Rendering – Range Rover family’s fourth member could be an electric SUV

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It would rival the Tesla Model X if launched. 

Land Rover’s design director, Gerry McGovern, confirmed that there would be a fourth product in the Range Rover family, which he described as being “distinct” and “differentiated”. Further, McGovern said that the car would not be a spin-off on the existing Evoque, Range Rover or Sport models, but an all-new model which would be something unexpected.

Range Rover EV rendering
The EV could be based on the Range Rover’s aluminium platform.

Autocar UK reports that the fourth model could be an electric SUV that will challenge the Tesla Model X when its launched. Rather than a battery-powered Range Rover, the new model would be a low-roofed crossover, the publication suggests, and the rendering seen here provides a speculative look at such a model.

If Land Rover green lights the new model, it would be based on the Range Rover’s aluminium intensive platform but with suitable modifications to carry a large battery pack. All wheel drive can be easily offered on the model, simply by installing an electric motor on each axle.

2013 Range Rover Hybrid EV button
Land Rover currently offer hybrid variants of the Range Rover and Sport.

The EV’s suspensions system could feature a low ride height to improve aerodynamic efficiency on the road. But with an adjustable air suspension, it would have mild off-road skills as well.

Also read: First Drive – Range Rover Hybrid

Industry experts say that the EV market cannot be ignored by premium carmakers thanks to the popularity of Tesla, whose Model S outsold the Mercedes S Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series in 2013.

Range Rover Evoque SW1 – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source – Autocar UK]

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