year, mated to a ZF six-speed automatic transmission. Full-time four-wheel-drive is standard, as is Land Rover’s Terrain Response System
, which allows the driver to select the ideal engine, transmission and traction control settings based on road or terrain conditions.