A couple months back, we previewed the brand-new 2013 Range Rover.

Now, the storied SUV maker has released some pix of the real thing cavorting in Morocco, showing that despite lighter weight aluminum construction that allowed it to shed 700 pounds, it’s no, ahem, lightweight.

While we’re not absolutely sure about the evolution of the front end, we’re glad the brand didn’t decide to go all DC100 on the iconic vehicle, which still retains its regal, ecologically obnoxious proportions.

Which is exactly how it should be…