Land Rover is burning the midnight oil to develop the all-new Range Rover in time which should be on the market in 2013. There are many spy shots available on the internet of the upcoming Range Rover completing its testing phase.
So our talented friends at PS-Garage have presented an interesting rendering of the upcoming Range Rover that we think is very close to the real deal.
The rendering depicts a mature design that isn’t very far off from the outgoing one. The front overhang is increased to improve the interior space. The bumper no longer protrudes forward of the headlights, but the grille still has a bevel underneath it. It gets new grille, a redesigned front bumper and a new Evoque-inspired headlight unit with DRLs.
The upcoming Range Rover (codenamed L405) will be the fifth generation model and will be the first major upgrade after BMW designed the Range Rover 11 years back. It is based on the XJ platform with a unique bulkhead, suspension mounts, seating position and subframes.
Land Rover plans to shed weight using a new pressed aluminum monocoque. It will be slightly wider and around 25mm longer than the outgoing vehicle. The new architecture has released 125mm in legroom.
The Range Rover will be powered by the same range of V6 and V8 diesels, and V8 and supercharged V8 petrols. A plug-in hybrid version is also in the works which is expected to use a 69kW electric motor with a 14kWh battery. All engines will be mated to an 8-speed gearbox.
The new Range Rover is expected to be revealed in the fall of 2012. Until then, we will keep you posted on the developments.