2013 Range Rover Drops 700 Pounds

Fresh off a diet that would make Princess Fergie proud, the 2013 Range Rover will be 700 pounds more svelte than its chubby predecessor. British automaker Land Rover says that the newest Range Rover is only the third full redesign of the model in its 40 years of production.

The main weight-saving change was the switch to an all-aluminum frame. This risky move makes the Range Rover the only aluminum-framed, production off-road capable truck in the world. However, with fuel efficiency becoming ever more an important criteria for shoppers, it may prove to be a very wise decision.

Most of the remaining unknown details about the Range Rover will be released next month at the Paris Auto Show. It is believed that the vehicle will run from $60,000 to $90,000 in the U.S.